I might be a little bit different, but I like to embrace it. A few weeks back when I saw the most beautiful lady with pink streaks in her hair and I could hardly control myself. Ooohh, I exclaimed to her, I absolutely LOVE your hair! I would love to put color in my hair too but whenever I do it always washes right out, I confessed. She smiled at me and said “Thank you but they’re clip in’s. You could easily do it too”.
Really? They looked so natural to me. So the two of us chatted for a moment about where to buy them, how to put them in and what type to buy. It also turns out that she is a hairstylist. No wonder she had such great fashion sense. 🙂
After chatting with my new friend, I was so excited to add some color to my hair that on the way home I stopped and picked up my very own clips. They were easy to use and now people are complimenting me on my pop of color without knowing that they are fake and how truly easy it is to do themselves.
Over the last few weeks I have been stopped by several people asking about the color in my hair. I love that people are starting to embrace hair color as a thing of beauty. So Today I thought that I would share my color secret with you.
First, I wanted to add a pop of color to my hair without the commitment or worry about spending a fortune to only have it wash out. To do this I went to my local beauty supply store and purchase colored clip in extensions. After talking with the sales associate I decided to buy “100% real human hair” and not the synthetic ones. Here’s why: the real hair, of course, looks like real hair and it will blend in better with what I’ve already got. Plus, the real hair can be stylized with heat (NOT while clipped into your hair) where the synthetic ones would melt.
Here are the brand of clip in’s that I buy. I simply found them at a Sally’s Beauty Supply store.
Second, you will notice that the clips will come in two long strands. I have much shorter hair than the extensions came in, so I had to cut them. If you choose to add these extensions to your beauty routine, I would recommend having your hairstylist cut them to the correct length for you at your next appointment.
I had just had a hair salon appointment, so I decided to cut them myself at home. However, before I cut the extensions I made sure to place them into my hair and find out where I liked to wear them. This is a very important first step. I like to place mine about 1/4 of the way down from the top of my head, under a nice layer of hair and so they fall directly behind my ear.
Once I had them where I liked them I marked them with tape, removed them and cut them to the desired length.
When my clips were the right length, placing the clips back in my hair is easy. I simply pull a section of my hair up and out of the way, place the hair extension in the correct spot, slightly bring it down to allow the prongs to grab some hair and push on the clip to secure it into place. Now I simple blend them in with my other hair and enjoy being colorful.
These clips retail for about 11.99 at my store for a pair and come in several colors such as hot pink, purple, blue, light blonde and brown. I like to have a couple different colors on hand and either combine them or switch them out as needed. If you choose to wear clip in’s just be sure to take them out before activities like sleeping, swimming and showering. These clips are only meant to be worn for short periods of time and are not permanent just like any other hair clip would be.
What do you think? What color are you going to pick? 🙂