Curly clip-in hair extensions are a great protective style that encourages length retention, and if you’re transitioning to natural hair, it makes a great companion as well.
Curly clip-in hair extensions are my new go-to protective style for the coming year and I recently carried out a lot of research before I bought my first set of curly clip-ins.
I’m super excited to share my experience with the hair extensions and will be uploading loads of pictures too!
What Are Clip-in Hair Extensions?
Clip-in hair extensions are wefts of hair that can be installed into natural hair without the need for glue or sewing them in.
The wefts of hair are attached to your natural hair via multiple clips on the wefts.
Usually, a set of clip-in hair extensions come in different lengths for the back, middle, and front of your hair.
Clip-in hair extensions are available in different textures – straight, curly, kinky, and more.
What Are the Benefits of Curly Clip-in Hair Extensions?
1. Easy to Install
Curly clip-in hair extensions are easy to install. All you have to do is section and braid up your hair in parts then clip the extensions into your hair.
It takes less than an hour to install a full set of hair extensions, and once you get used to the process, can be installed and styled in about 20 mins or less.
2. Blends Easily with Your Hair
Because curly clip-in hair extensions are available in many different textures, you can find the right texture to blend easily with your own hair.
For instance, I bought a 4A/4B texture for my first set of curly clip-in hair extensions.
3. Curly Clip-in Hair Extensions are Affordable
While some curly clip-in hair extensions can go for as high as $400, you can easily find something under $100. Mine cost around $80 on sale.
And unlike weaves, you don’t need to pay anyone to install them.
4. Can Be Short or Long-term
Curly clip-in hair extensions can be worn for as little or as long as you want. The great thing is you can just unclip it when you don’t want to wear them anymore.
Or you can unclip on the weekend to shampoo and deep condition your hair then reinstall.
5. Curly Clip-in Hair Extensions are Low Maintenance
Hands-off hair care is my jam as much as possible and curly clip-in hair extensions are low maintenance. Just fluff and go depending on the texture.
6. Curly Clip-in Hair Extensions Won’t Damage Hair
Curly clip-in hair extensions won’t tug on your hair and put minimal pressure on the scalp and edges. They are unlikely to damage hair when installed correctly.
7. Ideal for Transitioning Hair
If you’re transitioning to natural hair, curly clip-in hair extensions are a good way to manage the two textures as you grow out your hair.
Take care not to install too many clip-in hair extensions. If your hair is too heavy, it might put a strain on the line of demarcation.
8. Improve Hair Volume & Density
Curly clip-in hair extensions can help provide bigger hair and thicker density instantly if you have naturally thin or fine hair.
Not everyone has naturally full hair and that’s OK but you can help it along with a nice set of curly clip-in hair extensions.
Do not install heavy curly clip-in hair extensions if you have fine or thin hair.
Curly clip-in hair extensions last way longer than any sew-in can. Properly installed clip-in hair extensions can last for up to 6 months.
Remember, you need to care for them properly to extend their longevity to 6 months. You can’t just install and forget about them.
10. Curly Clip-in Hair Extensions Encourage Length Retention
Since curly clip-in hair extensions are so low maintenance and low manipulation, there’s less chance of breakage from handling your hair.
Less handling means you get to retain more hair in the long run. Don’t forget to still dust your ends in between clip-in installs.
11. Try Out a New Look
Curly clip-in hair extensions are a safe and cost-effective way to try out a new look – a new length, color, or texture.
12. No Tools Required
You don’t require any tools to install curly clip-in hair extensions. No thread and no needles.
Just a good detangling brush to tease out the calls once you’ve finished installing. Or you could just use your fingers to detangle.
13. Curly Clip-in Hair Extensions Can Be Pre-styled
You can pre-style your curly clip-in hair extensions the night before so the next morning, just snap them in and you’re ready to go.
Cons of Curly Clip-in Hair Extensions
- I don’t know if I would count this as a con but you do need to take them out before going to bed. If you leave them in, they can cause damage.
- Curly clip-in hair extensions can cause damage and bald spots if you don’t move the position of the clips around every few days. The same way you would reposition a bun every few days.
- If you are suffering from hair loss issues, do not use clip-in hair extensions! They will cause further hair loss. Focus on recovering from hair loss and getting your hair and scalp to healthy before trying out clip-in hair extensions.
Where to Buy Curly Clip-in Hair Extensions?
You can buy curly hair clip-in hair extensions on Amazon. Below are my top 5 recommendations. They are all under $100.
Some people use two packs but I will start out with one pack and see how it looks first.
- 【Soft Brazilian Human Hair】Kinky curly clip in hair extensions are made with 8A brazilian remy hair, by very careful fastidious selection. Natural hair clip ins for black women, soft and silky feeling, no smell, cut from healthy young donors, natural black color from itself, takes color well, can be cut, washed, condition and restyled.
- 【Double Machine Hair Weft】Curly hair clip in extensions for black women add flexible French lace on double machine weft, more strong to prevent hair shedding. Thicker hair than typical single weft, lightness mesh lace weft with bouncy kinky curly texture, breathable & comfortable than triple weft, blends very well with 3c 4a type 4 hair.
- 【Secure U-Shaped Steel Clips】Curly hair extensions clip in human hair, steel U-Shaped clips from South Korea, the silicone lined has a certain friction to keep the hair extensions in place and harmless to your own natural hair. Multiple thread sewed at 5 parts to make the clips stay stably even after frequent use! (After hundreds of real try-on tests).
- 【Easy To Install Maintain】Kinky curly clip in human hair are the most preferred choice for the person who want to add some extra length or fullness on your hair within 5 mins, super easy to install and maintain. Hair curls remained perfect after co-washing.
- 【Quality After-Sale Service】 Warm Tips: 1：Pay attention to the hair length measure method, choose the size you need. 2: The regular clip-ins with 120g, to add extra volume or length, we recommend 2 or 3 bundles for a full head look. If any questions, feel free to contact our service team, we will give you the most satisfying shopping experience!
- Loxxy Real Remy Hair Clip in Extensions Human Hair.Please be Noted:It is Afro Kinky Curly Human Hair which Is Tightest Curl and The Length Looks Not the Same With Straight One. Actually,the Right Way to Measure the Hair Length is to Make it Straight.If You Like the Longer Length,Please Choose Longer Size One.
- Gorgeous Curls: The Afro kinky Curly Clip In Hair Extension Type is 3C 4A Afro Curls With Lots of Volume, Which Can Play up Your Features, Making You Look More Youthful And Radiant. It Can Be Treated & Styled,Ironed Flated, Straightened, Curled, Cut, Bantu Knotted, Twisted Out And More. Just Like Your Own Hair
- Simply-wearable feature: Clip in hair extensions is easy to clip in and take out to add length, volume, and create a protective hairstyle
- Weight Of Afro Kinky Curly Clip in Hair Extensions: About 3.5oz (100 gram) net weight for hair.About 4.2oz (120 gram) With Clips. About 7.8oz 220 gram) With Package
- Fast Delivery: The hair will be sent to you by FBA or DHL,so fast
- 【Human hair】:kinky Straight Yaki hairs 10 pcs in total.Color:#1B natural black .Net Weight:120g. 9A Grade Virgin Remy Human Hair.Crafted Double Wefts Sewn With Clips,Tangle Free And Shedding Free,Comfortable To Wear.
- 【Close to natural hair】：Our Kinky Straight clip in hair extensions Can Be Washed,Hair Dye,Flat Ironed,or Curled Using Styling Tools,Just Like Your Own Hair.Select the pack based on your hair density.If you want to make your hair Fuller, it is recommended to choose two packs.
- 【Premium Clip ins】：The extension Matches Well with Natrual hair,The Hair Clips are Easy to Put in and Take Off as You Want,No Damage to Your Own Hair.Just Like Your Own Hair.Wearing it can make you beautiful and confident to go wedding、party、Appointment and so on.
- 【Clip in Hair Care】：Using Your Fingers To Care Your Small kinky straight Hair,Combs Will Hurt kinky hair Extensions Easily.Right Care Will Help You To Extend Using Time.
- 【After-sale service】:If you are not satisfied with our human hair extensions or have any other problems，please free to contact us by email, we accept unconditional return within 30 days.
- Versatile Hair — Identical texture for 3C 4A hair, do very little leave out if your hair texture is Type 4B 4C.
- High Quality Human Hair –can be Washed, Dyed, Cut, Twisted out, Bantu knotted, Straightened, Colored, Styled and Heat can be Applied.
- Instant Clip Ins Method — Vanalia Clip in Hair Extensions is easy to Clip in and Take Out to add Length ,Volume and Create a New Hairstyle as you desire.
- Long Lasting – 8 to 12 months and longer depending on care.
- Unconditional Return Policy – within 30 days. unconditional refund but please make sure the box is not damaged. Please contact Vanalia for support regarding any damaged Item.
- Best Quality: Made with 100% Brazilian human hair, which is super healthy, soft, and silky from the roots to the ends. No shedding, no tangles, can be bleached，dyed and styled as your own hair.
- Hair Weight: Clip in Hair Extensions has no tape, no glue, no damage to scalp and hair.120Gram 8Pcs/Set With 18 Clips. 16inch-26inch Available.According to your own hair volume, just to thicker your hair, must buy 1- 2 sets; want to stretch the hair of the full head, advice buy 2-3 sets.
- Install Using Method: Kinky straight clip in hair extensions is easy to clip in and take out to add length ,volume and create a new hairstyle as your mind.It is easy to blend with your real natural hair.
- High-Quality Clips: Can be last a long lifetime. Quality metal clips are well sewn into each weft firmly, comfortable, and durable. The hair clips are easy to put in and take off.
- Excellent Customer Service:30 days no reason return. If the clip in hair extensions doesn’t satisfy you, please contact us by email, we will respond you within 24 hours！
Up next, I’ll be sharing pictures of my curly clip-in hair extensions install, a review of the brand I tried, and whether I will rock it for the rest of the year or bin it!
If you’ve tried curly clip-in hair extensions, share them in the comments section and upload some pictures!
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