Post # 1
I’m doing my own hair (not worried about that part) but am considering buying a set of clip in hair extensions. My hair is pretty thin, so the extensions would mainly be for volume. Has anyone else done clip-ins for the big day? Was it worth the effort?
I’d love to hear your thoughts/experiences.
Post # 3
I bought clip-ins from Sally’s a month ago and am still debating what I’ll do for my wedding hair. My hair is thick to begin with and the clip-ins are EXTREMELY thin. If you keep them straight, you’ll probably need two packs. When I curl them, they fill in perfectly with my hair and one package is enough.
This is how mine looked last week for my buodoir photo shoot. Ignore the makeup – it was really dark for that shoot (wasn’t necessarily happy with it).
Post # 4
I think they look great, you can’t really tell at all. How long are yours? Do you mind me asking where you bought them?
If you put them in and pulled your hair back (like side parted) would you see the clips? Assuming that the part didn’t go so far to hit the actual extension, of course. I guess I’m just wondering if the clips stick out or if they lay pretty flat against your head?
Post # 5
I got mine from Sally’s Beauty – they’re the Euronext Remy (real hair). I was originally going to get the 18 inch as previous posters had recommended, but when I went in, the saleslady said she thought those would be too long. I went with the 14 inch and am glad I did (I think they’re the perfect length when curled). If you have a Sallys near you, definitely go in and check out the colors and length.
The ones I have came with 8 pieces. You start at the nape of your neck with the longest piece and work backwards up toward the top of your head (with the 3 longest pieces). Then I fit the smaller remaining 5 pieces on the sides. I watched tons of Youtube videos to figure it out. With the hair curly, I don’t think the clips show at all – FI says he can’t even tell they’re there. I’ve pulled the front pieces back and thought that looked natural as well. I did talk to my hairdresser about using them with an up-do to add volume and she said that’s when the clips tend to show. She does not recommend them with up-dos.
The only other thing, they do make your head sore after awhile. The longest I’ve worn them was approximately 6 hours and my head was a little sore.
Post # 6
I also bought a pack from Sally’s that I will be using for the wedding. I’m just adding them to the back, underneath my hair to add some thickness. I’m wearing my hair in a half updo and the back needs a little volume so extensions solved that problem. They’re really easy and pretty cheap too. I bought the kind that you sew the clips on yourself. I watched a tutorial on you tube and…done! Hope this helps!
Post # 7
My hair is pretty thin too, so I’ll be adding some clip ins for volume as well. I also got mine from Sally’s, except I purchased the 18″ Satin Stands (I think they are about $10-$20 more expensive than Euronext). They are very soft & match perfectly, but don’t come with clips already on them- they are basically just one huge weft of hair- this is only my second time around with them, but it was pretty easy to cut the wefts how I wanted & add the clips (bought separately at Sally’s for about $3). One pack is more than enough for me. Since your hair thin, I’d advise against getting a one-piece clip in because it may be too thick where attached & look obvious. I purchased a Jessica Simpson piece a few years back thinking it would be so much easier just clipping in one piece- well, that was an expensive mistake. The hair was beautiful but it was very thick & looked HORRIBLE clipped under my thin hair… just some advice I learned the hard way 🙂
Post # 8
@milesbella: Yours looked great btw! So natural!
Post # 9
I just bought some hair extensions yesterday from Hersheson’s – I need to add thickness to my hair, not length. I wanna take them to a hairdressor and ask them what they think they can create with them…. i’m a bit scared that they will show! or fall out somehow, that would be soooo embarrassing!!!! eek!!!
Post # 10
It depends on how much my hair grows before the wedding, I really am seriously thinking about it though.
Post # 11
I did clip-ins from Sallys for both volume and length (added about 4-5 inches to my hair). LOVED them. totally worth the money and effort.
Post # 12
100% worth it. I have very thin flat here and it looked amazing on my wedding day, so much so that I have debated getting permanent extensions.
Post # 13
I used them when I was in a friend’s wedding. I had the salon put them in. They were okay for the ceremony and pictures, but as the reception wore on, they started to uncurl and they looked like octopus tentacles coming out of my head.
Post # 14
Wow, good to know. Thanks for all the feedback. I was thinking about adding them to my hair for a low updo, but maybe I should consider just adding a ponytail since that’s what it will be based in. (like.. curling the pony, then pinning it up) I really like the idea of having the clip wefts though because I feel like I’d definitely use them again in the future whereas I really rarely wear a ponytail in day-to-day life.
Post # 15
I wouldn’t. I would be all paranoid it would fall out in someones champagne or something. Bump-its would also be a no-go. You don’t want to have that worry in the back of your mind all day
Post # 16
I’ve used clip-in’s a number of times. I actually used them for my 21st bday… my sister is a hairdresser so that helps 🙂 Here’s my advice on hair extensions. 1… buy human hair. They cost more (usually MUCH more) but they are worth it. Human hair extensions you can dye, curl, straighten, etc just as your own hair. If you DO dye them, however, they won’t stay shiny so I would only do that if you’re wearing them for 1 day. If you put the clips in correct, you shouldn’t be able to see them. There are usually tutorials online on the easiest way to do them.
Also, depending on the current status of your hair… you don’t want to overload on them because they CAN make your hair heavy. You’re already wearing a heavy dress… you don’t want heavy hair too 🙂