Post # 1
Talk to me ladies!
What are the pros and cons of each?
My hair is shorter than I want it to be for the wedding, and definitely will NOT grow out to the length I want before June rolls around. I’ll have to make the look I want happen, but I know nothing about either option. Or if there are other options, even?! (No wigs though! My hair is WAY too thick to fit into a wig!)
I’ve got shoulder-ish length hair, natural color brown, but I dye to blonde. Oh, and it’s naturally curly 🙂
Post # 3
I vote extensions. You wouldn’t want a clip-on hair extension to fall out on your big day. Plus there are some really great extensions out there that aren’t too expensive. Especially if you look in your area for a freelance hair stylist willing to do it.
Post # 4
@Lyndzo: that’s a good point! I think I’ll just do clip ins for my trial then, to get the feel, then put in the extensions about a month out. What do you think?
Post # 5
My friend wears clip in extensions every single day. They look completely natural and they never fall out. She actually buys the hair in strips, cuts them and sews them to the clips herself, so they’re super high quality. Only her closest friends even know she wears clip ins lol.
Post # 6
I bought some very quality sew-in extensions, and had my stylist fit them to my head exactly, then sew in clips. The clips work wonderfully. I’ve never had one fall out (and I’ve got reasonably thin blonde hair). They look absolutely beautiful. I have a shorter set that I wear nearly every day, and a longer “glam” set. As long as you find someone who will sew in quality clips, you shouldn’t have an issue with them falling out at all.
One of my best friends also wears them all the time. We both think they are fantastic!
Post # 7
Clip ins should never fall out, unless they are placed improperly. I have extensions and have been using clip ons for about 3 years. They’re definitely my favorite kind.
It really depends on your wedding hair style though. Clip ons might be good for one style while sewing or beading might be good for another.
Post # 8
@DeathByDesign: she sews them herself? Man, that’s beyond my abilities haha.
glad to hear, thanks 🙂
that’s a great point! I’m thinking long flowy curls? Can you curl clip-ins? (Clearly I need to study up on this topic haha)
Post # 9
Yes, clip ins can be curled, straightened, etc as long as they are human hair and not synthetic. I would definately recommend clip ins for your wedding, especially since you can change the placement of the clips if you decide to wear your hair up or down or whatever, whereas with sew ins or other kinds you risk things like the tracts showing if you choose a certain hairstyle and you can’t do anything about it. The cost alone might change your mind since you don’t seem to be familiar with them. In my area, good quality human clip-ins are $60-$100, whereas the chepest sew-in or bonded options are $600 and higher.
Post # 10
You can curl them if they’re human hair. However, some synthetic extensions come curled, wavy, etc, so that’s a cheaper option. You’d have to try them out and see if you like the look. Be careful though, some synthetic are really fake looking.
Post # 11
I used to have clip ons (lost them somehow during a move) and I LOVED them. They don’t fall out, are so easy to use, and can be styled however you want.
Post # 12
Clip ons do not fall out if you put them in properly. They are inexpensive (I paid $120 for mine and the most expensive I’ve seen were $189). I’ve heard so many horror stories about bonded and beaded hair extensions. From my own personal experience, when I put in my hair feathers ( I put them in like I-Tip hair extensions) my hair breaks and falls out once I take the feathers out. Not only can extensions damage your hair, they are expensive and take a long time to apply. Clip ons you can just pop on in less than 5min and style!
Post # 13
I’m so glad you posted this – I’ve been wondering about clip ins for my wedding, too! Where do you buy them? How do you know how many to buy? I’m not good at this stuff clearly…
Post # 13
I’ve had both. I made my clip ins myself twice with good quailty hair and clips. You could not tell they were extensions. I think I paid maybe $80 for them. And when the hair started to look too ratty I just took the clips off and sewed them onto new hair. I really liked that I could add more wefts of hair to each track so it blended nice.
I got boded extensions and I hated them. They looked so fake and hurt my head for days after I first got them. They were always tangled and took forever to style. Then they started falling out. I paid like $400 for them and hated every day I had them and ended up taking them out myself.
The first 2 pictures are me with clip ins
And these two are me with the bonded extensions…ugh they were so bad!
Post # 14
Also, I wanted to add you should ask a hair stylist what type with suit the texture/thickness of your hair. I went to a different person for my bonded extensions and when I went to my regular guy for him to fix them a bit he said my hair was way to thick for the type/ammount that I had in.
Post # 15
@hardtoconcentrate: you can buy them at any beauty supply store, try to get human hair ones so that you can style them