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Braided Hair Extensions

HOW TO DUTCH BRAID USING CLIP IN HAIR EXTENSIONS

Braiding can be useful when at work, going out, as an up-do, for a festival and there are so many ways to do this. You can use all sorts of extensions, semi-permanent extensions that are already attached to your natural hair can be braided as normal. If you have a set of Clip-in extensions the best way to do this is by using your 1-clip, 2-clip, and 3-clip wefts. The 4-clip wefts are too wide and will cross into the middle part. However, if you are wanting more volume you can cut the 4 -clip wefts into 2-clip wefts. If you have a small head the 3-clip weft may also be seen down the middle part and may need a little adjusting on an angle to help hide the weft.

Step 1: Knowing your natural hair and what products will help

When braiding curlier hair, the hair will “grip” better, be easier to handle, and hold the style longer, teasing it will add a little volume to braids without needing product. For sleek, slippery hair, hair spray is going to be your best friend to help your look hold! Teasing it will also add volume and depth if you are wanting that messy braid look. A trick for getting more volume through the length of your braid is teasing all the way through your hair as you section it rather than just at the roots. Don’t go too crazy but!

Step 2: Prep Both Sets of Hair – Extensions and Natural

Washing and using a deep cleaner shampoo and conditioner before braiding your hair helps with section and when you are trying to undo your braids at the end of the night minimising knots.  If you have worn your extensions a few times already it might be time to wash them, either let them air dry or blow-dry. We recommend air drying as it lets them settle into their natural wave. This natural wave will also help give volume.

Step 3: Part Dry Hair into Sections

First, section your hair into two halves down the centre of your scalp.

Clip or tie one section off out of the way, now with your other section you are going to section just above the ear, this is where the teasing will begin if you aren’t teasing your hair that is also completely fine, we do recommend just teasing the roots a little to hold the extensions. If this is the widest part of your scalp, place one 3-clip weft in. next section another part about a centimetre above, tease and place the 2-clip. Section another part and place the single clip slightly forward, this will give a little more volume to the start of your braids.

If you have decided to cut your 4-clip weft(s) or have extra 2-clip wefts you may need to adjust and add more sections in.

Repeat this on the other side using the same number of wefts in the same order, otherwise, the braids may be uneven.

Step 4: Attach the Hair Extensions and Braid

Working one braid at a time, pinch off 3 parts at the top of one of your sections. If you are unfamiliar with the weaving of Dutch braids, we recommend watching a video, this will help you understand the pattern of Dutch braiding. Your extensions will behave as your natural hair would as you pull each section into the braid.

Once each braid is complete and tied off, you may need to pull some sections out a little and adjust the braids to help hide the wefts.

Your braids should be looking full and long,

If this is your first-time braiding, it may take a little while to get the hang of the weave but once you’ve got it you’ll be ready to go!

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