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Are Clip-in Hair Extensions Your Match Made In Heaven?

Updated: Jan 5, 2023

Clip-in hair extensions are ideal for the gals with thin, short hair who wish to add fast volume and length to their locks. If you're not sure whether clip-in hair extensions will work for you, you've come to the right place! We are here to teach you about the advantages and disadvantages of clip-in extensions.

When you're in a hurry, these modest yet effective additions are one of the quickest ways to dress up your hair. They're quite simple to use: just clip them into your hair, style as desired, and you're ready to go!


Interested in learning more about the advantages of clip-in hair extensions?

Here are four examples:


The main benefit of clip-in hair extensions is that they are simple to apply yourself, saving you money on pricey salon visits. You won't have to use heat, adhesive or beads to put these extensions in, simply section your hair, give it a little tease at the root and clip it in.


Clip-in hair extensions are the way to go if you’re looking to change your look for a special event or on special occasions. If you’ve been considering a more permanent extension option, clip-in extensions are a great way to try longer locks before you buy.


When applied correctly, clip-in hair extensions come with one of the most important advantages: they don't damage your scalp or hair. What’s more to love?


Clip-In extensions are the most affordable extension option available. Plus, you don't need a professional to install clip-in extensions, saving you even more on installation. If you’re still not convinced, just one bag of hair is enough for most hair types.


In any case, these hair extensions may not suitable for everyone. Clip-in extensions are ideal for special occasions, adding a splash of color, or for short-term use. If your hair requires special attention or you are wanting a long-term solution, they may not be the right option for you.

Here are three examples why clip-ins may not be the best match for you:


Clip-ins are great for a quick makeover, but they don't provide a long-term solution. Clip-in hair extensions may not be suitable for someone seeking hair extensions that do not require frequent removal and reapplication. I-tip hair extensions, hand-tied hair extensions, and tape-in hair extensions are some of the options available.


While caring for your clip-in extensions doesn't require a lot of effort, it does require some routine care to keep them looking great and ready to use. After each use, the hairpieces should be combed and rinsed with a moderate cleanser. Detanglers and leave-in conditioners may also be necessary. Furthermore, the pieces should be kept on a flat, dry surface away from direct sunlight, preferably in a damp-proof packaging.


Clip-in extensions may be difficult to blend on shorter lengths or very dense hair. They may also be too heavy for thin/fine hair types. For extension users with short hair, length matching is critical and a quick visit to the salon may be necessary to have your clip-ins cut to blend. If you over wear or over apply clip-ins, they may cause excessive tugging and may cause breakage of the natural hair. This is particularly true for people who have fine or thinning hair.



  • You are wanting long and voluminous hair

  • You need something that is low maintenance but enhances your confidence

  • You want to change your look at a lower cost

  • You are looking for an alternative to hand-tied, flat wefts or tape-ins

  • You are willing to spend the time to properly care for the extensions

  • You are determined to take the time to properly install and style

  • You are in need of a low maintenance hairstyle

If you checked off four or more options above, clip-in hair extensions are a great option for you. If you checked off less than 4, you might need to look into different methods- such as hand-tied, tape-ins or flat wefts. Extensions are not meant for everyone and that is ok. Extensions are a lot more work than having gorgeous voluminous hair.


Are you ready to order your own custom colored hair extensions with Sierra and Sage? Browse our selection of colors to find your perfect match or send us a picture of your hair and get matched by a Pro!



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