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Feeling stuck in your hairstyle? Free your mind, and your hair will follow. Clip-in hair extensions allow you to change your style at the drop of a hat. And they're not just about adding length. You can change or supplement your hair's texture, highlights and color. You can go high-volume, or add a ponytail to your pixie cut. Their temporary nature makes clip-ins a natural for weddings, clubbing, dates and photo sessions. Several types of clip-in hair extensions are both heat-friendly and cheap.
If you stick with affordable pieces, you can own several and change up your look with ease, keeping up with the latest style trends. You can style heat-friendly extensions with blow dryers, hot combs, curling irons, hair presses and other direct heat tools. Wear extensions to camouflage and protect damaged or processed hair as you grow it out.
Heating Hair Extensions
The official answer to whether or not your clip-ins are heat-friendly is, "it depends." Do your homework by reading the manufacturer's labels on your extensions. In general, extensions made out of 100 percent human hair can take the heat. Synthetic extensions vary in their resilience, but most can endure low or diffused heat up to about 340 degrees Fahrenheit. While air-drying is an excellent choice, keeping your extensions in moist conditions can make the clips rust. Blow-dry only the clips if you want your extensions to dry naturally.
One of the major expenses in getting hair extensions is the professional application. You neatly avoid this costly procedure by using clip-in extensions, and you can purchase a clip-in hair extension to suit any budget. A ponytail clasp holding hair may cost as little as $20, while a large segment of premium human hair costs about $250.
Just because your clip-in hair extensions can withstand intensive styling doesn't mean you should force every hair into place. The more symmetrically and perfectly you style your hair, the faker it looks. Go for a looser look, or vary the height, length or volume by using clips.
Maintain your clip-in extensions to extend their life, have them looking fresh and keep more money in your pocket. Shampoo them with a gentle shampoo and moisturize them with conditioner. Remove them at night so they do not tangle. Avoid resting on your extensions when your hair is damp, as you may make the hair clump, tangle or break.