Do Clip In Hair Extensions Fall Out Easily? Tips for Secure Long-Lasting Wear

Do Clip In Hair Extensions Fall Out Easily? Tips for Secure Long-Lasting Wear

Dreaming of long luscious locks from clip-in hair extensions, but too scared in case they fall out while you're wearing them? Practice makes perfect and knowing key tips can give you the confidence to wear your clips ins on a night out without a worry!

Key Tips

  • Whether you opt for silky or fine texture hair, with the correct installation technique, you can ensure your clip-in hair extensions stay in more securely.

  • Hair extensions require adequate maintenance to prolong their lifespan, including regular washing with a sulfate-free product, as well as gentle brushing and optimum storage.

  • By choosing the right type of extensions for you and avoiding common mistakes such as over-tightening, using heat styling tools, or not maintaining them will ensure you protect your extensions from any damage.

Do Clip In Hair Extensions Fall Out Easily?

Woman with clip-in hair extensions adding volume to her hair

Although it may seem like hair extensions can fall out, they in fact do not that easily! If installed with the correct technique and correct texture of hair, then there is no reason for clip ins to fall out and you can reap the rewards of secure long-lasting wear. If you choose the incorrect hair texture type then there is a chance your clip ins might slide off due to lack of grip with the compatibility of hair type.

The secret lies in how well you section your hair. Correct sectioning is key to create a solid grip for the hair to hold onto, ensuring even distribution of the hair extension weight. If you sectioning is done properly, then even straight hair will not experience clip ins from sliding out.

It's important to avoid clipping your extensions onto thin strands of hair. If the clip in feels tight, then you will feel it tugging on the scalp creating some discomfort. Practice makes perfect and eventually you'll know what feels right or tight.

Hair Type and Texture

Fine and silky hair type textures need to follow a few extra steps to secure their clip ins, as the grip on these hair types may cause the extensions to slide out more easily.

One way is to use hair spray. Yes, hair spray can significantly improve the grip of hair extensions on silky or fine hair. Another tip is to purchase hair extensions with smaller clips. Think about it - longer clips will require more grip, whereas smaller clips ensure a more optimum fit with the requirement for less hair. A more obvious approach to increase secureness, is to use hair accessories such as headbands or hairpins.

If unsure about your hair texture or technique to apply your clip ins, a hair stylist can provide valuable advice based on your specific hair type. They are the best person to show you how to section or grip your hair, making it much easier for you without any added stress!

Weight of Extensions

Other factors that can also impact on the secure fit are the length and weight of your hair extensions. Take for example longer, heavier weighted extensions such as 26" 300g, which will require more support, especially if your natural hair length is relatively short. The average weight of hair extensions ranges from 100 to 150 grams, so you may want to opt for a more manageable weight of clip ins initially in order to see how you get on.

When we refer the the weight of clip in hair extensions, we are looking at the density of the hair in the extensions and not in your natural hair. Heavy weighted hair extensions can cause excess pressure and weight on your scalp and hair follicles, resulting in pain and discomfort, even traction alopecia. Hairspray is the trick to secure in heavy weighted clip in hair extensions as it takes the stress off your hair follicles to do all the work. Hair spray adds a layer of strength to your hair making it more grip-able and easier to bear the load.

Tips for Preventing Clip-In Hair Extensions from Falling Out

The key things are to purchase the correct hair type and hair extension weight, followed by proper installation. Maintaining your hair extensions is also equally important. These small tips can make all the difference.

So, seeing as the type of hair extensions you select are crucial, what type should you go for? Foxy Hair Extensions Clips Ins are known to fit securely and designed to not slip or fall out. Whilst installing them, don't forget to apply a little hair spray by spritzing it on the hair part near the roots where you will clip them on. This will create extra hold, securing them in place firmly. Some women also find placing a tiny tooth-comb near to the scalp also keeps them in place. We want to avoid spraying the actual hair extension, as this will result in 'build-up' which we don't want to have to deal with or remove. Another useful hair grip product is hair texturizer.

Choose the Right Clip-Ins

choosing clip-in hair extensions for different hair types

There are a multitude of clip-in extension types to choose from. Understanding your hair type and what type of look you would like to create can also help narrow down the selection for you. The current options available to consumers include:

The most popular choice that many women opt for are Remy Hair clip-in extensions, which are made from high-quality real human hair. The cuticles are cleverly aligned in the same direction as each other, making Remy hair an extremely popular choice. Not only are they real, they also last longer with prolonged durability, but they create the most natural look possible.

For ladies with fine or very thin hair, extensions that add a thicker look and volume should be considered. As we age, our hair naturally starts to become thinner. Childbirth is another known factor that can result in thinning of hair. However, there are women who also have naturally thick hair, in which case, lower-weight clip ins should be considered when you want to enhance the length of your hair only. On the other hand, if you have thick hair, consider using half-head wigs to enhance length and texture. The great thing about Remy Hair clip-ins is that they can be dyed too, just as you would with your normal hair.

Proper Installation Techniques

It's essential to know how to correctly section your hair when installing clip-ins, as this will ensure they don't fall out. Hair sectioning clips and a tail comb are great tools to invest in if you want to save time. It's all about having the right tools on hand. Sectioning clips help to organize hair in a way that makes it less stress-free when you're preparing to go out with friends. After a few occasions, you'll be a pro!

Caring for Your Clip-In Hair Extensions

Woman washing clip-in hair extensions with lukewarm water

Clip-in hair extensions, just like your natural hair, also require the same level of care. This means washing, conditioning with a sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner; brushing and storing appropriately. Sulfate-free products keep the moisture locked into the hair without drying it out.

We also advise not to sleep with your clip-in hair extensions in. Sleeping with your hair extensions can tangle and damage both your extensions and natural hair. The last thing you want to be doing is detangling your hair extensions from your natural hair. A detangler is a popular tool to keep your hair extensions knot-free.

Washing and Conditioning

Here are more tips on how to wash and condition your hair extensions. Regular washing with shampoo will maintain their quality and prevents knots, whilst conditioning will keep them soft, smooth and shiny. Conditioner most importantly stops the tangles. Here is an easy guide on how to wash your hair extensions.

  1. Rinse your hair extensions under Luke warm water

  2. Apply a small amount of sulfate-free shampoo onto the hair

  3. Gently massage the shampoo into the hair as you would to your normal hair

  4. Rinse to remove all traces of shampoo

  5. Apply a small amount of sulfate-free conditioner, paying attention to the ends and middle of the hair length

  6. Leave for a few minutes

  7. Rinse thoroughly

  8. Gently squeeze out all water

  9. Preferably air dry your hair naturally. You can use a low heat hairdryer, but we advise natural is best.

Brushing and Detangling

Close-up of a hairbrush detangling clip-in hair extensions

The technique for brushing your hair is to start with the tips and work your way up to the roots. Gentle brushing is key to removing any tangles. We advise against vigorous brushing to remove knots as this can damage the hair. Boar bristle brushes are well known to distribute natural oils across the extensions whilst removing tangles. Leave in conditioners are also great to add extra moisture and prevent tangles.

Storage and Handling

After washing and brushing, carefully store your hair extensions to prevent them from getting tangled. We recommend hanging them on a hanger as opposed to storing them in a drawer. Hanging maintains their shape. We also advise to cover them with a transparent bag to protect them from dust or dampness. Store away from any windows, as direct sunlight may fade the colour of your hair extensions. If you prefer to lie your hair extensions flat, then ensure they have ample room around them and use a silk pillow to lay them on.

Hairstyles That Help Secure Clip-In Hair Extensions

Did you know that there are certain hairstyles that look great with hair extensions, which also help secure them in place? Take for example the following styles:

  1. Braids offer a secure strong foundation for your clips to grip onto. Braids also distribute the weight of your extensions equally making them more conformable to wear.

  2. Teasing and backcombing your hair at the roots can also provide extra grip for the clips to hold onto. Just ensure you only tease it a bit, so that you don't create too many tangles on your natural hair. This style also offers extra volume and texture for silky fine hair.

Finally, both these styles and many more not only create a blended natural look with your clip-in hair extensions, but they also ensure they will sit securely on your natural hair.