There are two methods for blending clip-in extensions with curly hair. The first method is the Heat Free Method. First, dampen your clip-in hair extensions with water. You can also use a sea salt mixture if you have really textured or course hair – this will help roughen up the extensions a bit. Then, braid the hair in a simple three strand braid. If you have loose waves, make bigger braids. If you have tighter curls, make really tight, small braids. As most curly-haired girls have multiple curl patterns through their hair, we recommend to use different sized braids on your extensions as this will help make the final result look more natural.
Wash your hair extension wefts and let them dry overnight, as this will help make the curls dry and settle more naturally. If you are on a tight deadline and need to expedite the process, however, you can always use a hair dryer on the braids. Once the wefts are completely dry, untie the braids and start removing the braids by using a rat tail comb. Or, you can simply use your fingers – whichever is easiest for you. This technique creates beautiful mermaid waves.
The second method is the Curling Method. First, apply a heat protectant to your hair extensions to ensure that they do not get damaged from the heat. Then, using a half inch curling wand, wrap small section of hair around the barrel and let it sit for around 20-30 seconds before releasing the curl. In order to ensure that the curls maintain their shape for a long period of time, cup the curl in the palm of your hand and let it cool down.
Once you’re finished curling a weft, rake your fingers through the curls to loosen them up to your liking. Be sure to separate them as much as you want to ensure that they match the texture of your hair perfectly.
Both methods are perfect for those who want to fully embrace their natural curls, and for those who are perhaps transitioning from straightening their hair, to letting their natural curls come through again.