How To Make Clip In Bangs With Your Old Hair Extensions
Umming and ahing about bangs? Because girl, same! They can look so amazing but the fact that they take a year and a half to grow out has us feeling a little nervous. This is exactly why we’ve experimented with an old set and found a way to make some clip in bangs that are way less scary and totally temporary. Here’s what you need to do....
What you’ll need to make clip in bangs...
1x three clip weft (a lace weft would be better than seamless)
1x hair scissors
1x section clip
1x root touch up spray
Before you start creating your clip in bangs it’s a good shout to trim down your three clip weft so that it’s way easier to cut once it’s clipped in. Just make sure you leave enough length to play with!
To prep your hair you need to part it in a V shape about an inch back from your hairline. You want to get this as neat as possible by using a comb and then once it’s done you can clip the top section of hair out of the way.
Next clip in your three clip weft in a V following the shape of your parting. If you need to you can backcomb your roots first or use some dry shampoo to give the clips more staying power. This step can be a little tricky so feel free to use some bobby pins to hold the weft in place but make sure they’re hidden!
Next you can let the top section of your hair down and pull it back into a low pony so that only the faux fringe is loose. This will make sure you don’t have any accidents and cut your own hair!
You can now start cutting the bangs! There are lots of ways to do this but we think the easiest is to cut a little bit at a time and keep checking in the mirror until it’s perfect. You can use a comb to help you get the edges straight and you want it to get longer as it reaches the sides of your head so that it blends into your natural hair length. This might take a while but it’ll be worth it!
Once you have the shape you want take your scissors and cut up into the hair to feather it. This will give you a more natural finish and will make the hair easier to style later on.
Let down your hair and pinch it into place so that it hides the top of the weft. This will help to make your bangs look as natural as possible and you can use some hairspray or bobby pins if you need to so that it stays in place. If you’re struggling you could also use a one clip weft from your old set to create a mini braid that will hide the disconnect.
As you match your extensions to the ends of your hair rather than the roots there might be a slight colour difference between your hair and the clip in bangs. If this is the case use some root touch up spray in your natural hair colour to get a better blend.
To finish the look you can style your hair however you like to match your new bangs. We love them with some soft waves or a super high bun to really show them off but it’s totally up to you what you go for! If you need a little inspo then click here for some quick tutorials.
These clip in bangs are really easy to make and definitely less scary than cutting your own hair! They’re also really useful for changing up your style and a great way to make the most of an old set of hair extensions. We’ve also written up a few more ideas of what you can do with your old sets here if you’re feeling inspired including a cute signature braid and some space buns.