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    How to Convert Weft Hair Extensions to Clip in Hair Extensions

    How to Convert Weft Hair Extensions to Clip in Hair Extensions

    Easily Convert Wefted Extensions to Clip Ins - No Sewing Required. 

    Wefted hair extensions may be considered "old school" but they can be super affordable and easy to find. I have used them for all kinds of things over the years. From making one of the first versions of tape in extensions back in the early 2000's to custom clip ins for my clients. 

    My clients ask me all the time if they can make clip in extensions out of weft hair. The answer is yes, but it was always a long tedious undertaking. Sewing clips onto wefted hair extensions is not fun at all. It just wasn’t worth the time to sew all those clips onto a bunch of extension wefts. 

    Also, to get the wefted base the thickness needed for thicker hair you have to sew 2 pieces of wefted hair together and then sew the clips on. If you are anything like me then sewing anything isn't really my idea of fun. Not to mention that the end result always ends up looking like a craft project gone bad. 

    The real question that needed to be answered was: Can you turn weft extensions into clip ins, EASILY? Finally, I can say YES! After several years of trial and error I am happy to announce you can easily convert most wefted extensions to clip ins.

    Not only is it easy. The end result looks like you spent a lot of money on custom clip in extensions. 

    Have tape in extensions? Click here: How to Convert Tape in Extensions to Clip in Hair Extensions

    How to Make Weft Hair Extensions Into Clip in’s | Big Kizzy Snap Clips

     

    No sew hair extension clips

    I invented Big Kizzy Snap Clips so you can easily convert wefted hair extensions into clip ins - WITHOUT SEWING! Now you can convert hair extension wefts into custom clip in hair extensions a matter of minutes!

    The best part is that they are also reusable. When the wefted hair wears out you can remove the Kizzy clips and use them on a new set. 

    What You’ll Need:

    • Big Kizzy Snap Clips - 1 package comes with 12 no sew extension clips, 9 liners and 36 tabs of extension tape.  Enough to make 4 - 5” panels.
    • How many do I need? 2 to 3 sets of Kizzy Clips are recommended for a full set of clip in hair extensions. It's best to error on the side of too many. 
    • Blueberry Sealing Tool (or a pair of needle nose pliers)
    • Wefted Hair Extensions - 1 bundle is good for an average head of hair. If you have super thick hair you might need 2 bundles. 
    • Flat Iron
    • Scissors - Not your hair cutting shears of course!

     

    No sewing required hair extension clips

    We highly recommend shampooing, conditioning and blowing out weft hair before using. Why? because there is usually a silicone coating on wefted hair that makes it very hard to work with. Also, the extension tape doesn't always stick to the base because of the silicone.  
    - For every clip in panel you will need to cut 2 - 5" panels from the weft extensions.  

    How to make clip in extensions without sewing

    Gently pull up on the "J" Hook. Don't pull too hard - just enough to slightly open the J Hook.

    No Sew Weft Clip In Extensions
    - J Hook should be slightly open just like this. 
    Hair Extension Clips that don't need to be sewn

    NOTE: There is a top and bottom to most wefted extensions. The top is flat. The bottom side has a raised seam. Kizzy Clips were designed for the "J" Hook to overlap the seam on the bottom.
    - Attach Kizzy Clips to the bottom side of the weft extension.

    Sew free hair extension clips for clip in hair extensions

    - The J Hook should scoop over the raised seam of the weft.

    How to make clip in hair extensions

    - Add 3 pieces of Kizzy Extension Tape over weft and clips.

    DIY clip in hair extensions

    Align the 2nd 5" weft top side down onto the 1st weft.  
    DIY Clip in hair extensions tutorial

    - Firmly press together with fingers. Run a flat iron over over the clip in panel and then press everything together with the Blueberry Sealing Tool.


    - Remember, clips are REUSABLE.

    TIPS & TRICKS

    • Wait at least 48 hours before getting the base of the clip in extension wet. 
    • Do not use conditioner or oil based products on the area where the Kizzy Snap Clips attach to the tape panels. 
    • When shampooing and conditioning be careful when the base of the clip in extension is wet. Once completely dry - panel will be ready to style and wear. 
    • Keep hot tools over 200 degrees away from the base. 
    • Remember to keep your Kizzy Snap Clips. They can be reused. 

    How to Convert Tape in Extensions to Clip in Hair Extensions

    How to convert tape in hair extensions to clip in hair extensions

    Easily Convert Tape In Extensions to Clip Ins - No Sewing Required. 

    Tape in hair extensions are my favorite type of extension. They are super easy to use and remove. I have done thousands of applications over the years. I have had a lot of clients ask me if they could turn tape extensions into clip ins.

    The answer is yes, but it was always a long tedious undertaking. Sewing clips onto the base of tape in extensions is not fun at all. It just wasn’t worth the time to sew all those clips onto a bunch of tape extension panels. Can you imagine having to clip in every single individual panel onto your head every time you wanted to wear them?  

    The real question that needed to be answered was: Can you turn tape in extensions into clip ins, EASILY? Finally, I can say YES! After several years of trial and error I am happy to announce you can easily convert tape extensions to clip ins.

    Have wefted hair extensions? Click here: How to Convert Weft Hair Extensions to Clip in Hair Extensions

    How to Make Tape in Hair Extensions Into Clip in’s | Big Kizzy Snap Clips

    I invented Big Kizzy Snap Clips so you can easily convert tape extensions to clip ins - WITHOUT SEWING! I also solved the issue with having all the individual tape panels... Now you can combine 3 tape sandwiches into 1 clip in panel in a matter of minutes!

    What You’ll Need:

    • Big Kizzy Snap Clips - 1 package comes with 12 no sew extension clips, 9 liners and 36 tabs of extension tape.  Enough to make 4 - 5” panels.
    • How many do I need? 2 to 3 sets of Kizzy Clips are recommended for a full set of clip in hair extensions. It's best to error on the side of too many. 
    • Metal Tipped Comb
    • Blueberry Sealing Tool (or a pair of needle nose pliers)
    • Tape in Hair Extensions - it takes 3 panels to make 1 clip in extensions. For thicker hair types you can use up to 6 panels.
    • Flat Iron
    • Scissors - Not your hair cutting shears of course!

    1 How to Make Tape in Hair Extensions Into Clip in’s

    - Peel the Kizzy Clip Liner from the white backing. 
    - Gently lay the sticky side of the Kizzy Clip Liner face up. 

     

    2 How to Make Tape in Hair Extensions Into Clip in’s

     

    Use a metal tipped comb to help lay liner flat and "unstick" your finger tips. 
    Try as much as possible to not touch the sticky side of the tape. 

     

    3 turn tape in extensions to clip in

    - Using the Big Kizzy Hair Extension Tape Provided - tape both sides of the tape extension panel. (not pictured) 
    - Remove 1 side of the tape liner on the extension panel

     

    4 How to Make Tape In Extensions Into Clip Ins

    Add the tape panel to the Kizzy Clip Liner - sticky side down. 

     

    5 How to make tape extensions into clip ins

    - Remove the liner on one side of the remaining 2 tape panel and add it to the Kizzy Clip Liner. (just like the first one)  

     

    6 Can you turn tape in extensions into clip ins

    Remove the other side of the liner from the tape panels. 
    - Align your Kizzy Snap Clips in the center of each tape panel to get an idea of where they will need to be attached.  

    NOTE:  Thicker hair? You can add another layer of tape panels to the top of each tape panels that are already attached to liner.

     

    7 turn tape extensions into clip ins

    - Prepare your Kizzy Snap Clips. Gently pull in and upward motion on the "J" Hook. Not too much! See next photo.

     

    8 How to convert tape extensions to clip ins

    - J Hook should be slightly open like this. Opening up the J Hook will help get the Snap Clip over the tape extension panels. 

     

    9 How to convert tape extensions to clip ins

    Align your Kizzy Snap Clips in the center of each tape panel. 
    - Slide the Kizzy Snap Clip over the center of each panel.
    - Try to not touch the sticky side of the tape as much as possible when adding the Kizzy Snap Clips.  

     

    No sewing required extension clips

    Top view of how J Hook will look when attached to the tape panel. 
    - Go ahead and attach the rest of the Kizzy Snap Clips to the center of the other 2 tape panels. 

     

    11 no sew hair extension clips

    Side view of how the Kizzy Snap Clips will look when properly attached to the tape panel.  

     

    12 convert tape extensions to clip in extensions

    - Add another Kizzy Clip Liner to the top.  
    - One Kizzy Clip Liner is attached, firmly press everything together

     

    How to convert tape extensions to clip ins

    Gently flatten J Hooks with the Blueberry or pliers.  
    - Run a flat iron on low to medium heat over the completed clip in extension panel and then firmly press everything together with your fingertips one more time. 

     

    14 convert turn tape extensions into clip in

    TIPS & TRICKS

    • Wait at least 48 hours before getting the base of the clip in extension wet. 
    • Do not use conditioner or oil based products on the area where the Kizzy Snap Clips attach to the tape panels. 
    • When shampooing and conditioning be careful when the base of the clip in extension is wet. Once completely dry - panel will be ready to style and wear. 
    • Keep hot tools over 200 degrees away from the base. 
    • Remember to keep your Kizzy Snap Clips. They can be reused. 

     

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