Natural Hair Extensions 101 | All You Need To Know
1. What are natural hair extensions?
Natural Hair Extensions are hair extensions specifically designed for natural hair. They come in different hair textures and curl patterns and blend seamlessly with your own natural hair. At HeyCurls we specialise in clip-in extensions for natural hair. They are different from regular hair extensions in that you can install the clip-in extensions yourself. Unlike hair weave, they do not require to be sewn to your head by a professional hair stylist, saving you time and money. Natural hair clip-in extensions are the perfect solution for natural hair girls, who want more volume and length instantly, without the fuss, long-term commitment or spending a lot of money.
2. What is the difference between clip-in extensions and regular hair extensions?
Regular hair extensions require the commissioning of a professional hair stylist. They either need to be sewn in or glued to your head, which can leave considerable damage to your natural hair. Clip-in Extensions have the clips already pre-installed on the wefts, hence you can easily clip-in the hair extensions yourself, without any damage to your own natural hair.
3. What are kinky curly clip-in hair extensions?
Kinky curly clip-in extensions are clip-in extensions for curly hair, kinky hair and kinky curly hair. You can install kinky curly clip-in extensions yourself, by attaching the clips on the wefts to your own natural hair. Kinky curly clip-in extensions do not have to be sewn in or glued to your head, like hair weaves or other types of hair extensions. Kinky curly hair clips are hassle free, can be easily taken in and out and save you money and time, because they don’t need to be professionally installed.
4. What are the best clip-in hair extensions for natural hair?
The best clip-in extensions for your natural hair are clip-in extensions that blend seamlessly with your hair texture or curl type. At HeyCurls we offer natural hair clips for 6 different types of hair textures. Our HeyCurls collection caters to type 3 hair, specifically type 3b hair and type 3c hair. If you have fairly loose spiral curls, then this is the collection for you. Our HeyCoils collection caters to type 3 hair as well as type 4 hair, specifically type 3c hair and type 4a hair. If you have tighter ringlets and coils, then this is the collection for you. Our HeyKinks collection caters to type 4 hair, specifically type 4b hair and type 4c hair. If you have densely packed coils and kinks, with barely any curl definition in your kinky hair, then this is the collection for you. If you are in doubt, you can always consult us and we will help you get the right curl pattern for your natural hair.
5. How long do clip-in hair extensions for curly hair last?
The lifespan of your clip-in extensions for curly hair depends on the care that you provide, how often you wear them and how often you use heat styling tools on your clip-in extensions. Generally they can last anywhere between 6 months to a year or even longer. On our FAQ page, you will find more information about this.
6. Do clip-in hair extensions damage my natural hair?
No they don’t. Natural hair extensions are easily installed with clips to your head. They don’t require any glue, heat or thread and needle to install. You can clip them in and take them out anytime you want.
7. How long does it take to clip in hair extensions for natural hair?
With a little bit of practice, it will take you about 5 minutes to install your natural hair clips. You will be out the door and well on your way in no time.
8. How do I choose the right curl type of clip-in hair extensions for my natural hair?
We offer HeyCurls clip-in extensions in three different curl textures. We have hair extensions for curly hair, hair extensions for coily hair and hair extensions for kinky hair. On all our product pages we have blown up pictures of the different curl types. You can also look at our curl type video explaining the different textures. If you are still in doubt, contact us and we are happy to help out!
9. Do HeyCurls clip-in hair extensions come in different curl types?
Yes! HeyCurls clip-in extensions come in three different curl types. We named them HeyCurls, HeyCoils and HeyKinks. Our HeyCurls collection suits type 3 curls. It matches best with type 3b hair and type 3c hair. Our HeyCoils collection is a bit coarser than our HeyCurls collection and suits both type 3 curl types and type 4 curls. It matches best with type 3c hair and type 4a hair. Our HeyKinks collection is our kinkiest texture and suits type 4 curls. This collection matches best with type 4b hair and type 4c hair.
10. How do I style my hair extensions for curly hair?
You can style your hair extensions for curly hair any way you prefer. You can do a wash and go, braid out or twist out. Our curly hair extensions are very versatile. They come in three different lengths and are fun to play with. You can create a short afro, a medium bob or have beautiful curls flowing down your back.
11. How long does my own natural hair have to be to use kinky hair extensions?
To wear kinky hair extensions your natural hair needs to be as long as your pinky finger or longer, if you are wearing your own natural hair out. This way there is enough hair for the clips to latch on too. If you have really short kinky hair, but your hair can be braided in cornrows, you can still wear kinky hair extensions and attach the clip-ins to your cornrows.
12. Will my curly hair extensions blend well if my natural hair is really short?
You can blend curly hair extensions with short hair, but you need to have at least two sets of curly hair extensions to do this. In order to make your shorter hair unnoticeable, your leave out at the top has to be minimal and twisted with the clip-in extensions.
13. Can I use kinky hair extensions as a protective style for my natural hair?
Yes you can. Quite a few of our customers use our kinky clip-in extensions as a protective style for their natural hair. You can braid your own natural hair away in cornrows or loose braids and attach your kinky clip-in extensions on top of them. At the top, you leave a small part of your natural hair out as your leave out, so that it naturally falls over your kinky curly clip-ins.
14. What are the best clip-in hair extensions for type 3 hair?
Type 3 curly hair can range from very loose spirally curls to tight springy coils. They have some luster and can be susceptible to frizz. HeyCurls clip-in extensions are a great match for type 3b curls and type 3c curls. Depending on the styling method of your curly clip-in extensions, the curls will have a looser 3b curl pattern or a tighter 3c curl texture.
15. What are the best clip-in hair extensions for type 4 hair?
Type 4 kinky hair is naturally very dry and has a cottony texture. The strands can be very airy and fine or coarse and wiry. They are densely packed together and often have a z-shape. Type 4 hair is prone to shrinkage. Our HeyCoils clip-in extensions are a great match for type 4a coils. The clip-ins have dense, springy coils and have a fairly tight s-shape. Our HeyKinks clip-in extensions are a great match for type 4b and type 4c kinks. Our kinky hair clip-ins are low in lustre with a very tight z-pattern, matching perfectly with 4b hair. When you brush the clip-ins out, the hair texture becomes undefined matching perfectly with 4c hair.
16. What are the best clip-in hair extensions for 3b hair?
Our HeyCurls Hair Extensions boast beautiful spiral curls, with a loose s-pattern and is the best match for type 3b curls.
17. What are the best clip-in hair extension for 3c hair?
Our HeyCurls Clip-in Extensions have loose spiral curls, with a loose s-pattern. Our HeyCoils Clip-in Extensions have springy corkscrew coils, with a tight s-pattern. If your 3c curls are more on the finer side with looser curls, your best pick is our HeyCurls collection. If your 3c curls are denser and coarser, your best pick is our HeyCoils collection.
18. What are the best clip-in hair extensions for 4a hair?
Our HeyCoils Clip-in Extensions boasts beautiful springy curls, with the strands densely packed together in a tight s-pattern and are the best match for type 4a curls.
19. What are the best clip-in hair extensions for 4b hair?
Our HeyKinks Hair Extensions have a beautiful cotton like texture and kinky curls with a tight z-pattern. They are the best match for type 4b hair.
20. What are the best clip-in hair extensions for 4c hair?
Our HeyKinks Hair Extensions have densely packed together strands with a tight z-pattern, which become more undefined as you brush the clip-in extensions with a soft brush. They are the best clip-in extensions for type 4c hair.
21. Will my natural hair clip-in extensions blend well with my afro-textured hair?
Yes they will. Our natural hair clip-in extensions have been especially made for different types of afro-textured hair. We have clip-in extensions for curly hair, clip-in extensions for coily hair and clip-in extensions for kinky hair. On our product pages, you can have a closer look at the blown-up pictures of the different types of hair textures and compare it to your own curl pattern. If you find it difficult to make a decision, you can reach out to us via firstname.lastname@example.org and we are happy to help you!
22. Can I curl and straighten my kinky hair extensions?
Yes you can! HeyCurls clip-in extensions are made from 100% human hair. Therefore, your natural hair clips can be straightened and curled. You do have to remember that you can damage the hair if you use excessive heat. We recommend using a heat protectant at all times and avoiding excessive use of straightening tools.
23. What products should I use on my curly hair extensions?
We recommend using products that you would also use on your natural hair. You don’t need to wash and style your curly hair extensions often, so you won’t break the bank using some of your most loved hair styling products.
24. How do I comb my kinky clip-in extensions?
Always comb your kinky clip-in extensions from root to bottom with a wide tooth comb or with your fingers. We recommend only combing the clip-ins on wash day, when they are coated with conditioner to untangle them. There is no need to comb them in between wears.
25. How do I wash my natural hair extensions?
The best way to wash your natural hair extensions is in a sink filled with water. Put a little bit of sulfate-free shampoo in the sink and submerge your clip-in extensions in the water. Wash them gently by stroking them from root to bottom. Do not tangle them up with your hands. Rinse your natural hair clip-in extensions and coat them with a very moisturizing conditioner or deep conditioner. Let the clip-ins soak up the conditioner for about 10-15 minutes and start gently finger detangling from bottom to top, until your clip-in extensions are completely untangled. Finally, lay each piece to air dry on top of a microfibre towel or cotton t-shirt on a flat surface. Once they are dry, style as usual.
26. Can I sleep with my natural hair clip-in extensions?
We do not recommend it. Other than it being very uncomfortable, the clip-in extensions can start to tangle with your own natural hair. It is very easy to clip-in your natural hair clip-in extensions in the morning, so just take them out before you go to bed ;)
27. Can I swim with my kinky hair extensions?
No, we do not recommend swimming with your kinky hair extensions. Chlorine from swimming pools and salt from ocean water is going to result in extreme tangling of the clip-ins and could be damaging if they tangle with your own natural hair. If you like to wear your kinky curly clips in the water, make sure you tie your hair up to avoid wetting them.
28. Where can I buy natural hair clip-in extensions?
You can buy natural hair extensions right here on our website at www.heycurls.com. It’s quick and easy and we offer FREE shipping and easy returns. We have different textures for curly hair, coily hair, kinky hair and kinky curly hair. If you need any help with picking the right hair texture or curl pattern, you can reach out to our customer service team at email@example.com.
29. What is the difference between synthetic hair and human hair?
Human hair can be washed, coloured and straightened or curled with a heat styling tool. Human hair blends seamlessly with our own natural hair, has infinite styling options and has a very long lifespan. Synthetic hair is made out of fibre and lacks the softness and authentic texture of human hair. Synthetic hair is processed with many harmful chemicals that can cause skin irritation and are harmful to our planet. The durability of synthetic hair is only a few weeks, which makes them not a sustainable option.
30. Are HeyCurls clip-in hair extensions specifically for black women?
HeyCurls clip-in extensions are for women with curly hair, coily hair and kinky hair. Most of our clients tend to be black women or mixed race women, but we also cater to Latina women and Arabic women. Basically anyone who has curly hair, coily hair or kinky hair.