Hair extensions can be very costly. If you have your hair extensions installed professionally by a hair extension specialist at a salon then it can cost anywhere from $200-$2,000. Many women are not willing to spend that amount of money on hair extensions in the salon so they look to other substitutes such as buying clip in hair extensions. This may seem like a cheaper alternative and it can be if you can find clip in sets for $100-$200 but even spending this amount on hair extensions can be a bit steep for some.
The most affordable method for getting clip hair extensions is to actually make your own. Making your own clip hair extensions not only is a much cheaper alternative since it will only cost you roughly $40 but it also gives you full control on finding hair extensions that can match perfectly or very close to your natural hair color and texture. Remember that if you purchase hair extensions online you are taking a huge risk because the color may be off or the texture might not blend in well with your own natural hair. Most online retails stores also have a no refund or return policy on hair extensions once you open them. But if you cannot open the package how can you test them right next to your own hair or even feel the hair to see if it feels and behaves like real hair or if you were slipped some cheap synthetic mixture. This is why its best to make your own hair extensions. This is also a great little project that you can be proud of too.
This is a great video that teaches you step by step on how to make your own clip hair extensions.
Hair Extension Thread (available at Sally’s Beauty)
100% Human Hair Extension (You will want hair extension tracks not the loose hair extensions. This is also available at Sally’s)
Snap Hair Extension Clips (at Sally’s)