Step by Step Guide
How To Install Ponytail Hair Extensions
Preparation: To use a clip-in ponytail, start by putting your natural hair into a ponytail. The ponytail's position and height are up to you—whether you prefer it high or low. Use a hairbrush to make your hair smooth, without tangles or bumps. Secure the natural ponytail firmly with a strong hair elastic band. This tight hold creates a solid foundation for the clip-in ponytail.
Placement: Take your clip-in ponytail extension and prepare to place it. At the base of these extensions, there's typically a comb or clip. You'll want to slide this comb or clip into the top part of your natural ponytail. For added security, aim to tuck it right under the elastic band that's holding your natural ponytail. This will help to ensure the extension stays secure and won't slip throughout the day.
Securing: After successfully inserting the comb or clip into your natural ponytail, the next step is to wrap the clip-in ponytail hair extension around your natural one. This process should be done as tightly as possible. The tightness helps the clip-in blend with your natural hair, appearing as one seamless ponytail. Most clip-in ponytails have a strip of Velcro attached; make sure to connect these Velcro parts to secure the extension firmly.
Finishing touches: Once the velcro is secure, you'll have a tail part of the extension left. This extra bit of hair should be wrapped around the base of your ponytail, disguising the Velcro strip and the base of the extension, and making the ponytail look more natural. To make sure this part stays in place, twist the ends and use bobby pins to secure it. The pins should be tucked in and hidden, preserving the illusion of a natural ponytail.
Styling: You now have a full, voluminous ponytail, but you can go one step further and style it to your liking. If you want a sleek, straight look, you can use a straightener. If you want loose waves or curls, a curling iron will do the job. Always remember to use a heat protectant on your extensions before styling, as this will help maintain their longevity and quality. Whether you decide to style before or after attaching the ponytail will depend on the look you're aiming for and the nature of your extensions.
Remember, practice makes perfect. Don't be discouraged if your first few attempts are less than perfect. With time and experience, you'll be able to attach and style your clip-in ponytail like a pro.