When you have natural hair extensions there are a few in-expensive tools and products which can be vital in aiding you during your natural hair clip-in journey.
Check out our short but sweet blog post, where we fill you in on our top 5 must-have tools and products for rocking your clip-ins.
1. Leave-in Conditioner
We all know that one girl with perfect hair, not a strand out of place, regardless of the weather or humidity.
Spoiler alert: Behind that perfect hair-do is a lot of leave-in conditioner. We already know that natural hair requires great hydration to look it’s best and our natural hair clip-ins are no different.
Leave-in conditioners will help to mitigate any shedding of your clip-ins, help to tame flyaway hairs and fend off tangling all whilst keeping your clip-ins moisturised and bouncy! The good news is whatever conditioner you use for your natural hair will likely be suitable for our clip-ins too, so there’s no need for you to fork out extra cash on several different leave-in conditioners.
2. Headscarves and Hair Wraps
Incredibly versatile the headscarf can be used day or night to help keep your locks looking fresh. Not only can headscarves and hair wraps be used to protect your hairstyle and prevent tangling when you sleep but they’re also great for styling in the day. They can help diversify your style, add a splash of colour or disguise clips in the wefts if necessary.
*We advise slippery, smooth material such as silk for your headscarf and wraps as this will help to reduce friction and damage, and will be the safest choice for your tresses.
3. Spray Bottle
Easily overlooked, the spray bottle is perfect for those finger detangling sessions. You can buy spray bottles cheaply online or simply reuse one you have lying around the house already!
To detangle your clip-ins:
- Fill your spray bottle with water.
- Pour in a few teaspoons of your favourite conditioner or oil.
- Shake the spray bottle to mix well and spritz hair as required.
- Rake your fingers through and gently work through any tough knots.
4. Satin Hair Extension Storage Bag
To preserve your clip-ins and keep them in tip-top shape for longer you’ll want to invest in a secure place to store them.
A satin hair extension bag is the perfect accessory to store and protect your clip-ins after usage. The bag can also double as a perfect travel companion helping you keep your extensions pristine even on the longest, most arduous journeys.
It also helps to:
- Reduces knots and tangles
- Preserves the quality of your extensions
- Are perfect for travelling
5. Natural Oil
Natural oils form an important part of many women’s hair care regimens and usage needn’t stop when it comes to caring for your clip-ins.
Oils keep our hair healthy and fabulous looking and this doubles for our clip-ins too. Natural oils are great for adding shine and lustre to your clip-ins and as mentioned before can be used to help with detangling hair due to their amazing lubrication.
Hopefully, armed with our top product picks caring for your clip-ins will be easy as pie, no matter where you are in your natural hair journey. If you have any tips or great products that have been working for you and your clip-ins be sure to let us know in the comments below and help spread the word!