Clip in hair extensions are often much cheaper than extensions that are fused or bonded into your hair or even sewn into your hair. This is because they don’t take as much effort to put in as well as they don’t last as long as the other types of hair extensions.
Even if you have real human hair clip in extensions you will still find that they may not last as long as the extensions that are actually bonded to your hair. This is because the clip can drag them down as well as cause damage to your scalp and head if you leave them in too long as well.
Most clip in hair extensions that you can do yourself at home are actually synthetic hair, which when compared to real hair don’t last very long at all. In fact there are some cheap synthetic clip in hair extensions you can buy that only cost you a few dollars for your whole head but they may only last you one or maybe two wears.
Depending on how you care for your extensions and how often you choose to wear them, clip in extensions can last up to 3-6 months. After this time you may notice that they don’t properly clip in or they are getting too frizzy or the hair is falling out. This is especially true when it comes to synthetic hair extensions as these last significantly less than 6 months.
How Long Can You Leave Clip In Hair Extension In Your Hair?
When it comes to clip in hair extensions it is recommended that you don’t wash the hair as this can easily ruin the extensions and make them unwearable after a very short period of time.
This means that you should only leave your clip in hair extensions in your hair in between your washes.This may mean taking your extensions out every day or two to wash your hair and then putting them back in.
Some stylist even recommend that you don’t sleep in your extensions if you want to keep them looking nice and not frizzy or ratty. As you sleep the hair can pull away from the clip or comb making them thin out a bit. Your hair can also become tangled up in the clip and you may wake up to a tangled mess that can’t be tamed without removing the extensions.
Also, keep in mind that any type of heat source on the hair extensions can ruin the hair and it should never be used on synthetic hair extensions.
If you want to keep your clip in hair extensions looking nice for months or even longer, I would recommend you take them out at night or at the very least in between your shampoos.
Removing the clip in hair extensions every day also helps to promote healthy hair and prevent damage to your own hair as well.
If you got your clip in hair extensions done professionally and you want to keep them in for a longer period of time I would definitely take caution and ask your hair stylist the best way to take care of them so they last longer. Usually clip in hair extensions are not meant to be worn for a long period of time but instead you should use fused or bonded hair extensions if you want to keep them in more than a few days.