The Basics on How to Apply & Remove Hair Extensions

The Basics on How to Apply & Remove Hair Extensions
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Women all over the world have fallen in love with hair extensions, using them to add the desired volume, length, color, and style to their hair and avoid coloring and styling damage to their natural hair. However, a simple question women face includes whether or not it is possible to apply and remove hair extensions by themselves, or whether they need professional help for the purpose.
According to professional hair stylists, applying and removing hair extensions is not a difficult process and you can do it yourself once you know how to do it. However, this is limited to a few extension styles. Here is a closer look at how you can apply and remove hair extensions by yourself.

Clip-In Hair Extensions

Clip On Hair Extensions


1. Divide your hair into sections and clip them all to your head, leaving only the hair section closest to your neck.

2. Tease and backcomb your hair roots and follow with a hairspray.

3. Start by clipping the right clip into the roots of your hair before moving on to the left and the middle clip.

4. Release another section of your hair, ensuring it is a minimum of an inch above the hair section you added the extensions to. This will allow your natural hair to cover the extensions you added earlier.

5. Add as many extensions as you want, leaving enough hair every time to fall over the extensions.

6. In case you want to add extensions to the corner of your hair, install it a minimum of 3-4 inches above your ears to enjoy a natural look.


1. Place you thumbs on either side of the top of the clip and your index fingers right beneath your thumbs.
2. Use your thumbs to pull the clip downwards and your index fingers to exert an outward pressure to open the clip.

3. Once the clip has been opened, lift these away from your hair.

4. Make sure to use gentle motions so you do not pull out your natural hair in the process.

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Tape-In Hair Extensions

Brazilian Tape In Hair Extensions


1. Divide your hair into sections and pin these to your head, leaving the bottom section open.

2. Place these extensions in your hair at roughly half an inch from the root; it gives you the freedom to style your hair without applying any pressure on the roots.

3. After you attach the first extension, lift it and clip it to the hair already pinned.

4. Take the 2nd hair extension and press it against the clipped hair extension you already have. Now, the 2 tape in extensions are glued together with your natural hair between them.

5. Follow with the remaining extensions, ensuring that you leave a distance of half an inch between the two sets.


1. After you locate the tapes, apply an adequate quantity of the remover over these.

2. You can also use remover-soaked fingertips to remove the tapes. Once soaked with the remover, they loosen and fail to stick to each other. This allows you to easily pull the extension hair slowly off in a down ward motion.

3. To take care of any residue on your hair, apply a little remover to the surface.

4. Do not attempt to take the second extension out until you have completely removed the first one.

5. After taking them all off, wash your hair with a glue removing shampoo to wash away the any residue.

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Pre-bonded Extensions

Brazilian Pre Bonded Hair Extensions


Because, pre-bonded extensions use keratin glue to attach the extensions to your natural hair, installing and removing the extensions may seem a little trickier. Fortunately, it is not. Here is how to install and remove them from your hair:
1. Divide your hair in sections and keep your fusion tool ready.

2. Pin the hair sections, leaving the bottom section open.

3. Grab the hair section you wish to attach the extension to and place the glue tip of the extensions at the underside of the hair. Ensure you do this at a distance of about half an inch from the scalp using your forefinger and thumb.

4. Place the fusion tool against the hair strands and the glue tip of the extension and let the heat melt the glue

5. Concentrate on the glue melting sound. Once you this sound disappear, remove the heating tool and roll your hair together with the help of your thumb and index finger.

6. Repeat the process with the rest of your hair


1. Locate the keratin bonds and remember where they are.

2. Put some oil on your finger and slowly rub the bond without exerting any kind of pressure on the hair.

3. Use a wide toothed comb to comb where the keratin holds the hair and extensions together.

4. Apply a keratin glue remover to the bonds and follow with the comb to remove the bond.

5. Once you remove the first bond, move to the next and repeat

Micro-Link Extensions

Brazilian Micro Link Hair Extensions


As the name suggests, micro-link extensions use small links to attach the extensions to your hair. Unlike your regular glue or clip varieties, this type can be really tricky. As such, try to have a friend help you the first time. You will need the micro links, extension pliers, and a pulling needle to install micro-link extensions. Here’s how:
1. Section your hair and hold the link to insert the pulling needle through it.

2. Use the pulling needle to take a section of your hair and pull these through the link.

3. Insert the extension through the link and follow with the extension pliers, helping you secure the extension with your natural hair.


Before removing the micro link extensions, you need to know where you placed them because they now have to open the pliers in the other direction. All you have to do is locate the rings, open them slowly, and release your hair, carefully pulling the ink out.

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