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Natural Hair & Kinky Clip Ins Q&A

3rd April 2015
Kinky Clip Ins

Natural Hair & Kinky Clip Ins Q&A

Experimenting with different styles is something everyone does but when it comes to trying clip ins it can be a little tricky especially when it comes to finding them. I tried to do a lot of research on this before and I couldn’t find much. Luckily I’ve been wearing clip ins for almost three months now and what I’ve found is that there are a few things worth pointing out that aren’t so obvious. Here are some tips on finding, and correctly matching kinky clip ins.

What Curl Pattern?

Clip ins will most likely be presented in a bundle of hair, if this is the case go for the curl patter that your hair can achieve i.e. how you hair looks after a twist out take down. If you’re looking for a less defined look so that you won’t have to worry about blending go for a bundle that has defined ends and densely compacted hair with little visible curls or an afro textured bundle.

Different lengths = Different Hairstyles

Take into account the kinkiness of the hair and that it is susceptible to shrinkage. I bought a bag of 12 inch and 14 inch hair but in person they looked more like 10 and 12 inch hair. If you’re looking for at least arm length hair I suggest going with 24 inches and up. If you’re wanting a shoulder length curly fro a bag of 12 and 14 inch hair is ideal and for a fuller TWA 10 inch hair.

Where Do I Find Them?

Kinky clip ins aren’t the easiest to find but there are several online businesses owned by naturals who sell them. They’re great quality but most that I’ve seen are a bit pricey but are more than likely exactly what you’re looking for. A couple of good one’s are Curl Sistas and Heat Free Hair. For the natural that is looking for quality on a budget, there are several other sites that carry these clip ins. I found mine on ebay by searching “kinky clip ins”, I was suspicious but it was great quality hair and would buy from them again. This is a market after all simply find the one offering good hair at competitive prices.

For Full Looking Shapely Hair

If you’re wanting a look that has a lot of body buying hair at different lengths is ideal. If you want a full looking fro then buying a bundle that is two inches shorter than your other bundle is key. When you think about it the fullest looking natural hair has layers galore that give it that distinctive afro shape.

How Much Do I Need?

If you’re looking for a full head of hair then buying two bags/bundles is definitely necessary. It’s not one of those things that you might be able to pull off without that second lot, trust me!

Does A Person’s Natural Hair Length Matter?

Yes and no, these clip ins have tiny clips on the weft that can attach to almost anything. What needs to brought into length configuration is if your natural hair when wet can cover the weft of the track. I’d say if your hair length is just above your ears then you can definitely wear clip ins. (10 inch hair really does compliment a TWA)

Texture Does Matter

When shopping for hair pay attention to how soft in appearance the hair is. One thing I’d change about my clip ins is the texture. My hair blends the best with the clip ins after a fresh wash and l.o.c method which is frustrating at times. Natural hair doesn’t appear soft in texture so avoid hair that looks soft and overly shiny.

What To Avoid

Soft hair textures, shiny hair textures and shady looking websites. That’s why I chose to buy my clip ins through ebay at least with this company if there are any issues you can dispute them and expect quality due to regulations.

Keyword Searches

Kinky clip ins, afro clip ins, curly clip ins (for my looser curled ladies).

How Long Do They Last?

As long as you’re willing to take care of them, much like you’re hair they’ll need moisture and light detangling. These clip ins do require work.

Hairstyling Methods That Really Blend

Two strand twist (all sizes), flat twist, three strand twist and braids

Are They Right For Me?

If you’re looking for a semi low maintenance hairstyle that you won’t mind putting in a little work for then yes they’re right for you.

When I was searching for my clip ins these are things that I really wanted to know but couldn’t find simply because there isn’t much information being shared to go on at the moment. Hopefully these helpful hints will aid you in your search! If want a reference for the company I bought mine from send me a message and I’ll post a link!

Kinky/Curly Clip Ins

Kinky Clip Ins From Ebay

 

 

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