Better Length contacted me to test out their natural hair clip in extensions. I was really excited. I have never tested out clip ins on my hair. Ever. So, I said yes! I sat in a chair by the door and waited for them to arrive. They arrived and I was still really excited. I opened the package and stroked the hair. Still. So. Excited. I washed and conditioned the hair. Beyond excited. I braided my hair. Okay, the excitement waned a little. Corn-rowing my hair is literally torture. Once, I was done with the braids, I got excited. I sat in the bathroom in a chair and waited for them to dry. Did I tell y’all I was excited? Well, I was excited. They took one million years to dry. Once, they were dry and I was ready to attach them to my hair. I said “Oh, Crap”. I have to do some work and actually get these things to blend with my natural hair. Oh. Oh. Oh. No. It was not as difficult as I expected. It was actually pretty easy. I was just so excited, I forgot there was going to take a little work to pull these off.
What did I do?
I watched a butt load of Youtube videos. That’s what I did. Youtube is an infinite resource for all things related to all things. A lot of videos suggested doing a twist out on my hair to blend in with the clip ins. I know my hair pretty well and I knew that a twist out was not going to work. So I opted for a braid out. I added some shea butter to my hair to help give it some shine because my hair is naturally pretty dull. I braided my hair with the clip ins and let it set overnight. The next morning, I unbraided with a little oil on my fingers. Then, I sent some pictures to my friends to see if I had pulled it off. This was a team effort y’all. Friends said it looked good. YES!
The video below was brought to you in part by Better Length and Nicole & Toya. Let me know what you think. Have you ever tried natural hair clip ins? I am actually really excited to try some more styles with this hair.