How to Fit a One Piece Clip in Extension

by Gary Howe
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How To Fit a One Piece Clip In Extension

One Piece Clip-in extensions have grown in popularity in recent years, in this article we'll dive into the best fitting method for a One Piece with tips and tricks for an amazing finish.

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What are One Piece Hair Extensions?

One Piece Clip-in extensions are a popular and convenient method of adding length and volume to your natural hair. Unlike traditional Human Hair Clip-in sets, which consist of multiple human hair pieces, One Piece Clip-ins are designed to be worn as a single piece that easily clips into your hair. This makes them incredibly easy to install and remove, making them ideal for those new to hair extensions or simply looking for a quick and temporary look update. One Piece Extensions can be made from real hair or synthetic fibres. Stranded One Piece extensions are made from a Clever Fibre-which is our unique fibre designed to imitate the natural look and feel of real hair.

  • Benefits of Wearing One Piece Hair Extensions
  • Choosing the Right One Piece Hair Extension
  • Fitting the One Piece Hair Extensions
  • How To Fit a One Piece Video
  • Making Your One Piece Work In Hair Type: Short or Thin Hair
  • Making Your One Piece Extension Work In Hair Type: Thick or Blunt Hair
  • Heated Styling Tools for One Piece Extensions
  • How to Remove a One Piece Clip In Extension
  • Aftercare Tips for Maintaining Healthy Locks

Benefits of Wearing One Piece Hair Extensions

Extra volume and glamour in minutes

These versatile extensions provide an easy and convenient way to achieve the hair of your dreams in just minutes. Whether you wear your hair up or down, no one will be able to tell that you're wearing extensions. They are often a cheaper alternative to real hair extensions while offering the same characteristics. 

Using a One Piece Clip-in hair extension is easy

Unlike other types of extensions like micro ring, tape, and weft extensions that require professional installation, these extensions can be clipped in at home without any fuss. This makes them especially appealing for customers with fine hair, as they can instantly add natural-looking volume to their locks.

Pre-styled hair extensions

They are easy to use and come pre-styled, allowing you to achieve the perfect look for any occasion. So whether you're new to hair extensions or a seasoned pro, One Piece Clip in extensions are a must-have accessory.

Choosing the Right One Piece Hair Extension

Colour matching

Before purchasing your One Piece Extension you want to make sure your colour match is perfect. At Stranded Hair Group, we offer free expert colour-matching through a dedicated page on our website. We are proud to have a 99% accuracy rate with our colour-matching experts, Emma & Alex, and offer free returns and exchanges on all our products, should you not be happy with the result.

Selecting the Length and Volume That Best Suits Your Hair Type

When it comes to One Piece Clip in hair extensions, there are various options available in terms of length and volume. Stranded One Piece Extensions come in 2 lengths 16" & 20" and have 4 styles available Straight, Curly, Flicky and Wand Wave.

Purchasing the right tools to fit One Piece hair extensions

Before you begin fitting your One Piece Clip In hair extensions, there are a few steps you need to take in order to ensure a seamless and successful application. Firstly and secondly, gather all the necessary tools you will need, such as a tail comb, hair clips, and a brush. We recommend a Stranded Smooth Finish Extension Brush so it can be used after you've installed the extension.

Fitting the One Piece Hair Extensions

Preparation before fitting a One Piece Extension

Make sure that your natural hair is clean and dry. It's best to wash and condition your hair the day before fitting to ensure it is free from any excess oils or product build-up

Step 1: Prepare Your Hair

Before fitting the clip-in extension, make sure your hair is clean, dry, and free from any tangles or knots. Use a tail comb to create a horizontal parting at the back of your head from ear to ear. Clip the rest of your hair up and out of the way.


Step 2 : Open up all the clips


Step 3: Position the One Piece Extension

Starting from the centre, secure it to your natural hair, as close to the root as possible. Snap the clip shut, making sure it is tight enough to hold the extension in place, but not too tight to cause discomfort. If you have chosen to add more than one clip-in, repeat the above steps until each piece has been attached, with roughly an inch between each one.

Step 4: Blend and Style

Once the extension is securely clipped in, un-clip the top section of your hair and gently brush through all of the hair to blend the extensions.Using clip-in, One Piece extensions is a great way of adding volume and style to your look, and by following these simple steps they can be easy to attach too.

TOP TIP: To ensure the perfect hold, don't forget to tease a small section of hair before attaching the clips of your fabulous One Piece extension. This nifty trick will keep those clips locked in place, guaranteeing a flawless look!

How To Fit a One Piece Video

Check out the step-by-step video guide to applying for a One Piece hair extension. Morgan wears her confidence using a 20" Curly One Piece however the same application applies to all the extensions in our One Piece collection

Making Your One Piece Work In Hair Type: Short or Thin Hair

Working with short or thin hair can present some challenges when fitting a One Piece Clip-in extension, but with the right techniques, you can achieve a seamless and natural look.
 If your hair is short and thin, I'd suggest choosing the 16" length One Piece for a more believable-looking result., I'd also recommend positioning the One Piece slightly lower to ensure you have enough hair to cover the seam of the extension.

Making Your One Piece Extension Work In Hair Type: Thick or Blunt Hair

Working with thick hair when fitting a one-piece clip-in extension requires some additional steps to ensure a secure and seamless blend.

Here's a quick tip to help you achieve the perfect fit: For thick, bluntly cut hair you may need to conceal some of your blunt ends which may peep through. I'd suggest pinning up a small section of your hair at the nape of the neck to reduce the thickness of your hair and create a more natural-looking blend.

For thick hair, we sometimes recommend an additional one piece to be fitted to create a seamless blend.

Heated Styling Tools for One Piece Extensions

When it comes to One Piece Clip in hair extensions, heated styling tools can be a game-changer. They allow you to effortlessly blend your extensions with your natural hair, create stunning hairstyles, and achieve the desired look with ease.

Curly & Wand Wave Styles

You will need a curler or wand to use on your own natural hair to match the style of the one piece. We don't recommend using straighteners on the One Piece Curly as it will be hard to recreate the original style once straightened. You can maintain the style of the Curly One Piece with heated tongs.

Flicky Style

If your hair finishes at the same length as the extension you may need to use a heated tool to create flicks in your own hair. If your hair finishes shorter before the flicks on the extensions your hair will blend in perfectly.

Straight Style

The Straight One Piece can be straightened with straighteners at a maximum temperature of 180 degrees.

How to Remove a One Piece Clip In Extension

Follow these steps to ensure a smooth removal process without causing any damage to your natural hair.

  • Prep: Make sure your hair is dry and gently detangled to prevent any unnecessary pulling or tugging. It's also recommended to have a tail comb or a similar tool handy for assistance during the removal process.
  • Locate the clips: Identify the location of the extension clips by feeling for them underneath your hair.
  • Release the clips: Use your thumb and index finger to gently press and release the clips. Do this for each clip in a slow and controlled manner to avoid any hair breakage.
  • Slide out the extension: Once the clips are released, carefully slide the extension out from underneath your natural hair. Take your time and be gentle to prevent any tangling or knotting.
  • Detangle: After removing the extension, thoroughly comb through your hair to remove any tangles that may have occurred during the removal process.

By following these steps and taking necessary precautions, you can safely remove a One Piece Clip-in extension without causing any damage to your natural hair. Remember to be gentle and patient throughout the entire process.

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Aftercare Tips for Maintaining Healthy Locks

To ensure your One Piece Clip-in hair extensions stay healthy and last longer, it is essential to follow a proper aftercare routine. Here are some tips for maintaining healthy locks after fitting One Piece Clip-in extensions:

Brushing Techniques:

Use a wide-toothed comb or a tail comb to gently detangle your extensions from ends to roots. Start at the ends and work your way up to avoid damaging the hair.

Washing and Conditioning:

When washing avoid scrubbing the hair with shampoo, this could cause excessive tangling, instead gently massage the shampoo in.

Frequency of Washing:

Wash your One Piece Clip-in extensions every 8-10 wears, or as needed. Overwashing can lead to dryness and damage and the piece to become tangled.

Nightime care:

Before Bed always remove your One Piece extension. It's quick and easy to remove and prevents a world of problems. Our packaging doubles up nicely as a storage box for your One Piece.