Kinky straight clip on hair extensions resemble very curly hair (usually but not exclusively type 4 hair) that has been blow dried straight as opposed to flat ironed straight.
The slightly curious element for the kinky straight texture found in clip in hair extensions is that they tend to have very visible kinks (hair weave and lace wigs have a straighter appearance and the kinks are softer).
As they are made from human hair you can get your flat irons out and straighten the texture further.
Blending your clip in hair extensions is important when trying to achieve an authentic look. If you have naturally curly hair that you’ve blow dried straight or worn in plaits to reduce the coils, you’ll be able to blend it with your kinky straight clip in hair extensions.
The more texture (curly) your natural
growth hair was before straightening, the more likely it is that it will
blend with Kinky straight clip hair extensions.
Kinky straight clip hair extensions are available as single wefts which can be as narrow as 1 inch and wider wefts which can be up to 9 inches. The smaller wefts are usually worn at the sides of the head and the larger ones at the back (ear to ear)
Kinky straight clip in hair extensions are also available in multi width sets (multi what now!? Read on and all will be explained).
Sets usually have a minimum of seven wefts of varying widths and can have as many as 12 wefts per set. These multi width sets are also available in a variety of densities (weights).
Hair (weft) Densities… Wefts also come in different weights (densities). The larger clips are frequently available in different (weights) densities, so you have the choice of buying a single 9” piece that weighs 100g or 9” piece that weighs about 40g and you can check out images of this here..
Kinky straight clip in hair aficionados (or newbies who’ve read any of our other articles on clip in hair extension textures) will no doubt know that Kinky straight clip hair extensions are available in lengths from 8 to 28 inches.
Being an aficionado, you’ll know that longer lengths can be found… but that you have to... well... er… find them; and that ain’t always so easy!
Kinky straight aficionados will know already know about the quirk with colours for kinky straight clip in hair extensions.
The fact is that the range of colour options readily available is quite limited in comparison to other textures for clip in hair extensions
The colours most widely available are browns and blacks.
The lack of colour options is compensated by the fact that the majority of kinky straight hair extensions can be dyed (although this frequently means lifting the colour first to achieve colours like blondes and coppers).
Check out Peruke’s Caring For Clip In Hair Extensions Guide and cast your eyes over these top five tips to get started.
1. Wash your clip hair extensions with a shampoo designed for dry or chemically treated hair.
2. Deep condition or use a leave-in conditioner to repair and strengthen the hair
3. Seal in moisture by applying nourishing hair oils to damp hair.
4. Prevent the hair from becoming dry by using a moisturizer without mineral oils.
5. Whenever you wash the hair
extensions, detangle before washing and at the end of washing (before
That's the whole kit and caboodle for Kinky straight clip in hair extensions!
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