Hair Extensions (DIY)


My Sunday was spent making some DIY Hair Extensions.  At first I wasn’t so sure about it, but it is actually pretty easy and I will be making some more later this week.  I’m going to share with you how I make mine.

What You Will Need

– Hair Weft
– Hair Weaving Thread
– Hair Weaving Needle
– Snap Clips
– Scissors
– Soft Measuring tape



Steps To Make Hair Extensions

1. The great thing about DIY Hair Extensions is that you can custom fit them to you head.  So take your measurements and write them down. (*Tip A quick look on google images will show you placement guides)

2.  Open up the hair weft and measure out the size you need and than fold it over one time to make it thicker.  Once your happy with the size you can cut it.

3. Than sew the two pieces together so you keep everything cleaned and lined up.

4. Get the clips out and decide on the placement you would like and sew them on. I just sew through the two larger holes found on the snap clips.

5. Try out your creation! and make more

The one thing I noticed when looking around online is that I couldn’t find exact measurements, so I went with what worked well for my head.  I got 100g of 100% Human Hair and I was able to make 7 clip in hair extensions.  I still have some hair left, but ran out of snap clips.  Note to self I will need to run out and buy some more.  In main picture I’m wearing 3 in the back, 2 on the sides and 2 closer to the front.

For under $50 I made myself a full set 😀 not bad.  Later this week I’ll be making a blonde set of hair extensions also.  They are a great way to change up your hair style without having to make any permanent changes to your hair.

Hair Weaving Thread vs Regular Thread

I’m sure someone out there will probably feel like it’s a waste of money to buy the hair weaving thread, but if you want clip hair extensions that are going to hold up to multiple use it’s better off getting the thread made for it.  It only cost me $2.99 for a good size spool of thread.  Regular thread is too fine and I can’t see it doing the best of job.  Below you can see a comparison of the two. In the end it’s up to you though I was just sharing my 2 cents.


Happy Hair Extension making, DIY’ers  🙂

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