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What are the differences between Clip-In and Semi-Permanent Hair Extensions?Updated 2 months ago

Clip-In Hair Extensions:

Clip-in hair extensions are a temporary solution that can be easily attached and removed from your natural hair. These extensions come in wefts or sections with small clips attached, which can be snapped open and closed to secure them in place. Available in various lengths, colors, and textures, clip-in extensions allow you to achieve different styles and looks. They are perfect for special occasions or when you want to add length and volume to your hair for a short period of time. With proper care, clip-in extensions can be reused multiple times.

Semi-Permanent Hair Extensions:

Semi-permanent hair extensions, also known as bonded or tape-in extensions, are designed for longer-term wear. They are attached to your natural hair using methods such as adhesive tape or bonding agents, and are typically applied by a professional hairstylist. These extensions blend seamlessly with your natural hair and can last for several weeks or months, depending on the type of extension and your hair's growth rate. Semi-permanent extensions offer a more natural look since they are attached close to the scalp and require regular maintenance, including adjustments or repositioning as your hair grows.

Types of Hair Extensions We Carry:

Temporary Extensions (Last 3-6 months to over a year):

  • Clip-Ins: These extensions can be worn for a day and removed at night. They can be installed and reinstalled in seconds by yourself.

Semi-Permanent/Permanent Extensions (Last 3-12 months, require professional installation):

  • Tape-Ins: Use a tape-like adhesive to adhere to the hair.
  • Weave Weft: Applied using a sew-in or beaded method.
  • I-Tip: Uses a copper loop bead clamped onto the hair (no heat or glue required).
  • K-Tip: Uses a heating element to bond keratin to the hair (heat required).


Clip-in extensions are temporary and can be self-installed, while semi-permanent extensions offer longer-lasting solutions that require professional application. The choice between temporary and semi-permanent extensions depends on how long you want to wear them and your styling preferences.

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