DIY Halo Hair Extensions

Let me start this off by saying that I have super thin hair. My pony tail is like a centimeter in diameter. I was not blessed with thick hair and that is why I wanted hair extensions. But, hair extensions can get expensive. Especially if you want long ones. In the past I have bought clip-in hair extensions. They were alright but after a while they hurt my head. They weren’t very comfortable. Ever since I found out about halo hair extensions, I’ve wanted some. There are no clips, just a very thin wire that you wear like a headband. It’s simple and comfortable. The price for hair extensions in the halo style is pretty steep though. It can get up to $300. I’m a student working full time, I don’t have that kind of money for fake hair. So I opted for a cheaper option and something I could do myself. My own DIY halo hair extensions.

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The extensions I decided to buy are from Cliphair in the color Light Ash Blonde, in 20 inches. Make sure you get real human hair, never buy fake. Fake is cheap but you get what you pay for. It won’t look natural and you can’t dye it, curl it, or straighten it. If you are going to be doing your own halo hair extensions then you need to purchase a weft. A weft is just a long strand of hair with no clips.

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The first thing I did was cut my weft into 6 pieces. You need to cut the weft into pieces that will fit your head. I cut 2 longer pieces and the rest smaller like the bottom row in the picture above. I sewed the 3 pieces in the picture above together to make it thick. I then sewed 2 more pieces to it.

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I used 10lb fishing line to attach to the hair wefts. It’s really thin and will not be noticed in your hair.

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I sewed the fishing line into the ends of the hair weft. Make sure that you get the size right. It took me about 10 tries to get the size right to fit my head.

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It’s easier to hang the extensions on something and then sew them.

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This is how you will place the extensions on your head. They are super easy and fast to put in since all you have to do is place one “halo” on your head.

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To blend them with your real hair, you can take a comb and pull your hair through until you can’t see the fishing line.

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Halo hair extensions are so much better than clip-ins, in my opinion. You can put them in and take them out in about a minute. Making them yourself may take some time, but it will give you a sense of accomplishment. Plus, it will leave you with some really good looking hair extensions.

Do you wear hair extensions? What is your favorite kind?

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  1. June 22, 2015 / 11:13 pm

    OH MY GOSH! The other day I was literally thinking, “I wonder if I could find a tutorial to DIY some halo extensions…” Because seriously, they are so expensive, but I’ve been wanting some for a long time because of how simple and quick they are to put on and take off. This is genius!! 🙂

    • Jenny @ Lace & Glaze
      June 22, 2015 / 11:24 pm

      Haha, glad I could help! You should defiantly make some, they are so easy to put in and take out. You can literally take them out in seconds. Lol

  2. August 27, 2015 / 9:38 am

    I purchased the halo hair extensions which arrived yesterday. I was really excited about their arrival and began applying them onto my head. I noticed that they slide off quite a bit and are pretty heavy. I am going to my hair dresser for a trim tomorrow and while I am there I am going to have her try and blend the hair with my own to make it look more natural. You were VERY SMART for not buying them and instead DIYing them!! 🙂 Great post!

  3. Steph
    March 30, 2016 / 9:33 pm

    I love this idea. So you only had to buy 1 weft? Cant wait to try this…Thanks!!!

    • Jenny Bess
      March 31, 2016 / 2:09 pm

      Thank you! Yes, I only bought one weft and cut it into smaller sections. Good luck!

  4. sheena
    October 31, 2016 / 1:36 pm

    Do you have a vlog on this? so we can see it step by step?

  5. Elaine
    November 2, 2016 / 8:59 am

    Hi Jenny, this a brilliant idea!!! What is the measure/inches for your longest piece? I”m just curious….

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