Clips Ins As A Protective Style?

Clips Ins As A Protective Style

I’d like to think that my hair journey has made me a bit adventurous. I’ve learned to try out different styles, color rinses and am even on the road to texlaxed.

One thing I’ve always wanted to try, but couldn’t conjure up the spirit for is a sew in weave. There’s something about not being able to get to my scalp for months that imparts fear in me. I feel like I’d be trapped.

I’ve experimented with braids with extensions before and the difference there is that I did them myself meaning I wouldn’t feel obligated to keep them in for too long because the hair is reasonably priced and I don’t have to pay for labor costs. Plus, I still had plenty of access to my scalp.

However, since I am not skilled enough to do my own sew in and netting will be a direct barrier between my scalp and I there is no getting around said fear…or so I thought. Who would have thought that clip ins could be used in basically the same way as a sew in?

It turns out that this is a great protective style that will still allow you the versatility to wear your hair down (like a sew in) but with the added plus of being able to take them out and tend to your hair on wash day as usual.

Although Missy Lynn in the video below used a cap you could also braid your hair in rows and attach the clips onto the braids that way. Plus, like she mentioned, clips ins are super easy to make at home meaning you can customize them to your own head!


With winter rapidly approaching this will be a great way to protect my ends from the cold while still rocking some of the styles I love. Check out the video below by Missy Lynn

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About Ashleigh Nelson


I am Ashleigh Nelson a journalism student at Northwestern University and a part-time hair fanatic. My hair journey began at the beginning of my college career because I decided that it was time for me to finally learn how to gain and maintain healthy hair. The past two years have had ups and downs, but I have learned so much along the way. And now I am here to share my experiences and knowledge with everyone!

About Ashleigh Nelson


I am Ashleigh Nelson a journalism student at Northwestern University and a part-time hair fanatic. My hair journey began at the beginning of my college career because I decided that it was time for me to finally learn how to gain and maintain healthy hair. The past two years have had ups and downs, but I have learned so much along the way. And now I am here to share my experiences and knowledge with everyone!

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Amana Johnson

Wait she put a cap on her hair then added clip ins? Am i seeing the pic clearly

Lisa Dennis Carter

Looks nice

Andrea Simpson-Jones

I had a client who constantly uses clip-in’s and they have broken her hair off terribly. I think the little metal combs that snap to your natural hair basically tend to saw through your strands. And regarding sew-in’s, I use them all the time as a protective style but I don’t use a net because I like to have access to my scalp also. That way, I can still spray my natural oils on my scalp and massage it..

Kristin Patrick

That is good to know regarding the breakage because I use clip-in’s sometimes.

Pebbles Pochahontas Fontenot

I wear clip ins but what in the world is the cap and the hair wrap for ???!

Kristin Patrick

I was wondering the samething I was thinking so you do not have to clip to your actual hair maybe.

Dominique McKinnon

That looks more like a half wig…

MissyLynn
MissyLynn

its prevents the combs from pulling your hair out. 🙂

Lianaa Lee

I use clip ins but without the cap or wrapping my hair I just put them in while my hair is out it makes my hair more manageable ( its layered & shoulder length) but I put it into a ponytail or two twists & the back out or a simple braid

Edu Umoh

That’s a half wig

MissyLynn
MissyLynn

its not a half wig. it’s clip ins. 🙂

Missy Living

its clip ins love.

Shan M Rich

Her name is MissyLynn she’s on youtube, && that’s how she does her clip ins, she has a video on it.. its not a half wig!!

Tracey Cole

May have to try this.

Brittany Nicole

Never thought about wearing weaves as a protective style but think I’ll try it. Looks easy

Nicole DeBoes-Austin Misscoko

Ok nw I get it…she added the clip ins through the cap lol

Jess Cotton

How can you use clip ins with a cap, the caption is all wrong. Besides when I used clip ins they broke my hair off so much. Never again!!

Missy Living

watch the video babe. its possible.

Debbie Reynolds

Looks nice!

Tosha Alston-Barnett

Wow its like magic unbeweavable.

Marsha Buchanan

Good one Tosha very clever indeed .

Angela Amos

Great video girl. Makes it very easy for a girl to get her hair done easily, quickly and without breaking the bank.

Bree Mcnutt

I think I wanna try this next..

Brittany Howtolove Warfield

Where can I get sum clip ins at

Sheena Mullins

Looks good

Shea Sapp

This is cute!

Antonia Williams

Wow! That’s slick! Lol

Frances Suggs

Hey MissyLynn!

Katrina Stoutmire

Yess the video is a MUST WATCH!!! This is an AWESOME low-maitenance hair style. I have clips ive bought 2 years ago and have not worn them yet. after watching this video i will now 🙂 Weekend hair style here weave come, LOL :* Thx Lady 😉 Wink!

Jelann UltimateLifeform Mitchner

♡ it!

Teara McKentie

Missy Living u did it again booboo yaaaaaaaay!!!!!

MissyLynn
MissyLynn

Thank you for liking the concept! it’s totally helped my hair grow out! Subscribe to my youtube channel to come along the journey youtube.com/missylynn and follow me on IG & Twitter– @Start2FinishMUA

Joy Avery

I agree with Ms. Cotton, my clip ins weren’t the truth for my hair. Bit it’s cute on the model.

Takeisha Jeffrie

You can keep your side

LeeCynthia Franklin

Weakens hair roots

Bianka Chavez

Thank you Sabrina Honeycloud ❤️

Fulani Yira

Oh, so that is what we calling it now “protective”, lmao! I didn’t know our hair needed to be protected with fake white hair, lmao!

Olivia Hall

Love it she’s so beautiful! !!

Charlotte M M Vines-Greene

The cap is to keep your hair from getting loose under the wig and sliding out of the edges of the wig. As for the metal hair clip-ins they actually cut African American girls hair right off where they are clipped in, from the weight of the hair attached and God knows what ever else is done to the hair while the clip-ins are attached.

Charlotte M M Vines-Greene

You can take the wig off every night and at times when you need too, especially when you’re going to the gym.

Divachyk @Relaxed Thairapy

Very cute – love the idea.

Ray Mooring II

I sub to her on YouTube. Unless you make your own clip ins. It’s expensive.

Celina MarKita

Missy!!!

Savannah Simmons

I already do mines like this

Kari Fousheé

Let try it together when I get home!! We can make them.

Courtney Payne

I wear clip ins a I’m wearing then in my profile pic. Sometimes I braid my hair and clip them in on top of the braids.

LaShaun Whichard

I used to wear clip ins all the time during my transition and i made them myself

Cristen Moore

One of my favorite protective styles..I make mine… buy your hair as usual ….I buy thread needle and clips from Sally’s ..

Rachelle Wilson

What kind of clips do u use

Tina White

nice

Katrina Mogul Ellis

Educated Lady I had one of those.♥ it

Ronda Ridley

Hmmm! I learn something new to me and thank you

Paige Johnson

I was thinking about those…. LOL

Carmella McCoy

Um. Several steps seem to be missing.

Wanda Fowler

I like this idea! So easy to do!

Placida Do Carmo
Vedejah Scroggins

It was pretty I like them

TN Ralston

Clip-ins are great for switching up your style in minutes..it’s super easy. no sewing… no glue
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