How to Use Clips for Curly Hair

Life is not easy when you have curly hair and don’t know how to style it. However, if you learn how to use clips, everything becomes a paradise.

In this article, I tell you everything I know about how you can use clips for your curly hair to make it look beautiful and voluminous.

If you don’t want to miss out, keep reading. Don’t miss all the tips I have for you!

Find the Best Clips

No clip curling can be complete if you don’t find great clips for the amazing hairstyle you want to pull off.

In other words, you need to make sure you buy the best clips for your hair. If you don’t, you risk not getting the results you wish.

Likewise, when you choose your clips, remember the number of clips you need solely depends on your hair density and the volume you want to achieve.

Every type of clip has its advantages and disadvantages. For example, vinyl clips are smooth, whereas others could be better for longer hair.

In sum, to find the perfect clips, you should examine all the different ones out there and see how they work for you.

However, another amazing option is to get different types! I have some vinyl clips and some metal ones. They’re only a good way to experiment with your hair. Besides, they’re also great if you want to achieve various looks.

Get Ready!

If you have your hair clips, then it’s time you get ready to roll (almost literally). The thing about hair clipping is that you need to make sure your curls are wet to achieve the best results, so get in the shower!

Instead of wetting your hair, you can also apply your favorite product to ensure it’s perfectly moisturized. Likewise, you can use a mixture of conditioners with water and it can also work wonderfully.

After your hair is wet, you have to look in the mirror (Hello, Beautiful!) and identify where your curls start to fall flat. Then, it’s time to take action.

Time to Change Things Up

I don’t want you to panic, but you need to change your parting. Don’t worry! It’s only for a little bit of time. However, you have to do it if you want to ensure maximum volume.

When you have curly hair, your curls flatten more when you lean to the side of your parting. However, if you change it, you add a whole new layer of volume to experiment with.

Therefore, to use clips, change your parting and section your hair into small pieces. Try to choose pieces that are the same size as your curls so you don’t disturb their natural curve.

Insert the Clips

After picking out your beautiful curls, you need to start inserting the clips. If you’ve never done this before, it might be tricky. Nonetheless, as time goes on, you can become a complete curl master.

Pick your clip and make sure it’s not flat. Position it on the section so it’s sideways, and secure it correctly. If you put it very near your root, you can feel it is much safer and stable.

When you’re starting, you might not know how to properly use both of your hands. As you become experienced, you can learn how to switch them. For example, if you’re clipping the hair on the left side of your head, you can use your right hand, and vice versa.

Another very important tip is leaning to one side when you’re clipping your hair. This can make the process much easier, and even give you more beautiful curls.

Play with Your Rows

Now that you got the first part of the clipping off the way, you can start playing around with your rows.

Once your crown is complete, you get to decide how many curls you get, and how thick you want them to be. In other words, you can use your rows to make your hairstyle different.

If you create more rows, you get a rounder, fluffier hair; but if you create less, you get a wavier appearance. See? It’s all up to you?

I prefer having lots of curls in my daily look, and some beach waves when I go out on the weekends or have something special to do.

The best thing about having curly hair is that you can play around with it! Clipping your curls gives you even more options, so take advantage of it and have an amazing look wherever you go!

Bonus Tips

When you’re a hair clipping pro, you gain some experience and can share a few tips here and there. I’m going to share all of that with you right now.

An amazing tip I learned some time ago is the “triceratops clipping.” I can imagine your face is just like mine was a few months back. This type of clipping consists of holding your hair in three big sections: one on top of your hair, and one on each side.

If you have soft curls, this will increase your hair volume at the roots and give you beautiful waves.

Another tip I have for you is to use two clips for extreme volume. To go for a super voluminous look, just take two clips and pin them making an “X” shape. After a while, you can have a hairdo with the best curls in the world!

To Wrap Up

Most people think having curly hair is a curse, but I think it’s a blessing. You get to look natural every day. Besides, as long as you know how to style it, your hair can give you the best appearance!

As a consequence, if you learn to clip your hair properly, you can have an endless world of possibilities! Your hairstyle can be in your hands just by learning a few tricks.

Now that you know how to clip it, go and face the mirror, beautiful! Your voluminous curls await you!


Hi I'm Hati and my hair is naturally very curly, obviously! I have started this blog to share curly hair stories and what I use to manage my own hair. Hopefully you will find it useful! My other main passions are food, art and animlas. I have a little cat who I love very much.

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