What Is A One Piece Hair Extension?
Everyone’s talking about One Piece clip-in hair extensions. But what makes the good ones stand out? What even are they in the first place? Keep reading as we break down what exactly a One Piece clip-in hair extension is all about…Keep Reading
Everyone’s talking about One Piece clip-in hair extensions! They’re sweeping the hair extension industry, and for very good reason!
One Piece clip-ins are an easy way to add instant length and volume to your hair, without relying on professional services or spending hours in front of the mirror. But what are they and how do you wear one?
At Stranded Hair Group, our brand is built on making women feel confident. One Piece clip-ins are just one way to achieve this, but so is learning about your hair and taking back autonomy over what makes you feel good - hence why we write blogs, just like this one!
In this article, you will learn about the features and styles of a One Piece, along with how to install, secure and care for one. By the end, you feel confident in your knowledge of One Piece clip-in hair extensions and ready to make them ‘the one’!
- Features of a One Piece clip-in hair extension
- Stranded One Piece clip-in hair extension styles
- How to install a One Piece clip-in hair extension
- How to secure a One Piece clip-in hair extension
- Do One Piece clip-in hair extensions damage your hair?
- How to care for your One Piece clip-in hair extension
Features of a One Piece clip-in hair extension
There are 6 unique features that make a Stranded One Piece hair extension stand out from the rest, further than just it being made of ‘One Piece’. These are:
The 16” One Piece clip-in hair extensions in styles ‘flicky’, ‘curly’ and ‘straight’ all weigh 130 grams. The 20” One Piece clip-in hair extensions in styles ‘flicky’, ‘curly’ and ‘straight’ all weigh 160 grams. The 20” One Piece clip-in hair extension in style ‘wand wave’ weighs 167 grams.
All Stranded One Piece clip-in hair extensions have one track with a width of 26cm, regardless of style or length.
5 Silicone-lined extension clips:
All Stranded One Piece clip-in hair extensions have 5 premium, silicone-lined extension clips that provide additional grip to the hair, without risking damage.
32 Natural-looking colours:
All Stranded synthetic products, including the One Piece clip-in hair extension range, have 32 natural-looking, multidimensional shades to choose from - so that you can find your perfect colour-match!
Our One Piece clip-in hair extensions come pre-styled in 4 different ways, and with Stranded Clever Fibre, can hold their style even after washing. These 4 styles include ‘Flicky’, ‘Curly’, ‘Straight’ and ‘Wand Wave’.
All Stranded synthetic products are made of Stranded Clever Fibre, including the One Piece clip-in extension range, which can be tweaked (not re-styled) with heat tools up to 180℃.
Stranded One Piece clip-in hair extension styles
Our Stranded synthetic One Piece Clip-in Hair Extensions come in 4 different, unique styles:
One Piece Wand Wave Clip-in Hair Extension - Available in 20”
One Piece Curly Clip-in Hair Extension - Available in 16” and 20”
One Piece Flicky Clip-in Hair Extension - Available in 16” and 20”
One Piece Straight Clip-in Hair Extension - Available in 16” and 20”
How to install a One Piece clip-in hair extension
Follow these easy four steps to perfectly install a One Piece clip-in hair extension into your natural hair:
Step 1: Part Your Hair
Start by parting your hair horizontally, slightly above your hairline on your forehead (around 1-2 inches above your ears), and tie the top section away.
Step 2: Clip in the extension
Underneath the parting, clip the One Piece extension in, as close to the root as possible. Use hairspray/texture spray and backcomb your natural hair prior to fitting, for extra security.
Step 3: Brush through the hair
Untie and let down the hair that was parted away and gently brush through your natural hair and the extension hair.
Step 4: Blend and style
Finally, style your natural hair to match the extension, helping it all blend together.
How to secure a One Piece clip-in hair extension
Sometimes, especially if you have particularly thin hair, you may need help in securing your One Piece clip-in hair extension.
Our top tips for a secure One Piece installation are:
- Backcomb the hair above and below your parting, giving the silicone-lined clips more texture to attach to
- Spray your parting with hairspray or texturising spray, drying the hair from natural moisture and creating a tacky texture for the silicone-lined clips to grip onto
- Use hair grips along the track of your One Piece clip-in hair extension to pin the track closer and more securely to your natural hair
Do One Piece clip-in hair extensions damage your hair?
No, One Piece hair extensions do not damage your hair.
As long as you wear your One Piece clip-in hair extension appropriately, you should not experience any hair damage. This includes removing your extensions at the end of the day, not wearing the same piece every day and not sleeping, showering, exercising or swimming in your extensions.
If your hair is already damaged, prone to damage or particularly thin, there is a chance that you could experience tension damage from the weight of the One Piece clip-in hair extension on your natural hair. We would recommend opting for a multi-piece clip-in extension instead, such as our Instant Bouncy Blow Dry Extensions or Lace Clip-in Human Hair Extension.
How to care for your One Piece clip-in hair extension
Your One Piece clip-in hair extension, with proper care, can last you up to (or even over) 30 wears! However, it is down to you to make sure you’re looking after it.
Keep reading as we break down the 3 crucial steps you need to take to care for your One Piece clip-in hair extensions:
How to brush your One Piece clip-in hair extensions
You should brush your One Piece clip-in hair extensions before and after every wear, to keep them looking sleek, smooth and tangle-free! Start brushing gently from the bottom, moving upwards, whilst holding the top track securely.
We always recommend brushing your hair extensions with our Stranded Smooth Finish Extension Brush - an anti-static boar bristle brush, designed specifically for hair extensions.
How to wash your One Piece clip-in hair extensions
Washing your One Piece clip-in hair extensions is crucial to caring for them and maintaining their condition.
Follow these easy steps to wash your One Piece:
- Remove your One Piece clip-in extensions
- Fill your sink with lukewarm water
- Submerge your One Piece into the water
- Gently wash your One Piece with a mild shampoo
- Rinse the shampoo out of your One Piece
- Apply a mild conditioner to the ends of your One Piece
- Rinse the conditioner out of your One Piece
- Pat dry with a towel and leave to air dry or use a hairdryer on a low setting
How to store your One Piece clip-in hair extensions
Like any extensions, One Piece clip-in hair extensions should always be kept in a cool, dry place - away from moisture and direct sunlight.
There are two ways you can store your One Piece. One way is clipping your extension onto a trousers hanger (or purchasing a specific hair extension hanger) and storing them away in your wardrobe. However, most Stranded customers store their hair extensions, including their One Piece, in the box that it comes in - this is the method that we recommend.
Is the One Piece ‘the one’ for you?
You came to this article looking to learn what a One Piece clip-in hair extension is, but you have learnt so much more than that!
Since reading, you have learnt about the 6 distinct features of a One Piece, our 4 Stranded styles, our top tips and easy steps to install, secure and care for your clip-in and how to prevent it from damaging your hair.
But what now?
At Stranded, we’re committed to making women feel confident. Whether it’s confident in their looks or in who they are on the inside, we’re here to help make that good-hair-day feeling a reality!
Find 'the one'!
Ready to get your One Piece? With 2 different lengths and 4 unique styles - there truly is a One Piece clip-in hair extension for everyone!
Struggling to find your perfect shade? We offer free expert colour-matching against all 33 of our multidimensional shades, with over a 99% accuracy rate and free returns and exchanges.
Shop One Piece clip-in extensions, now!
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If you found this information helpful, we suggest reading other articles such as How To Care For Your Hair Extensions, What Is Heat Resistant Hair? and Stranded Hair Colours: Find Your Perfect Shade.