Of the different types of hair extensions available, clip hair extensions are the least damaging to your hair. While the style of the clips may vary between different manufacturers, the basic design remains the same. This means the method of removal will be universal with all brands. You remove clip extensions in a similar fashion as you would remove barrettes from your hair. You’ll want to exercise patience when removing hair clip extensions to avoid pulling out your own real hair in the process.


Part your hair to expose the top of the first clip extension for removal. It’s best to start with the clips at the top of your head, and then work your way down.

Place your thumbs on both sides on the top of the clip and place your index fingers on both sides underneath where your thumbs are.

Press your thumbs down while applying pressure outward with your index fingers. The clip will snap open. If you have more than one clip applied in a section, or if you are using weft hair clip extensions, you’ll want to open all of the clips before removing the extensions for that section.

Lift the opened clips up and away from your hair. Be gentle so you don’t pull any of your natural hairs out in the process.

Repeat the same process for each section of hair with clip extensions.