I’ve been on the search for the perfect clip-in bangs, but sadly I’ve found that most units lack the proper construction. So I took matters into my own hands and made clip-in fringe! They key is to design the unit around your preferred hairstyle. For me it’s a trapezoid that can easily slide under and get tucked into a ponytail or bun.
I’m going to teach you how to make your own clip-in bangs with an old pair of leggings I had lying around. Got 20 minutes? Let’s go.
The makings of the best damn clip-in bangs ever.
- Wefted hair
- Stretchy fabric (leggings will do)
- Hot glue gun (or bonding glue)
- Wig clips
- Needle and thread
- Razor comb
STEP 1: Measure a small square
Measure from eyebrow to eyebrow to determine the width and measure from your hairline to how far back you want your bangs to go, i.e. where your ponytail or bun will start to determine the length. I was going for a top knot style so my clip-ins measured at four inches wide by four inches long.
Mark out the measurements using chalk.
STEP 2: Cut out a trapezoid
First, cut out your square.
Starting off with a square.
Fold the fabric in half and make a mark in the middle, then open it back up and measure half an inch from the middle on each side and mark those points. Use a ruler to draw a diagonal line from your marker points to the bottom edge of the fabric. You now have a trapezoid which can be cut out.
The foundation for the clip-ins.
STEP 3: Glue in the tracks
Using a glue gun (or hair bonding glue), measure the track and glue the hair down, row by row.
Start at the bottom and work your way to the top.
Full, natural bangs. Next we’ll add in the clips and get to cutting and styling!
STEP 4: Sew in the wig clips
Place a clip at the top, a clip on the left, and a clip on the right, with the comb facing inward. Use a needle and thread to sew each clip down.
Placement of wig clips.