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3 Black-Owned Companies That Make Textured Clip-Ins For Natural Hair

Avatar • Nov 24, 2014

With clip-ins, you can go from a TWA to shoulder length kinks and curls in a matter of minutes, but would you try it? Here are 3 companies, started by naturals, making human hair clip-ins for textured hair. Check it out;

CurlSistas
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CurlSistas Hair: Adaeze Kinky Curl, Chi-Chi Curl, and Chima Curl

CurlSistas Hair was launched on October 31, 2014. The line features clip-in extensions as well as wefted hair for natural hair. Owners, and engaged couple, Joy Adaeze and Obi Okere felt that it was important for women with natural hair to have protective styling options that looked and felt like their own hair. The couple, who are no strangers to the fashion world and natural hair community, dreamt up the idea of creating a natural hair line in June 2014. After spending countless hours researching, their vision came to life in the fall.

We love that our company offers clip-ins and wefts to meet the protective styling needs of every natural haired woman. With our clip-ins, you don’t need a hair stylist to install. No need to even cornrow your hair. With our elastic protection band on each clip, you just clip them in and they stay in securely until you take them out,” said Adaeze.

Each bundle of CurlSistas Hair comes from one donor. The Cuticle of the hair is kept intact to maintain its long term quality. The hair goes through a steam process to lock in the curl pattern. A process that leaves the hair soft, voluminous and full of texture. According to Adaeze, the hair can be washed, conditioned, colored, and flat ironed since its virgin human hair. Even after styling, the hair will not lose its pattern or matte up after washing.

We offer three textures: the Chi-Chi Curl (which blends with 3b-3c hair), the Chima Curl (which beldns with 3c-4a hair) and the Adaeze Kinky Curl (which blends with 4b-4c hair). The names stem from our Nigerian background. My great-grandmother’s last name was Chima. My sister’s middle name is Chinyere (Chi-Chi for short) and the Adaeze Kinky Curl is named after me and my beautiful, super thick 4c hair!” said Adaeze.

Heat Free Hair
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Heat Free Hair’s “For Kinks” Clip In

Heat Free Hair’s clip-ins are custom created and are made from 100% virgin human hair. Their line comes in a variety of textures to make sure that there is something for everyone. Just like their wefted hair, Heat Free Hair’s clip-in line comes in their signature textures: For Kinks (4b-4c naturals), For Kurls (3c-4a naturals) and For Koils (3b-3c naturals).

Each set is made to give the most optimal fullness, ranging in weights from 113.4 to 130 grams depending on length, and are reinforced with special clips and elastic bands to prevent slippage and to increase durability,” said Heat Free Hair CEO, Ngozi Opara.

If taken care of properly, the clip-ins can last well over a year. To increase the lifespan of the clip-ins, its best to clarify the hair and deep condition regularly. One should refrain from excessive brushing and manipulation and only apply curling/moisturizing products when the hair is wet. If you’d like to keep your clip-ins looking fresh throughout the week, remove them at night and spray them with leave in conditioner for the morning.

Kurly Klips
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Kurly Klips Shoulder Chic Fro

Kurly Klips offers clip-in extensions in two textures, “My Fro” (kinkier texture) and “My Spirals” (curlier texture). Their line is also made out of 100% human hair. Although limited in textures, reviewers don’t have any complaints about the quality of the hair. You can even care for the clip ins just as you would care for your own natural hair. Once again, the key is moisture maintenance. The extensions will only hold up if you treat them with love. Some customers have reported that their Kurly Klips have lasted for over a year.

Creator, Lana Boone, created the brand after a horrible experience with a stylist who seemed to be having a bad day. She wanted a noncommittal way to wear hair extensions that could also be styled into buns and ponytails. When she began researching for afro-textured clip in extensions, she was shocked to find that none existed. She decided to create them.

Even though the hair textures are limited, Boone assures that a simple twist out or roller set on the hair can help the hair blend better and create the look you’d like.

The cool thing about natural hair is that our hair textures are like snowflakes; no two heads are alike. You can purchase from a store with 50 different textures, but you will likely have to apply some of these same techniques anyway. Some companies might focus on expanding into texture after texture, but right now, our focus is on building a high quality brand that puts a premium on customer service,” said Boone.

Installing Kurly Klips is easy. You can section off your hair and snap the clips in or you can braid your hair and snap the clips on top of the braids. Attaching the clips to a mesh cap is also an option. Take a look at the tutorial below.

Avoiding Damage from Clip-Ins
Sometimes, clip-in extensions can cause damage to natural hair because the clip-ins can put a lot of weight and strain on your own hair. Adaeze, who has been wearing the clip-ins for 3 months almost daily, hasn’t had any breakage. She credits this to the clip-ins elastic band. Even if one chooses not to cornrow their hair down before adding the extensions, the elastic band located in the clip-in keeps it from budging and moving around. The clip-in moving around is what may cause breakage or strain for some people, but CurlSistas Hair seems to have solved that problem. Also, Adaeze recommends removing your clip-ins each night and re-installing in the morning so that your hair doesn’t get snagged on the clip-ins while you’re sleeping.

How to Install Clip-Ins
Check out these videos from CurlSistas, Heat Free Hair and Kurly Klips on how to install clip-ins.

Ladies, what do you think? Would you try this?

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Indigo
Indigo
5 years ago

LOVE this idea! but I will pass

Young Kuti
Young Kuti
5 years ago

If I find affordable ones then by all means. I just can’t fathom spending half my rent on hair extensions. I’m not knocking anyone who’s able to, but personally I can’t afford them.

Joy Adaeze
5 years ago
Reply to  Young Kuti

Hi Young Kuti!

It’s Joy owner of CurlSistas Hair! We have a payment plan through Paypal Credit where you can buy our hair without making payments for the first 6 months. Check it out on our shop page http://curlsistas.com/shop/

I think you’ll like our prices. Also, with with each purchase of CurlSistas Hair, you get a free copy of our new book: The CurlSistas Guide to DIY Natural Hair Products, full or moisturizing recipes that will help you save money on hair products : )

Karma
3 years ago
Reply to  Joy Adaeze

I love how you responded to that.. because if that’s half her rent.. I’d love to pay that for rent!! 😉

Twinkle
Twinkle
5 years ago

Hmm..if I could dye it then maybe I would try it lol I’m too afraid to put color on my real hair lol

Joy Adaeze
5 years ago
Reply to  Twinkle

Hi Twinkle! It’s Joy, owner of CurlSistas Hair. Our hair is 100% virgin human hair so you can definitely dye it. It takes dye really well!

Bumper1959
Bumper1959
5 years ago

The clip-ins look really good. However, I can’t help but wonder how they would fare on a typical day outdoors (e.g. would they stay put or would they slide out/become undone). I would want to read quite a few customer reviews before I shell out over $200 for these.

Joy Adaeze
5 years ago
Reply to  Bumper1959

Hi Bumper1959 : ) It’s Joy, owner of CurlSistas Hair. I’ve worn our clip ins on some of the windiest days and they stay put! The elastic band on each clip in helps it stay in place until you take it out. Hope that helps! xo

Jo
Jo
5 years ago

I’ve always wanted an easier way to get the “layered natural hair” look so that my hair lays more “rounded” than angular when I wear it out. I’ve been trying to scrunch my top layers and stretch my lower layers to achieve this look (and it works… A little) but having the extensions in different lengths would let me achieve a better layered look without spending money on a diva cut or cutting my hair off. I’ve seriously considered trying these. I just have to save money to buy different lengths.

Joy Adaeze
5 years ago
Reply to  Jo

Hi Jo! It’s Joy, owner of CurlSistas Hair. CurlSistas Hair clip ins can help you get that layered look : ) Our hair comes in 16, 18 and 20inch. We have a payment plan through Paypal Credit where you can buy the hair without making any payments for the first 6 months. Check it out on our shop page http://curlsistas.com/shop/

Joy

Mahogany
Mahogany
5 years ago

These clips in are definitely on my Christmas list. That’s a great winter protective style

Joy Adaeze
5 years ago
Reply to  Mahogany

Yes! They are great for protective styles! : )

Joy
CurlSistas Hair

Elle
Elle
5 years ago

Creator, Lana Boone” does not mean owner.

I don’t believe the ownership claims of a lot of these ‘Black owned’ hair extension/wig companies. Koreans have this industry on lock! Until I see proof of ownership, I’ll assume it’s a Korean or White-owned business with a Black beard masquerading as the owner.

Also, after years of cheap and expensive wigs and weaves, I refuse to invest any longer. I’m exhausted with being a consummate hair and beauty (target) consumer.

Elle
Elle
5 years ago
Reply to  Elle

Heat Free Hair CEO, Ngozi Opara” also says nothing on the website about her being the owner. CEO is great, ownership is better.

Kurly Klips
5 years ago
Reply to  Elle

Hi, it’s Lana and I DO own Kurly Klips. And I AM a Black woman. What’s with all the negativity?

Leanna
Leanna
5 years ago

Great idea but I make my own clip ins using kinky curly weft hair and wig clips…It’s better value for money. It looks great, I’ve dyed and cut them and it blends perfectly with my twist out to look just like my own hair!

Karen J
Karen J
5 years ago

There are a lot of YouTube videos on how to make these yourself. Why buy?

lu
lu
5 years ago

IT’S SO SAD.…. IT’S REALLY NOT DIFFICULT TO GROW YOUR OWN DAM HAIR AND LEAVE THIS FAKE S—- ALONE.

Joy Adaeze
5 years ago
Reply to  lu

Hi Lu! These clip ins serve as a protective style to help protect your real hair and help it grow. Since they are natural textured and match your real hair, you don’t have to worry about heat damage to blend your leave-out. Hope this helped! : )

Anthony Bascom
Anthony Bascom
5 years ago
Reply to  lu

i’m for it at least it looks like your hair and not nobody elsees

Karma
3 years ago
Reply to  lu

Yes it is difficult for some, if it’s not difficult for you then good for you. Go pat yourself on the back and buy yourself a cookie since I can’t send you one 😉

Cami
Cami
5 years ago

I’ll pass. My strands are very fine — any chance of sustaining any hair loss in repeated use/removal of the clips?

Joy Adaeze
5 years ago
Reply to  Cami

Hi Cami! It’s Joy, the owner of CurlSistas Hair. I’ve been wearing our CurlSistas Hair clips for about 5 months almost every day and I haven’t experienced any hair damage at all. The clips do not cause breakage. Just remember to take them out at night and put them in the next day and you’ll be fine! : )

Lexi P
Lexi P
5 years ago

I’ve worn clip in’s when I had relaxed hair and they are not for lazy people. You have to take them out every single night and put them back in the morning. I slept in mine several times and it broke off my hair.

Lisa
Lisa
5 years ago

No thanks. Seems easier to just put on a wig. Besides, these clips could be damaging to the natural hair. What if you have to take them out and put them back in daily.

Joy Adaeze
5 years ago
Reply to  Lisa

Hi Lisa! It’s Joy, owner of CurlSistas Hair. Our clip ins are not damaging to your real hair because they are light in weight and do not move once you clip them in. Yes, you have to take them out each night but this only takes about 2 minutes to take out (for 2 packs) and less than 10 minutes to put back in the next day. I’ve been wearing them for months and it quickly becomes apart of your morning/nighttime routine. Hope that helped : )

Mary in Md
Mary in Md
5 years ago

I haven’t looked into this extensively. But, if reasonably priced (recognizing that price should be commensurate with quality), I think its great.

Anon87
Anon87
5 years ago

100% human hair? Where is the hair coming from?

Jojo
Jojo
5 years ago

Is it bad that I actually like the before image in the third picture from the beginning? I can see more of the model’s beautiful face.

Jojo
Jojo
5 years ago
Reply to  Jojo

*more than the after, I meant to include.

Aiych
Aiych
5 years ago

shoooooot, give me the hair regimens of the women growing this hair!

Karma
3 years ago
Reply to  Aiych

For real!!!

Lauren
Lauren
5 years ago

Where does this hair come from? Is it ethically sourced and do you have proof? I love the look of weaves and human hair pieces but the idea of unethically sourced hair doesn’t float with me. I love the concept though 🙂 I’d buy it if you had proof.

Ebony
Ebony
5 years ago

I just want to say that there seems to be a lot of negativity in these comments. This is a product that I have been looking for for some years and finally some of US have responded and put it on the market. Sure, you could grow your own hair. Sure, you could make your own. Sure, you could use wigs but it is all about having options and as black women no one can do more with our hair than we can. It should also be about supporting each other so, I for one plan to try these out.

mfeels
mfeels
5 years ago
Reply to  Ebony

Try krshairgroup.com they are the best.

Jennifer
Jennifer
5 years ago

I ordered a few samples. I found one that matched my hair but, my hair is a honey blond. The clip on would not lighten. Was I doing something wrong?

Samantha
Samantha
5 years ago

Hey just wondering if anyone tried http://www.xoticahair.com ? i never heard of them before but I am thinking about trying their hair. Thanks

w j
w j
5 years ago

I like the options given to purchase the extensions or make my own. I appreciate being informed to what’s on the market. We need to keep on doing this and letting others know of our experiences so that we can make more educated choices when shopping for all hair & hair care products.

prettyblack723
prettyblack723
5 years ago

I have natural hair clip ins and I can’t imagine my hair without them now. I dyed mine and jet black and they blend perfectly with my hair. I didn’t buy this particular brand, however I would if they had 12 inch. Keep up the good work Lana and Joy!! 🙂

Tina
Tina
5 years ago

I wear clip ins and wigs on the regular as a 4c to keep my ends tucked away and use a little length sometimes. I have yet to try curl sistas but I have tried both Heat Free and Kurly Klips. Both companies don’t seem to let you know where the hair is sourced which kind of sucks but I’m happy to see these women creating a market for women with curly hair I’m not the biggest fan of Kurly Klips tbh because the clips are very small and metal with no cushion on the clip combs so they can hurt.… Read more »

DogLover3
DogLover3
3 years ago

Just reading this. I definitely plan on supporting these wonderful sistahs! A friend recently introduced me to “Her Given Hair” which is from China! I knew I was not purchasing anything from them and then came upon this site. I will def pass on the word to my friends and colleagues. Keep up the good work.

Alicia N.
Alicia N.
3 years ago

I refuse to believe all of these “I’ll pass” and other negatove comments are coming from black women. This must be a korean competitor. Then again, you never know.… Damn it’s nice hair, but I bet you’d rather get it from your local korean beauty supply store.

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