If you’re an African-American woman, you’ve probably already considered getting hair extensions. They can be a fun way to switch up your hairstyle, and they give you endless options to style your hair exactly the way you want it. We love clip-in hair extensions because they’re affordable, reusable, and can be styled in so many different ways. That being said, not every hair extension is worth the money. So in this article, we’ve compiled 10 of the best clip-in extensions for African American hair—products that give you quality, value, and all the features you should be looking for.

List of Hair Extensions That I think Best for African-American Hair

NameRating
GEELOOK Clip in Hair Extensions
SixStar Hair Relaxed Clip Ins
Lovrio Real Remy Thick Double Weft Clip in Human Extensions
ABH AmazingBeauty Clip In Hair Extensions
Re4UHair Clip In Human Hair Extensions
Urbeauty Afro Kinky Curly Clip In Human Hair Extensions
Sassina Clip In Extensions
Isheeny African American Kinky Curly Clip In Human Hair Extensions
Anrosa Yaki Hair Clip In Extensions
Valen Real Remy Thick Clip In Human Hair Extensions

1. GEELOOK Clip in Hair Extensions

GEELOOK Clip in Hair Extensions

GEELOOK clip-in hair extensions are silky, straight extensions that come in lengths from 14 to 20 inches. One package of them contains 4 wefts, attached with 10 clips. You’ll find that those are best for people looking for a less voluminous look, as one set of these extensions won’t add a lot of bulk to your head.

But with a breakage warranty and money-back guarantee, GEELOOK offers professional products that are sure to last you a long time. So if you don’t mind a thinner product, they may be the perfect match for you.

Hair Quality

GEELOOK’s clip in hair extensions are made using 100% Remy human hair, which is the highest quality of human hair you can get. Because Remy hair all goes in the same direction, they provide a very smooth finish, feeling soft to the touch and blending in with your natural hair.

Available Colors

These hair extensions come in 7 colors, ranging from a very light blonde to pure black. You can buy them in:

  • Light blonde
  • Ash-blonde
  • Chocolate blonde (blonde stranded with brown hair)
  • Chocolate brown
  • Dark brown
  • Natural black
  • Jet black
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Large choice of colors
  • Natural, untreated Remy hair
  • Money-back guarantee

Cons
  • Not the thickest you can get
  • You might have to get a few sets to cover your whole head

Who is it for?

  • Women who are looking for a unique color
  • Women who don’t need to cover their whole head
  • Women with a smaller budget

2. SixStar Hair Relaxed Clip Ins

SixStar Hair Relaxed Clip Ins

SixStarHair’s extensions are great quality, a virgin hair product that’s perfect for those who want a black and straight look. Their sets come in 7 different lengths, ranging from 10 to 22 inches. One of their best features is that these extensions are fairly thick, meaning you might only need one or two sets to cover your whole head.

A set comes with 7 different pieces of hair of varying width. This can make it easy to cover your whole head in a natural and elegant manner. It’s a good option for those looking for longer, black hair extensions.

Hair Quality

SixStarHair only uses Remy virgin human hair. This hair quality is known for giving a very professional finish, with hair that flows seamlessly in one direction. It’s also long-lasting, promising around 6 to 12 months of use.

Available Colors

This product only comes in a natural black color that is somewhere in between black and brown—it’s very dark but still looks natural.

Pros
  • Lots of lengths available
  • Thick wefts
  • Remy human hair
  • Comes with a few extras: a comb and some clips to make it easier to use.

Cons
  • Only one color available
  • A bit pricier than others on the list

Who is it for?

  • Women who want a simple, straight and black style
  • Those looking for a high-quality product that’s easy to style
  • Women with slightly larger budgets
  • Women who really want to add volume

3. Lovrio Real Remy Thick Double Weft Clip in Human Extensions

Valen Real Remy Thick Clip In Human Hair Extensions

Lovrio is a company that makes thick, human hair extensions that blend in seamlessly with the hair on your head. These extensions are straight without being rigid, and a very natural brownish-black color.

This product is available in 5 different lengths, from 12 to 20 inches. Each package contains 7 pieces with a grand total of 17 clips attached.

We like this product because of the thickness (each set of hair weighs a lot more than many others on the list) and because of the quality of the clips on each weft. It’s a product that’s easy to use and gives you smooth, silky, and thick hair that lasts a long time.

Be careful though, the quality comes at a price and Lovrio clip-in extensions are a bit more expensive than others we mention.

Hair Quality

Lovrio uses 9A grade unprocessed virgin human hair. This is considered a very high quality of hair that can handle a lot. For example, you’re able to bleach the hair, dye it, or style it using heat-based methods. With proper care, expect that quality of hair to last you for a year or even longer.

Available Colors

Lovrio’s clip in extensions only come in a natural black color.

Pros
  • Very thick
  • Easy to use with good quality clips
  • Great hair quality (9A)

Cons
  • More expensive
  • Only come in a black color
  • Only come straight

Who is it for?

  • Those looking for the best quality they can find
  • Women who need a larger amount to cover their whole head
  • Those with a slightly larger budget

4. ABH AmazingBeauty Clip In Hair Extensions

AmazingBeauty Clip In Hair Extensions

ABH AmazingBeauty makes kinky-curly hair extensions that give a great natural look for African-American women. These extensions are thick, heavy, and made with good quality materials that give them a lot of bounce.

The texture of the curls is 3C and 4A, with tight, screw-shaped curls that are soft and voluminous. It’s the perfect texture of hair if you want to use your extensions to make Bantu knots, twists, or other traditional hairstyles.

They come in 7 different lengths, from 10 to 22 inches and every set comes with 4 different sets.

With this product, expect to need just 1 set for a look that’s already voluminous, 2 for a more dramatic effect. Unfortunately, this product is on the pricier end of the spectrum.

Hair Quality

ABH AmazingBeauty clip-in extensions are made with virgin quality Remy hair that guarantees no split ends or shedding. When it comes to kinky-textured hair, this is a must.

Available Colors

The extensions come in two colors: jet black and natural black. Jet black is a powerful all-black color that gives a more dramatic effect. The natural black has more brownish tones and even reddish reflections.

Pros
  • Very thick
  • Good quality hair
  • Volume and bounce

Cons
  • More expensive
  • The natural brown color can have a reddish tinge
  • Only 4 wefts in every set

Who is it for?

  • Women with 3C/4A curl patterns who want extensions to complement their natural hair
  • Those looking for shorter hairstyles
  • Women with a natural black color that is closer to brown

5. Re4UHair Clip In Human Hair Extensions

Re4UHair Clip In Human Hair Extensions

RE4U Hair clip-in extensions are straight, human hair extensions that come in a wide range of fun colors.

Available in lengths from 14 to 24 inches, they’re perfect for those looking for long extensions that can be curled and straight in many different ways.

We like these extensions because they offer great quality, soft human hair, and a lot of options for color and styling. However, they tend to be on the thinner end, especially toward the end. So if you’re only looking for good quality hair and not much volume, these may be perfect for you.

Hair Quality

Re4U uses human, pure Remy hair, which gives these extensions a soft and silky quality. However, the hair isn’t very thick and tends to get thinner toward the ends of the extensions. This is something to keep in mind when choosing the length that you want.

Available Colors

This product comes in 8 different colors, including 2 original ones. Their “natural colors” range includes:

  • Blonde
  • Dark auburn
  • Chocolate brown
  • Dark brown
  • Natural black
  • Net black

They also offer two “fun” hair colors. These options blend two different colors of hair for a more dramatic result:

  • Black and burgundy
  • Brown and blonde
Pros
  • Lots of color options
  • Can be styled in different ways

Cons
  • Not thick from top to bottom
  • Overall quite thin—would need a few sets to really get volume on your head

Who is it for

  • Women who want to add length, not volume, to their hair
  • Those looking for a wider range of colors
  • Women who like fun-colored hair (the wine and black style is a winner!)

6. Urbeauty Afro Kinky Curly Clip In Human Hair Extensions

Urbeauty Afro Kinky Curly Clip In Human Hair Extensions

Urbeauty makes hair extensions target specifically at black women, with a kinky curl pattern that creates a great natural look.

These clip-in extensions come in two textures: a kinky curl pattern that is bouncy and voluminous and a kinky straight pattern that is thinner but with a lot of texture. You can get them in lengths ranging from 10 up to 20 inches.

We appreciate the effort that Urbeauty has made in designing a product that’s easy to put on, but also very discreet. Every set comes with 10 hair wefts and a total of 20 clips. The clips are completely invisible, subtle, and have a silicone lining for extra comfort.

Hair Quality

Urbeauty uses virgin human hair that is soft to the touch and has a natural shine. It’s one of the best clip in extensions for African American women because it offers a texture that blends in with your own, and can add some volume to your natural hair.

Available Colors

This brand only makes hair in a natural black color, which is a light black with a brown tinge.

Pros
  • 424% increase of lashes, clinically proven
  • After the first application noticeable lash volume growth
  • No chemical like parabens, petrochemicals, sulfates, preservatives, oil, gluten, dye, talc, and fragrance
  • 4 in 1 formula

Cons
  • Dry out quickly because of the mascara formula is dry

Who is it for?

  • Women with kinky curls who want to add more volume to their hair
  • Women looking for a unique, kinky straight pattern that looks longer but still has a ton of volume
  • Those looking for the most comfortable clips out there (the silicone cover is a big plus!)
  • Women with smaller budgets and who don’t need to cover their whole head

7. Sassina Clip In Extensions

Sassina Clip In Extensions

Sassina’s clip-in extensions come in different lengths and textures to give you a lot of different styling options. You can get them in Kinky Straight, Yaki Straight, or Silky Straight. This makes their texture perfect for African American women.

This product comes in 6 different lengths, from 12 to 22 inches.

We like those extensions because they are thick enough to give you decent volume on your whole head, even if you use just one set. The clips are of good quality and easy to put on. For the price, we think they’re one of the best options you can get.

Hair Quality

Sassina uses Remy quality human hair with a grade of 8A. This is a good quality product that can be styled using a curling iron, dyed, and even bleached. However, we have to point out that some other products on the list are grade 9A, offering slightly better quality, sometimes for a similar price.

Available Colors

Sassina’s clip in hair extensions only come in a natural black color, which should blend in with the natural hair of most African American women.

Pros
  • Thick wefts
  • Different texture options
  • Comes with a few extras including a comb, an extra clamp and a few extra clips
  • Affordable

Cons
  • Slightly lower hair quality
  • No color options

Who is it for?

  • Women with a smaller budget
  • African-American women looking for unique textures like Kinky Straight and Yaki Straight
  • Women who want volume from just one set of extensions

8. Isheeny African American Kinky Curly Clip In Human Hair Extensions

Isheeny African American Kinky Curly Clip In Human Hair Extensions

These hair extensions are perfect for African American women who want a real, natural hair look that appears completely unprocessed. Isheeny makes good quality afro curly hair that can be very affordable, especially if you’re looking for a shorter option.

The curl pattern on these hair extensions is 4b to 4c, which could blend in seamlessly with your own hair, depending on the type of curl you have.

These clip-in extensions come in 7 different lengths, ranging from just 8 inches all the way up to 20 inches. Be careful however, the hair is measured straight and not in its kinky state. So if you get one of the shortest options, you may find it a lot shorter than expected!

Each set contains 8 pieces of hair wefts, which are quite thick and dense. You can cover your whole head with 1 set, but 2 gives a better result.

Hair Quality

Isheeny clip-ins use pure virgin human hair grade 10A, which is one of the best you can get. It makes these hair extensions soft and healthy-looking. You can treat this hair however you want: wash it, blow dry it, curl it or iron it. However, we don’t recommend bleaching and dying for that particular product, and you should also be careful not to brush it. We think for the price tag of this item, this is some of the best quality you can get.

Available Colors

This product only comes in a natural brownish-black shade, studied to blend in with the hair of African American women.

Pros

Cons
  • That type of hair is harder to care for, and you should be careful not to brush it or use harsh products on it
  • The curl pattern makes the product a lot shorter than you might expect
  • Only available in natural black color

Who is it for?

  • African-Americans with 4b-4c curl patterns
  • Those looking for a very natural-looking product
  • Women with shorter hair
  • Women with smaller budgets

9. Anrosa Yaki Hair Clip In Extensions

Anrosa Yaki Hair Clip In Extensions

Anrosa clip in hair extensions have a Yaki texture and are made with healthy, virgin hair collected from just one donor. These are great, natural-looking extensions that can blend in with your natural hair to give it more length and volume.

Sets come in 7 different lengths, from 10 to 22 inches. Although 1 set may not be enough to cover a whole head, it’s still relatively thick and can give you good results if the rest of your hair is a similar texture. Otherwise, 2 sets may be necessary.

Each set comes with 7 wefts of hair, attached using 17 clips. We find this set to be easy to put in to create a natural look. In terms of value, we find it offers a good compromise, providing high hair quality at a relatively low price.

Hair Quality

This hair is of very high quality, 100% virgin and each set is sourced from just one donor. This gives it a lot of uniformity, for a more natural look. Anrosa hair is strong enough to handle curling and styling using heat-based methods, and it remains soft to the touch.

To guarantee the quality of the hair, the brand even offers a good refund policy that makes it easy to get your money back if you’re not satisfied with the quality of the product.

Available Colors

This product is only available in a natural black color, perfect for most African American women.

Pros
  • High-quality hair sourced from one donor
  • Strong and healthy texture
  • Very natural-looking Yaki pattern
  • Easy to style in many different ways
  • Good value for money
  • Money-back guarantee

Cons
  • 1 set won’t cover your whole head completely
  • Only one color option available

Who is it for?

  • Those looking for the very best quality of hair
  • Those looking for a Yaki hairstyle
  • Women who want to add length, not volume to their hair

10. Valen Real Remy Thick Clip In Human Hair Extensions

Valen Real Remy Thick Clip In Human Hair Extensions

Last but not least, the final product on our list are these straight hair extensions by Valen. These are 14 inch long extensions that come in a set of 8 wefts. Weighing in at 100 grams, these extensions have a medium thickness—enough to cover a whole head, but just barely.

We like the color options available, featuring a very bright bleach blonde, an auburn-accented chestnut brown and a fabulous-looking brown with blonde highlights style.

In terms of price, these are not the cheapest extensions you can get for just 14 inches. But with high-quality hair and colors you won’t find elsewhere, it can be a good option for African-American women who are after a certain type of sleek, straight hair.

Hair Quality

Valen uses 100% Remy human hair, versatile enough to be bleached and dyed, curled, and styled in many different ways. We find this hair to be very soft to the touch, and to have a natural shine.

Available Colors

Valen clip in hair extensions come in 5 different colors, all of which are natural-looking (except for the bleach blonde version!) You can get them in:

  • Bleach blonde
  • Medium brown with strawberry blonde highlights
  • Chestnut brown
  • Dark brown
  • Natural black
Pros
  • Good quality hair
  • Many colors available
  • Medium thickness

Cons
  • The clips are a different color from the hair, which could make them more visible
  • Only one length available

Who is it for?

  • Women looking for fun or natural-looking hair colors other than black
  • Who need a thick, high-quality, 14 inches set of extensions
  • Women who are after length, not a volume for their hair

How do you clip in hair extensions African American?

Clip in hair extensions for African American is easy. You can just follow these steps so that you can successfully do this without much of a hassle. The best part of using clip-in extensions is that it can only take as fast as 5 minutes and you can take it out for just one minute if you are done for the day.

  • Choose a hair extension that has the same texture and color as your hair.
  • Make sure that you have your natural hair to be clean and dry naturally. You can apply some hair moisturizer as well to make it look shiny.
  • Divide your hair into two sections. You can use a comb to your hand to divide it evenly.
  • Tie the top part of your hair with a ponytail.
  • Now you can put your hair extensions on the lower part of your hair. Open the clip and snap it through in place.
  • Take off the ponytail on the other part of your hair and your all set!

See this Amazing video by Kaylann Marie showing how to clip in hair extension for short hair.

FAQ on Clip in Hair Extension

Are clip-in extensions bad for your hair?

Clip-in extensions cannot be bad for your hair if you will just use it every now and then. However, if you use it every day it might damage your hair. Depending on how tight you wear them, it should be fine if you will just have to use it for special occasions. Since it comes with a clip so you can snap it to the inner layer of your hair, you may want to minimize its usage. Although, there are some people on the internet who claims to have used hair extensions for nine years every day. It works wonders for them so it may not be as damaging as using the glue-in type of extension.

Can you sleep in clip-in extensions?

Although it’s not recommended to sleep with your clip in extensions on, you still can if you have to. You have to make sure to secure the clip in extensions and find a good pillow to stop it from getting tangled as you sleep. Since it’s easy to just put it on again the next day, it’s better to just take them off before you go to bed. That way, you will not risk it to get tangled on the sides of your bed if you move a lot while you sleep.

How do you attach clips to hair extensions?

You can simply attach the clips to your hair extensions once you already have it placed on your inner hair. Just slip it through to make it securely attached to your hair. Afterward, you can let loose your hair from the top to hide the clips from your hair extension. You may want to just sew or glue it permanently to the tips of your hair extensions so that you can easily slip it through when you have to use it.

Can you swim with clip in hair extensions?

You can swim with your clip in hair extensions if you want to. although it is not advisable to do so since your hair extension is not the same as your natural hair. You might end up ruining it and you will not be able to use them again. Then you have to buy a new one which can cost you. It’s best to just take off your clip in hair extension for African American to avoid it looking unnatural as it gets wet. If you cannot avoid it, make sure to apply a protective oil for hair extensions to avoid damaging it.

Do clip-in extensions fall out easily?

Clip-in extensions for African Americans or even other kinds of hair extensions will not fall out easily. As long as you have them secured nicely, you will not have a problem losing their grip on your hair. You can dance and headbang with it if you want. If you have it securely placed, you will not have to worry about falling down while you are partying with your friends or while you are on a date.

How can I make my clip-in extensions thicker?

If you want to make your clip in extensions thicker, you may want to consider customizing it yourself. Since most hair extensions are made with the same thickness, you can double them up. Sew or tape two to three layers of hair extensions. Then you can clip into your hair just like how you do it with the usual.

Is saltwater bad for hair extensions?

Saltwater is not good for your natural hair. Therefore, it will be very bad for your hair extensions. It can cause it to dry and damage it so bad you may not be able to use them anymore. The best way to do is to put a hair extension protection first if you really have to swim into the beach.

How many clip-in extensions do I need for a full head?

To get a full head, you will need to have around 4-5 packs of hair extensions in a normal range. But if you want to achieve more volume, you can add up to 9 packs. It will still look natural especially if you have curly hair.

Can I turn my clip-in extensions into tape-ins?

You can turn a tape-ins extension to a clip in extension if you want. However, it may take a lot of effort to do it the other way around. but if you want to, you can by taking out the clips one by one and sewing tape for your hair extension.

How do you make clip-in extensions look natural?

The best way to make a clip in extensions to look more natural is to choose a color that will match your natural hair. It’s also best to check the texture of the hair extension that should match as a clip in hair extensions for African American. That way, you will not have to wear thinner strands and give away that you are wearing a hair extension.

Final Words

We’ve chosen all the products that form part of this list because of the quality and value that they offer. With styles ranging from completely straight to kinky hair, you can find the texture that looks best on you. When choosing a product that really fits your lifestyle, we recommend deciding on the length, texture, and color you require first. Then, have a look at the price points of the different products, at their features, and at their quality. And remember, it may be worth paying a bit more for higher-grade human hair, as it tends to last much longer and be more resistant to heat and styling.

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