DIY Clip-In Bangs In 20 Minutes

Calling all ponytail or high bun lovers.
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Calling all ponytail or high bun lovers.

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. 


diy clip-in bangs

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
  • Chalk
  • Needle and thread
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • 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.   

Mark out the measurements using chalk.   

STEP 2: Cut out a trapezoid 

First, cut out your square. 

Starting off with a 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.  

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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.

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Start at the bottom and work your way to the top.

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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.

Placement of wig clips.

diy clip in bangs

Clips secured onto the fabric with a needle and sewing thread.

Clip-in bangs from the front.

Clip-in bangs from the front.

STEP 5: Clip in and cut

Time to re-invent this bun with my new bangs!

high bun

Before bangs. 

Place the clip-in bangs at the base of your bun and reinforce them at the sides as well.

Snap, snap, snap!

Snap, snap, snap!

Gather hair...

diy clip in bangs

...and cut fringe with a razor to desired length.

diy bang clip ins

Above the eyebrows or below...what type of girl are you?

STEP 6: Style

Gently pass a flat iron over your bangs to give them style and shape. Thanks to the trapezoid shape, the hair falls naturally with no tracks showing. My bun covers the small one-inch of track at the top of my clip-in bangs.

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No tracks showing.

diy clip in bangs

Just how I like ‘em!

And we’re done!

clip in bangs tutorial

Fab fringe.

It’s all about the shape of the piece. If I didn’t tell you it was a wig, I bet you wouldn't have had the slightest idea.

  • Is anyone down to try this?
  • Can you guys post pics? I want to see!
  • Am I the only one that likes my bangs to fall in my eyes?