Can you get through airport security while wearing clip in extensions? We get asked this question a lot. And we get it! We understand the need to look beautiful while traveling. You come across so many people at the airport, why wouldn't you want to look your best?
But do you know what's not a good look? Having to take your clip-ins out, weft by weft, at airport security.
Here's the thing. Some people have no issues traveling with clips. But others have horror stories galore. In this post, we'll give you the low down on clip in extensions and airport security.
Will the machine pick up on my clip-ins?
The answer is yes. Most of the time, it will. When it does, a security agent will feel through your hair to determine what's there. Some agents are professional. They'll recognize the clip ins and let you pass. But not all security agents respond in this way. Some might demand that you take them out. If this happens to you, ask to do so in a private room.
What's the best way to travel with them then?
I pack my clip-ins in my carry on. I put them in a discrete shoe bag so they won't take up a lot of space.
Before I leave for the airport, I style my natural hair in a messy bun. That way, going through security is a stress-free experience.
But what if you're leaving the airport and going directly to an event?
One you get through security, head to the bathroom. Choose one that's not busy so you don't feel rushed. Then clip them in at the mirror, or in a stall for privacy. Even if you choose a stall, you can always fix it up in the mirror once you get them all in.
I hope you found this tip helpful. Feel free to share your experiences in the comments. Safe travels to all my Kurlies this season. We'll see you in the New Year :*
Yours in Beauty,