Hair Extensions for Thin Hair, What Are Your Options?

Hair Extensions for Thin Hair, What Are Your Options?

A guide for wearing hair extensions for the thin hair owners.

Having thin hair can be both a blessing (allows you to save more money) and a curse. Although fine strands are easier to handle, sometimes the lack of density limits you as to what you can do with your hair. There are many hairstyles that simply don’t look as good on thin hair. Achieving significant length may also be troublesome for women with thinner strands because they usually get too thin at the ends and stop growing at a certain point. If you are one of these women, then there are certain aspects that you should know before getting any hair extensions. Unfortunately not all extension methods are suitable for women with fine strands. If you’re wondering why, it’s actually quite simple. Many extension types use attachment methods that would simply put too much strain on thin hair and make the matters worse. Also, if the extensions are too heavy, you might end up with some of the hairs falling off because they can’t stand the weight of the extensions. So you need to be really careful when choosing extensions for fine strands because you might end up with a bigger problem than you started with. Check out our simple guide for buying extensions for very thin hair.

What are Your Options?

Basically, your best two options are: clip ins for short term and tape ins for long term results. Why? They are really easy to apply and won’t cause strain on your scalp, which is especially important if you have never tried extensions in the first place and have no idea what to get. Both methods are proven to be safe for thin strands produce amazing results. Another problem that women with thinner strands might face is that the extensions are hard to blend in. When there isn’t enough density in natural locks, the extensions are difficult to cover up so there the risk of them showing. Clip-in and tape-in wefts do a good job with that because they’re both very discrete and get be concealed quite easily, unlike some other extension types.

Where to Start?

The most important and / or critical part of matching extension thickness with your own hair is ordering them at a right weight. You shouldn’t go overboard and order very dense extensions because your fine strands might not be able to hold the weight. Here is a more detail guide on choosing the right weight for clip-in and tape-in extensions.

Clip-in Hair Extensions

For clip ins, we suggest going with the 50-gram extensions. Why, you ask? Mostly because you can stack tapes one on each other, so if you need more volume, just apply next one and there should not be any issues. This will also allow you to control the overall weight as you can cut them to any length you want and just have much more freedom. Keep in mind that tape in extensions are for long term volume seekers. Another reason why tape-ins are a great option for thin locks is the fact that tapes are very discrete. Hiding them from view is quite simple so there will be no tapes sticking out. Once you try tape-ins, you will see how perfect they are for fine strands.

Tape-in Hair Extensions

Hair Extensions for Thin Hair, What Are Your Options?

For tape ins, suggest going with the 50-gram extensions. Why, you ask? Mostly because you can stack tapes one on each other, so if you need more volume, just apply next one and there should not be any issues. This will also allow you to control the overall weight as you can cut them to any length you want and just have much more freedom. Keep in mind that tape in extensions are for long term volume seekers. Another reason why tape-ins are a great option for thin locks is the fact that tapes are very discrete. Hiding them from view is quite simple so there will be no tapes sticking out. Once you try tape-ins, you will see how perfect they are for fine strands.

What About Length and Other Attachment Types?

Although we don’t recommend other attachment types for very thin and fine hair, you can still get some information about them as well. For more details, feel free to check our extensions buying guide, which covers all that plus color options and grades (hint: they don’t matter).

Where to Buy?

When it comes to a good supplier, we feel that it should offer highest quality (and only real hair) for the lowest price, a money back guarantee, ability to exchange extensions for another model / color and not only give you the very best price but also send to anywhere in the world, for free.

So, what are your options? Luckily, AiryHair covers all that and more and we do stock both clip ins and tape ins.

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Hair Extensions for Thin Hair, What Are Your Options?

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