Hair extensions are great for giving you instant length and volume to your natural hair. But what if you have thin hair? There is a concern that by wearing hair extensions, you may damage your hair. However there is a solution for thin hair.
Discover the various types of hair extension methods and learn about the best type of hair extension for thin hair:
- Tape in hair extensions are a relatively newer technique and the BEST for women with thin or fine hair. The tape extensions are bonded to your natural hair with tape (bonded like sandwiches in between your own hair) and are 1.5” wide wefts applied row by row. The tape wefts and thin and lightweight, leaving no damage. The benefit of this type of hair extension for thin hair is that the single method application can be used as a solution. Instead of bonding two tape weft hair extensions together like you would for a normal tape application, one tape weft extension is placed on the hair and the other side is sealed with a single sided piece of tape. (Watch the video here) This is the best solution for thinning hair. It provides long wear without any damage to thin hair. Tape in extensions require no tools or chemicals. Glam Seamless Hair does not even need added glue or a flat iron as other companies do. That is what damages your hair in the long run. We have an organic hair extension method that is 100% natural and a hair extension solution for women with thin hair.
- Clip in hair extensions are temporary extensions with the option to take them out as often as you prefer. With this type of extension, it will not hold well in thin hair due to the weight of the clips. The clip in hair extensions will not hold with thin hair as the weight of each weft is really heavy and they tend to slide out, especially if you want them for every day wear! Further damage could be caused by the clips putting strain on the thin hair causing bald spots. If you want full hair every day, clips are not the best option.
- Fusion hair extensions have keratin bonding on the ends and ultrasonic waves soften the keratin to bond during application. These types of hair extensions are rather costly and the installation process is lengthy. Not a good option for women with thin hair.
- Micro links hair extensions are applied strand by strand to your hair with a special tool to attach each hair extension to your natural hair. The links are similar to a screw which can damage your hair shaft when clamped together. The weight of each strand tugs and pulls and will ruin your hair in the long run.
- Braided Weft hair extensions are sewn into your natural hair which is braided to cover your whole head and the wefts of hair are sewn in to the braided rows. Those with thin hair usually do not have enough hair to make the small braid to hold the hair extension.
It may seem that strand by strand application would be the lightest weight in applying extensions to your hair. But you must consider the potential damage to your hair that can be caused by bonding individual pieces of hair to natural thin hair.
With tape in hair extensions, the extensions are light weight and require no glue, tools or fusion type of bond to stay in your hair. With the single method application, the extension is bonded with a piece of tape rather than sandwiching two extensions together. By doing so, the weight is reduced by half which is best for causing the least amount of strain and possible damage to thin hair.
Micro bead hair extensions vs. Tape Extensions: Tape Ins Cause Less Damage
There are also micro tape in hair extensions that are very small pieces of individual hair that can be taped in hair to add volume and highlights without changing the natural structure of your hair, minimizing any risk of damage to your hair.
For the most natural, non-damaging hair extension method for thin hair, you should consider the tape in hair extension option to add volume and length to thin hair. Just be sure to use the single sided application method for thin hair. This is the solution for thin hair, those with thin hair can finally wear hair extensions.
If you prefer the strand by strand hair extension method and you have thin hair you may want to try Micro Tape Extensions instead of micro beaded hair extensions or fusion which cause major damage.