Ever came across with some passersby with lusciously thick hair? Wanna have a full hair celebrity look? It is the very time to look into the possibility of hair extensions. This piece is everything you need to know about how hair extensions will add shine and volume to your hair. The must-read if you are frustrated with hair not voluminous enough!

What is the hair goal for Thin/Fine hair?  

Extensions are important for thin hair to make the volume fuller. For thin/fine hair, extensions need to be having the minimum to no damage to the natural hair. It is important to consider how much weight, stress and tension is placed on your natural hair by the hair extensions. For fine or thin hair, you should look for the lightest density for hair extensions.
Hair extensions for thin hair

Why do we recommend Hand-tied extensions for thin/fine hair ?

Hand-tied wefts are the thinnest wefts that are used available to use on hair types, especially thin or fine hair, due to the ultra- thin weft design. The hand-tied weft is a super flat weft that can be used to sew in for instant transformation, this method is 100% non-damaging, and the weft is strong and durable to reuse many times.
“Hand-tied extensions” is a type of extension attaching a weft or “curtain” of hair to one’s natural hair. First, the stylist will create a foundation of silicone beads on the client’s natural hair. Then, the stylist will sew the hand-tied wefts onto the beaded foundation, securely attaching the hand-tied weft to the natural hair. Weft hair extensions are sewn into your natural hair which is braided to cover your whole head and the wefts of hair are sewn into the braided rows. Those with thin hair usually do not have enough hair to make the small braid to hold the hair extension. 
The wefts are hand-sewn which creates a strong, thin weft when compared to other methods of application. They are flat, flexible, and lay close to the clients’ scalp giving a more natural look without feeling bulky. Additionally, this makes them more comfortable to wear and touch. They resemble the final look of tape-in extensions and consist of a full, blunt perimeter; never stringy or sparse. 
There is no glue, heat, or tape involved. Hairlaya's hand-tied extensions are 100% Remy human hair. They can be washed, dyed, straightened, and curled with heating tools.
The initial application takes between 2 to 3 hours to apply a full head of hand-tied weft extensions. And you can have it moved up every 6 weeks, which takes less than 1 hour.
Hairlaya hand-tied extensions, comfort ensured by hand-sewn weft and 100% cuticle Remy human hair. 
Check out this tutorial, Hairlaya Education, with full of fabulous hairstyles, for installing hand-tied hair extensions;  A perfect guide to grow your business, loved and highly rated by Hairlaya's stylists, experienced and new. Watch it to add more styles to your offer menu and your clients will be super glad to walk in your salon.  
Hairlaya hand-tied course

Why do we recommend Hybrid extensions for thin/fine hair?  

Hybrid extensions start where hand-tied extensions leave off. Hybrid extensions keep the many beautiful properties of hand-tied extensions while adding new benefits and minimizing downsides - leaving you with the most advanced weft of the market. Hybrid extensions are lightweight and evenly dispersed to prevent discomfort and damage. They also do not use heat or adhesives during installation, making them incredibly hair-friendly. Hybrid wefts are great for adding volume, length, or color, and they can be cut so you can get the exact hairstyle, length, and color you love. 

Hybrid weft vs hand-tied weft

Why do we recommend Tape-in extensions for thin/fine hair?  

Tape-in hair extensions lays flatter than other types of extensions, therefore it’s the least noticeable and because the wefts are wide sections. It doesn’t give you that spaghetti hair or making you uncomfortable against the pillow when sleeping, like the bonds or the beads do. Also, you can easily pull your hair into a ponytail or bun with the tape-in.  
tape-in hair extensions
Tape-in is commonly regarded as one of the best extensions for thin hair. Applied by a stylist, two hair wefts are taped to your natural hair in a sandwich style. This method is easier and less costly than hand-tied. A medical grade tape is used at the tape, containing no harmful chemicals, sticking on hair while easy to remove when being uninstalled. The process is carried out simply and quickly, with lightweight tape sections. Tape-ins are perfect for thin hair, as no strain or pulling will occur. There also doesn’t need to be a large amount of existing hair to carry out this technique, making it ideal.
The finished hair extensions lay completely flat against the head, creating a very natural look, and they do not need to be re-fitted for up to 6 weeks. 
Hairlaya Tape in extensions
Hairlaya‘s tape-in extensions can be reused even after uninstalled and will last for up to 2 years. Everyone who tried tape-in said it is a great investment to boost your look. 

For thin/fine hair, what extensions need to avoid?   

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 usually does not hold well in thin hair due to the weight of the clips, as the weight of each weft is really heavy and they tend to slide out, especially if you want them for everyday wear! Further damage could be caused by the clips putting strain on the thin hair causing hair loss. If you want full hair every day, clips are not the best option which causes while putting strain on your scalp or when taking it off since you do it every day. If you have watched a friend get her clip-ins removed and replaced every morning and evening you are able to see a good portion of her natural hair come with it.  
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. The removal process is tricky and can pull out more hair in the long run. The fusion method pulls out more hair and does not hold well one fine hair! Not a good option for women with thin hair. Also the process involves heating which could hurt your hair and the chemical involved could be harmful. You get plenty of results if you search for photos of this fusion hair extension gone wrong.   
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. While removing pieces of links that are stuck to your hair, some of your hair will come out with it. 
On an endnote, all Hairlaya's hair extensions are all ethically sourced and are the best natural human hair on the market with cuticles aligned. That means that each strand is in the same direction, from root to tip, like shingles on a roof. Why is this important? In comparison, to get each strand aligned, other brands group the hairs, regardless of which direction they are going, cut the hair so it is the same thickness on the top and the bottom and then chemically treated with acid to strip the cuticle and create a smooth bundle of hair, regardless of the original direction, getting extensions easy to break and last so much shorter than Hairlaya's. 
Simply put in your zipcode via our SalonLocator to find a Hairlaya Certified Stylist to get a hair consultation for your hair.
Maria Cruz
Maria Cruz

Please let me know a good salon to do the tape in hair extension for me. My zip code is 90042.

Harriett Dennison
Harriett Dennison

Zip code 92629. ‘ looking for a professional in my area who is also familiar with ethnic hair

Crystal Marie
Crystal Marie

I want to get some hair extensions.I I live in Buffalo NY.My zip code is 14075. Thank You!!

Barbara Collins Hudson
Barbara Collins Hudson

I have baby fine/thin and frizzy hair. I am interested in tape in hair extensions.


For these Babes who want to find a stylist who could do Hairlaya hand-tied&tape-in, we list all the salons that got certified with Hairlaya on our SalonLocator page https://hairlaya.com/pages/salon-locator. You fill in the zip code and find a trusted salon or stylist to do your installation. It would guarantee you will get nicely and non-damage installed.

Shannan Hallan
Shannan Hallan

PLEASE help me finf a stylish in the 75048 area code in Texas. I am 53 years old and have gone through 1 year of menopause. My fairly stright, baby fine blonde/silver hair has been replaced with baby fine blonde/silver curly hair. I look terrible and feel even worse about my total appearance.
I am desperate to have fuller/attractive hair.


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Agi Gero
Agi Gero

I’m in the Hollywood, California area
I would be very appreciative if you could recommend some of the stylists in my area
I wound love to try your product 🤗

Great blog
Great blog

Nice blog

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