What Are the Safest Hair Extensions for Thin Hair?


In the age of filters and apps that make people beautiful no matter what they actually look like, we tend to have very high expectations towards our own bodies. So naturally, we do everything to get as close to our ideal look as possible, but there’s one thing that’s quite tricky to get right: hair. Amazing, Instagram-worthy hair might seem like the prerogative of thick-haired beauties and an unattainable goal for people with thin hair. Thankfully, this is far from being accurate!

Thin hair has its advantages – like being quick to dry and easy to manage – but if you love the glamorous locks and voluminous ‘dos of movie stars and Instagram influencers, you might want a little help in the hair department.

Installing hair extensions can be a great solution to your problem, but you need to be careful: not all extensions might suit your hair type.

First of all, keep in mind that you are not simply looking to add length but also increase your volume, and make it look as natural as possible. In other words, you want to look like you were born with thick, luscious hair, and if your extensions give your tons of extra length but not much volume, your hair will look everything but natural.

If your main goal is to create elaborate hairstyles like updos, braids, or half buns, then you need to make sure that your hair extension seams are virtually invisible. Otherwise, you will be stuck with the same one or two hairstyles for months on end.

And, most importantly, your hair extensions must do as minor damage as possible to your natural hair, so you will need to use the lightest density extensions available.

Read the post to learn more about avoiding the damage of hair extensions. 

So, now that you have your hair goals laid out let’s see what kind of hair extensions it is best to install on thin hair.

Why Hand-Tied Hair Extensions Are Safest for Thin Hair

If you want to add volume to your thin hair, hand-tied extensions are the absolute safest way to do it. Thanks to their unique weft design, hand-tied extensions have extremely lightweight wefts that still offer plenty of gorgeous volumes, but they are not too heavy, so they will not damage or pull out your natural hair. They also lay flat against your scalp, so they will blend in perfectly. In addition, no one will ever have to know that you are wearing extensions! 

Hand-Tied Hair Extensions in Updos

Wearing hair extensions in updos can be tricky, but you will not have to worry about unsightly seams with hand-tied extensions. Instead, they are installed manually using tiny silicone beads, virtually invisible. 

Hand-tied extensions are also perfect for updos because they are installed a couple of inches away from your hairline, so there will be no limits to your creativity regarding hairstyles.  


How to Avoid Damage During the Hair Extension Installation Process

The main things that damage your hair during installation are the following: heat, glue, and harmful chemicals.

The good news is that hand-tied extensions use none of these. Instead, they are sewn onto your own hair by hand, which means that they are doubtful to do any damage to your own hair. This also makes them suitable for prolonged use – which is excellent because hand-tied extensions can be reused for up to 2 years!

An experienced certified hairstylist will make sure that there is enough natural hair to support the weight of your extensions to avoid pain, scalp irritation, and hair loss. This is also why you shouldn’t go overboard when choosing the length of your extensions. Thin hair cannot support too much extra weight, so don’t install extensions over twice the length of your natural hair. 

What Are the Extensions to Avoid for Fine Fair?

If you have fine hair, one type of hair extension you should avoid at all costs is clip-ins. Sure, they are convenient and easy to use, but thanks to the weight of the clips, these extensions are hefty, which can cause pain and hair loss. Also, unlike hand-tied hair extensions, clip-in extensions need to be removed and installed every day, and you will lose more and more hair each time you remove them… not to mention the vast waste of time. So if you are looking for a durable, high-quality, natural-looking solution for having gorgeous hair every day of the year, go with hand-tied extensions. Just don’t forget to check your stylist’s credentials! You want the best-certified stylists to work on your hair for the most natural and durable results and a delicate installation process.

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