If you have thin hair, you know the battle with growing out your hair--the longer it grows the stringier it appears. Fortunately, hair extensions can add both length and volume to thin hair. There are many different types of extensions, but we'll share the best hair extensions for thin hair with you!
If you want to find the ideal hair extensions for your unique hair, you first need to identify what type of hair you have. Thin hair is often confused with fine hair (though oftentimes these occur together). Thin hair means that you do not have a lot of hair. Usually this hair is also fine, meaning individual strands are skinny.
You have thin hair if your ponytail looks relatively skinny (though there's no exact measurement for this). However, you can also tell that you have thin hair if you can see much of your scalp between hairs. This means that hairs are scarcer and more spread out.
To check if you have fine hair, just hold a strand of hair in the light. If the hair appears somewhat translucent and allows light to pass through, you probably have fine hair, too.
Extensions come in a wide variety of materials, lengths, colours, textures, thicknesses, and, most importantly, different application methods. If you have thin hair, you probably want to avoid hair loss, so you should consider which application methods cause little to no hair loss. We recommend two main types: clip in hair extensions and tape in hair extensions. These two types are the least invasive and won't cause hair loss.
How to Apply Clip In Hair Extensions
Clip ins are temporary extensions you can literally clip into your natural hair and remove at any time. Application only takes a few minutes, but must be redone often.
To put in clip in hair extensions, you need to section off hair into thin layers. Open the clips by bending them slightly. Starting with the bottom layer and working your way up, position the clips throughout your hair. Secure the clip by adding slight pressure and you're ready to go!
How to Apply Tape In Hair Extensions
Tape in hair extensions only take about 45 minutes to apply and need to be touched up only once every 6 months. These might be the best hair extensions for thin hair because high quality adhesives will dissolve off easily during removal, leaving your hair in tact.
To apply tape in hair extensions, section off hair according to where you want to add volume and length. Some tape in extensions come with adhesive already applied and need only to be placed against the hair near the scalp. To remove, use a bond remover on the adhesive and your extensions will slide right out!