If your hair is thinning or thinner than you’d like, you might be thinking about hair extensions. However, you might also be worried that they could damage your hair or cause it to thin out even more once you take them out. There are lots of different types of hair extensions, so you will need to learn which ones are safer for thinning hair. Hair extensions are a great way to instantly add volume, length, and body. Your best option would be to talk to a hair stylist and get their opinion on what kind of hair extensions would look best on you and not damage your hair. However, they can be expensive from a salon. As an alternative, you can purchase extensions to try at home, but know there could be risks, especially if you have never put in extensions by yourself before.
Many hair extensions involve attaching real or synthetic hair to your natural hair. If your hair is too thin or thinning out, it could pull out your hair even more or the extensions won’t even stay put in your hair to begin with. You may want to avoid clip-in extensions, weaves, and fusion hair extensions. Clip-in extensions are just as they sound, they clip into your hair but they could be too heavy for thin hair. They may also pull out or damage your existing hair. Weaves involve a stylist creating tight braids and sewing extensions into the braids. People with thin hair likely don’t have enough hair for this to work. Lastly, fusion extensions involve the stylist attaching extensions using a keratin bond. These bonds can be too heavy for thin hair and the removal process can be too damaging. All in all, none of these methods are best for those with thin hair.
For thinning hair, your best bet may be tape-in hair extensions. These are generally applied by a stylist. They may come in natural or synthetic hair. Of course, natural hair looks more natural but it can be more expensive. Special tape is used to apply the extensions to your natural hair. They are very lightweight and can cause less damage to the existing hair. These extensions usually last about eight to 12 weeks before they start to fall out. If you decide to try tape-in hair extensions, you should learn about the maintenance process first. You’ll want to be extra careful with your hair since it is naturally so thin.
Your stylist may also recommend a specific gentle shampoo and conditioner for your extensions. You’ll want to be very gentle when washing, brushing, and styling to ensure you don’t damage your natural hair and stay in as long as possible. Avoid scrubbing too hard when washing your hair and only apply conditioner to the ends of your hair. When you have finished washing and rinsing your hair, dab your hair gently with a very soft towel. You can also use an old T-shirt because it can be very soft and less damaging to your hair. If you decide to blow dry your hair, do not use the highest heat setting. If you use hot styling tools, be sure to keep the temperature on the low side as well. If you have to detangle your hair, start with your ends and work towards the roots. You may need to detangle your hair several times a day, not just after you wash it. Longer hair is prone to tangles. If you find that you wake up with a knotty mess, try sleeping in a braid to promote healthy waves and fewer tangles.
You will also want to use a comb or brush that helps detangle hair but will not damage it in any way. Try our anti-breakage detangling comb which comes with two sides to help you detangle your hair quickly and easily without damaging it. A detangling spray can also help to reduce tangles and help you brush through your hair easier. You could try our Marula Oil Hair Mist to help detangle your hair, reduce frizz and flyaways, and add a beautiful shine to your natural hair and extensions.
Depending on the type of extensions you choose, you may have to avoid using oil-based products in your hair. They can dissolve the tape and the extensions may fall out faster. Ask your hair stylist which products you should avoid and which ones are okay or even beneficial for your extensions and natural hair.
If you have thinning hair, have you ever considered hair extensions? If so, did anything worry you or prevent you from trying them?
If you are feeling brave, you can find tape-in hair extensions to try yourself at home. There are plenty of YouTube videos from hair stylists and other people who use them that can help you. Many people think about hair extensions and gaining longer locks, but hair extensions can also help to create a fuller hair look with more body. These days there are so many different colors and styles to choose from, that you are sure to find extensions in your price range as well. For example, a range of tape-in hair extension packs can be found on Amazon for around $40. They may be more expensive at a salon, but you won’t have to try to put them in yourself and they will be higher quality. Your hair stylist can also give you advice on the products you should and shouldn’t use with extensions and further details on care.
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