Hair thinning is a common problem seen not only in women but also in men. In most cases, thinning is caused by normal day to day hair care habits such as styling, washing, and other lifestyle practices including dieting. When your hair grows thinner, it will most likely start falling out at a rate that is above the usual. This is where balding comes into play. However, it is also not unusual to find yourself with thin hair naturally.
All the same, having thin hair doesn’t mean that it’s all doom for you. There is still a wide range of hairstyles you can wear, and look awesome, including hair extensions, weaves, and wigs. But what are some of the best hair extensions for thin hair? Below is an overview of the various types of hair extensions, among them, the best option for your thinning hair.
Tape-ins are among the most recent hair extension options, which are also considered best for the ladies out there with thin hair. The name comes from the fact that the extensions are literally bonded onto natural hair into 1.5-inch wefts row by row using tape. This leaves no damage to your natural hair since the tape wefts are thin and lightweight. They are also less costly than most other options.
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For thinning hair, the best method of application is the single application method where only one tape weft extension is applied to your natural hair while the other side is sealed using tape. Tape-in extensions do not also require chemicals or tools such as the flat iron, thus less damage to your thin hair even for long extensions.
Just like the name sounds, clip-ins are extensions that are clipped to natural hair during installation. You can easily teak them off at will. The major drawback with clip-in extensions is that they tend to be a bit heavier. This means that they won’t hold well into position if you have thin hair. The clips may also cause further damage to your already thin hair. They are especially associated with bald spots. In summary, despite being quick and easy to install DIY, clip-in extensions are:
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Keratin bonding is used on the ends in this type of hair extensions. During application, the keratin bonding is softened using ultrasonic waves. The major drawback of these extensions for thin hair is that installation is lengthy and time-consuming. They are also costly to install and their removal can lead to balding and more hair damage. They do not hold well onto thin hair.
In this type of extensions, a special tool is used to attach the extension strands onto natural hair. The resulting links are clamped and can cause significant damage to hair shafts. The strands also possess some weight, whose tugging and pulling can cause ruin to your thin hair in due time.
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In this option, hair is braided into cornrows and the extensions are sewn into your natural hair. They cover the whole head. They are not ideal for thin hair since your hair may not have sufficient volume required to make braided hair rows.
Looking at the types of hair extensions above, tape-in extensions are the most ideal for women with thin hair since they are lightweight, easy to install and not that costly an option.