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Hair extensions are designed to meet the needs of people with different hair types. That’s why it’s very important to know your hair type so that you know what to look for when buying extensions and have them work for you.
Thin, fine, oily hair is an issue that a lot of people struggle with and it may have stopped you from wearing human hair extensions until now. If that is the case you need to realize that hair extensions are actually a great way to add volume and length to thin hair.
There are a few factors that you need to take into consideration when choosing the best hair extensions for thin hair so please keep reading to find out what you need to pay attention to when choosing the perfect set for your fine hair:
Clip in hair extensions can come with a textile or silicone base. Classic hair extensions (like our Classic, Royal and Signature Weft collections) come with a fabric seam that can be easily hidden under medium or thick hair.
For those who have fine hair though, the ideal type of clip in extensions are those that come with a silicone base (like our Invisible collection) which is 50% thinner than the textile one. This allows the wefts to lay as flat as possible on your head, making them virtually undetectable under your hair. Another great feature of this silicone band is that it is very lightweight, making sure that the natural hair clip ins don’t feel heavy on your fine thin and that they don’t pull on your hair strands, causing no damage whatsoever.
Clip ins are the best temporary type of hair extensions because of how easy they are to use and how fast they change your entire look. If you want to learn more about the differences between our extensions lines, please check out this article.
If you feel like clip in hair is not for you, then another type of extensions that work great for thin, fine hair are tape in hair extensions. Tape ins are thin,1.5 inches pre-taped wefts that you install by “sandwiching” a strand of your hair between the adhesive bands of the wefts. The fact that they are so thin and that the base is so flat perfectly conceals them once they are applied. They will not cause any damage to your hair or scalp if correctly installed/removed.
Tape in extensions are the most popular semi-temporary type of extensions, as they can easily be applied even at home and they can last up to 6 weeks before you need to remove and reapply them. If you want to know more about this process, please read our guide here.
Clip hair comes in sets of 7-11 wefts with 1-4 clips each. Each length of hair comes with a preset weight that we have found to be the perfect balance so that the clip in hair pieces don’t overweigh your own hair. When it comes to blending the natural clip ins with thin hair, it’s always best to choose the length you want and then apply as many wefts as you see fit to cover your whole head, which might be less than the whole set. Clip in just the amount that you need for your look to be natural and comfortable, without overdoing it.
Tape in hair comes in packs of 20 strips of hair that you can use to create 10 bounds (sandwiches). They weight either 50 or 70 grams, depending on the length, and you would normally need around 3-4 packs to get your whole head covered. In order to get a comfortable everyday look for your fine hair, we recommend installing as many wefts as you feel are needed to give you that extra volume without burdening your hair. Remember that tape-ins are a semi-temporary type of extensions, so you’ll be wearing these 4-6 weeks until you have to take them out to get them refitted, so you need to feel as comfortable as possible while having them in.
If you want to know everything about the best tape-in extensions, please check out our in-depth article here.
Remy human hair clip in extensions come in many shades that are colored using a multi-tonal technique, by blending in lighter and darker tones of the same color, to give it more depth and make it easier to blend with most shades of the same color. To make sure that the human hair wefts blend in seamlessly with your fine hair, you need to choose the right shade. In case you sport a unique hair color and can’t find the same shade for the extensions, don’t shy away from dying them! 100 remy human hair extensions can be dyed without a problem, as long as you go from a lighter shade to a darker one, and don't use bleach because bleach can damage the hair irreparably. In case you want to color blonde extensions to a more ashy, neutral shade, we recommend toning them with purple shampoo instead of bleaching them.
Remy tape-in hair extensions also come in a variety of colors, and they too can be easily dyed to match your shade. Try to always dye your roots previous to applying the tape-ins or wait until you need to refit them to color your hair. By coloring your hair before applying the tapes you will avoid damaging the adhesive during the coloring process.
If you want to learn about how to dye hair extensions, please read more here.
If you want your clip in extensions to feel very comfortable when you wear them, make sure to choose clip ins with good quality clips. They need to be sturdy so that they don’t snap open after you installed them and lightweight so they don’t pull on your hair. It is also important that they have a soft rubber band on the inside, which will protect your hair and make them that much more comfortable to wear.
To make sure that no harm whatsoever will come to your fine hair when choosing real hair tape in extensions, always go for a set that comes with good quality, medicinal use glue on the tapes. This will ensure that your natural hair and scalp will not be damaged and that the tapes will not slide off after having them installed.
You don’t need to take extra care of your invisible hair extensions for thin hair, but in order to keep them looking fresh and natural for a long time, don’t wash them too often and try to use dry shampoo in between washes to keep them clean. Moisturize them regularly and store them safely in a spacious and dry place away from direct sunlight.
After you have applied the tape in extensions in your thin hair, when it gets greasy, try using dry shampoo in between washes. Keep the 100 human hair tape in extensions well-conditioned, but never use oily masks or hair products with oils in them, as they might affect the adhesive and cause them to slip from your hair.
Having fine or brittle hair is a common thing and if you want more volume don't hesitate to give hair extensions a try. They will give you all that extra volume your hair is lacking, with minimum effort.
JAYNE – Hello! You can always swim with your clip ins on if you keep them protected with a swimming cap, because the chlorine or salt in the water can seriously damage the extensions. Stay tuned on our blog for a dedicated article on swimming with extensions, it’s coming up soon!
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