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What Are the Best Hair Extensions for Thin or Fine Hair?

Feeling good about yourself with the confidence your hair brings will make all the difference with hair extensions for thinning hair. This blog covers what causes hair, how to prevent it and what options you have for hair extensions with thin hair.

If you’re looking for hair extensions for thin hair, you might be struggling with hair shedding or hair loss. This can be a frustrating experience as you try to find different types of hair extensions for thin hair to help add volume to your strands. Feeling good about yourself with the confidence your hair brings will make all the difference with hair extensions for thinning hair. 

First, let’s get into what causes thinning hair and how to prevent it when possible. Then we’ll go over your options regarding hair extensions for thin hair that will work best for your locks!

What Causes Thinning Hair?

Some people may have naturally fine hair, which is slightly different from thin hair. Fine hair refers to your actual hair strands being smaller in diameter, while thin hair means there are fewer strands of hair growing no matter how thick. It’s important to note the difference between the two when searching for hair extensions for thinning hair, as one is a hair type, and the other is a hair condition.

Hair thinning can be caused by lifestyles, genetics, medical conditions, or a combination of these factors. 

Lifestyle habits that can lead to thinning hair include:

  • Using hair products with harsh chemicals
  • Wearing tight pulled-back hairstyles 
  • Chemically over-treating or dyeing your hair
  • Experiencing chronic stress with increased cortisol
  • Having a poor diet with a lack of nutrients to promote hair growth
  • Putting too much weight on your hair (ex. permanent hair extensions)

If your hair is thinning, you might notice it on the crown of your head, in which case you might want to find hair extensions for thin hair on top. This is the most common area where you’ll notice thinning hair. 

Some other signs your hair might be thinning are:

  • Hair looks flat and doesn’t hold a style as well
  • Excessive hair shedding on your pillow, brush, or in the drain
  • The part in your hair is widening 
  • More skin exposed on the scalp 
  • Thinner ponytail when pulling hair back

How To Prevent Thinning Hair

Now that you know what causes thin hair and signs to look out for, you’ll want to prevent your hair from thinning the best you can. Beyond genetics or medical conditions, there are ways to change your lifestyle to help your thinning hair from getting worse and improve your hair's overall health.

Here’s how: 

  • Use hair products without harsh sulfates that are gentle on your strands
  • Avoid pulling your hair back in tight hairstyles that tug at your roots
  • Take a break from dyeing your hair and chemical treatments like perms or relaxers
  • Lower stress levels in your life by taking more time for relaxation and exercise
  • Incorporate minerals into your diet like iron, folic acid, and biotin that help hair follicles
  • Stop using permanent hair extensions that place too much weight on your hair (ex. keratin, weft, i tip, u tip, etc.)

Follow these tips for better hair health when dealing with thinning hair. Sometimes lifestyle changes may take a long time to show a difference or might not work for those with genetic hair thinning or due to medical reasons. In this case, looking into hair extensions for thin hair can help you achieve the hair you want to feel your best.

Best Hair Extensions for Thinning Hair

Using hair extensions with thinning hair works best for those with overall thin hair rather than patches of hair loss in specific areas. It may be more difficult for those who are looking for hair extensions for thin hair on top since hair extensions must be attached underneath a top layer of hair to add all-around volume. Toupees or wigs are better solutions in those cases of thinning hair on the top of your head or in patches.

When you want to up the thickness of your thinning hair, the best types of hair extensions for thin hair are band-style hair extensions and tape in hair extensions for thin hair. We recommend making an appointment with a professional hairstylist prior to choosing your hair extensions to create the best action plan for your specific hair needs. 

Band-style extensions (like our Band It) are the first go-to option for thinning hair. This is because the weight of the hair extensions lies on the head, not on your hair! The next best option is tape in hair extensions for thin hair (like our Tape It). These must be applied by a stylist for best results. If they’re applied incorrectly, especially with thinning hair, you’ll risk further damage to your natural hair.

PRO-TIP: When using Tape in extensions, ask your stylist to use single-sided tape when applying. This way, they can make a hair extension using one tape in weft to create a more lightweight option for fine or thin hair with half the amount of weight.

While clip on hair extensions for thin hair are not the best for thinning hair, our Clip It comes with silicone covered clips to prevent damage to thin hair and a discreet matte weft to minimize visibility. These DIY clip in extensions can be applied and removed at home for ultimate flexibility when you want to add that extra length and volume.

High-Quality Hair Extensions for Thin Hair

When searching for the best hair extensions for thinning hair, it all comes down to quality. You want hair extensions that will last and not cause any further damage to your delicate strands. Whether you go with band-style hair extensions,  tape in hair extensions for thin hair, or clip on hair extensions for thin hair, you can count on Wicked Roots Hair! Our hair extensions are made of the highest quality Remy human hair

If you have any further questions or concerns regarding using hair extensions for thin hair, contact our team at info@wickedrootshair.com. We’re happy to help!

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