If you wish to have hair extensions, you may have heard about how hard it is to have natural looking hair extensions when you have fine or thin hair. You may also have read that if you have thin or fine hair, you are more likely to have damaged hair when installing hair extensions. Not all of us were blessed with long and thick hair. In fact, most women will find their hair to be too thin or fine. In that case, which hair extensions should you have for thin or fine hair? What are the least damaging hair extensions for fine hair?
Will hair extensions damage my hair
Let’s go straight to the point: hair extensions should not damage your hair. They are safe when used correctly. The hair extensions that may damage your hair are fusion hair extensions if they are installed incorrectly. Since fusion hair extensions, also referred sometimes as pre-bonded extensions, are installed by melting glue to your hair with the help of a hot tool, you may have damaged hair if the installation was done incorrectly. In short, no hair extensions don’t damage hair, even fusion hair extensions. But if the installation was done incorrectly, yes it can damage your hair.
So what should you do then?
The best option would be to go with hair extensions that simply cannot damage your hair even if the hairdresser install them incorrectly. This way, you can have peace of mind. This is especially useful if you never tried that hairdresser before. If you live far away from a major city, you will have a hard time finding a hairdresser that is competent and experienced in installing hair extensions.
Most hair salons outside the city center are focused on regular hairstyles and simple hair cuts. Yes, it is hard to find a hairdresser that can replicated the stunning hairstyles you see on Instagram! This is because Instagram hairstyles and color are mostly photoshopped, and also because they are indeed extremely difficult to reproduce even for an experienced hairdresser.
As for hair extensions, it should be relatively easy to find someone that can do a proper hair extensions installation. You will have more success finding the right hairdresser if you live in a big city.
For instance, micro loop hair extensions are installed in a similar way than fusion hair extensions. Micro loop extensions come in different hair strands, each hair strand has a bead at the end (instead of a glue). That bead will be used to attach the hair strand to your own natural hair. No glue, chemical products or hot tools are being used. This doesn’t change the fact that you may have the extensions installed incorrectly by an inexperienced hairdressers, but at least your hair won’t be damaged.
If you have thin or fine hair, we don’t recommend you neither fusion hair extensions nor micro loop hair extensions.
We also don’t recommend sew in extensions if you have thin or fine hair. Usually sew in extensions are for experienced people who know exactly what they want and already found a reliable hairdresser to have them installed (sew in extensions are very hard to install).
Least damaging hair extensions for fine hair
You have 2 options if you wish to have hair extensions that will not damage your hair when you have fine hair:
The difference is that clip in extensions are temporary, whereas tape in extensions are semi-permanent.
Clip in extensions are to be installed by you without the need of a hairdresser. You part your hair, open the clips already installed on the extensions, and attach them to your hair. It’s great for those special occasions where you want to dramatically change your look. You can use them for a wedding, prom, or simply for everyday life.
Tape in extensions are different. These extensions need to be installed by a hairdresser. They are more expensive than clip in hair extensions, but at least you get to keep them on all day long, 24h/7. Tape in extensions should last a few months, and they are definitely the best hair extensions for thin or fine hair. Tape in extensions were designed specifically for women with fine or thin hair. Initially, most hair extensions were simple hair wefts that had to be sewed in. Traditionally used by black people, hair extensions are now being used by almost every women who wish to have long and thin hair. Since Caucasian hair is different, using sew in extensions didn’t work out well. Therefore, a few hair extensions were invented., such as tape in extensions and clip in extensions.
To conclude, the least damaging hair extensions for fine hair would be clip in hair extensions (for temporary use) and tape in hair extensions (for semi-permanent use). In both cases, these extensions will simply not damage your hair.
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