What Hair Structure to Choose for Hair Extensions?
If you are looking to change your hairstyle but don’t know what hair extensions are the best for your hair, then this article is exactly what you need.
We will guide you through the main types of hair extensions and explain what hair structure to choose.
The most common tip any professional hairstylist would give you is to choose the hair extensions that match your natural hair type and structure.
Hair extensions for thin hair
If your natural hair is thin, then virgin Slavic hair will be the best option for you. This type of hair extensions will blend in with your natural hair seamlessly and won’t pull your natural strands. Virgin Slavic hair is hair that’s never been dyed or chemically treated, which gives it such a soft structure.
As a result, you get a unique product with every cut - with its own color, structure, weight, and length. A perfect solution for those who prefer natural shades!
If you ever need to change the color of your hair extensions, you can easily give them to an experienced colorist for dyeing. These people know all the nuances of proper dyeing and will help you achieve the desired color and tone without spoiling your hair extensions.
Dyed Slavic hair
Hair extensions for medium-density hair
Try going with Russian hair extensions. With a rich palette of different shades, these beautiful human hair extensions are guaranteed to satisfy even the most demanding tastes.
This type of hair extensions is really convenient for both the hairstylist and the client because Russian hair can be applied using any extension technique you like.
In addition to the structure and color that matches your own hair, you can also choose between straight and wavy hair extensions. Everything you need for a perfect fit!
Dyed Russian hair
Hair extensions for dense hair
For women with this type of hair, we recommend European hair, which is the name of premium Asian Remy hair that’s dyed using European technologies, which results in a large selection of various shades. European hair features a beautiful, smooth cut and dense tips. The length of such hair is typically from 50 to 95 cm, which is surprising since it is not always easy to find long hair extensions of such quality.
Dyed Asian Remy hair
What hair extensions are best for thin hair?
Let's take a closer look at how to choose hair extensions for thin hair. Here, you need to be extra cautious and remember that strands with a denser structure (like European hair) cannot be used as hair extensions for thin hair. Virgin human hair extensions blend in with your own fine hair perfectly allowing you to achieve a seamless look. Also, make sure to consult your hairstylist for professional advice on what type of hair extensions is best for you.
Please note! Using the wrong material can weaken the roots and even lead to hair loss!
Hair Extensions Methods for Thin Hair
We have put together all the pros and cons of each hair extension method so that you could choose the one that works best for you and your curls.
Virgin Clip In Hair Extensions
These are temporary extensions that are attached to your natural hair using tiny clips (hence, the “clip-in” in the name). That’s right, clip-in hair extensions can also be custom-made from undyed hair.
- A great choice if you are going out or attending an event where you want to surprise everyone with a new look
- You get to keep your natural hair length, which is often not the case with other types of hair extensions
- Can be tailored to your needs
- Not a good choice for regular use since you need to remove and attach virgin clip in hair extensions every day
- The clips do not hold well on soft, thin hair and can gradually slip under their own weight
- If you wear clip-ins for too long or attach them the wrong way, this might lead to problems with your natural hair, including hair loss and bald spots
Hand-Tied Weft Hair Extensions
An ideal choice when you need hair extensions for thin hair. Here, the extended wefts are sewed in into a braid made of a client's natural hair.
- We recommend hand-tied wefts as they are thinner compared to machine wefts
- Hand-tied weft hair extensions are least damaging, which is especially important for naturally soft curls
- Can be tailored to your individual preferences, which allows the stylist to choose the right set of extensions for you
- No loss in the length of the hair extensions as wefts can be removed and re-installed when the time of the reapplication procedure comes in.
- Women with thin and sparse hair may not have enough of their own strands to create a tiny braid that will hold the hand-tied weft
- During the process of braiding, there is a certain risk of injuring or pulling out native curls
- Incorrect braiding may lead to additional stress on the roots, which can cause hair loss
When choosing a hairstylist, be sure to do some research first and choose a specialist with the right qualifications!
Fusion Hair Extensions
With this type of hair extension, the extended strands are attached to your natural hair via keratin bonds. These are made of transparent or colored keratin glue to match your natural shade. Needless to say, you will have to find a hairstylist who works with keratin bonds that will be as invisible and comfortable to wear as possible.
- When installed correctly, fusion extensions are completely harmless for the natural hair
- You can choose the right length and density to match your individual requirements
- Incorrect removal of the bonds can damage the hair
- The use of standard bonds (1 g per strand) can create additional stress on the natural hair if it is too thin
As with some other hair extension types, it is very important to find an experienced hairstylist who works with micro bonds (0.5-0.7 grams per strand) and will help you choose the right length, density, and, most importantly, the optimal amount of hair for the extension. And, of course, this hairstylist should be able to perform the entire installation procedure professionally.
Virgin Tape-In Hair Extensions
With this type of hair extensions, the extended strands are attached via tapes spliced between two strands of your natural hair.
- This is the quickest extension method (can be done in less than 1 hour)
- When installed correctly, it is completely harmless for your hair
- Unlike with other methods, tapes are more noticeable, which is especially important for thin, sparse hair, which may simply not be enough to conceal the virgin tape in extensions
- Incorrect installation and tension of the roots can lead to hair loss
If you have thin hair, it is important to consider how much stress, tension, and weight are placed on your hair when wearing extensions. That’s why you should think about your health first and choose the lowest density.