Hair extensions can be a real confidence boost for anyone who has fine hair and can help you to create hairstyles that you didn’t think you could achieve. They’re the best way to add some extra length and thickness while being the least damaging hair extension method, which is perfect for finer hair types. Before you dive in and try out your first set there are a few tips and tricks worth knowing when it comes to buying hair extensions for thin hair. From choosing the best set to clipping them in and styling them, we've got you covered…
Which set should I go for?
There are two Milk + Blush hair extension sets that would work really well with thin hair. The first is the Deluxe Set which has seamless wefts, these lay flat to your head, are lightweight and really easy to conceal. A lot of our customers with thin hair prefer these as they help to add lots of thickness through the lengths and ends without being too bulky at the roots. The other option is our Regular Set which is our lightest set. It’s made with stitched wefts and has four 1 clip wefts to add more thickness around your face while being easier to hide. Alternatively, if you’re just looking for thickness and not length then our Volumizer weft is perfect for adding some extra volume to your strands.
How do I clip hair extensions into thin hair?
How you clip in your hair extensions is really important especially if you have fine hair as you want them to look as natural as possible. Our first tip is to gently tease your roots to give the clips something to hold onto. Alternatively, you can use some dry shampoo to add extra texture and grip at your roots while creating more volume. The next tip is not to clip any of the wefts higher than eyebrow level or ear level if your hair is really fine. You need to make sure that you’re leaving enough hair to cover the top of the wefts so if your natural hair is on the thinner side then you’ll definitely want to clip them lower down.
How to make hair extensions look natural in thin hair?
A really useful tip is that you don’t have to use all of the wefts in your set. If your hair is fine then you may only need 3-4 wefts to add a natural amount of thickness. Sometimes adding too much hair can be bulky in comparison to your roots and can look unnatural in comparison. That’s why it’s so important to try out different combinations and the number of wefts to see what works for you. Another tip is to ask your stylist to feather the ends of your hair extensions to take out some of the weight through the lengths. This will help to make them look less bulky so that you can achieve a more natural finish.
How to style hair extensions for thin hair?
We would definitely recommend curling your hair to add as much volume as possible to your finished look. Straightening it will only make your thin hair look thinner which could also make the wefts harder to conceal. We’ve got a video below that’s full of useful tips for adding volume along with a tutorial on creating our classic Milk + Blush curls.