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Are weft hair extensions suitable for thin hair?
Updated on October 10, 2012 Clementine8 moreContact Author Weft Hair Extensions For Thinning Hair
A few of us aren’t blessed with thick flowing luscious hair but this present day it seems you do not should be, as hair will be brought and attached in lots of alternative ways.
But can hair extensions be worn in fine or thinning hair?
Weft hair extensions are the perfect extensions for fine and thinning hair as they cause the least amount of damage to the hair itself and do not put as much tension on the hair as other methods which could cause hair fall.
A weft extension is a protracted strip of hair that’s like a curtain which gets attached to your natural hair. They put less tension on the scalp and hair because the burden distribution is over a big area where-as individual extensions are pulling on small amounts of hair.
Wefts come in several hair qualities and the standard makes a giant difference to how long your extensions last, how well they match your personal hair, the look of the extensions and the way much damage will be done to you natural hair.
The best quality human hair is called Remy, this is often called cuticle or virgin hair. It is cut straight from a donors ponytail so all of the cuticles are facing the identical way. This leads to a silky smooth finish natural finish. Remy hair comes from many regions and the very best is from either Russia or Europe, then India and lastly Asia. When you’ve got light coloured hair make sure you get Russian or European hair as Asian hair can be too coarse in texture to match you own and it will even must be bleached many times to match your colour leaving it in poor condition.
Wefts also come in Non Remy, and these are what you will see that at most salons, on ebay and in stores. They will be called “human hair extensions”. This hair comes from many different donors so the cuticles don’t align. It’s then stripped in an acid bath after which coated with a silicone to offer it a silky finish…But after just a few washes this silky finish washes off and you are left with a matted mess (I have learnt this the hard way, buying what I was told was European hair). So when purchases be sure you purchase from a reputable extension specialist, ask a lot of questions and remember..you get what you pay for!
Wefts also come two different types; machine made and hand sewn. The machine made is more obvious in your hair and will be more uncomfortable but it surely costs less and could be cut to fit. It comes in a single long weft with thick sewing along the highest which the hairdresser cuts to length. Hand tied wefts are tied by hand on to micro thin wefts which makes them more costly but they’re hardly visible in the hair.
Wefts can be sewn, braided and bonded onto your natural hair. They’re usually attached by braiding your natural hair and sewing the weft to the braid, but with thin hair this puts too much tension on the natural hair and could cause it to break or fall out. So the most effective option is bonding. The hair technician will take parts of your hair and parts of the weft and clamped them together with a microbead ( about 3-4 per weft).
Once the wefts are in your hair a stylist will cut the extensions and blend them into your natural hair. I got mine cut just below my shoulders as the burden from leaving them really long puts extra tension on your natural hair.
Once in the extensions looked great, I’d recommend getting hand sewn/tied wefts if you’ll find them as mine felt bulkier then I might have liked and spiky on the scalp from being cut.The first few nights sleeping were uncomfortable and that i could feel tension on my natural hair and head. After per week I hardly notice them in any respect apart from the up keep.
Are they right for thin hair?
You’ve gotten to wash and blow dry your hair everyday for them to look any good and to blend them in with your individual hair, this is damaging to your own hair as fine hair dries much faster than extensions.
If (like me) you do regrowth/conditioning treatments then one can find it hard with the extensions
90% of the time they are in the best way, 10% of time they give the impression of being great.
They put tension on natural hair and scalp.
Very restricting in the hair styles you can do, allowing low pony, plait or out. You can not do normal or high ponytails etc..
Over all I’ve had them for three weeks they usually were fun…But today I have taken them out and I really like having my fine hair back. I will sew very small clips on to them so I can keep them as clip ins, and wear them once i go out sometimes (hopefully without seeing the clips). But over all they were more hassle then they were worth. They restricted me from doing many things, the up keep was not worth the look and more often than not the look ws average and that i believe they were damaging my hair which was the worst part about it.
So you possibly can decide on this if you think they’re best for you….
My Hair Extensions In My Thin Hair
Weft with Micro Rings…If you need wefts go for these
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sendingGail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina
Welcome to Hubpages Clementine.
This can be a comprehensive, well written article and I thought it was particularly effective since you shared your personal experience and your conclusion that hair extensions usually are not always an efficient solution for somebody who has thinning hair.
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