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Get That Volume - Hair Extensions for Thin Hair

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Quality hair extensions are a fast way to add texture, volume, length, and dimensional color. They can be especially helpful for clients with fine and/or thinning hair, but it’s important to choose the right extensions. When working with hair that is fine or thin, it’s important to do everything possible to avoid damaging it. While…

Quality hair extensions are a fast way to add texture, volume, length, and dimensional color. They can be especially helpful for clients with fine and/or thinning hair, but it’s important to choose the right extensions.

When working with hair that is fine or thin, it’s important to do everything possible to avoid damaging it. While on the one hand hair extensions can make client’s hair look stunning, unfortunately many methods can sometimes do more harm than good – they weigh hair down, create tension, and can cause damage not only to the hair but to the hair follicle as well, often leading to traction alopecia and long term damage- the last thing any client that already has thin hair needs!

What Causes Thin Hair?

Some degree of hair loss is normal. As people get older, their hair may start to lose volume and thickness. In some cases, thinning hair is linked with diet, nutrient deficiencies, hormonal changes, or hereditary hair loss.

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) points out that people lose 50–100 hairs each day. New hair then regrows from the same hair follicles. Over time, however, some follicles stop producing hair, and hair shafts become finer. The hair also starts to lose its color.

In most cases, thinning hair is not linked with overall health concerns. However, it can affect people’s mental health and self-esteem.

Since hair is often associated with an individual’s identity, its significance reaches deep beneath the surface of appearances. Hair has psychological, social, and sometimes spiritual meaning. Therefore, hair loss can lead to multidimensional issues that affect a client’s well-being.

Unfortunately there is no natural way to improve the thickness of hair. Prescription and over the counter medications for thinning hair can take up to a year to work and can cause undesirable side effects.

But that is where hair extensions come in as a complete game changer for women!

Hair Loss and Extensions – Debunking the Myths

What you might have heard about hair extensions and hair loss, and what’s actually true:

MYTH: Hair extensions will cause more damage

FACT: Some types of extensions can cause more damage to your hair, but not all. There are several factors to consider:

  • Type of extensions
    • Fused and clip in extensions can be damaging
  • Weight of the extensions
    • The weight of some extensions can place pressure on hair follicles, which can lead to hair loss
  • How the extensions are installed
    • If extensions are improperly installed, damage can occur even on the healthiest hair which is why it’s always important to be sure your client’s extensions are installed by a trained stylist
    • It is important that a stylist match the size of each strand to a similar size section of your client’s natural hair, so that the (minimal) weight of the extension will be spread across several hairs
  • How the extensions are maintained
    • Regardless of the type of extension one chooses, there will be some special maintenance required in order to prevent or minimize damage to ones natural hair
  • For the most natural, non-damaging hair extension method for thin hair, pick tape in hair extensions.
    • The tape wefts are thin and lightweight, leaving no damage.
    • Durable and long-wearing.
    • No tools or chemicals necessary.

MYTH: Hair extensions cause traction alopecia

FACT: Some types of extensions can indeed cause traction alopecia, namely glued-in extensions. Traction alopecia may also occur if extensions are installed by an inexperienced or underqualified stylist.

  • Tape-in hair extensions are so light that they cause minimal pulling on natural hair so the risk for a client developing traction alopecia is minimized.
  • Maintenance is also very important – make sure to encourage clients to follow up with regular maintenance appointments so extension strands that might be pulling can be removed and reattached to avoid damage.

MYTH: Hair extensions will prevent hair regrowth

FACT: When properly installed the opposite is true: Tape-in hair extensions are so light that they can be effectively installed on even the most fragile hairs and allow the wearer’s hair to regrow, sometimes simply because they are no longer stressed out about how their hair looks.

PROS of Extensions for Hair Loss

Here are the top reasons why hair extensions are a great solution for hair loss:

  1. Semi-permanent

Give clients confidence in their appearance without expensive and permanent transplants.Extensions can be removed and switched up for a different look at any time.

  1. Easy maintenance – like real hair

With high quality 100% Remy human hair extensions clients can swim, work out, heat-style, and everything else they would normally do.

  1. Great hair in one day

No need to return for repeat applications or wait months for cell regeneration – in a matter of a few hours, clients will walk away with a full head of gorgeous hair!

  1. Painless

No incisions or needling or any pain required to go home with lots of hair. While there is an adjustment period extensions should never be painful.

A great option for almost any kind of hair loss

Tape-in extensions are so light that they can be hidden even among very fine hairs, and on hair as short as a few inches. They strategically cover bald spots and disguise thinning areas.

Stress associated with hair loss can be greatly reduced while clients have extensions in, since they look great! Meanwhile, since stress levels are lowered, their natural hair is more likely to grow faster. While their natural hair is growing back, they can feel confident again in their appearance.

Pump Up the Volume – Add a Topper

Top closure hair pieces install in seconds and will make a seamlessly drastic improvement on the look of the hair on the top and front of the head.

El Milano Extensions offers customizable sizes and lengths of extensions and top closure hair pieces. All of our products are made of the highest quality 100% Remy Eastern European hair extensions-sourced human hair with all cuticles intact.