Do Hair Extensions Thicken Thin Hair?

by Jen Carter
Updated January 20, 2017

Fact and fiction. While hair extensions will not actually make your hair thicker, they will give you the appearance of thicker hair.

Hayden Panettiere

The length of celebrity Hayden Panettiere was made possible with the help of hair extensions, and her natural hair combined  with layers to add fullness and thickness from the mid-lengths to her ends.

If you're a man that has always had long hair, but began noticing bald patches and/or a receding hairline, hair extensions are good for a temporary solution. We emphasize the word temporary because extensions add weight to your hair. While they may look good for the time being, extensions put stress on your hair follicles.

If you've opted for hair extensions you have a large selection. You can choose synthetic extensions or actual human hair. What's the difference, you ask? The look, the feel, and the price! Human hair extensions tends to be much more expensive than synthetic hair, however they last longer and you can style them as you would your own hair.

Human hair extension do require more care than synthetic extensions but blend with your own natural hair better. The integrity and look of synthetic extensions will also degrade over time when styling heated styling tools. Despite this, you can find both synthetic and human hair extensions to match the color, texture, and style of your own natural hair.

Your hair extensions will be applied randomly in rows throughout the bottom of your hairline. They're applied directly to your own hair (hence we warn about them pulling on your hair, promoting further bald patches/hair loss). Once they are attached to your hair, you can wash your hair and style it as if the extensions were your actual hair. There are positives and negatives on hair extensions. The positives seem to out weight the negatives.

Check references if the salon has given you some. This is a touchy subject since most salon clients that get hair extensions do not want everyone knowing that they have them.

Positive Reasons for Hair Extensions
Thin Hair? Go to your local salon for hair extensions. A few hours later, you'll walk out with a full thick head of natural looking hair. If you keep your hair short because of your thinning hair--this is your opportunity to have long hair. Put it up or leave it down.

Picture of Jessica Simpson with Hair ExtensionsYou can get also achieve full, fabulous locks fast with quality Clip-In 100% Human Hair Extension from Jessica Simpson and Ken Paves. You have probably seen them on celebrities like like Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian and Selena Gomez.

In the video below my friend Erin will show you how can easily you can add length and volume to your own hair with a virtually undetectable hair extension.

And best of all it can be put in and taken out in a matter of minutes and is a fraction of the cost will pay in salons.

Negatives? Perhaps'
If you're thinking about hair extensions, you should do your homework. High quality extensions can cost anywhere from several hundred dollars into the thousands. We know, WOW. That's a pretty hefty price tag to pay every three months (maybe sooner!). If you're already thinning from hair dyes, perms, or long hair that was worn too tightly--hair extensions may promote further damage. You should consult with your beautician before deciding if extensions are right for you.

Explain your situation and any trepidations you may have. If you're experiencing hair loss--you must discuss these details. Your beautician may have an entirely different solution! Associated articles can be found at: Hair Weaving and Hair Grafting, All About Hair Extensions.

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