Hair extensions are an easy and fun way to thicken up your locks, especially if you have thinner hair. When a person already has a problem with thinning or extremely fine hair, the last thing they want is to damage the hair that they do have. This is where clip in hair extensions really come to the rescue. However, the problem with wearing clip in hair extensions when you have thin hair is that the clips may become visible, and unnatural, so on today’s blog, we take a look at some tips and tricks and some of the best hairstyles to hide your clip in hair extensions while also giving the illusion of thicker hair.

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The Best Hairstyles for Hiding Clip in Hair Extensions

When it comes to hairstyles that suit naturally thinner hair it isn’t just about backcombing and hair spraying your locks to within an inch of their life. Like clothes, picking the hair extensions for yourself isn’t about making your hair right for extensions, instead, it’s about getting hair extensions that work best with the natural behaviour of your hair.

The Best Hairstyles for Hiding Clip in Hair Extensions

While tape in hair extensions are perfect for thin hair as the hair weft is thin and blends seamlessly to natural hair, they are a semi-permanent option which may not be ideal for anyone who prefers the versatility that comes with clip in hair extensions – you can clip your extensions in and out as you please.

tips and trick to hide clip in hair extensions

Clip in hair extensions
also cost a fraction of what good quality permanent or semi-permanent hair extensions cost. This appeals greatly to people who want to wear hair extensions mostly only for special occasions. Fine or thinning hair really does not have to be the end of the world with affordable clip in hair extensions available to add that extra volume without all the work.
So, if you are worried about your clip in hair extensions becoming visible with your thin hair, here are a few hairstyles that will perfectly conceal and hide your clip in hair extensions. You can also use top ups and one piece hair extensions to achieve your ideal style.

Volumising Waves and Curls

A sleek and straight style is always winner, but if it is your aim to create extra body and want an almost fool proof way to conceal you clip ins, then curls and waves are you best option. Wavy clip in hair extensions and curly hair extensions are easier to blend with your natural hair when you have thin hair – these styles help hide the visible space between shorter hair and longer hair extensions. If you are using hot tools, make sure you wrap both your natural hair and your clip in extensions around so the hair can blend seamlessly.

If you have thin hair, hot rollers can be a better option for you than traditional straightening irons and curlers. Rollers create a natural, bouncy healthy look, while straightening your hair can draw attention to the hair’s thin texture.

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The Stylish Updo/ Half-up Half-down

tips and tricks for Hiding Clip in Hair Extensions

A stylish updo or a half-up half-down style is a great way to add volume and oomph to thin hair. You can incorporate lots of backcombing to add height to the hair and to give a style staying power – which is something thin haired ladies can often struggle with. Pinning the hair at the nape of the neck with plenty of volume at the crown is a great look for those with thinner hair.

To keep your stylish updo in place, remember to spritz your hair with hairspray – this also help add extra definition to fine hair.

The Side Fringe

The Best Hairstyles for Hiding Clip in Hair Extensions

Adding an asymmetric fringe to thin hair is a great way of creating the illusion of more hair. You can always tuck the fringe behind your ears to add extra bounce to your hair. Parting your hair like this allows you to divide and use your natural hair to conceal the clip ins.

Ask your hairdresser to start the fringe just below your eyes, so it blends seamlessly with the rest of your hair. Avoid cutting this kind of fringe yourself, it’s a tricky style to master!

Top tip:

If you have thin hair, you might notice your hair extensions don’t hold in your hair quite so well as those with thicker and coarser hair. A simple way to overcome this is to backcomb the roots of your hair slightly before clipping in your extensions. This will give the extensions something to grip to and ensure they stay put all day!



tips and tricks for Hiding Clip in Hair Extensions

Braids can be a clever option for those with thinner hair, as once the hair is braided, you can gently tease strands out of the braid to add dimension and texture for a full-haired tousled look, which not only makes creates the illusion of thicker hair, but allows you to hide the clip ins accordingly.

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Top tip:

Hair that’s in good condition is key to giving thin hair the illusion of thickness. Be sure to use a deep conditioner and serum to keep your hair in tip top condition.  Do you have any go-to hairstyles or tips and tricks to help disguise your clip in hair extensions? Let us know! And don’t forget to hashtag #WearCliphair on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter to show off your looks.


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