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Which Hair extension types are best for Medium to Thick hair?
For all of you lucky folks that have been blessed with thick hair it can be a job to find extensions that blend naturally with your ends. Usually, if you already have thick hair your reason for wanting hair extensions is to make your hair longer. Maybe you’ve cut your hair into a short bob and are missing your long locks and want them back, we’ve all done it! Using hair extensions that are not thick enough for your hair or not using enough can leave you with an unattractive step where your natural hair ends and the hair extensions start, which we can all agree is not a good look! Good news is that this is totally avoidable and also fixable if this has already happened with your permanent hair extensions. Here at Cliphair we have listed and explained the best types of Hair Extension to use when you Medium to thick hair and which ones to avoid. We’ve included both Clip-in and Permanent options to suit all lifestyles so you can start your Hair Extensions journey with confidence, knowing you are using the correct product for you for the most natural looking result!
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3 GOLDEN FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING YOUR HAIR EXTENSIONS
Whatever hair type you are, there are 3 golden factors to consider when you are choosing your hair extensions, you must establish these first before making your choice. This will not only help you decide but will also help your stylist or hair expert if you are having a professional or online consultation. Today we are focusing on Fine/Thin hair but these factors still need to be considered whatever the thickness of your hair is. Remember, here at Cliphair we offer a FREE advice service run by hair extension experts so if your still having trouble choosing your method after reading this blog feel free to get in touch. These are the 3 main factors you will need to consider before deciding on your hair extensions.
- Why do you want hair extensions?
Your reason for wanting hair extensions can have a huge impact on the choice you will make. For example if you have fine hair and you are just wanting to thicken your hair up, it is not necessary to use a large amount of hair or a long length, you can get the effect you are after from only a small amount of hair extensions which in turn is kinder to your hair, and your wallet.
- To add volume/thickness
- To add length
- To add volume, thickness & Length
- To add colour
- All of the above
- To wear everyday
- For specific occasions/events
2. What is your hair-type?
Your hair type is the most important thing to consider when you are choosing your hair extensions. There are some sets that are not suitable for Thick hair as they are lightweight, small and designed for thinner haired customers. Using extensions that aren’t thick enough or not enough of them will not blend your ends in and will leave an obvious line between the hair and hair extensions. You can also end up wasting lots of time and money on small, delicate permanent hair extensions when you are able to use bigger, faster permanent options.
3. How much time/effort are you willing to put into your hair routine?
Your lifestyle and hair routine should play a big part in deciding your hair extensions type. If you’re a busy, minimal effort, get up and go kinda person you will most likely want to go with something that needs the least amount of work to apply or maintain. If you are happy to take some extra time caring for your hair and feel confident in this department then you can consider going for a type that requires a bit more hair skill and TLC. All extension types have there advantages and disadvantages but It is important to establish how much effort your willing to put in and how often you will use them before committing to a set. Caring for hair extensions incorrectly can cause them to lose their quality and decrease their lifetime so this is an essential point to consider.
- Are you wanting to wear the extensions everyday?
- Are you wanting to wear them only for special occasions or 2-3 times a week?
- Are you confident in styling/applying temporary hair extensions?
- Are you confident in styling hair extensions?
- Are you happy and have time to attend maintenance appointments every 6-8 weeks?
- Do you have time to care correctly for permanent hair extensions?
- Can you afford to have regular maintenance and repositioning appointments every 6-8 weeks?
-Are you wanting to wear the extensions everyday?
-Are you wanting to wear them only for special occasions or 2-3 times a week?
-Are you confident in styling/applying temporary hair extensions?
-Are you confident in styling hair extensions?
-Are you happy and have time to attend maintenance appointments every 6-8 weeks?
-Do you have time to care correctly for permanent hair extensions?
-Can you afford to have regular maintenance and repositioning appointments every 6-8 weeks?
Being clear on these key points will help you or your hair stylist make the right decision for your personal needs. Purchasing the correct hair extensions will save you money, time and give you the best quality result. Now you have recognized what you want to achieve from your hair extensions take a look below to explore the best methods for Medium to Thick hair and the lifestyles or needs they are best suited to!
Temporary hair extensions include Clip ins or Hair pieces, these extensions do not require a professional application. They can be applied and removed quickly by yourself, have a long-life span and involve less maintenance than permanent hair extensions. These products best suit to customers that are confident to apply and style hair themselves, they will need to be removed before sleeping and washing. It can take a little bit of skill and practice to master applying a full head set of clip ins on yourself, but once you have cracked it this type of hair extension can be a dream as they do not need to stay permanently attached and only need to be washed every 10-12 uses. They are also a one off purchase, you will not need to go back for maintenance appointments every 6-8 weeks to replace or reposition your hair making this method the most cost effective of all hair extension types. Below we have listed the Clip ins and Hair pieces in our range that are perfect for Medium to thick hair.
Our best seller! The Double Weft full head set is single 2 wefts sewn together on one seam to give double the fullness of a classic full head. This set can be used to add both length and volume as its suitable for almost all hair types so it’s no wonder why it’s our most popular item. It comes with 8 different sized pieces with silicone lined metal clips and can be applied in just 5 minutes! The Double Weft full head set comes in 16,18,20,22,24 and 26” lengths and in over 30 different shades. For customers with very thick or thick and short hair then the Ultra-Volume Full Head set would be more suitable, this set is great for medium thickness.
The Ultra-Volume full head set is perfect for customers looking for big, bold Insta-worthy hair! Its our thickest ever set and perfect for adding big volume and lots of length, it even blends well with short hair as it is so super thick! This set is suitable for average to thick hair and comes with 8 different sized pieces with silicone lined metal clips for comfort and security. The Ultra-Volume set comes in 18,20,22,24 and 26” lengths and in 15 different shades and can be applied in just 5 minutes. This set is great for big transformations and customers looking for that ultra-glam look!
The Supreme Quad Weft is the ultimate one-piece hair extension. Giving you both length and thickness in just one easy to fit 10” wide strip that’s clipped from ear to ear weighing a whooping 120g! All that thickness and its still applied in under 5 minutes as its just one strip of hair with 5 silicone lined metal clips. This piece is perfect for instantly transforming your look for special occasions and is suitable for anyone with average to thick hair. The Supreme quad weft comes in 18,20,22,24 and 26” lengths and our top 18 colours!
Our Ponytail piece Clip in extension is the perfect way to transform your look in minutes with minimal effort! Each piece comes in 20” length and weighs 120g for a big voluminous ponytail. These pony tails come with a slide clip and ribbon attached for super easy and discreet application, the ribbon and seam are the same colour as the hair so they are very easy to disguise. The Ponytail can be used in a variety of ways to create braids, buns, and stylish up dos. Available in over 20 shades your sure to be able to find the right match for you!
Permanent hair extensions are applied to the hair with the intention of staying in for usually at least 4 weeks without being removed or repositioned. Most permanent extensions methods will need to be maintained no later than after 6-8 weeks of wear, they will then need to be removed and replaced or repositioned after a further 6-8 weeks for the best results. These methods of hair extensions should be applied professionally and are usually more expensive than the temporary alternative. The big advantage of this style of hair extensions is that they can stay in the hair for 4-8 weeks without needing to be taken out or re-applied, this is perfect for those who like to get up and go and prefer to not apply and style their own hair every day. Permanent hair extensions can also be re-used quite a few times before needing to be replaced, even though they are a little more pricey to install they are cost effective as they can be used again. Permanent hair extensions also have the most natural finish of all the hair extensions types as they are smaller, more discreet and can be placed cleverly to create any style that you like.
All permanent hair extensions can be used on medium to thick hair however some are not necessary. So, its not that they are unsuitable it is just not needed to spend the time or money applying more intricate methods when a faster and more convenient method is available. For most permanent hair extensions used on medium to thick hair to add more than 3-4 inches of length you will need to use between 150-250g for a natural blend. Below we have listed the best Permanent hair extensions in our range that are perfect for Medium to thick hair.
need to be removed and replaced or repositioned after a further 6-8 weeks for the best results. These methods of hair extensions should be applied professionally and are usually more expensive than the temporary alternative. The big advantage of this style of hair extensions is that they can stay in the hair for 4-8 weeks without needing to be taken out or re-applied, this is perfect for those who like to get up and go and prefer to not apply and style their own hair every day. Permanent hair extensions can also be re-used quite a few times before needing to be replaced, even though they are a little pricey to install they are cost effective as they can be used again. Permanent hair extensions also have the most natural finish of all the hair extensions types as they are smaller, more discreet and can be placed cleverly to create any style that you like. Below we have listed the Permanent hair extensions in our range that are perfect for Thin and Fine hair.
Hair wefts are extremely popular in the extensions world because they are the most versatile form of extension, a hair weft can be used in many different methods to create a variety of extension types. They are used for La weave, sewn in(braided) weave, micro ring weft, glued in weft and making clip-ins. Most of these applications are quick and easy to apply which is also a great advantage along with the fact that you can cut the weft to your desired size to fit all head shapes. The downfall of this item is that it tends to be on the heavier side and isn’t always appropriate for finer haired customers, also it isn’t as discreet as the other methods so for customer wanting to wear their hair up its quite visible. The weft is the best way to add big volume and length quickly and is perfect for customers that have medium to thick hair. Here at Cliphair we have 2 different types, we have the standard hair weft which is AAA grade single drawn hair weighing 110g. We also have the thicker version which is the Remy Royale Hair weft that weighs 120g and is double drawn so its almost twice as thick and is AAAAA grade quality. For customers who would love to use this item but also enjoy wearing there hair up this isn’t a problem! You can use a combination of this item with a individual method like i-tips on the sides to give you more discretion in those areas.
I-tip individual hair extensions are very popular due to them being very discreet and cost effective. The are great for clients that like to wear their hair up and need extensions closer to their hairline. They are cost effective as they can be used again and again very easily without the use of glue or heat. At clip hair we sell 50 strands in a pack each weighing 1g so they are perfect for medium-thick haired customers. They come in over 10 shades and have a combined weight of 50g. For thick haired customers using these to add length to their hair we advise using 150-200g or strands to achieve this look. They can also be used with a hair weft for discretion on the sides if the customer likes to wear their hair up.
Now that you’re a pro at choosing the correct extensions for your hair why not have a browse through our collection here at Cliphair, we've got a wide range of lengths and over 50 shades to choose from including our New Balayage colours! We've also got all the accessories and haircare products you need to apply and maintain them here. Whatever your after you will find it in our selection, and remember if you need any help choosing the right ones for you feel free to ask an expert and use our FREE Colour Match and Advice service.
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