Why does my hair feel thin after extensions?

Many people are disappointed when they get their hair extensions and notice that it feels thinner than before. While this is a natural reaction, there are ways to make your hair feel thicker after getting extensions.

Why does my hair feel thin after extension?

This is because we are used to the thick hair we have. Also, the weight of the extensions can result in some shedding of the natural hair or flattening of the scalp because of which the hair feels thinner.

Here is how you can take care of your hair with extensions- 

Hair Extensions

– Hair extensions can be added to any length of hair; they do not have to be attached at the root of the head like wefts or wigs. These synthetic strands are sewn on individually, which means you can create volume where desired by adding more pieces in those areas.

– You may find that you need less product if you add extensions because your hair will look fuller and more voluminous without additional styling efforts needed!

– Extensions can be styled and cut just like your natural hair.

– It is recommended to get extensions matched with the colour of your own hair, but there are some that come in different colours too (like a blonde). This will ensure a seamless look when you don’t have time for touch-ups or regular salon visits.

Reasons why hair feels thinner after extensions

Being used to thick hair

Hair extensions are added to the hair you already have, so it makes your hair feel thinner.  It is not thinner than before, but it may feel that way because your hair feels thicker and more full when you do certain things to it.

Flattening of the roots and scalp

The weight of the extension may cause your scalp and roots to flatten out more than normal for a short while, which can make them look thin. This will correct itself in time as new growth starts happening on top of what we’ve added.

Sudden Change in Weight

You may notice some shedding or breakage around the time of getting your extensions due to a change in weight, but this is perfectly normal and should not be cause for alarm! It will grow back over time.

How To Make Your Hair Feel Thicker After Extensions?

  • Add some gentle waves or curls to your hair for a fuller look.
  • Get the cut and style you desire from an experienced stylist. You may want to wait until after extensions are added because it can be difficult if not impossible to work around them, but this is up to you!
  • Use volumizing products before adding extensions to your hair and avoid anything that may weigh it down.
  • Consider using dry shampoo when you’re in for the night or on weekends, with daily deep conditioners if possible. This will keep your locks looking healthy!

Don’t be discouraged by feeling how thin your hair feels after extensions – there are several ways to make it feel thicker!

How to repair damaged hair after you have got extensions done?

Avoid Exposure to Heat

Avoid heat styling or curling your hair for a few days to weeks after getting extensions. Heat will make the extension bonds weaker, and eventually break them off from their attachment points in your natural hair.

Deep conditioning

Deep condition your hair everyday if you have time! This will help keep it healthy without weighing down the extension bonds.

Massage your scalp and roots

Massage the roots of your hair gently every day to promote circulation in that area, which can help grow new hairs and reduce breakages!

Brush with care

Brushing carefully will prevent any tears or pulling on the extensions as you brush them out. Be sure not to brush too hard or in any particular direction that will put tension on the hair.

Shampoo gently

Use a gentle shampoo to avoid ripping out your extensions and damaging them!

Protective Hairspray

Spray some protective hairspray over top of your extension bonds for extra protection against breakage from daily wear and tear, weather, etc.

Go for hair treatments

Consider getting a hair treatment done before you get extensions, or after to help maintain them and keep your natural hair healthy as well.

Consume vitamins and supplements

Consume vitamins and supplements rich in iron, zinc or protein to help hair growth.

Ensure proper hydration

Drink plenty of water and avoid caffeine or alcohol if you can. These things may dehydrate your natural hair, but they are also not great for the extension bonds!

Benefits of having long-term extensions

  • It is recommended for clients in good health with at least 20% density of virgin hair that they should have their bonds replaced every four weeks, which will maintain the health of hair and bonds.
  • It is a safe alternative to perming or dying your natural hair, which can sometimes be unhealthy for it over time with all those chemicals!
  • Extensions are easy to take care of – just shampoo them once every two weeks to keep them clean and smelling fresh!
  • They also come in many different lengths, colours and styles to suit any occasion.

Types of hair extensions


These extensions are applied to the head with clips, and can be bought at a store or online.  They may have different weights of hair attached so that it looks more realistic for your particular needs.

Weft Extensions

This type is weaved into sections of natural hair using small knots on one end of the weave to attach to the natural hair. It can be a very time-consuming process, so it is recommended for clients with at least 20% density of virgin hair that they should have their bonds replaced every four weeks.

Bonded Extensions

This type requires heat and a bonding substance like glue or gel applied to the extensions after they are braided and the bonding substance is allowed to dry. Then it is pulled through your natural hair and tied off at the end so they can’t be seen, and braided in. They are then glued or sewn together with more glue or gel on top of that for extra protection from breakage during wear if needed.

Tape in Extensions

This type uses a double sided tape to adhere the extensions to your head. It can be an easy process that takes only about 30 minutes, and is recommended for clients with at least 20% density of virgin hair that they should have their bonds replaced every four weeks.

Weave Extensions

Wet: This type is done by weaving your natural hair into weaves that are then sewn together using a needle and thread. The natural hair is not cut in this process, so it will be healthy after the extensions come out!

Dry: This type is done by weaving your natural hair onto an artificial track with beads or clips to hold it in place. They can also be glued together by using a bonding substance like glue or gel.

These extensions are applied with one weft of hair at a time, and can be bought in stores or online. They may come pre-sewn into sections for ease of use so you just need to clip them on your head!


With all these possibilities, there is an extension for everyone! Remember to care for them properly by having your bonds replaced on time and following the proper instructions when caring for your extensions.

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