“Not all extensions are appropriate for women suffering from weak and thinning hair. The obvious and most glaring issue is where and how traditional extensions are secured to hair that’s already challenged,” says Cleve McMillan, director of education for Luxhair by Tabatha Coffey. “The Luxhair How Top-Head Extensions by Tabatha Coffey are a non-intrusive alternative for those not blessed with thick, flowing, gorgeous hair. These new style of extensions are secured with two very delicate clips that cause no damage to the hair itself. We all know the tension, and additional weight of traditional extensions on soft thinning hair is a major cause of breakage and worse yet, traction alopecia.
“With Top-Head Extensions, choose from a fringe, short-top, mid-top or long-top extension. They come in 20 shades and can be styled curly or straight managing heat up to 320°F and look and feel completely natural. Unlike other extensions, you have full control over where the oomph is needed. Place it horizontally or vertically anywhere on the top for volume and lift or, anywhere at the back for extra length and fullness.”
“Clients with textured hair can absolutely wear extensions—the most important part is selecting the proper texture, as not all textures are created equal,” says Natalia Sprenger, Short2Long owner.
“For example, Short2Long extensions offer four textures that are ideal for textured clients in both I-Tip Extensions and Tape In Extensions— including Natural Wave (slight soft wave), Italian Wave (strong wave going into a curl), Deep Curl (a very tight spiral curl) and Relaxed Texture (a relaxed straight texture).
“There are also other things to consider—if your client is using a relaxer/perm on their hair, only some methods of extensions will allow for touchups while wearing extensions. Short2Long I-Tip Extensions are not only reusable but you can use a relaxer/perm and color for touchups while wearing their extensions.”