How To Choose The Right Thickness Hair

May 09, 2019 3 min read

How To Choose The Right Thickness Hair

     Choosing the right thickness of hair extensionsfor your hair can be such a confusing task, especially if you have not picked one out before. There are so many types of the thickness of hair extensions to choose from to fit your hair.

     The most common measurements of the thickness of hair extensions are grams. The most common packages are 120g, 160g, 180g, and 220g, the weight doesn't refer to the thickness of each strand of hair, but the amount of hair that is attached to each weft. That goes to say that the heavier the gram, the more hair there is.

     Hairs vary in different types so we're going to help you group them to know which category you fall under.

  • Short Hair: You fall under this category if you have a lob, bob or blunt haircut. If the length of your hair is from the chin to just above the shoulder.
  • Average Hair: You fall under this category if your hair length is shoulder length and not quite thin or thick.
  • Thick Hair: You fall under this category if your hair length is longer than your shoulder, if you have a lot of hair and if they are fully thick.

     The key to picking the right thickness of hair extensions is to know your own natural hair, its length which we've already discussed above and its density.

     When we talk about hair density, we refer to the amount of hair you have per each square inch on your head. If you have little hair there, then you have a low density, and if you have lots of hair, it means you have a high density.

     Next is your natural hair. Is it wavy, curly, or straight? This is important because if you have wavy hair, you don't go for straight hair extensions as they will be a bad fit irrespective of their thickness. The same applies to the rest, if you have straight hair, go for straight hair extensions.

     To aid your choice, we'll be giving you the description and differentiation of the most common packages of hair extensions.

120 grams Hair Extensions

     It doesn't matter if you don't have a lot of hair naturally, this hair extension set is specifically designed for those with thin and fine hair. If your hair strands are small, if you have a small amount of hair, if you have medium to long hair or if your hair is below shoulder length and you're looking to add some volume and length to it, then the 120-gram hair extension set is yours. It is the right set of thickness for you.

160 grams Hair Extensions

     160 grams hair extensions are one of the most popular sets of hair extensions for those with thin to average hair types. This hair extension set is quite ideal for those with thin and short hair (chin length to above shoulder length) because it offers the much needed extra hair and wefts to achieve a blended transition from short to long without looking too thin or stringy. This set comes with 10 wefts, which includes one 8 inches weft, one 7 inches weft, two 6 inches wefts, two 4 inches wefts, and one 4 inches weft in the package.

180 grams Hair Extensions

     Quite similar to the 160 grams hair extensions set, the 180 grams hair extensions set comes with 10 wefts. The difference is that there is more hair attached to each weft to make them slightly thicker. This set adds more length and volume to the hair but still leaves it looking natural. The extra wefts are ideal for those with fine hair but who still look for extra volume. It comes with a set of one 8 inches weft, one 7 inches weft, two 6 inches wefts, two 4 inches wefts, and one 4 inches weft.

220 grams Hair Extensions

     The last most popular set of hair extensions is the thick 220 grams. This set is the thickest set and is ideal for average to a thick set of hair. This thick set is really ideal for those with average hair who want extra, thicker, and fuller hair. It also comes with a set of one 8 inches weft, one 7 inches weft, two 6 inches wefts, two 4 inches wefts, and one 4 inches weft.

     All these factors will help you get a good match and keep your extensions looking natural just like your hair, so go on and add the extra thickness to get your desired volume, fullness and length.

     There you have it, now you know the set of hair extension thickness to choose from for a perfect and natural fit, all that's left for you to do now in order for one and get it fixed.


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