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Hair thins for many different reasons. A bad dye experience, sickness or age can make hair -- no matter the length -- as see-through as glass. Thin, long hair may cause more difficult decisions than short, thin hair because you don't want to give up your hair's length. There are specific tips and styling tricks that can help you enhance your hair.
Give your hair a break from hair styling products and chemicals and rock a wig. You can even go short with a bob without touching your real hair. Braid or pin your hair down, add a hair cap, then glue the wig onto the cap. Wigs come in many different styles, lengths, textures and colors. You don't have to worry about damaging your thin, long hair with a wig.
If you're not a wig lover, try track extensions to add volume to your hair. Track extensions are made with wefted material at the root, and can be applied with glue or needle and thread. It's better to go with needle and thread for thin hair because glue can cause hair breakage when the weave is being removed. Braid your real hair as cornrows in a vertical direction. Leave some hair strands in the front, sides and back to cover the tracks when you're done. Cornrows are created by braiding your hair close to your scalp.
There are clip-on bang and ponytail extensions as well as clip-on tracks if you don't want to go through a sew-in process to add volume to your hair. These clip-ons also come in straight, curly and mixed with colors.
Wigs and track extensions can last from two to three months. It's best to wash your hair before applying the weaves and keeping your scalp moisturized weekly. Clip-ons can be easily applied and removed, so wash at your regularly weekly or bi-weekly times.