The Best Clip In Ponytail Hair Extensions for Thin Hair

The Best Clip In Ponytail Hair Extensions for Thin Hair

Ponytails are very popular right now. Celebrities like Ariana and Molly Mae sport gorgeous, voluminous ponytails that can inspire hair envy. The secret behind many of these perfect ponies is blended hair or ponytail extensions. Extensions are an easy way to add body, length and fullness to your own pony. While choosing a clip-in ponytail for thin hair may seem tricky, focus on three key things - the material, density, and attachment method. In this article you'll learn which styles work for you and which do not. At the end of this article, we hope that your clip-in ponytail for your thin hair helps you to be more confident and improve your loo. 

Choosing the Right Clip-In Ponytail for Thin Hair

Various clip-in ponytail extensions displayed in different shades and lengths


Hair ponytail extensions are made from either human hair or synthetic hair. Roxy Hair extensions are crafted from Remy hair, which is a high-quality extensions which look and feel of your own natural locks.

Remy hair extensions are made from real human hair that still has the cuticle layer intact. However, human hair extensions may be costly and require more maintenance. They need to be removed for sleeping or washing to prevent damage. They may require more careful styling to match your natural color.

Synthetic (artificial) hair extensions are made of man-made fibers like Kanekalon, nylon or other materials. These maintain their style without extra styling effort. You don't need a fitting process, and they add body and fullness. But with synthetic hair, quality can vary and the extensions are prone to tangling and breakage compared to human hair.

Weight and Density

The next thing to think about is how heavy the extensions are and how thick the hair strands are. When choosing clip in ponytails for thin hair, go for super lightweight clip-ins between 100-150 grams. Choosing the right weight and color helps it blend with your real hair. Too-heavy extensions can pull on your roots and damage your hair and cause pain.

The thickness of the strands, the density controls the volume and fullness you get. If you have thin hair and want fuller ponytails, pick an extension with enough density to create that look. Remember, if you pick the right amount of hair pieces, it can make a huge difference.

Attachment Methods

The last big decision is how the extensions attach. The options include snaps, combs, Velcro, or drawstrings. Each has its own way of going in.

  • Clip-ins are probably what we picture - those pressure-sensitive clips, combs, or snaps that easily clip into our own hair. Super easy for us to pop in our hair.

  • Drawstrings have hair strands that pull through a little loop or drawstring, which we tighten to secure it. We like these because we can adjust them until it feels just right.

  • Velcro Ties use, yup, Velcro to hold the extensions! The velcro strips wrap around pieces of our hair to keep the added ponytail in there nice and tight. And we can reuse them over and over.

  • Then we’ve got Clamp Beads which are really more of a salon thing. They’re little metal beads that actually clamp down and grip our hairs for like an ultra-lasting hold. Gotta have them put in by a hairstylist though!

How to Enhance Your Natural Hair with Ponytail Extensions

Woman with natural ponytail getting her hair color matched with a clip-in ponytail extension

Lots of women don't have the length or volume for their dream hairstyles. A long, glossy, bouncy ponytail is a basic but beautiful look. But it requires more hair to really get that effect. Once you've chosen your clip-in ponytail hair extensions from Roxy Hair, next is blending them with your real ponytail. Women should focus on three things: matching colors, playing with lengths, and mastering styling techniques.

Color Matching

Matching your extension color to your natural hair is important for natural looking ponytail. To get the perfect match, compare your hair to color swatches online. Or check your hair color in natural light, focusing on the mid-lengths and ends where the extension will blend. Roxy Hair offers shade matching service here you can send photos of your natural hair to us so we can best match a shade for you.

Remember any recent or planned color changes when picking your clip-in shade. After attaching the ponytail, brush your real hair and extensions together. Lower the top layer of hair to hide the ponytail base.

Length Options

Choosing the right length is key for a natural-looking ponytail with extensions. Extensions come in many lengths, with 16, 20, 24, and 26 inches being popular.

Picking the right length is crucial because:

  • Too short, and the extension won't blend well into your natural hair. This can create an obvious disconnect between real hair and added hair.

  • Too long, and the extra length looks disproportionate and fake. Overly long extensions typically stand out rather than blend in.

  • Getting the length just right means the extension ponytail will complement your natural length. This allows it to integrate seamlessly into your own hair using small clips for a cohesive look.

To find your ideal length ponytail, place a tape measure about 1 inch above your ear, then measure down to your desired length. Or measure from your scalp to where you want the extension to end, using a soft tape.

Styling Techniques

Stylist seamlessly blending a clip-in ponytail extension with natural hair using styling techniques

Once you've picked the perfect color and length, it's time to style your ponytail extension! Follow these tips for a natural blend of extension and real hair:

  • Create layers with shorter pieces to frame your face. This helps hide the extension base.

  • Tease and use hairspray to match the texture of your natural hair.

  • Attach the extension following the flow of your hair.

  • Use heat styled tools and protectant to blend shorter layers into the long ponytail.

These steps let you style a natural, seamless ponytail.

When styling:

Quick and Easy Hairstyles Using Clip-In Ponytails

Woman wearing a clip-in ponytail in a classic high ponytail hairstyleOnce you've mastered attaching ponytail extensions, you can get creative with tons of fun styles! A basic high pony is always easy, but what about something fancier?

Here are Roxy Hair fave ponytail looks:

  1. Classic High Ponytail: The classic high ponytail is a timeless, sleek look. Simply sweep all your hair up into a ponytail high on your head. Add extensions underneath for volume.

  2. Low Buns with a Twist: This chic, sophisticated bun sits at the nape of your neck. Make a low ponytail then twist the hair around itself before securing an instant bun shape.

  3. Half-up, Half-down: Half-up, half-down is a trendy style with hair parted and pulled back from the front/top section only. Leave the rest down and you're ready to go.

  4. Messy Top Knot: A messy top knot has a casual, undone look. Pull hair up into a loose bun at the crown of your head, leaving pieces out to frame your face.

  5. Side Braid: For a sweet, romantic vibe, use a bobby pin to braid a section of hair that sits over one shoulder. Leave the rest of the hair down or pull it into a low ponytail.

  6. 90s Ponytail: This high, sleek ponytail with a middle or side part screams 90s in the best way. Just brush your hair straight back and secure it in a high elastic.

  7. Middle Part Low Ponytail: The "clean girl" middle part low pony is so in right now. Use short extensions for volume or long ones for length. Split hair down the middle and sweep into a low pony.

  8. Beachy Waves Ponytail: Nothing says summer like a beachy, wavy ponytail. Create loose, tousled waves then gather hair into a casual low pony. Effortlessly cool.

  9. Slicked-Back High Ponytail: Amp up a basic pony by slicking it back for a polished look. Use lots of gel to smooth, then brush hair back tight into a dramatic high pony.

  10. Curly Ponytail: Bouncy ringlets make curly ponies so feminine. Curls also create fullness, perfect for fine hair. Scrunch in the product and let the curls air dry before pulling them into a pretty pony.

Caring for Your Clip-In Ponytail Hair Extensions

Hair care products and tools for maintaining clip-in ponytail extensionsHair extensions are a great way to change up your look and hairstyles without having to actually cut or alter your real hair. Ponytail extensions especially are such an easy option because they simply clip into your own hair and can also be removed super easily whenever needed. So ponytails can work for almost anyone's hair type which is awesome.

However, even though they clip in and out, ponytail extensions do require some special maintenance and care for them to last. Here are some tips:

Washing and Conditioning

Washing and conditioning ponytail extensions regularly is key to keeping them looking fresh and preventing damage. Here's how:

Fill up your sink or bathtub with warm water. Gently shampoo the hair wefts piece by piece. Apply conditioner too, and let it soak in a few minutes. Then rinse everything out well. Squeeze out excess moisture gently, lay flat to air dry.

Look for hydrating shampoos and conditioners with ingredients like aloe vera, jojoba oil or argan oil. It will help keep ponytails conditioned and it is good for your natural hair, too.

Aim to wash every 10-15 wears or if the buildup is visible. Regular cleansing keeps extensions dirt-free and shiny.

Detangling and Brushing

It's really important to keep ponytail extensions tangle-free and brushed out. Lightly spritzing with a detangling spray can help loosen up knots so they’re easier to smooth out. Carefully use a wide-tooth comb or soft brush to detangle. Start from the ends of the hair and gently work upwards to prevent extra damage.

Always detangle and brush the extensions after wearing them. This maintains their condition and avoids matted clumps of hair. Look for brushes specifically designed for extensions that are gentle during brushing sessions.

Storage and Travel

Storing your ponytail extensions properly at home is key for longevity. Keep them in a cool, dark place like a dresser drawer or cabinet away from any sunlight. Direct light can cause fading and damage. Fold extensions neatly and place in a plastic storage box or pouch. This prevents tangling and keeps them dust-free. Hanging them on clips or velvet-lined hangers also works well. Detangle extensions gently before storing and wrap ends in tissue paper. This keeps the wefts smooth and minimizes shedding.

When traveling, ponytail extensions need extra protection. Invest in a specialized storage case designed for extensions - this is the best option. Look for sturdy cases with individual pouches for each weft. If you don't have a case, wrap each weft in tissue paper and place in a sealable plastic bag. For extra padding, put the bag inside your suitcase surrounded by clothing. Avoid checking extensions regularly instead keep them in your carry on. Most importantly never store them loose in a suitcase because the friction can cause massive tangling.


The bottom line - clip-in ponytails are an easy way to make thin hair look fab. Following the tips on material, weight, attachment method, color, length, and heat styling helps the extensions blend with your real hair. Done right, you get a full, natural pony to love for the long run!

Ready to step up your ponytail? Check out Roxy Hair's quality clip-ins and find one that matches your hair perfectly!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are clip ins good for thin hair?

Yes, clip-in hair extensions can be good for thin hair but it's important to use them sparingly to maintain a natural look.

How do you wear a ponytail with thin hair?

To wear a ponytail with thin hair, gather all your hair at the back of your head and create a small loop with a hair tie, then use a comb to smooth down any flyaways.

How do you hide clip ins with thin hair?

To hide clip ins with thin hair, simply layer your natural hair over the clip-ins and comb or brush through to blend them together.

How do you tie thin fine hair?

To tie thin, fine hair into a ponytail, gather all of your hair and create a small loop with a hair tie around your wrist. Pull the hair tie through the loop to secure the ponytail and use a comb to smooth down any flyaways.

How often should I wash my clip-in ponytail extensions?

You should wash your clip-in ponytail extensions every 15-20 wears or when you notice a build-up of hair product.

Key Takeaways

  • When selecting clip-ins for thin hair, choose Roxy Hair who produce human hair and only stock the ideal weight and density which is 100-150g, for the most secure and comfortable wear.

  • To get a natural look, always look for colours that match your extensions, go to popular lengths, and use styling tricks to make sure it blends with your real hair.

  • Keep your clip-ins healthy by washing and conditioning them every 15-20 wears, detangling and brushing regularly, and storing them in a case properly in a cool, dark place.