Hair extensions aren’t synonymous with hair damage or baldness and should in no way be demonized. While hair damage is associated with hair extensions in numerous cases, it isn’t the hair extension itself, but the lack of maintenance, poor application, poor quality and numerous similar factors that actually lead to hair damage. What type of hair you have is also an important factor as some perfectly safe hair extensions for women with thick hair may cause serious damage when installed on fine haired women. Hair extensions come in numerous shapes, sizes and application techniques. Matching the correct extension with the right type of hair and finding a professional to apply it can most of the time be the key to a great experience. This being said, some hair extensions are considered less potentially damaging than other, regardless of hair or who applies them.