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How To Choose The Right Thickness Of Hair Extensions

If you are looking to buy clip-in hair extensions online, one of the first questions you may have is "how do I know which hair extensions are right for me?

In this blog post, we will explain how to choose the right thickness of hair extensions to suit your hair type, as well as what the difference is between the sets. All Luxy Hair extensions are made of the same high quality grade remy human hair and are sold in a full head set, so you will only need one box to complete your transformation.


The thickness differentiation in each set does not refer to how thick each individual strand is, but rather, how much hair is attached to each weft. The higher the grams, the more hair there is in each set.  Luxy Hair extensions come in 5 weights of varying lengths. 

  • 140g for shorter hair (16")
  • 160g for thin to medium hair (20")
  • 180g for thin to medium hair (20")
  • 220g for thick hair (20")
  • 240g for medium to thick hair (24")
  • And Volume Bundles for even more volume (16" and 20")

Let’s take a closer look at the difference between these weights, or take our quiz below to determine your perfect set.

140 gram sets

140g sets are specifically designed for those who have shorter hair and are looking to add volume and not necessarily length. This is because the 140g sets are only available in 16 inches. 

These sets have 140 grams of hair and come with 9 pieces in total: one 4-clip weft, two 3-clip wefts, two 2-clip wefts, and 4 1-clip wefts.

Let’s take a look at a transformation with a 140 gram Off Black Luxy Hair set. 

As you can see, the hair has slightly more length but alot more volume. To learn how to blend in hair extensions for mega volume click here.


160 gram sets

160g sets are our most popular sets, which are ideal for those who have thin to regular, medium thickness hair and are looking to add length and natural looking volume to their hair.

This is an example of a braid of someone who has thin hair.

And here is an example of a braid with medium thickness hair—not to thin, not too thick. 

If you have thin hair, the 160g set will add noticeable volume to your thin hair, while still blending naturally. If you have medium thickness hair, the 160g set will add length, but with a natural bit of added volume.

These sets have 160 grams of hair and have 10 pieces of hair in total: two 4-clip wefts, two 3-clip wefts, two 2-clip wefts, and four 1-clip wefts.

Let’s take a look at the transformation with the 160g Dark Brown Balayage set on medium thickness hair. 

As you can see, this set adds length and more volume to the hair, while still looking natural. Click here to learn how to clip-in hair extensions on yourself.


180 gram sets

180g sets are available in our Seamless and Halo collections, and are suitable for those who have thin to medium thickness hair. The Seamless collection comes with 10 wefts of hair, just like our 160g sets, while the Halo collection comes with one Halo weft, and two 2-clip face framing wefts.

Let’s take a look at the transformation on thick hair with the 180g Off Black Balayage set.

220 gram sets

220g sets are the thickest sets we offer and are designed for those who:

  • Already have naturally thick hair and want length.
  • Those who have medium thickness hair but want a more dramatic voluminous effect.
  • And also those who have have above-shoulder hair length and want more length and volume.

This is an example of a braid of someone who has thick hair. In this case, often times hair extensions are meant to add more length rather than thickness. If you already have thick hair and want even more volume, a Volume Bundle will be the way to go (see more below).

220g sets also have 10 wefts, just like the 160g sets, but here there is more hair on each weft, making the overall set thicker. The sizes of the wefts are the same as in the 160g set. 

Let’s take a look at the transformation on thick hair with a 220g Dark Brown set.

You may be thinking, "if I already have thick hair, why would I need to buy a thick set when I only want length?"

Well, the reason why you need to select a set that matches your hair type is because you want it to blend in naturally with your hair. You will need to have just as much hair past where your own hair ends in order for it to look natural. So, if the extensions aren’t thick enough, they will look stringy at the bottom, and it will be more obvious that you are wearing hair extensions.


Once again, here are three braids of varying thicknesses so you can choose the appropriate set for you.

Hair extensions for short hair

220g sets are also a recommended choice for those who have above-shoulder length hair. The reason for this, is because short hair generally has more blunt edges at the bottom and therefore you will need to have enough hair to work with in order to create a seamless blend. If you have really fine hair, then the 160g may work, but generally 220g sets are most ideal for those who have shorter hair.

Let’s take a look at the transformation with a 220g Chestnut Brown set on short, bluntly cut hair.

Since Luxy Hair extensions are 20 inches long, for those who have layers or shorter hair and still want the thickest 220g set, we recommend to take the set to a professional hairstylist and layer it to your hair. That way, the transition from your own hair to the extensions will be more seamless, and it will be much easier for you to blend the extensions in on a daily basis.

If you would like to learn how to blend in clip-in hair extensions with short hair, click here


240 gram sets

240g sets are only available in 24 inches—our longest length. If you are looking for mermaid length hair and have anywhere from thin to thick hair, this weight will be right for you.

Let’s take a look at a transformation with a 240g Chocolate Brown Luxy Hair set.

Volume bundles

For those who are looking to turn up the volume to 11, we offer Volume Bundles in varying lengths and weights, from 16" 180g sets all the way to 20" 265g sets. These Volume Bundles will be perfect for you if you have medium to thick hair and are looking to add the maximum amount of volume that you can! 

Here is a transformation with the 16" 180g Ash Brown Balayage Volume Bundle.

So there you have it! The difference between all the different weights of Luxy Hair extensions. Clip-in hair extensions are the easiest and fastest way to add length and volume to your hair without any damage.

Still confused? Take our short quiz below to determine the right thickness of Luxy Hair extensions for you.

If you have any questions, be sure to check out our help page or reach out to us directly at info@luxyhair.com. Our customer support team is always here to help you!

Shop the look

20" / 220 grams

20" Classic Chestnut Brown Clip-Ins (220g)

20" / 160 grams

20" Classic Dark Brown Balayage Clip-Ins (160g)

24" / 240 grams

24" Classic Chocolate Brown Clip-Ins

20" / 220 grams

20" Classic Dark Brown Clip-Ins (220g)

16" / 180 grams

16" Seamless Ash Brown Balayage Volume Bundle


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