General Product QuestionsWhat does weft mean?
Wefted hair extensions, or wefts, are a curtain of hair used to layer into your own hair to add color, length, or volume. Wefts act as a binding matrix for your hair. There are different types of wefts, but they all function by locking loose hair into a matrix that can be sewn or glued onto the scalp. There are two primary forms of wefts related to hair extensions—hand-tied wefts and machine-tied wefts.
What is bulk virgin hair?
Bulk hair, also called trackless, is loose hair not sewn into a track. This type of hair is commonly used for braiding, fusions or creating unique hair extensions.
What is the difference between hand-tied wefts and machine-tied wefts?
Hand-tied wefts use a weaving method by which strands of hair are hand tied to the top row of the weft using a fine thread. Hand-tied wefts are thinner, more flexible, and less detectable than machine-tied wefts. On the other hand, machine-tied wefts are a bit thicker, but, because their stitches are highly reinforced, they are simpler to work with and also may be cut by bonding the end of the track.
Can wefts be cut?
Machine-tied wefts can be cut as long as the ends are bonded. Because machine-tied wefts are redundantly sewn on one track, they are designed to be cut for use in patterning the scalp. If your stylist does not have experience with hand-tied wefts, then we recommend purchasing machine-tied wefts.
We strongly suggest not cutting hand-tied wefts. Cutting will lead to shedding, and the weft may fall apart. Only very experienced stylists should attempt to cut a hand-tied weft, and, even then, the results may not last without a proper bonding agent.
What is the width of a weft?
Because wefts are sold by weight (usually 4 ounces), the width of a weft depends on the actual length of the hair and the type of weft. As a general rule, the longer the hair, the thinner the weft.
Average Weft Width by Length
How much hair should I purchase?
When you buy weaving hair, the standard amount you receive is Aprox. 4 ounces per bundle, regardless of the length. Therefore, the longer the weft, the less hair you have to work with in terms of the width.
If you are ordering 10-inch hair, one bundle may be enough to complete the weave. We always recommend two bundles, not only to ensure a complete weave, but also to be used for future maintenance.
If you are ordering 14- or 16-inch hair and aim for a natural look, two packs of hair will be enough for a full head. If you want a little more thickness in the back, we suggest purchasing an additional pack. Most likely, you will use only a portion, and you can keep the rest to use for future maintenance.
For longer styles (18 inches or longer), we recommend using at least three bundles to ensure you have enough hair. The number of bundles you need will vary depending on how much hair you already have or how much hair volume you want.
Average Hair Quantity for a Full-Braid Weave
How long does this hair last?
Our virgin remy hair can last at least one year, with proper care and maintenance. The hair can be removed and reinstalled, as long as your stylist exercises care and patience while removing it.