Hair extensions are a wonderful option for who want voluminous hair or want long hair. Extensions offer a wealth of versatility, as well as multiple schemes and installation methods for different hair types.
Weft extensions - where a group of hair strands are sewn into a piece of cloth and then worked by a stylist into natural hair - have been around for a long time. Wefts are ideal for hair extensions, giving stylists the opportunity to experience a variety of applications, not just strand-by-strand installations.
Hand-tied weft have become popular in recent years. In this article, I'll show you everything you need to know about hand-tie hair extensions, including what hand tie hair extensions are all about, their advantages and disadvantages, and how to apply them.
1. What Are Hand-tied Weft Extensions?Hand-tied hair extensions are a type of weft that is hand sewn to give you the thinnest track of hair for the lightest, most invisible hair extension application. Hand-tied hair wefts are labor intensive to create which is why the price is higher than machine-tied hair extensions.They are a method where a stylist attaches beads onto a row of a client’s natural hair, similar to the beaded weft method.
The term “hand-tied” leaves many clients with an idea of how these extensions are installed in their hair. However, in all reality, the term indicates how the extensions are manufactured rather than refers to the required application method. Hand-tied extensions are just that: hair that is sewn into a horizontal strip by hand. There is such a thing as machine-tied extensions; however, hand-tied hair results in thinner wefts that blend into a client’s natural hair easier than machine wefts. Both single and double-hand-tied wefts are on the market; single wefts provide a thinner, lightweight option, while double wefts are twice the density.
2.The advantages and disadvantages of Hand-tied Weft Hair Extensions
Hand-tied wefts are one of the best choices for hair extensions. They grant you—the stylist—the perfect opportunity for giving your clients comfortable hair extensions while also leaving them with undamaged hair that they can customize to their liking. However, hand-tied hair extension also has its own dark side. Here are a few pros and cons:
(1)The Advantages of Hand-tied Weft Hair Extensions
There are plenty of reasons why hand-tied may be a better option than other hair extensions, including the following:
- Glamourous volume, fullness, and length that looks 100% natural
- Very little stress on the scalp or the roots with the proper installation method
- No tension, tugging, or damage to the natural hair
- Unlimited styling possibilities (including ponytails, buns, and updo styles)
- Relatively undetectable as rows lay flat to the head, even in fine, thin, or sleek hair
- Appropriate for active lifestyles, including swimming, and high temperatures
- Can be customized in color for the ultimate match to the natural hair
- Can be layered to give proper weight distribution based on natural hair density
- These extensions do not require an application of adhesive or heat, so a removal product is not necessary, and there is no residue left behind after removal.
- Initial installation requires a significant investment of both times (2-5 hours) and money.
- Extensions must be moved up every 6-8 weeks as the hair grows out
- Frequent brushing and maintenance are needed to keep hand-tied extensions looking their best
- You must dry the attachment area well since leaving it wet can lead to mold in the hair and knotting.
3. What Hair Type is Best-Suited for Hand-Tied Extensions?
You can apply hand-tied wefts to nearly all hair types. However, as with any kind of extension, they certainly have their strong points. While they provide a fair amount of density, hand-tied extensions are best for thin hair that lacks a blunt edge and your client’s hair should also be not much short.
4. How Are Hand-tied Weft Hair Extensions Installed?
Hand-tied extensions are a method where a stylist attaches beads onto a row of a client’s natural hair, similar to the beaded weft method.
In the world of wefts, hand-tied extensions have begun to pick up popularity in recent years. Hand-tied wefts are one of the best choices for hair extensions. They grant you—the stylist—the perfect opportunity for giving your clients comfortable hair extensions while also leaving them with undamaged hair that they can customize to their liking.