How to apply hair weft?

hair weftWhen attaching a weft, you choose the type of insertion method you wish to use. The weft has a curtain-like shape with a double-stitched end and can be attached using methods such as weaving,fishing line, adhesive or clips, all according to your needs and wishes.  


Make your own  Clip-on set 

Do you want to decide on the length of your Clip-on hair yourself?   With a weft, it’s possible.   

This is how

  1. Create a horizontal parting where you want the extensions to sit. Measure and cut   the weft according to the length of the parting.   Secure the ends of the weft by resealing the edges with adhesive or needle and thread,  so  that the hair does not detach from the weft.   
  2. Sew the clips  onto  the weft. Depending on the length  of the weft,   you will need  1-4 clips per weft. Use  enough  clips to distribute  the weight    of the weft as evenly as possible on your own hair.  
  3.  A clip-on set is a temporary hair extension or thickening, which is used occasionally and should be removed before sleeping, training or showering. 

Weaving – Sewing on your weft 

If you’re going to sew on your hair using the weaving method, you can do so in several ways. If you’re unsure, you can always ask your hairdresser for help and advice for your hair type. Wash your hair with Rapunzel shampoo before insertion, but avoid conditioner and styling products. Allow the hair to dry. It  should be completely dry before insertion.

This is how

  1. Part your hair and take a section of it. 
  2. Use this section to braid a tight, French braid. 
  3. Start on one side and braid to the middle.  Secure  the braid with a small transparent rubber band and then braid the hair from the other side. 
  4. Measure out and cut the weft so that it fits the length of the whole parting you created. Secure the ends of the weft using a needle and thread to prevent the hair from coming out of the weft. 
  5. Then with a threaded bent needle, gently sew the weft onto the entire braid. 
  6. Securely attach the ends of the weft. 
  7. Repeat for the other pieces until you achieve the desired result. 

Styling tip! 

As your hair is braided tight to the scalp and then covered with extensions, it takes longer to dry. After washing your hair, you should pay  special  attention to make sure that it’s actually dry  
– a good idea is to section the hair when drying it. This makes it easier to get to the concealed   attachments. 

Here you can find out more about weaving.   

Removing your weave extensions 

Removing a weave extension is easy. Use smaller scissors.

  1. Carefully cut the threads that hold the weft in place.   
  2. Repeat the procedure, parting by parting. 
  3. Then loosen the rubber bands that hold the braided hair together and brush through it. 

Attaching your weft with adhesive 

If you have thicker, textured hair, you can also use an adhesive to attach your  weft. As some people are sensitive to adhesive, it may be a good idea to test it on your hand prior to use to see if any reaction/redness occurs. Do this 48  hours before inserting the hair. 

This is how

  1. Start by sectioning the hair, starting at the nape of the neck. Measure and cut the weft according to the length of the parting. Secure the ends of the weft by resealing the edges with adhesive or needle and thread to prevent the hair from coming out. 
  2. Apply adhesive to the upper edge of the weft and along the parting. 
  3. Then press the weft to the adhesive on the parting. Hold until the adhesive is dry and the weft sits securely in place. 
  4. Repeat for the other pieces until you achieve the desired result. 

Removing a glued weft   

Use remover to dissolve the adhesive used to attach the weft. The remover is oil based and specially designed to dissolve the adhesive.     

  1. Start by sectioning the hair in the same way as when you put in the weft. 
  2. Apply  remover to the attachments. 
  3. Leave  the remover  on for a few minutes. 
  4. Using a pin  tail comb, gently prise away the weft from your own  hair. 
  5. If necessary, apply more  remover. Avoid pulling out the extensions. 
  6. Any residue can be combed out, sometimes with the help of additional remover. 

 Make Your Own Halo Hair Extensions

  1. Measure and cut the weft hair. Pull the weft from ear to ear. Start from above one ear, cover around the back of your head, and finish above the other ear. Then cut the weft so that this piece fits your head.You can cut the entire hair into two or more pieces of the weft. Make sure that these pieces have the same length of your first weft.
  2. Tie the fishing line wire.Pick up one end of the hair and part off a small section. Pull the wire through the hair, go around and tie a knot. make sure that your knot is actually tied around the weft. Don’t tie it on the hair. Put in several smaller knots to secure the knot you made. When you feel that knot is good and secure, clip off the tail.  
  3. Now, you have this weft connected to a big spool of fishing wire. Continue measuring the approximate filament length for your finished piece. Tie the wire to the other side. Make smaller knots to make sure that it is secure.
  4. Adjust halo hair extensions.The halo is ready to wear now! Slip the extension onto your head and adjust it. Pull the top layer of your existing hair over the extension to hide the wire. You should comb the front hairs into place to get your desired finished look. It can get a little bit messy when you first start pulling your hair over. But once you comb it all out, it will look fine.


Washing 
the weft
 

So that your extensions stay beautiful for as long as possible, we recommend you follow our care instructions. Always  start by brushing the hair before washing to remove any tangles. Use a soft hair brush, starting at the ends and working your way up in sections. If you have curly hair, use a wide toothed comb instead of a brush.

This is how

  1. Rinse the hair with lukewarm water. 
  2. Apply shampoo to the upper part. Avoid rubbing the hair. Rinse thoroughly. If you use deep conditioning treatment, apply it to the lengths right after shampooing (avoid the attachments). Leave it on towel-dried  hair for at least 10 minutes, then finish with conditioner on the lengths. Avoid rubbing the hair. Rinse. 
  3. Rinse thoroughly in between applications and allow the hair to dry naturally. This is also a good opportunity to smooth out any tangles with your fingers. 
  4. You should avoid using conditioner, styling products or heat on your attachments. 

Styling your weft 

It may be necessary to trim and style the weft so that the transition between  your own hair and the extensions looks as natural as possible. If you are use styling tools, always put on heat protection. Do not expose your hair to temperatures higher than 180°C. 

Note: curly and wavy hair extensions should never be styled with a heated styling tool such as a straightener or similar.

You may also like:

  1. Why Choose Hand-tied Weft or Flat Silk Weft?
  2. What is Injection Seamless Virgin Tape In Hair Extensions?
  3. How To Fix Frizzy Hair Extension