Hair Weft Overview

Human Hair Wefts are used predominantly by professional hairdressers to bond or weave hair extensions into clients hair to increase hair length, add volume or body and texture.

There are many types and qualities of hair weft available to consumers and professionals which fall into two main categories. 1. Human Hair and 2. Synthetic Hair.

Hairdressing professionals will rarely use synthetic hair with their salon clients because it cannot be matched perfectly to the clients natural hair and therefore looks UN-natural and not very flattering.

When using high quality real human hair extensions the hairdresser can cut, colour and style the hair extensions as if it were the clients own natural hair.

Beware though because not all human hair extensions are equal, in the hair extensions world “you-get-what-you-pay-for”. If you buy cheap hair extensions you are going to be disappointed with the results, particularly in the medium and long term. Why?

Human hair grows at around 1 CM per month which means that in three months time your bonded or wefted hair extensions will have moved away from the scalp and dropped by around 3CM which will make the original hair extensions style look odd and uneven. This means that bonded or wefted hair extensions need to be removed, replaced and restyled every 10 to 14 weeks dependent on the wearers personal hair growth. The image below shows a before-and-after hair extensions by Hooker and Young.
Hair Extensions Fitted by Hooker and Young in a Photo shoot for Hairaisers

Hair Extensions Weft Fitting Methods

There are now hundreds of fitting methods available for the salon client to choose from as the manufacturers fight for position and point of difference. I am going to tell you about the two most popular fitting methods that salons use in order to save our readers a little time and a lot of stress when trying to decide which method is best for them.

Temporary Cold Fusion Method

The Hair Extensions Stylist will place a line of special bonding liquid across the hairline where the weft is to be fitted and across the pre-cut length of the weft and then bond the two together completing the process with a warm hairdryer. Once all of the wefts have been fitted the Stylist will cut and style the hair.
Temporary Cold Fusion Hair Extensions Hair Styling Step by Step
When it is time to remove the temporary bonded hair extensions simply apply conditioner to the bonds and let it soak-in for 14 minutes before gently peeling the weft away from the hair.

Weave Styling Method

Weave Style CornrowsWeave styling was perfected by Afro hair stylists. The stylist pleats the natural hair in to very tight cornrows around the scalp.

Once the cornrows have been positioned, and this can be a lengthy process, the hair extension wefts are literally sewn, using a special wefting needle and thread to the cornrows. Once the process is complete the hairstyle looks 100% natural and is completely indistinguishable from real hair.

To remove the weft the process is simply reversed.

To get started, select your closest colour for weft hair extensions in 14 inches.