What is a Hair Extension Weft?
What is a hair extension weft? We hear you ask. Whilst we always post about what hair extensions to get, we rarely talk about the different types of hair extension wefts that are available. If you want to know what a hair extension weft is, then keep reading our short guide below.
The type of hair extension weft can determine how natural your hair extensions look when clipped in. The most natural looking hair extensions are those that are made from Remy human hair, as the hair that’s sewn onto the hair extension wefts are facing in the same direction for a seamless finish. Besides choosing Remy human hair over synthetic, there are a couple of different types of hair extension wefts you should know about before choosing hair extensions that are right for you.
Machine Weft Hair
The clip in hair extensions stocked at Dirty Looks all are machine weft hair. This means that the hair is sewn together by machine to create a tracking effect and the clips are sewn on after. Machine weft hair is the most common weft hair to use, especially for clip in hair extensions. It allows the hair to be sewn together, facing the same direction, and can create the most natural-looking results with your hair extensions. It’s also the highest quality of wefts and the most versatile, as you can trim and style the hair to blend in with your natural locks, without tampering the condition of the wefts.
Skin Weft Hair
SKin weft hair is a new hair extension weft that’s on the market. The hair is attached together by a polyurethane tape that looks like skin. These hair extension wefts need to be installed with a special adhesive tape, however, they don’t last that long- a week at least.
Hand Tied Weft Hair
Hand tied weft hair is hair that’s woven into a few strands of fishing line. Although this type of hair extension weft is much thinner than machine weft hair, it is the most expensive and it can’t be cut either.
What is a hair extension weft thickness?
There are different types of hair extension wefts that provide different amounts of hair and thickness. A single weft means that there is only one line of hair sewn onto one mesh, whilst double wefted hair extensions means that there are two single wefts sewn together on one mesh of hair. Meanwhile, a triple weft and quad weft, such as our Bobby Glam Triple Weft or our selection of quad weft extensions, have triple or quadruple the amount of hair sewn onto one mesh.
Hopefully this has given you a bit more insight into ‘what is a hair extension weft’. You can view our collection of clip in hair extensions here.