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Did someone mention Wefts? What are they and how are they installed?

A weft extension is a method of adding length and volume to hair using a strip of hair that is sewn, glued, clipped, taped, or otherwise attached to the natural hair. Weft extensions are typically made from synthetic or human hair and come in a variety of lengths, colors, and textures. They can be used to create a range of hairstyles and are a popular option for those looking to temporarily change their hair without the commitment of permanent extensions or wigs.

Here are several methods for attaching weft hair extensions, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. Let's take a closer look at each method:

1. Sew-in: This is one of the most popular methods of attaching weft extensions. The hair weft is sewn onto braided hair close to the scalp. This method provides a secure and long-lasting hold, and the braids can be covered with the natural hair to create a seamless look. However, it can be time-consuming to install and may cause discomfort to some people. It's also important to avoid tight braiding and to properly maintain the braids to avoid damage to the natural hair.

2. Glue-in: This method involves attaching the weft to the hair using adhesive. This method is quick and easy to install, but can be damaging to the natural hair and may not provide a secure hold, especially in humid or wet conditions. It's important to choose a high-quality adhesive and to avoid overuse to minimize damage to the hair.

3. Clip-in: Clip-in weft extensions are a great option for temporary styling and can be easily added or removed without damaging the natural hair. The weft has clips attached to it, allowing it to be easily clipped onto the hair. However, the clips may be visible and may not provide a secure hold for those with fine or thin hair.

4. Tape-in: This method involves sandwiching the weft between two pieces of hair and securing it using tape. Tape-in extensions are a popular option for those seeking a more natural look, as the tape is often transparent and can be difficult to detect. However, the tape may lose its adhesive strength over time and may need to be reapplied.

5. Micro ring/loop: Micro ring or loop extensions are attached to the hair using small rings or loops, which are crimped onto small sections of the hair. This method provides a secure hold without damaging the hair, but can be time-consuming to install. It's important to avoid over-tightening the rings or loops to avoid damaging the natural hair.

It is important to choose a method that is suitable for your hair type and lifestyle, and to have it applied by a professional stylist for best results. It's also important to properly care for and maintain the extensions to extend their lifespan and keep your hair healthy.

Now, let's move onto the HAIR Quality for your hair extensions. The Shampoo Lounge only use hair of the highest standard for our customers, never compromising on quality. The hair is 100% human hair with brand, which has been chemically treated by professionals to ensure it’s in great condition. The hair is silky, healthy, shiny and very durable. We only use the highest quality Remy hair, as they suit almost everyone.


Article written by Shierley Koval


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