Hand-tied vs. Machine Weft

 

The weft you choose for your virgin Indian Remy hair is very important. There are two types of wefts: Machine-Weft and Hand-tied.

Hand-tied wefts are thinner and more flexible than machine-tied wefts. The weft is flatter and allows the Remy hair extensions to lay closer to the head giving a more natural look. As the hair underneath grows the flexibility of hand-tied wefts helps to keep the weft from sticking out from the undergrowth. Typical hand-tied wefts come in pieces about 24 inches in width. When sewn in, they can be folded over to best fit the track. The weft is flexible so it will not stick out or cause lumpy areas around the crown. Micro hand-tied wefts are another option found mainly in Asian hair. These wefts come in 8 to 10 inch pieces with wefts sewn closer together. High quality hand-tied wefts tend to last longer without shedding when they are put in by an experienced technician.

Machine wefts are easier to use and can be found in most hair supply stores. They are the most common type used. Indian Remy hair made with a machine weft can be soft and somewhat flexible. Machine weft hair will also last a long time without shedding. These wefts are easier to put in as the stylist can simply start on one end, sew in the weft, and then cut it at the end of the track. Machine wefts also work well when using clip-on wefts, or when bonding the hair to the scalp.

 

 

 

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