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Weft extensions are unique because they are customizable. Because you get one big weft, you can cut it into smaller pieces to fit your head just right. All other extension types come pre-cut into smaller wefts or strands so there isn’t a lot of room to play with it. It is also completely up to you to decide how much hair you want to put in and create custom density.
Weft hair extensions can be very versatile. They can be used as classic extensions to extend the length and add density, but also for experimenting with colors. Since ombre and balayage hairstyles are still very much on trend, you can use wefts to create the color you want instantly.
Another amazing thing about weft hair extensions is that they can be attached using a couple of different methods, which can’t be said for other extension types. For example, if you buy clip-in extensions, the only option is to clip them in, tape-in extensions have to be taped, and U-tip extensions have to be attached using only the hot fusion method. But with weft extensions, you can install using glue, sew-in or you can cut them to make clip-in extensions.
Shades and Textures
If you have a certain color or texture you would like to create, weft extensions come in all kind of different styles. You can either match your natural shade or go for an ombre or even three-tone look. Most common textures are straight, wavy, and different types of curls.
The removal is really easy regardless whether the wefts are sewn in or glued in. If you want to remove the wefts that are sewn in, simply locate the stitches and cut them with scissors. To remove glued in wefts, you need an adhesive remover which is applied to the roots, hence breaking the glue.
If you purchase wefts that are made from the real human hair, they can be used for a very long time. So, investing in Remy wefts is a great way to save. Your maintenance habits will also influence the lifespan of the wefts so take that into consideration when purchasing your hair.
Can Be Dyed
Assuming that you purchase wefts made out of 100% human hair, you can change the shade by using hair dyes. Although this process is safe, there are some things to keep in mind. The first is not to dye the strands all the time because that might lower their quality over time. The second is to stay away from lighter colors because the harsh chemicals that are needed to go from brown to blonde, for example, can damage the strands. It is also recommended to have the wefts dyes in a salon by a professional.
Comfortable to Wear
If attached properly, whether by sewing or gluing, wefts are really comfortable to wear. You should not feel any discomfort, pain, itching, scalp irritation or anything like that, but if you do, that means there’s something wrong. It is most likely that the wefts have not been glued or sewn in properly, maybe they’re too tight and put a lot of strain on natural strands. If that happens, remove the wefts and reinstall them.
Requires Regular Maintenance
There are certain maintenance instructions that you are encouraged to follow to keep the weft extensions in perfect shape. There are three main things to do: brushing, washing, and conditioning. Brushing removes frizz, matting and detangles the wefts. Washing removes all the product buildup and keeps the wefts clean. Conditioning keeps the strands healthy, shiny, and soft. Doing just these three things regularly is a great way to prevent and keep the wefts in great condition.
Can Be Reused
Because wefts are considered to be a semi-permanent extension method, they can be worn continuously until the hair grows out. Then, it is just a simple process of reattaching them again, closer to the roots. However, you do not have to buy new wefts and can reuse the old ones.
Above are a few things to consider when purchasing weft hair extensions. Please leave your questions or comments below. I would love to hear from you.