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Hair extension wefts, term that every hair extension user comes across. What are hair extension wefts? This question often arises in their mind, well hair extension wefts refer to products which have been sewn or wefted to create the bundle of extensions. Loose or bulk hair is fed through a triple-head sewing machine to add a reinforced stitch near the top (root) of the individual strands. But we rarely talk about the different types of hair extension wefts that are available.
The type of hair extension weft determines that how natural your hair will look. The most natural hair extensions are made from Remy human hair, the hair that’s sewn onto the hair extension wefts are facing in the same direction for a seamless finish. There are three types of hair extension wefts available right for you.

The most common kind of weft hair is the machine weft hair. The hair is sewed on a special sewing machine, creating a string like weft of hair that is sturdy and strong. The hair is sewn once and then folded over and sewn again to keep the hair from sliding out of the seam.
This weft is suitable for most people, except people with very thin hair who wish to integrate their own hair into the weave. The pros of this hair are that it is usually quite strong and have a quality. This kind of weft can be cut without a problem or without the need to seal the end of the weft. These wefts are most often attached by cornrow braiding, the hair close to the scalp and then weft is sewn in them. They can also be glued in, using special keratin glue that is minimally damaging to the natural hair and it is removed with oil or solvent.

In this type of weft, the small strands of hair are woven into a few strands of fishing line. It is the most expensive weft, and can’t be cut at the end. The pros of these wefts are, that they are much thinner, more seamless and are less likely to shed. They are made to the specific length needed. The method to apply them is sewing in.

Skin weft hair is the new extension weft in the market. The hair is attached together by a polyurethane tape that looks like one’s skin. These extension needs to be installed with a special adhesive tape. The major drawback of this type of weft is that it doesn’t last long, maximum for a week.

All type of hair extension wefts provides different amounts of hair and thickness. Based on these criteria the three types are single weft and double weft style I and double weft style II. The basic difference between them is thickness. Let’s discuss them one by one.

Single weft
In single weft, the weft line is very thin, so it is very lissome. The main problem with this is that the weft line is too long; it depends on the hair length. Normally the weft is 2m long or more than that. If you have medium to thick hair a single weft will give your hair that extra body and volume.

Double weft - the style I
In this weft, two lines of single weft are sewn together, so the weft becomes very thick. The weft is half of the single weft in length, 1m or little more. The problem with this weft is that the weft line is too thick and hard. If you have thin hair then double weft - the style I am a perfect match for you.

Double weft – style II
It is a mixture of the above two wefts. In this also two lines of single weft are sewn but one weft line under another one. The weft is not thick and not too long. The only problem is the weft line is wide.
After discussing these three types of weft thickness options I, will only suggest always go for what you need.

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Difference between frontal and closures

A common doubt that I often come across is “What is the difference between a frontal and a closure?”
While most feel that they are one and the same, in reality, they are very different. So I thought I’ll write a blog and make you understand what the common differences are.

To Begin with,

1) Size:

The size of a frontal and a closure is different. Frontals are usually larger than closures. There are two types of frontals – ear to ear frontal and 360 frontals. Ear to ear frontals covers only that portion of your head that is from your left ear to your right ear and a 360 frontal covers the entire hairline. Hence frontals are larger because they cover more portions of your head than closures.
Closures, on the other hand, cover a comparatively lesser portion.

2) Base

The base of a frontal and a closure can vary. It can be of Lace and Silk. While most of the times both of these are made with Lace and silk, closures are often referred to as Lace Closure and Silk closure. The only difference between both is that for the Lace closure, the base material is lace whereas for the silk closure it is with silk. Both are widely used and they both give the desired natural look.

3) Installation

Another difference between the Frontals and Closures is that while lace closures are usually sewn in, lace frontals are bonded in place. A skilled stylist can style these as per whatever style that would look best on you.

At the end of the day, both closures and frontals can be customized according to your style and desire. Blending them into the natural color of your hair is another way to make it look attractive. You can experiment with various styles and colors with these frontals and closures as well.
I hope all the doubts regarding frontals and closures are cleared.

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Indian Hair Extensions - Scaling up the technical production curve

Hair extensions add a lot of beauty to users and can be expensive to purchase. Indian hair extensions are the most natural, virgin and highest quality. Indian suppliers have been very primitive in technology till a few years back. While the quality of the product from raw material was great, the final outcome had poor technique. Despite the presence of a large source of the labor force, India extensions lacked finesse, quality, and durability. The best of human hair which mankind was having, were getting wasted away in poor products, bad customer management and lack of embrace of better practices. 

The demand for extensions, however, had been growing. Customers were waking up to Indian hair but were confused on what is original product. They were also baffled by the quality complaints about the initial products. India, however, kept producing the hair and slowly became one of the largest exporters of raw human hair. Most of the hair extensions in the world were getting sourced from India. An abundant population (1.3 Bn) and a culture of donating hair had resulted in large amount of hair getting produced in India. 

Indian hair while in beginning was largely temple virgin Remy, the demand for raw materials also created alternative sources for non-Remy hair. Non - Remy hair is also human hair but was sourced differently as compared to virgin Remy hair which comes from the single head and has aligned hair cuticles. Non - Remy's hair is chemically processed to remove the cuticles so that hair does not tangle. However, this chemical process also weakens the hair and reduces the quality of it. Most non-Remy hairs were also exported to outside countries which use it to produce cheaper quality hair. 

As this export grew, Indian entrepreneurs have also realized the value of managing quality, technique and utilizing the right glue / wefting techniques. That change which started over the past few years led to the development of better techniques, transfer and learning from countries like Korea which were leaders in the hair techniques. Today, there are enterprises which are having better technologies, quality production processes and much superior natural quality compared to other countries. Above all, it is natural, authentic and coming from known sources of hair (in the case of virgin Remy). In the hair extensions, this quality of the process is critical to ensure the ethical nature of sourcing, the truthfulness of the source to ensure purity and natural characteristics.

One of the other differentiating factors about Indian Remy has been the quality of hair care in India and its importance. A few differentiating factors have been that hair always occupied a symbol and crown of beauty and are kept natural. Indian derive their hair care principles from Ayurveda which focuses on natural herbs, oils, and diet to improve health. Most Indian use coconut oils or herbs like Aloe Vera. for hair care, Indians were much less experimental on use of chemicals to the hair. Given this background, Indian Remy hair is far more likely to retain virgin hair properties and will be suitable for treatments as compared to other hair.  


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