Hair extensions have long been a way to add confidence and transform your hair with volume and length. But when it comes to your options in 2019, there’s a new sheriff in town. Hand-Tied Hair extensions have taken Instagram, the industry, and extension lovers by storm, offering the most natural-looking and damage-free weft installation method available.
Hair extensions that don’t wreak havoc on your natural hair? We’re happy to report that you can now have both! This method has been gaining popularity fast, and if you’re considering hair extensions, here is everything you need to know about the hand-tied process.
Hand-tied hair extensions are a bit similar to a beaded wefts technique, but the hand-tied extensions cover more surface area on your head. This technique uses your natural hair to build the rows across your head that the wefts are then sewn onto.
With these extensions, less is more! Hand-tied wefts are much thinner, larger, and lighter than typical wefts. This “thinness” lets the hair lay flatter against your head, giving a more natural look. The wefts are larger and cover more area, so less has to be sewn in, easing your natural hair from heavy extensions that pull on your scalp. If you’ve had extensions before, you know how uncomfortable and taxing some methods can leave you feeling.
Installation and Maintenance
Adding extensions is always dependent on your own natural hair. With hand tied wefts, there is more planning involved to make sure each weft is being placed in the best spot, so it takes some time. The overall installation process for hand tied extensions is at least five hours. We know that’s enough time to binge watch at least half a season of Friends, so this comes as fair warning and something that should expected.
When it comes to what’s being put onto your hair, typically 2-4 wefts are sewn into each row. Sometimes, one row is perfect, but other times you may need two or three. This all depends on what kind of look you’re going for. During your hand-tied hair extension consultation, your stylist will discuss your specific hair goals and what will be necessary to achieve it.
After the initial installation, you can expect to enjoy those same extensions for about 6-8 months. However, you’ll want to head back to the salon every 6-10 weeks to get the extensions moved up, depending on how fast your hair grows.
Easily Integrated Hair Styles
More hair means more ways to have fun with different styles! And with the way these hand tied hair extensions are put into your hair, there’s no limit to what you can do. They’re tied into the hair in a way that keeps them hidden in any kind of hairstyle. Ponytails during a workout? Braids while you sleep? Sleek bun for work? If you can name it, you can do it without the fear of your extensions being seen!
If you’ve been considering hand-tied hair extensions, we’d love to help you. At Rinse Salon, we’re certified in the Habit Hand-Tied Hair Extensions method, and use only the top of the line wefts to give you the results you’ve been dreaming of.
Here’s the best part – if you’re hair-shy (is that a thing?), you can start with one row and build onto it little by little to see how you feel. But, we’re confident that once you try hand-tied hair extensions for yourself, you’re only going to wish you invested sooner.