Weft Hair Extensions: 5 Things You Never Knew

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1. What’s Weft Hair Extensions?

1.1 History about weft hair of extensions

The inventor of weft hair extensions is Her name is an Africa American women named Christina Jenkins.She was a hair maker and believes it is more feasible to stitch the hair directly to the head instead of knitting the hair together and connecting it to the scalp with needles. In the early 1950s, Christina Jenkins and her husband, Duke, set up a company called Cristina’s Hair Company. The technology of adding weft in hair extensions is extremely time-consuming. This method requires sewing hair on the web and braiding them in the eyebrows. Once the hair is sewn on the net, the net will attack the cornrows in the hair. In general, although the finished products look fake and bulky, Christina’s technique became the stepping stone of the progress of hair weaving technology.

Inventor of weft hair
Inventor of weft hair

In the 1980s, hairdresser Jenkins improved hair-weaving invention by creating natural and flowing hair instead of stiff and unmovable. According to Victoria Sherrow’s “Hair Encyclopedia”, African-American women want longer, straight, natural hairs.) This helps women can easily change their style and wash the hair. However, the hand tied weft hair is made by hand so it takes a lot of time.

After that, an European person invented weft hair machine. Machines have increased productivity. saved time and labour. In the 1990s, the hair industry began to enter the boom period. China, India, Indonesia and other Asian countries are the largest exporters of human hair worldwide.

Finally, Chinese people found that using only one sewing and repeating sewing many times is time consuming. They invented three-head sewing machine. Additionally, they installed a fan the head of machine so that the sewing become easier. Nowadays, this technology becomes popular in any countries which export top hair in bulk worldwide.

Three-head machine
Three-head machine

1.2 Definition

A hair weft extension is a collection of hair strands which have been woven on to a fine strip of cloth to create a “weft”. Hair extensions will differ in width dependent on their length but are generally referred to by their weight. Normally, the weight of 1 bundles is 100 gram.

Hair weft pictures
Hair weft pictures

2. Type of Weft Hair?

2.1 Style

Depending on demand of consumers, there are many styles of weft hair extensions such as: curly hair, funmi, wavy hair, pixie hair,…The styles is updated day by day due to consumer’s tastes. You can refer to the latest K-collection 2020 to update hair trend this year.

Style of weft hair extensions
Style of weft hair extensions

2.2 Grade of hair

Depending on the percentage of hair in the same length, hair is devided in 4 grades: VIP, Super double, Double Drawn, Single Double.

The single drawn weft in hair extension emulates the real hair we have. It’s smooth, shiny no shedding, no tangle, 100% human hair. It is really thick at the root with some weathering and thinning towards the end. The percentage same length hair for this type  is only about 50-60%

Double drawn weft hair have shorter hair removed by hand, workers cut the hair ends by hands so the full bundle will remain the same fullness from top to bottom, then the hair will be sewn in a weft hair extensions. The percentage same length hair for double drawn  is about 60-70%, as long as you buy it from reliable hair suppliers.

Super hair – Basically, super hair is not so much different from double hair. The percentage same length hair is about 80-90%. So it is thick end than double hair, strong and silky and it also has the higher price.

The last one, VIP has the highest price. This hair is most silky and full hair with the percentage same length hair is about 95-100%

Grade of weft hair extensions
Grade of weft hair extensions

2.3 Materials to produce weft hair

The material making weft hair can be weft human hair or synthetic fiber.

Weft Human hair or weft real hair extensions from human hair bulk suppliers is classified into virgin hair and weft remy hair. Virgin hair has the best quality, only come from 1 donor. It can be dyed bright color such as purple, light pink, green,… Weft remy hair extensions is mixed hair which come from 2 or many donors. It can not be dyed bright color but still have durable and high quality hair.

Synthetic hair is very cheap, made from synthetic chemical fibers. It looks like weft human hair but it will become tangles after using a short time.

3. How Weft Hair can be used?

Technically hair weft extensions are manufactured for salon professionals who use various semi-permanent fitting methods to apply a partial or full head of weft hair extensions to salon salon clients. It is suitable for women in Africa.
Let watch it: weft hair extensions

Additionally, weft hair of extensions can be material to produce clip-in. The “weft” was originally designed by afro hair stylists who create cornrows around the scalp and then sew the weft to the cornrows. This ingenious fitting method is gathering popularity with European hair extension salons because it is an extremely natural and sustainable fitting method which requires no glue or heat.

4. How to make weft hair?

There are 5 steps to make a weft of hair extensions:
Step 1: Collect raw hair and classified hair
Step 2: Use three-head sewing machine to weft hair extensions
Step 3: Washing weft hair extensions.
Step 4: Process hair to have more styles such as curly hair, pixie hair,… or make it more color. If the style is natural black hair with no processing, you can go through step 4.
Step 5: Dry the hair and have perfect products.

Now, let discover how weft hair are made in this video from K-Hair factory

5. Where produce weft in hair extensions?

Nowadays, Vietnam, China, India are top 3 biggest country in exporting weft hair extensions in the world.

Indian women think that cutting hair is the same with throwing away a burden. They often go to the temple and through their hair. Hair vendors collect it and clean to export. So Indian hair is very very cheap. But the quality is not good, hair has smell, not soft and silky.

Chinese vendors usually imports raw human hair from India. Because they have advanced technology and the availability of cheap labour, the price of Chinese hair can be considered quite cheap. According to experiences of many hair vendors, Chinese hair has good looking at the first time but then become tangled and shedding easily.

Vietnamese hair has the best quality at a reasonable price. Moreover, the healthy sources of hair donors make the hair become durable in a long time of using ( it can be up to 2-10 years if customers know how to take care properly. The price is estimated to be reasonable, just from 8.9 USD/bundle.

K-Hair factory - Top 1 biggest factory in Vietnam
K-Hair factory – Top 1 biggest factory in Vietnam

If you want to buy weft in hair extensions and don’t know find a good factory in Vietnam, you can consider this post: Vietnamese hair factory

I started working in the wholesale hair business and quickly realized that this is truly what I desire doing. My mission is sharing hair knowledge, supporting hair starters worldwide and warning them from unreliable foreign wholesale hair vendors. With experience and passion, I led K-Hair Factory to become the top 1 hair factory in Vietnam, accompanying 1000+ hair sellers all over the world. It’s my pleasure to be your long-term companion in your business journey.

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