When we plan to buy hair extensions, we usually ask how many packs we need to buy for the full head? The quantity we need to buy is really troubled many people who want to use hair extensions.
And for this questios it is also difficult to answer for the professional people, for there is no positive answer for it at all. It depends on many factors, such as the weight of hair per pack, the density of the customer’s hair, and the length of the customer’s hair, and also the customer’s requirements for density.
Assuming each pack contains 20 strands, 1g per strand, a full head of hair extensions range from 5 to 9 packs of hair. To be more specified, if the client has fine, thin hair with some layers and about shoulder length, there are 5 to 6 packs may be enough for a full head used.
If the client has a short hair and all in the same length that is medium to thick in density, you will require about 10 to 12 packs of hair since you will need to blend the extensions in for a natural look.
In general, for most clients, you will need at least 5 packs or 100 strands of hair extensions. The number of hair extension packages you need will be based on the length and thickness of the client’s hair and the length and volume the client wants to achieve. This is why it is very important to have the client come in for a consultation prior to installation.
For fine and thin hair, from the nape down to add the hair extensions, it will take about 40- 50 strands; from the occipital up to the crown, it will take 50-60 strands.
For medium and thick hair, from the nape down it will take 60- 80 strands; from the nape up to the crown it will take 50-80 strands.
Remember, if the hair of the client is thicker or shorter, more often than not, you will need more packages of extensions hair to be able to blend the hair in, making it easy for you to create a natural look.
Before you buy the hair extensions, you can ask professional people for help , they would give you suggestions by your hair conditions and your requirements.
Sectioning the hair properly is very important because it can lessen the mobility of your weave and significantly decrease the appearance of hair tracks. Visible hair tracks are not appealing and make hair look artificial. Be sure to leave some of your hair out before braiding it. The amount of hair you leave out should be kept to a minimum but be enough to hide tracks and blend well into your own hair.
To begin a sew-in weave, your natural hair must be braided. There are two braiding techniques to choose from. Both beehive and straight-back techniques are used for applying sew-in extensions. The beehive consists of your natural hair being braided in a circular direction, starting at the right outermost corner of your hair line. The straight-back technique consists of hair being evenly parted vertically.
Once hair is properly braided, loose ends should be secured. Sew the loose ends of braids into the base of braids so that they do not remain hanging. By sewing loose ends you eliminate their visibility when attaching hair extensions.
Begin to sew hair horizontally from left to right. When reaching the end of a hair extension, tie a knot to secure it. Add as many layers of extensions as you desire. The more layers you add, the thicker your hair will appear to be.
Blend your own hair into the hair extensions. If your hair is thick, consider using a flat iron to straighten your hair texture. Using a thin-tailed comb, make sure that your natural hair covers any sign of a hair extension. Feel free to style your hair any way you like. Human hair extensions can be cut, colored, permed, relaxed and curled.
Strand-bonding or “fusion” techniques have become extremely popular. Fused hair follicles are longer lasting than glue-applied extensions, but they can be equally damaging if not applied correctly. There are several ways to fuse loose hair strands. The most inexpensive way is to take small sections of hair and fuse it together using rubber band bonds. Professional fusing is normally done with adhesives, thermal bonding or cold bonding. All are methods used to fuse artificial hair to human hair follicles.
Glue-in weaves are the easiest to apply. They do not require you to know how to braid. The only major drawbacks to glued-in extensions are their damaging effects if not applied correctly. Glue can cause your hair to break. Also, if the glue is not removed properly it can cause hair loss. It is best to have someone else glue in your hair extensions. If you do it yourself, be sure to have two mirrors that allow you to see the back of your head clearly. Part hair horizontally and apply an even amount of glue along the extension track. The track of the extension will have thread in it. This will help you identify its location. Place track on the scalp and avoid getting glue onto the hair itself. If you do, don’t worry about it too much because there are glue removers available. Continue to apply extensions hair until you reach your desired level of fullness.
Drawstring weaves come in a variety of options and give women versatility. They also are not as stressful on hair follicles and can be easily removed because they do not require adhesives. The style that you can achieve using drawstrings can change day to day. Drawstring weaves are available for a variety of ponytails, buns, afros and different hair textures.
Half weaves are attached using combs, similar to those found in a traditional wig. In a half weave, “half” of your natural hair is revealed and used to cover any detection of the artificial weave piece. This weave option allows greater mobility in style. For example, you may want a swoop bang on Monday, a middle part of Tuesday and a half-up, half-down style on Wednesday.
How to create a custom weave using a weave cap, mannequin, glue and plastic wrap:
1). Place plastic wrap on the entire head of the mannequin for full coverage.
2). For extra protection, cover the plastic cap with a weave cap.
3). Glue, using the technique from section 2, step 3.
4). Cut and style hair as you desire.
5). Remove weave cap from the mannequin and allow hair extensions to dry.
Now you can wear your custom wig.
As the demand for human hair lace front wigs continues to increase in Hollywood, everyday women are becoming more intrigued because these weaves allow women to disregard their natural hair for four to six weeks.Women with damaged hair or hair loss use lace fronts to give their natural hair a restoration break. Hair growth can develop from the constant wear of lace-front wigs but hair loss around the hair edges or nape area will occur if not applied correctly.This can subsequently cause an unhealthy dependency on lace fronts weaves.
We generally recommend light density at the hairline and crown gradually increasing to medium density then medium density throughout the full lace wigs (blended well). Single hair, single knots are considered the best method of knotting producing a tiny knot for each individual hand-tied hair. Two or three individual hairs can be single knotted at one time speeding up the process to the detrimental of creating a larger knot with less aesthetically pleasing finish.
Density is hard to gauge from photos and a lot depends on your hair length, how curly it is, how dark it is, the lighting, etc. The pictures below are of a factory density book (no bleached knots here!) which contains industry standard densities of 50%, 80%, 100%, 130%, 150% and 180%. Looking at our photos page you will see how various densities look in various colors and lengths on our clients.
50% density, or “extra-light”
This is a great density on a lace base with bleached knots.
80% or “light”
Like real hair, it shows a fair amount of scalp but is also a good full young healthy head of hair.
100% or “light-to medium”
Normal density that offers light airy part, Full head of healthy hair.
130% or “medium”
This is only called medium because these names are derived from the ladies wig industry. 130% is maybe okay for a woman who wants her hair to look full and volumnious.
150% or “medium-heavy”
Nice density for a ladies wig, very full and thick, nice density for yaki textures.
180% or “heavy”
The 180% density is a common density for wig industry, many women like hair to look very full, and youthful, the 180% is nice density for woman.
Hair density is simply how many hairs are added to your hair system base. In earlier years, high density was necessary because the base materials were usually made of thicker materials and would be easily exposed if hair density were low.
More recently, with the advance of thinner base materials such as lace and thin skin, low density tends to look more natural especially with the see through look along the hairlines. You can chose different hair density in different areas of the base.
Double knots literally involve knotting hair twice to produce a double knot which provides a stronger, more robust knot. The resultant knots are however even more visible under close inspection. This is a particular problem when trying to create a natural hairline and for this reason most front hair lines should be single hair, single knotted on a flesh tone lace material.
The term hair injection refers to the method of inserting a series of hairs through a layer of polyurethane before coating the underside of the base with a single layer of liquid form polyurethane. Upon setting (or curing) the inserted hairs remain trapped between the two transparent layers.
Hair injection is a relatively new method of hair attachment, becoming increasingly popular due to its natural appearance, free of knots.
After receiving your order, we will discuss its feasibility with your technician. If there is no problem, your order will be sent to our factory. Our sales department will prepare related material, such as hair, base material and then produced by our skilled worker. Our quality controller in the factory will check its quality according to your request. Before the shipment, the QC will recheck it again.