Can you distinguish Flat Silk Hair Weft, Hand-tied Hair Weft, and Machine Hair Weft?
A lot of ladies don’t know how to get a choice of weft type when first purchasing human hair weft. Today, let me share the characteristics of different types of hair weft and their differences.
Flat Silk Weft Hair
What is Silk Weft?
The silk weft is such a stunning way to add natural looking length and volume. It is a thinner form of regular, weft hair extensions, flat silk weft hair extensions have no return hair on them (the short little hair that's normally on top of wefts), so it allows for a natural, very flat, and comfortable application.
After flat silk weft was first appeared and quickly become a favored item of women. It is a thinning form of human hair wefts. To avoid the hair shedding problem, manufacturers add double-stitched to make it firmer. In other words, this hair is a weft sealed by a super-thin piece of silk base. Often, these flat silk weft hair extensions are thin flat, about only 1mm in thickness. The hair extensions are utterly safe to attach to your head as they have no silicone and are made of pure human hair. All cuticles are kept intact, mimicking the look of your natural locks.
Why choose flat silk wefts?
1、The weft appears without return short hair
This hair is a great option for those looking for a perfect hair look. There is the super micro trach sewing in the weft, so it will no shed any strands or lose its strength. no short hair on the top of the weft makes the wearers feel comfortable and no itching.
2、Flat silk weft extensions can stay long on your head
It is undeniable that there is hair shedding when you use a hair system. For the hand-tied weft, you can't cut it. But a silk flat weft can deal with this problem. It is stitched and will not shed any strands or weaken the strength of the hair after attaching. In addition, you can swim without taking the hair out.
3、It offers a natural look
The seamless hair weft is thinner than other common wefts, about 1mm thickness. It is sealed in super-thin and strong silk holding. The lighter weight brings comfortable wearing.
Hand-tied hair weft
What is Hand-tied hair weft?
Hand-tied extensions have a weft that is typically 11”-12” wide. The hair is knotted by hand along with 2-3 threads to create a weft. It is typically thin and requires more than one weft to make a row of hair that has enough thickness for most clients (I usually glue 3 wefts together to make one row). The weft itself (sewn part) is very thin and hides well on clients with thinner hair. Hand-tied extensions can be sewed onto beaded tracks or braids. Cutting hand-tied wefts is not recommended. Hand-tied wefts are typically more expensive because of the high cost of labor to make them.
The advantages of Hand-tied hair weft
1、More fine and flexible
Although there are many types and brands of hand-tied hair extensions, they all vary in quality, durability, and craftsmanship. Hand-tied hair extensions are the most comfortable in the hair industry currently.
They are exceptionally flexible and can be styled. Because they are sewn by hand, it allows the wefts to be extremely fine, making them able to conform to the natural curvature of your head. Hand-tied extensions were made to be thin, comfortable, and subtle.
2、Get a more natural experience (seamless)
Hand-tied extensions, unlike machine weft, are thinner and barely visible. Because of this, they seamlessly blend into your natural hair.
These characteristics make hand-tied extensions the best choice when picking out your extensions. Hand-tied extensions can be treated and maintained like your natural hair. They can be washed, straightened, or curled to blend with your hair.
3、Convenience (no need to install every day)
With proper care, hand-tied extensions can last anywhere 12 months. You are able to wake up and style your hair as usual without worrying about installing hair everyday.
What is machine hair weft?
Machine weft is hair that has been sewn-in together using a machine. In order for the machine to sow in these hairs together, there has to be enough hair to catch the needle and thread. If the machine does not catch all the hairs at once, shedding can occur. Nonetheless, it is just excess hair, nothing to be concerned about. The lining of this type of weft is thicker than a hand-tied. Which also results in having thicker density for that needed volume. Machine wefts typically cost less because they are less time consuming to make. So they are very commonly bought and used.
The benefits of machine weft?
The biggest benefit of machine weft hair is the fact that you are able to cut them without the hair shedding excessively. This allows for less margin for error when installing them. You can use machine weft for a wide variety of weaving techniques including cornrow weaves, clip ins, glued in quick weaves, partial weaves, etc.
No doubt machine weft are the most popular because they are both sturdy and easy to handle by self installers and stylists alike. If you are new to self-installation I would strongly suggest that you start off with machine weft to get yourself acquainted with handling extension hair. Similarly, if your stylist is not familiar with or is not used to handling hand-tied weft, stick with the machine weft.
If on the other hand you are an avid weave fan and you are ready to appreciate the work of art that is a weave created with hand-tied weft the world of ultra-light and comfortable weaves are just a short time away. You won’t be disappointed!