Hair extensions are a hairstyling technique that can be traced back to ancient Egypt. As the name implies, hair extensions are to extend hair from your real hair. And boom! You instantly change from short hair to rich and long luminous hair. Isn't this magical!
No doubt extensions are trending. We beauty-lovers are always looking for the next best technique to make ourselves even more beautiful.
The hair used for extensions can be synthetic or real human hair. With Lustro Hair, all extensions are human hair. We are going to talk about hand-tied weft's advantages over machine-tied wefts.
Hand-tied extensions are game-changing and are undoubtedly the best of the best. You probably have seen them on your Instagram. If not, keep an eye out!
What is a hand-tied weft?
As the name implies, hand-tied wefts are wefts of hair tied by hand, not by machine. This makes the weft yarn lying comfortably flat against the scalp much thinner. Thanks to the thin wefts, they can be stacked, making extensions more customizable than ever.
To take advantage of these thinly-knotted wefts, Lustro Hair uses a unique mounting method that uses threads and beads to build a minimal track. Then, we sew the hair to the track, creating a seamless, beautiful weft.
Why are hand-tied extensions the best when there are so many different installation methods in the industry? Let's do an easy comparison.
Microbeads vs. hand-tied
Using microbeads to fix individual extensions to the hair will fill the entire head with unpleasant pieces of metal. One bead is used for each strand of extended hair. Talk about the daily inconvenience. The hair is twisted, not wefted, difficult to mix and does not look natural. A big no-no.
Weaving vs. hand-tied
These two methods are similar, with one major difference. For weaving, a cornrow braided, hand-sewn weft is required. This creates bulk, which can pose a bit heavy. The hand-tied method uses threads and microbeads to create a nearly undetectable flash track for sewing wefts, keeping the entire extension comfortable and seamless to the scalp.
Fusion vs. hand-tied
The fusion method is completely different from the hand-tied method. The hair comes in packs of individual strands, dipped in a special kind of glue at the tip. Use a hot tool to melt the glue and tie into the natural hair and roll it until the natural and extension hairs engage together. Bothersome? The scary part is that it can be harmful. In contrast, the hand-tied method eliminates unwieldy adhesives and does not compromise your natural hair.
Tape-in vs. hand-tied
As with the fusion method, tape-in uses an adhesive. These wefts are usually 1-2 inches wide and are glued to the natural hair using a special adhesive that looks like tape. These wefts are "sandwiched" on the top and bottom of thin natural hair. Because this is not a very natural shape, as your hair grows, it twists and the natural hair falls into an undesirable lock. There is a high chance you don't want that.
Clip-in vs. hand-tied
A clip-in is a clip sewed on a weft of hair, tied with a machine. They are a little heavy on the head. This method does not customize to your needs. The clip-in method extension needs to be placed, cut and blended into your natural hair. They need to be taken out daily so as not to destroy your hair own hair.
All in all, the hand-tied prevails in the end. Why? Because hand-tied extensions:
- Are comfortable
- Can be customized
- Seamlessly blend with your natural hair
- Do not come with messy adhesives or harm your natural hair
- Make you look fantastic — like a superstar!
Start your hand-tied extension journey today at lustrohair.com.