What Are Hand Tied Extensions?

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When it comes to hair extensions, you have options. Each uses a different application method which presents different pros and cons. The method that works for your best friend may not be ideal for you. That’s why it’s helpful to know what’s out there and how it can help you get the look you want.

How Do Hand Tied Extensions Work?

Hand tied hair extensions are not a new thing. In fact, they are one of the oldest application methods currently in practice. The weft must be used as one solid piece and cannot be cut, which is why you should always trust a professional to apply them for you. The placement must be planned to ensure a natural, even look when you’re finished.

The wefts use beads, much like beaded wefts. However, the beads form rows across the head. These are sewn on by hand.

Hand Tied Extension Care and Wear Time

Stylists usually recommend four to eight weeks between follow-up appointments for tightening. This time frame may vary based on how you treat your hair extensions. The average appointment for a tightening is around 45 to 90 minutes.

Hand tied extensions offer many styling options. You can wash them but should take care when handling. Wash and condition starting at the bottom and working your way to the top of your head. You should avoid washing upside down, scrunching, or piling hair. A leave-in spray conditioner can help protect the ends.

You can apply hairspray, mouse, or gel as long as it is alcohol-free. You may also want to avoid anything that is advertised as sheens, shines, or an oil.

When sleeping, your hair can be secured in two side braids or as a loose ponytail to minimize tangles. Curls will last longer when sleeping on a satin pillowcase.

If you plan to go swimming, be careful. Chlorine and saltwater can dry out hair and cause color fading. It’s best to wear a swim cap to protect your lovely locks from damage.

Who Should Use Hand Tied Extensions?

Hand tied extensions are a great choice for people with fine hair. They produce a natural look that isn’t bulky like a beaded weft. However, people with medium to thick hair may want to consider beaded wefts because of their durability.

Due to their size, hand tied extensions are also appealing for people who experience balding. Since they are applied by hand, the stylist can integrate them to address specific problem areas. They look organic, making bald spots unnoticeable.

The Benefits of Hand Tied Hair Extensions

With so many hair extension types available, why use a hand tied weft?

  • Micro-thin design makes them less bulky and more comfortable to wear.
  • Hand tied extensions produce a very natural finished look that most women want.
  • You have nearly limitless style options that allow you to change your look.
  • Better precision allows your stylist to apply extensions where you need them the most.
  • Extensions add volume without looking fake or made up.
  • Hand tied wefts are strong, which can prevent shedding.

Are Hand Tied Hair Extensions Safe?

Safety is a big concern for anyone who wears hair extensions. No matter what type you choose, there are some potential risks to consider. Generally, hand tied wefts are safe if you follow your stylist’s instructions.

Trying to apply too much hair can cause breakage and shedding of natural strands and lead to a condition known as traction alopecia. Make sure you work with an experienced professional when applying and managing your extensions. Follow their recommendations and get the look you want while protecting your real hair.

How Much Will Hand Tied Extensions Cost?

It is important to remember that you get what you pay for, especially when it comes to your hairstyle. Pay for quality, and you’ll be happier with the results.

Most women want Remy hair because it is the most natural-looking type you can wear. Remy hair has the stratum corneum intact. It is collected with roots and tips in the same direction so that the cuticle doesn’t tangle. It tends to be smoother, shinier and will come at a higher price compared to non-Remy hair.

Hand tied wefts of Remy hair are more time consuming to produce, which puts the price into the hundreds of dollars.

It’s impossible to say exactly how much your hair extensions will cost because each application is different. You will need to consult a stylist for an accurate quote based on your specific situation.

Applying Your First Hand Tied Hair Extensions

Take the first step in a new look by finding out if hand tied hair extensions are the best option for you. They can give you luxurious volume that blends seamlessly with your real strands. Contact Tiffany Taylor today to learn more or to schedule a hair extension consultation.