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General Questions About Hair Wefts

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About Marquesa Hair

Thank you for choosing Marquesa brand as your reliable source for hair Extensions and accessories. .  You are important to us. We know that selecting a reliable brand of hair extensions to use is of a great importance. Marquesa Hair is focus on providing our customers with long lasting, Premium and Deluxe Remy human hair extensions backed by proactive customer service. It’s for these reasons that Marquesa Hair is loved by trade professionals, and customers like you, who seek for the products and results.

What does weft mean?

Wefted hair extensions, or wefts, are a curtain of hair used to layer into your own hair to add color, length, or volume. Wefts act as a binding matrix for your hair. There are different types of wefts, but they all function by locking loose hair into a matrix that can be sewn or glued onto the scalp. There are two primary forms of wefts related to hair extensions: hand-tied wefts and machine-tied wefts.

 What is bulk virgin hair?

Bulk hair, also called trackless, is loose hair not sewn into a track. This type of hair is commonly used for braiding, fusions or creating unique hair extensions.

What is the difference between hand-tied wefts and machine-tied wefts?

Hand-tied wefts use a weaving method by which strands of hair are hand tied to the top row of the weft using a fine thread. Hand-tied wefts are thinner, more flexible, and less detectable than machine-tied wefts. On the other hand, machine-tied wefts are a bit thicker, but, because their stitches are highly reinforced, they are simpler to work with and also may be cut by bonding the end of the track.

Can wefts be cut?

Machine-tied wefts can be cut as long as the ends are bonded. Because machine-tied wefts are redundantly sewn on one track, they are designed to be cut for use in patterning the scalp. If your stylist does not have experience with hand-tied wefts, then we recommend purchasing machine-tied wefts.

We strongly suggest not cutting hand-tied wefts. Cutting will lead to shedding, and the weft may fall apart. Only very experienced stylists should attempt to cut a hand-tied weft, and, even then, the results may not last without a proper bonding agent.

What is the width of a weft?

Because wefts are sold by weight (usually 4 ounces), the width of a weft depends on the actual length of the hair and the type of weft. As a general rule, the longer the hair, the thinner the weft.

 

Average Weft Width by Length                                                          

   Hair Length  

Weft Width

8 inches

51.9 inches

10 inches

42.5 inches

12 inches

35.4 inches

14 inches

29.9 inches

16 inches

26.7 inches

18 inches

23.6 inches

20 inches

21.2 inches

22 inches

19.6 inches

24 inches

18.1 inches


How much hair should I purchase?

When you buy weaving hair, the standard amount you receive is Approx. 4 ounces per bundle, regardless of the length. Therefore, the longer the length of hair, the less hair you have to work with in terms of the width of the weft track.

One (1) bundle is adequate only for a partial install at lengths less than 12 inches. We always recommend at least two (2) bundles not only to ensure a full look, but also for future hair maintenance.

If you plan to leave your natural hair out (top and perimeter) then two (2) bundles will give you a natural full look for hair lengths 14- or 16-inches. If you want a little more thickness in the back, we suggest purchasing an additional pack. Most likely, you will use only a portion, and you can keep the rest to use for future maintenance.

For longer styles (18 inches or longer), we recommend using at least three (3) bundles to ensure you have enough hair. The number of bundles you need will vary depending on how you plan to install and how much hair volume you want.

 

Average Hair Quantity for a Full-Braid Weave

Width

Weight

Bundles

10 inches

3oz – 5oz

1-2

12 inches

4oz – 6oz

2

14 inches

5oz – 7oz

2-3

16 inches

6oz – 8oz

2-3

18 inches or longer

7oz – 9oz

3

 

How long does this hair last?

Our virgin Remy hair can last at least one year, with proper care and maintenance. The hair can be removed and reinstalled, as long as your stylist exercises care and patience while removing it.