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We’re pretty sure that when surfing hair extensions on the Internet, you may have heard the term “drawn hair” at least once. Actually there is two well-known drawn hair: single drawn and double drawn. Don’t mix it up with double drawn hair. These two items are entirely different! So what exactly do two kinds of drawn hair mean? Let’s find out the answer right in this article.

What is the drawn hair process? Put it simply, it is the process in which hair professionals create bundles with a limited amount of same-length hair. If you look at your natural hair, you will notice that strands don’t have the same length either.

Single Drawn hair extensions

  1. What is single drawn hair?
  • Each bundle of hair is taken from one donor and then being placed in a weft. A standard bundle of single drawn hair will contain around 50% full-length hairs, and 50% varied length hairs.
  • The single drawn weft emulates the real hair we have. It is really thick at the root with some weathering and thinning towards the ends.
  • A single drawn extension is the most common extension type because of less work involved in the processing and low cost.
  1. Pros of single drawn hair
  • Natural finish:

As hair naturally grows from our scalp, each of our hairs will have a different growth rate, therefore an individual with naturally grown long hair will have hair that is thinner at the tips and tapers off towards the bottom.  For customers looking for a natural finish where masses of the volume are not important, single drawn hair is a great choice. 

  • Cheap price:

Equally, single drawn hair is often cheaper than double drawn hair, however, if you trim the ends up by a couple of inches, they can easily be thickened to give the same overall appearance as the more expensive double drawn hair.

  1. Cons of single drawn hair
  • A lack of volume

If you have a client who is looking for a glamorous look, you will struggle to achieve this with single drawn hair extensions and will need to trim off a significant amount of length to achieve this look. If this is the look your client is after, single drawn hair extensions may not be the best choice, and double drawn could be a better option.

Double Drawn hair extensions

  1. What is double drawn hair extension?
  • Double drawn hair extensions have shorter hair removed by hand, workers cut the hair ends by hands so the full bundle will remain the same fullness from top to bottom, then the hair will be sewn in weft.
  • This process would increase the quality of hair extensions and can provide you with a fuller appearance.
  • Of course, you will pay more on double drawn hair extensions, the quality and volume are better, will certainly last longer.
  1. Benefits of double drawn hair extensions
  • Volume and glamour

As the hair extensions are very thick right to the tip, a full-bodied look will be achieved with ease.  As the extensions are so thick, it is also likely that you will not need as many as you would for a full head of single drawn hair extensions, and therefore will not need to purchase quite as many strands.

  1. Drawbacks of double drawn hair extensions
  • Quite expensive

Even though you may be able to get away with purchasing fewer double drawn hair extensions in comparison to single drawn hair extensions, on a strand by strand basis double drawn hair can be more expensive than single drawn, however, you are getting more hair for your money.  As double drawn hair extensions are thick from root tip this can make the strands quite heavy in weight.  If you have a client with fine hair this weight may be too great for their hair to support without causing damage, and therefore double drawn hair extensions are not suited to everyone.

Difference between single drawn hair and double drawn hair

  1. Hair Ends

Single Drawn hair: the hair extensions contain multiple lengths of hair, which will make the hair become thickest at the top of the hair, tapers at the middle and is thin on the ends.

Double drawn hair is all the same length from top to bottom. The hair is thick and full all the time. So the double drawn ends are thicker.

  1. Hair Quality

Double Drawn virgin hair is the best quality hair weave. The terms mean to a process that draws out all the shorter lengths from a bundle, then draws again to realign the top of each bundle. The hair is arranged in equal length to create a smooth and polished look. And this would crease the cost of hair as this procedure is done by hand.

  1. Hair Lengths

All human hair grows in cycles. While some are growing, some are dormant. This is the reason why there are so many lengths in a single drawn. Single Drawn Remy hair means that only the shorter hair has been picked out, it always 2 or 3 inches. Therefore, if you had 18″length hair, some strands would be as short as 14, 16".

  1. Hair Collected Resource

A double drawn hair weft is always made from multiple donor hair. It cannot be made from single donor hair. Most of the double drawn hair bundles look thick, and the same thickness is available from top to tail of the hair bundle.

  1. Hair Prices

Single drawn hair is the most common hair extension type on the market due to less work involved in processing and manufacturing, thus the lower price. You will pay more for double drawn raw hair, but the quality, volume, and duration that the hair lasts you will far exceed single drawn hair extensions.

Having said that, APO Hair wants to provide you some info about the standards we have for our hair that we found quite useful, especially if you’re a newcomer.

  • Single drawn hair: You can actually find a single drawn set of hair extensions as they’re usually sold at a rather low price. However, a piece of single drawn extensions can contain different length hair as they are not as carefully done as the other two.
  • Double drawn hair: This one is of our company priority as compared to the previous choice, single drawn extensions are not only thicker but also fair in terms of length distribution. 
  • Super double drawn hair: Nearly 100% of the strands in super double drawn extensions are at the same length, which contributes to the ultimate boost of volume to your original lock. Be that as it may, this type of hair extensions can be costly depending on how long the hair you want to buy is. 
  • APO Hair is now having 4 main standards for hair: Single Drawn Type 1&2, and Double Drawn Type 1&2, which have quite the same features as the 3 standards above. 

Now that we have provided you some of the most essential details you’d want to know about drawn hair extensions, it’s time you went out and had a set of drawn hair extensions yourself. Make sure to share your stories and your opinion on our hair-length series. We hope to stumble across your comment and be able to hear your honest thoughts soon.