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Extensions have appeared since the early days of Ancient Egypt and always will be highly sought after all. Demand for fuller, longer hair is always showing up, therefore, hairstylists are always on the search for the most effective technique that satisfy their customers’ demands. The arrival of hand tied extensions has changed the game, they are without a doubt the best of the best. 

What are hand tied wefts?

If you look for them on Google, you will be explained that “Hand-tied hair extensions are for women who want really undetectable hair extensions or who have very fine hair. This hair is meant to be sewn onto a braid or beads”

Hand-tied wefts are exactly as the name states— wefts of hair that are tied by hand, rather than machine tied. This method creates thinner strands that comfortably lay flat against the scalp. With their thin bond, they can be stacked, making extensions more customizable than ever.

To clarify, “hand tied wefts” is an all-inclusive term that describes attaching a weft or “curtain” of hair to natural hair. This can be achieved by weaving or sewing the weft to the hair. Weaving or sewing first involves creating rows of braids in the client’s natural hair, then taking a special needle and thread the weft of hair is literally sewn together with the braid forming a bond. Another technique involves using silicone lined micro links to thread a small portion of the client’s hair along with a small portion of the wefted hair, the link is then closed using small pliers to form the attachment.

How long does it last?

If you use the right, high quality hair products and reduce the frequency of using hot tools, the hair itself can last up to a year. However, depend on the growth of your hair that hand-tied extensions have to be moved up every ten to twelve weeks. When you get them moved up each time, you just get the rows moved up and you may need some color touch up too. You don’t need to purchase new hair each time.

Can I work out and pull my hair up while wearing hand-tied extensions?

The answer is yes you can. The extensions enable you to pull your hair up maybe into a messy bun or high pony tail or any hair styles that you want. If you meet a skillful hairstylist, he or she can apply the extensions that you will feel they are invisible, so that they can look like your natural hair.

Why are hand-tied extensions the best?

Let’s do a little comparing among other installation methods to find the answer.

 Weave vs. Hand-Tied Method

These two methods are quite similar apart from one big difference. Weave method requires a cornrow braid which the wefts will be hand sewn onto. This method makes a lot of unwanted bulk. The hand tied method uses thread and micro-beads to create a flush which is considered as undetectable track for the wefts to be sewn into. This results in keeping the overall application comfortable and seamless against the scalp.

Fusion vs. Hand-Tied Method

The fusion method is totally different from the hand-tied method. With fusion, the hair comes in a pack of individual strands that have been dipped in keratin, a special type of glue, at the tip. A hot tool is used to melt the keratin bond into the natural hair then is rolled until the natural and extension hair mesh together. This method is quite complicated and also very damaging. With the hand-tied method, there is no messy glue to deal with, and there is zero damage caused to the natural hair.

Tape-Ins vs. Hand-Tied Method

Much like the fusion method, tape-ins use glue. These wefts are generally 1-2 inches wide, and they bond to the natural hair using a special kind of glue that looks like tape. These wefts are generally 1-2 inches wide and are "sandwiched" on the top and bottom of a thin piece of natural hair. Do toothier unnatural shape, they can twist as they grow out leaving your natural hair in unwanted dreads.

Clip-Ins vs. Hand-Tied Method

Clip-ins are simply clips sewn onto machine-tied wefts of hair. They are so bulky. This method doesn't come out of the package customized to your needs. They need to be put in and then cut and blended to your natural hair. They should be taken out daily to avoid destroying your hair.

Micro-Beads vs. Hand-Tied Method

Using micro-beads to secure the individual extensions to your hair results in a full head of uncomfortable pieces of metal all over your head. One bead is used per strand of extension hair. Talk about a daily annoyance. The hair comes in strands rather than wefts, they are harder to blend and they don’t look as natural.

After the comparison, we can know that hand-tied extensions don’t use messy glue, don’t damage natural hair, blend seamlessly, are comfortable to wear, are customizable and they can make you look like a gorgeous princess!

Even though your hair is short or long, you can experience many different hairstyles with the help of hair extensions. APO Hair – a Vietnamese hair extensions brand with a variety of high-quality extensions products in many types and length levels is a great tool to complete your hair beauty.