The Hair Weft hair extensions, also known as weave hair extensions, can be changed into various hair styles very fast. It’s one of the most versatile types of hair extension as well. They can be transformed into provisional clip-ins or even applied permanently in many different ways to fit your hair type and ideal outcome; the possibilities are numerous.
Hair Wefts are not only extremely flexible but also give an extra amazing result in relation to other permanent hair extensions which have a more latent result. In our blog we’ve introduced all the ways you can apply a Hair Weft/Weave, how to make your own Clip-Ins with the weft/weave hair extensions, and who is more suitable with the Hair Weft.

Let’s Know About Hair Weft Extensions or Weaves?


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A Hair Weft or Weave hair extension is carefully woven onto a wide and thin strip which weighs from 110 to 130g. The width of the strip is changeable but basically around 4 feet. Besides the width changes according to the length.

The Way to Apply Hair Weft Extensions

There are 5 main ways in which Hair Weft/Weaves are applied to the hair and we’ll talk about this in the following article. The five main ways for the Hair weft Application methods are:

  • Transformed into Clip-Ins
  • LA/ Celebrity weave (favorite method and widely used method for Hair wefts)
  • Sewing Weave
  • Glue Weave
  • Micro Ring Weft

1. How to Make Clip-Ins from a Hair Weft?


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Already made hair extensions are not applicable for all people as the head size is not the same. If you want to add some wisps of color instead of a wide area for your hair, you can make the clip-in hair extension by yourself freely just based on what you need.

If you have a skillful hand and are full of creativity, you can make the clip-ins from the hair weft. This happens just by cutting the weft to the size you need and sewing small pieces of clips on the extensions. You can increase the thickness of the weft by piling extra layers of wefts on them and then sewing altogether.

During the whole process you just need some small tools, including scissors, needles, thread and then fill in with your sewing technique. Just keep in mind that the color of the thread and clips can match with the hair so that it doesn’t look strange and plain. Finally, you just need a pretty blonde hair extensions weft with neon purple sewing. 

2. LA Weave


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How to Use LA Weave? 

As you can find from the photo above, a series of silicone lined Micro-rings are attached to the hair which become the base for the weft to tie as well. Your weft is neatly arranged on top and held well in place by clip pieces.
The next step is threading through the rings which are sewn by the weft with needle. Repeat this step from one side to the other side and lock it with a firm knot at the end. Remember to keep the rings and thread in line with the color of your hair from the overall appearance.
The LA weave is often applied from the middle part of the ear upwards to the top side of the head in three to four rows. However, it’s not a fixed rule. Maintenance is necessary regularly about every six to eight weeks. In this whole process the hair is just taken out by losing the rings in the opposite direction and put them back backwards to the root.

3. Sewn in Weave


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The sewn in weave is a very traditional hair extension style, dating from the 1950s promoted by Christina Jenkins. The sewn in weave became very famous among African American women at that time because people can develop different hair styles at their will freely. It is still normally applied until now as one of the most approved weave hair extensions.

How to Apply Sewn in Weave? 

From the above photo you can find a complicated and small braid is made on the hair at horizontal direction. Your weft will play the role of a base for the weft tightly attached to which is so important that the attaching must be firm and neat for the perfect outcome.

Your weft is put on your head and stabilized by clipping pieces.

Then thread the weft with a needle to the braid and lock firmly with a strong knot at the end.

Repeat this step by rows throughout your head. The quantity of the rows is not specified. Even some people may do it vertically on the head beforehand and later sew the weft from different direction. This is how the weave is used originally.

Actually, this method costs quite low compared to other methods since it just needs some simple tools. It’s very suitable for Afro-Caribbean hair types or very curly hair. Maintenance service is necessary regularly like every four to six weeks for re-tightening the hair to the braid.

4.Glued in Weft 


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The Glued in weft may be the least used system of applying hair weft. The process related to glue and heat easily forces people to give up when applied in extensions. That case is commonly seen. Now there’re many new, safer and cleaner methods promoted on the market. It’s supposed that glued in weft will become an old thing in the near future. However, it is still in use and we promise to tell you how to use it.

How to Use Glued in Weft?

Before applying any chemical products on your scalp, a sampling test must be done beforehand to avoid any allergy cases. This method involves glue so a hypersensitive test of 48 hours is needed in advance. After the test result is positive you can feel safe to use without too much worry.

Specified glue is used for this hair extension method. You can pick the suitable color in line with the shade of your hair. We have listed the famous brand of hair adhesive inhere.

You measure and cut the wefts based on the size of the hair which is neatly separated into sections horizontally. A thin layer of glue is then smeared on the track of the weft along the top area of your natural hair.

Then attached the glued weft to the glued hair tightly and keep in place without moving before it’s dry. Repeat the above step from row to row. After finishing the whole process, check that the glue on the hair extension is totally dry in order to avoid catching the hair.

About 4-6 weeks later you need to take off the weft from your hair with a special solution. 

5. Micro-Ring Weft


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The micro ring weft enhanced version of the Sewn in weave was once the latest hair extension product before LA weave came into the world. Micro rings and weft are still required and without braids. This method seems not as considerate as the rings placed on top of the weft than underneath.

How to Use Micro-Ring Weft

You measure and cut the wefts based on the size of the hair which is neatly separated into sections horizontally. Then place the wefts on the hair and clamp them tightly with some clips.

When you are pleased with the location of your wefts you take a small 0.5 cm section from the top of the weft and lay an identical section from the natural hair below it.
The next step is threading a small ring through both these sections and clamp firmly in place. Repeat doing this across each row and confirm that both edges are tightened with a ring instead of hanging. Remember to keep the color of your rings in line with the root color of hair for a natural appearance.

There is no specific rule for placing the Micro-Ring Weft but it generally requires 3 to 4 rows placed from the mid part of the ear upwards the crown area. Maintenance is required every 6-8 weeks for this system from which the hair is just taken out by losing the rings in the opposite direction and put them back up to the root.

Hair Type Suited for Hair Weft

Since Hair Wefts come out to be heavy and used to increase volume and length, we don’t suggest people with thin hair take this method. If your hair is relatively thick, Hair-Wefts are suitable for you as they are so convenient to use and need very simple maintenance!


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