Bulk Hair Extensions

Bulk Hair Extensions

BULK (or loose) hair is free of any external attachments or applications. Remy Pure BULK hair is sometimes purchased by clients who wish to make and apply their own tape-in extensions or to create Tips/Fusion extensions. Bulk hair is also purchased by clients to make hand tied wefts or to make custom lace closures, frontal pieces and full lace or lace front wigs.

Single Drawn Bulk Hair
Single Drawn Bulk Hair Extensions

Single drawn hair is the standard thickness that many hair extensions are available in, and is a very popular choice for hair extension users. Our standard bundle of single drawn hair will contain around 50% full length hairs, and 50% varied length hairs.

If we take a bundle of 16" hair bundle, around 50% of the hairs are likely to measure approx 16", with the additional 50% comprising of a combination of lengths which are likely to be between 12-14” in length. This means that the hair will be thick at the tip of the bundle and then taper off slightly towards the end.

There are many positives associated with single drawn hair extensions, and it is often a popular choice due to its natural finish. As hair naturally grows from our scalp, each of our hair 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 clients looking for a natural finish where volume at the end is not important, single drawn hair is a great choice. 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.

Double Drawn Bulk Hair Extensions
Double Drawn Bulk Hair

When hair extensions are listed as double drawn, this essentially means that within a bundle of hair, the majority of shorter hair as described above are removed and replaced with longer hair. This means that if you were to purchase 16 inches hair extensions the hair would be thick from root to tip as the majority of hair (around 90-95%) within the bundle would measure the full 16 inches.

Double drawn hair is a great choice if the hair you are looking to add more 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.

Bulk refers to a bundle of hair with no weft. Bulk hair is used to create weft hair extensions but is also offered for sale to clients who wish to use the loose hair to create their own weft hair extensions or for braiding and Brazilian knotting techniques.
Single drawn hair extensions have their hair cut from one single donor and then being placed in a weft. Most extensions are sold as single drawn because the limited cost of production. Hair in each strand barely has the same length, so the hair becomes thinner when getting close to the ends, while it is thicker on the top. Single drawn extension is the most common extension type because less work involved in processing and low cost.
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 a weft. This process increases the quality of hair extensions and will provide you with a fuller appearance, although you will pay more on double drawn hair extensions, the quality and volume are better, will certainly last longer.
Non-Remy BULK hair is used in hair braiding applications. Tree braiding is a process where BULK hair is incorporated into the client's natural hair with the use of a basic cornrow. The best hair length to use is 24 inch hair. The client's hair is parted from the front of the head to the nape of the neck. The extension hair is added at the beginning of the braid by folding it in half to create a cornrow with a knot in the front. The stylist braids 2-4 strokes and then pulls out a piece of the extension hair, then braids an additional 2-4 strokes and pulls out another piece of extension hair. This pattern continues until all of the extension hair is pulled out. The stylist then adds additional extension hair into the braid and continues the above pattern until it reaches the back. Then the stylist ties the end with a rubber band, or sews it down with weaving needle and string.