HAND TIED WEFT (AKA MICRO WEFT)
Hand Tied WEFTS AKA Micro WEFTS are made manually and are thinner than machine made wefts. Tracks are more delicate, and more subtle to the touch. Hand tied weft extensions sits a bit closer to the head, offering less bulk than the machine wefts. In this process, the individual hair strands are tied by hand to create the secure weft. This type of wefted hair extensions creates a very strong, but much thinner weft when compared to machine wefted hair extensions.
Some of the facts about the hand tied weft applications are:
- Hand tied wefts must be sealed if it is cut in to smaller pieces.
- This cost more than machine wefts since it takes longer time to make.
- This is usually pre-cut in to shorter/individual pieces rather than one long track like machine weft bundles. This makes installation process easier.
The weft of machine tied hair is thicker than hand tied weft and it seems easier for weaving than hand tied ones. Hand tied weft is micro thin and barely visible, so it is more undetectable and flexible. Hand tied wefts are made by tying strands of hair around a strong weaving thread; this process is done by hand. Our hand tied wefts are much thinner than machine wefts because of the precision involved, and lay flat on the scalp. Machine wefts are made by sewing strands of hair together with a hair sewing machine.
Hand-tied wefts are thinner and more flexible than machine-tied wefts. The weft is flatter and allows the Remy hair extensions to lay closer to the head giving a more natural look. As the hair underneath grows the flexibility of hand-tied wefts helps to keep the weft from sticking out from the undergrowth. When sewn in, they can be folded over to best fit the track. The weft is flexible so it will not stick out or cause lumpy areas around the crown.
Machine wefts are easier to use and they are the most common type used. Indian Remy hair made with a machine weft can be soft and somewhat flexible. Machine weft hair will also last a long time without shedding. These wefts are easier to put in as the stylist can simply start on one end, sew in the weft, and then cut it at the end of the track. Machine wefts also work well when using clip-on wefts, or when bonding the hair to the scalp.