A skin weft extension is made of wide, long sections which are attached to the natural hair in the upper region and kept in place by glue or tape. This type of hair extensions blends so well with natural hair that in most cases, it can be difficult to notice the difference between the real hair and extensions.
In a nutshell, skin wefts are tape in hair extensions. However, they have some differences which create the magic.
When you look at a traditional tape extension, you will find a section across the top that’s shiny and has a thin plastic. This helps hold it all together.
When you look at skin weft hair extensions, you will find that there is no shiny panel on the top. Instead, you will see human hairs run all the way to the top and threaded through a hidden section.
How To Attach Skin Weft Hair Extensions?
Determine Where You Want To Install The Skin Weft
Using your fingers to pull up the top section of your hair to the back of your ears as a general guideline. Clip the portion of your hair to the top of your hair and effectively separate it from the bottom of your hair.
Apply Your Weft, Start From The Bottom Of Your Hair And Work Your Way Up
Check the base of your scalp or the bottom of your hair before you start installing. Make sure to leave a layer of hair at the base of your scalp about 1 inch in length. Now, you have another section of hair, make sure to keep your hair separate on top away from the middle section of your hair. Use a band or clip to keep it in place on the top of your head. Now use a comb to form a straight horizontal line across the head of hair of your scalp. You put the weft within the part between the top layer of your hair and the middle layer of your hair where your scalp is visible.
Cut Your Weft To The Appropriate Size
The polyurethane strip that is attached to your natural hair is a few feet long. Cut the weft to the size of the section you have created on your head. Leave on both sides of the weft about a half of an inch.
Apply The Glue To Your Hair Weft
Use a small amount of hair glue to apply to the polyurethane strip. Place the cut-to-size weft on a flat surface after setting up your glue or a combination of tape and glue on a place near the flat surface. Place the side of the polyurethane strip with no hair facing upwards on the surface. Press the glue bottle to apply a consistent line of glue from one side of the polyurethane strip to the other side.
How Can Skin Weft Hair Extensions Provide You Natural Looking Results?
When applying hair extensions look like natural hair growing directly from your scalp. You can tie your skin weft hair extensions in a super high ponytail with an elastic band to keep it in place and make it look like natural hair so that no one can recognize that you are wearing hair extensions. This is especially useful for women with fine hair because it may be prone to popping out extensions and being seen.
The another advantage of skin weft hair extensions is that if the color of your roots are deeper than that of the ends, you can even color the extensions to match your natural hair. This is a special thing that traditional tape in hair extensions cannot do in this top section because of the glue panel.
Anyway, skin wefts always look more natural than tape in hair extensions for their structure. However, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try tape in extensions. Each type of hair extensions has their own advantages and disadvantages, all you need to do is to consider which one is more suitable for you. If you want to find out about other types of hair extensions like clip in hair extensions or lace frontal hair extensions, etc. contact us. Although we don’t supply skin weft extensions, we ensure to provide you other products with the best quality that must satisfy you.
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