There is nothing worse than running out of hair right in the middle of an install. A good stylist will tell you right from the start that you do not have enough hair, but if you're at home doing it yourself, it's 10 PM and you're running out of hair, what do you do?
Most of us will wrap it up for the night and head to the local hair store first thing in the morning so we can buy more hair. Now if you ordered your hair offline, you may not be able to find the exact match, but usually pretty close. And if you purchased your hair at a significant savings online -- well that savings goes right out the window when you have to pay full price, all because you didn't order enough.
I can't stress enough - DO YOUR HAIR HOMEWORK! Find out how much hair comes in a bundle! It's better to have more and not need it than to run out in the middle of an install.
How Much Hair Should I Buy
Weaving hair is measured by grams or ounces. The better hair companies have bundles 3.5-4 ounces/100 grams or more. Other hair companies may lessen the amount in a bundle, but charge the same price. Read the fine print for in-store and online purchases.
Shorter lengths (12″, 14″, 16) typically have more length on the weft requiring less hair for a full sew-in. Longer lengths (18″ 20″ 22″) carry more weight with their vertical length, so the amount of hair on the weft horizontally will less.
It is important to check and double check how much hair comes in a bundle when ordering online or making an in-store purchase.
The basic rule of thumb is a full head (having your entire head weaved with no hair or minimal hair left out) will require 2-3 bundles for the shorter lengths, while longer hair will require 3-4 bundles.
Have you ever seen someone with a lace front wig on and it looks like little black dots along the hairline?
It almost looks like little tiny bugs on the scalp along the hairline doesn't it? Those little black dots are actually the knots used to tie the hair to the lace.
Well bleached knots give the illusion that the hair is actually coming from the scalp. The area where the hair is tied to the lace, is lightened or "bleached." This reduces the color of the actual knot, or the appearance of the little black dots.
On off black or dark brown hair, the knots are typically lightened to a light brown color while blonde, light brown, and lighter shades of hair do not need bleaching. It is almost impossible to bleach the knots on jet black hair, for obvious reasons.
Another thing to keep in mind is bleached knots make the hair weaker than the rest of the hair, so there may be more shedding. However, if you care for your wig like you do your own hair, this shouldn't be too much of a problem.
The lower priced wigs normally do not have bleached knots, while the more expensive higher end wigs do. So remember when you make your next wig purchase, check to see the color of the knots. Don't pay more for less the next time you go wig shopping.
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