What is weft hair

What is weft hair? How to use and care for weft hair extensions

If you’ve been looking for the best solution for your thinning hair problem, hair extensions may be one of them. There are many kinds of hair extensions for women. One of the most favorite hair extensions is weft hair extension.

What are weft hair extensions?

Weft hair extensions are one kind of extension that is sewn to a fabric strip (thread or tape). It can be applied to the hair by stitching near the root of every hairpiece. Weft hair extension is popular because it is safe and flexible to deal with hair of low density. There are many kinds of weft hair extensions such as curly, straight, wavy, or kinky weft hair extensions.

What is weft hair
Hair weft extension product.

If you are planning to use weft hair extensions, there are a few important things to know:

▶ The weft hair extension prices range from $18 to $300, depending on the quality, the length, and the thickness of the hair.

▶ Buy weft hair extensions and get your hair extensions at reputable places under the hands of professional hairdressers. Some hair extensions look simple and you can do it yourself at home.

▶ Hair extensions should not be applied too tight. During the hair extension applying process, if you experience pain or discomfort in your scalp, you need to tell your hairdresser immediately.

▶ It is extremely important to always use a good quality hair extension even though it is quite expensive. Surely you don’t want your real hair to be damaged later on.

▶ You should always take care of your real hair. Damaged hair cannot be styled much even with simple hair extensions. You need to regularly wash and care for your hair with specialized products.

How long do weft hair extensions last?

The longevity of hair extensions depends on the care, technique of the extensionist, and the hair material of the extension. Weft hair extensions can last very long. But it also depends on how you take care of it. If the extension is made of synthetic fibers, they can last for 3 months while the one which is made of real human hair can last for up to 6 months or even 1 year.

You should choose to buy human hair weave extensions to create a natural and easy-to-handle styling. On the market, there are also hair extensions made from synthetic nylon fibers. This type of extension does not have the ability to absorb chemicals, so you cannot style them.

Pros and cons of weft hair extension

Hair weft extension products can be a very graceful accessory for women. They offer many advantages for users, yet there are some disadvantages of weft hair extensions. The weft hair extension is suitable for all hair types. But it is not recommended for people with very weak, brittle or damaged hair. Let’s see the pros and cons of weft hair extensions below.

Pros and cons of weft hair extension
Pros and cons of weft hair extension.


▶ Make your hair thicker, look more attractive

▶ Make your hair longer in just a couple of hours

▶ Change your hair color quickly without using dye

▶ Safe for your hair, it can be used not only by young people but also by adults, even middle-aged people

▶ Easy to remove the joints. The joint is very small and thin so it is not exposed when tying the hair up.

▶ The weft hair isn’t easily broken or slipped when styling in heat or washing in water.


The biggest disadvantage of hair weft is that it is hard to take care of. For your normal hair, you can easily wash, dry, or style it. However, taking care of hair extensions is more difficult, requiring you to be meticulous and careful.

During the process of taking care of your hair, you should follow the correct procedure specifically for hair extensions, so that it won’t cause the extensions to become tangled and or lose their shape. Besides, your real hair might also fall out if you don’t know how to take care of your hair properly.

Another disadvantage of weft hair extension is the feeling of unpleasantness it offers because the joints will make the hair thick, clumped, and uncomfortable. 

How to apply hair weft 3pcs hair extension

The most popular way to apply hair weft 3 pcs is to use the weaving method. You can get hair extensions attached to your hair at a hair salon or you can do it at home if you know how to do it right. So, here is the direction that you should follow to apply a hair weft 3pcs hair extension.

Before doing it, wash your own hair. You can get a perfect result with your hair clean. 

Things to prepare: A needle, embroidery thread which is in the same color as your hair extension.

▶ Step 1: Take a small bundle of hair and braid it horizontally around your head, making it run from your left temple to your right one. 

▶ Step 2: Thread the needle and start sewing the weft directly onto your hairline for a seamless look.

▶ Step 3: Continue doing step 2 until the hair weft is fully attached to your hair.

It might take you about 3 hours to apply a hair weft 3pcs hair extension.

How to care for and wash weft hair so that it doesn’t get tangled

To keep your hair weft in a good condition, there are things to remember when you use it. Here are some simple “do’s and don’ts” for keeping your weft hair beautiful.


▶ First of all, wash your hair carefully and slowly so that the hair on the extensions won’t fall out. Washing newly-connected hair is quite a feat, it even causes pain if your hair is weak and sensitive. But washing your hair often is a must, if not it may cause some potential serious harm to your scalp, your own hair, and your extensions. Besides, compared to natural hair, after washing, it takes longer for the hair extension weft to dry. So, you will have to spend more time drying your hair.

▶ Use the right hair care products. There are some kinds of shampoos and conditioners specifically made for hair extensions that will help them stay strong and healthy. But you should carefully read product ingredients and choose low detergent ones.

▶ When you wash your hair, rub the hair from the forehead towards the back of your head and gently brush from the hair roots to the ends.

▶ Use some conditioner after washing with shampoo for silky hair.

▶ When going to bed, you should tie your hair loosely to one side then wrap your hair in a thin silk scarf to help to prevent your hair from tangling and uncomfortable sleeping.

▶ In fact, hair extensions cannot absorb nutrients, because they are dead hair. However, increasing absorption is still a good thing to do after doing hair extensions, because your own hair needs more nutrients to be able to grow healthy. Every 2-3 months, when the hairline grows, you should go to the hair salon to check the joints and tighten them. The cost for the hair extension routine care is also not too much.

How to take care of weft hair extensions
How to take care of weft hair extensions.


▶ Don’t pull the hair extension to prevent the hair joint from loosening no matter how tight it was previously.

▶ Don’t dye, press, or curl your hair extensions yourself. If you want to do that, Messi Hair recommends you to get it at a hair salon.

Messi Hair has just helped you to synthesize all the basic information related to weft hair extensions. Hope you have for yourself all the pros and cons and how to take care of it correctly. This will help you own beautiful natural hair extensions. At the same time, you do not have to worry about difficulties in hair care and daily activities.

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