If you are a person or stylist like me that loves the latest and greatest hair extensions, you may have been told that the "new Genius Weft," known by many names, is the best option for a sew-in method. Genius wefts are thin like hand-tied wefts, but they can be cut without unraveling. Genius wefts are being pushed in the industry, at a price almost double machine sew wefts, and hand-tied.
I bought into the craze, and I purchased thousands of dollars worth of Genius Wefts. I felt they would be more durable and last longer in my clients' hair, as well as make the application easier since they can be cut and customized.
I then took a look at our inventory, and I discovered I had a ton of beautiful hand-tied wefts sitting around. After carefully examining the construction of the Genius weft, I decided I could create my own with my leftover hand-tied hair. The technique can also be used for clients that have old hand-tied hair.
1) take two hand-tied wefts, and place the top on paper towels.
2) Just below the weft (track), place a weight. I use a large metal ruler.
3) Use a hair glue, I recommend Bond-A-Weave, and carefully apply a thin line of glue in between the wefts and at the top of the weft.
4) Allow the glue to dry for 4 hours.
You have now created your own durable "Genius weft," that can be cut and already stacked for application. For strong hair, you can stack up to three to 4 wefts following the same process.
Veila Hair Extensions has now introduced the new "Flex Weft," which is machine sewn, with no glue, high density, and made of virgin hair! The flex weft has a pliable track, that molds easily to different head shapes, it can be cut in different areas, and will last up to one year with proper home care!
Do not throw away your old hand-tied hair extensions, you can also apply clips to them to create custom clip-in hair extensions. The clips are bendable combs, that affix to natural hair.
For those with thicker hair, the volume wefts offer three, high-density, rows of hair in one weft!
If you have any hair extensions tips, please feel free to comment below. We would love to share your advice.
Hair Extensions Background
At Noelle Salon, they evaluate your natural hair, and listen to the client's wishes on styling, color match, and look. They use human hair extensions like 100% Remy human hair, or Virgin Hair (unlike Bellami hair). Hair extensions can be used for short hair or 24 inches of a full head of hair, and they have worked with different methods like tape-in extensions, clip-in hair extensions, Keratin and enjoy using the Veila Pull-thru method with the Veila Hair Extensions for ease of hair care. Styling can vary from flat iron, natural curl, or curly hair. Whether you are looking for a change of style or look for a day such as a Clip-in ponytail, having a high-quality ponytail extension can mix it up for you. Your natural hair journey with your hair growth can be enhanced with Hair extensions when protective styling is applied, and regular maintenance is used. You can change your hair in one day - feel free to reach out and explore the possibilities.