How To Choose and Maintain Weft Hair Extensions

Weft Extensions on Blonde Model

If you’re thinking about adding extensions to your hair, you’ll want to consider weft extensions. They are a popular option for anyone looking for longer, fuller, and even highlighted hair. Weft extensions are made with human hair strands bound together by a super-thin cloth. Your hairstylist can install weft extensions in two different ways. The first way is to connect the wefts to your natural hair by using small beads. The other way is where the hairstylist creates fine braids along the scalp and then the wefts are sewn into the braids. Both these application techniques include no heat, are glue-free, and cause no damage to your hair.

Choosing the Right Ones 

When choosing weft extensions, it’s essential to consider the quality of the hair. Remy hair, or donated human hair, is the highest quality because the cuticles are aligned in the same direction, which helps prevent tangling and knots.

It’s also important to consider the weight of the weft extensions. Heavier wefts will be more noticeable and may be uncomfortable to wear. If you plan to wear your weft extensions for an extended period, it’s important to choose a comfortable weight for you.


Weft extensions give your hair a natural look and provide an array of benefits such as:

• Adds length and volume to your hair, especially for thin hair, because the extensions are easily concealed

• Gives you free highlights by adding one row of brown and one row of blonde, for example

• The ability to wear them for long periods without causing damage to your natural hair

• Easy installation and removal and requires minimal maintenance

If you are having weft extensions professionally applied by a hairstylist, he or she will provide you with the best wefts to match your natural hair color.


A few simple guidelines can help you keep your weft extensions looking gorgeous. First, it’s recommended to wash your hair two to three times a week to prolong the wefts’ life. For best results, use a sulfate-free shampoo on bead extensions to avoid oil build-up. Shampoos with heavy protein, silicone, or those designed for damaged hair can be too heavy and also cause bead extensions to become oily. Use a high-quality dry shampoo in between washes. Blow-dry your hair normally but with care.

You’ll want to see your hairstylist every 7 to 8 weeks for minor adjustments to keep your extensions in place and looking fabulous.


If you’re looking for an effective and natural-looking way to add length, color, and volume to your hair, weft extensions are the perfect solution! Our hairstylists are certified in weft extension application, so if you want longer or thicker hair, book your free consultation with us by calling 860-344-8677.

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