- HAIR WEFTS
The wefts are the upper strips of the weaves on which the hair is attached. They can be made by hand or by machine.
Let us observe first how these wefts are sewn and then see how it is possible to reinforce them, in order to consolidate your weaving to reduce the problem of hair shedding.
The production of weft wefts:
The technique of industrial sewing of the hair on their wefts is very close to that of textiles:
- o A first passage in a sewing machine produces a long strip of hair sewn into small tufts surrounded by a thread;
- o A second machine passage folds the top of these tufts onto themselves (hooks therefore) and over the entire length of the strip, and sews them back into this position, thus creating a first canvas;
- o A second identical canvas is made in the same way;
- o Finally, these two canvases are sewn together to form the weft of most weaves.
Sewing by hand
Hand-stitched wefts, much finer than those of the machine, require a highly skilled and time-consuming workforce. Weavings with hand-tied wefts ( Hand Tied or Handweft Hairs ) are therefore necessarily more expensive than the others.
Quality of the track
Be sure, a well-sewn weft is a guarantee against loss, against Hair Shedding . It should not be too relaxed. The two canvases (sewing machine) of which we have just spoken must be intimately sewn together, without it being possible to distinguish that it is really two separate canvases. It's not always the case!
Strengthening weave seams
Before we talk about the strengthening of the wefts of your weaving, it is first of all not to damage them, to violate them, when laying. In this respect, two practices unfortunately prevalent among women braiding should be excluded:
- o DO NOT TRANSPERTE THE FRAMES: When weaving your weave, unless your weaver knows exactly what it is doing and does so only with great caution, ask him / her to DO NOT CROSS THE FRAME NEEDLE AND THREAD . It is best to weave by wrapping the thread around the weft (see video below). Indeed, the fact of crossing the weft thus can damage it irreparably in places. These damaged areas will then be a source of accentuated hair loss. If the weft is crossed at each point of the braiding, it is easy to understand what aggression this represents for it!
- o In the same way, when weaving the weaving, your plaiting machine should cut the scissors only when strictly necessary (some places in an open weave, for example), but not Everything goes, to simplify the task. It is indeed preferable to fold the weft at the end of the section and start again in the opposite direction. An experienced braid manages to do this without creating any unpleasant rubbings. When it is necessary to cut the weft with the scissors, it is advantageous to cover the cut with a point of adhesive for weaving and to consolidate this cut with a knot made with a very fine needle and thread, in order to prevent the threads Of the frame to untie with time. Indeed, the hair located at the cutting point and right next to it will tend to disengage from the weft.
Wefts are basically another word for 'hair on a strip'. This hair can be applied in various ways:
- It can be sewn on to a braided base
- You can create bespoke clip ins by sewing on the clips yourself, so they are a perfect fit just for you
- They can be secured using micro or nano rings
- Or you can simply glue them in!
Hair wefts are incredibly versatile