What is Skinny Weft?
Skinny Weft is a method of installing extensions that uses small silicone lined beaded anchors that attaches directly onto your hair in the direction of your natural hair growth. I use hair on a weft that attaches to the beaded anchors using a lock sknot stitch to ensure the beads will stay securely in place laying flat beneath the weft. This prevents the beads from migrating above your weft and becoming visible.
Is it Safe for All Hair Types?
Skinny Weft uses about 10% or less of your own hair in the process leaving the majorityof your hair free to flow and grow. What is used in the process is safely and mindfully attached using and even weight distribution to hold the weight of the weft. This prevents wear and tear on the scalp and erosion of the hair follicles. The amount of hair used is depended upon your own density so too much hair is never placed on one row. The beauty of this method is it can be totally customized to your needs.
What Kind of Hair is Used?
Only the highest quality hand tied hair or machine sewn wefts are custom cut and colored to blend seamlessly with your own hair. I use 100% remy double drawn human hair ethically sourced from one donor. Extension hair is typically sourced from India or China. Both Hair types are high quality and can last up to a year with proper maintenance. The difference in in the texture. Indian hair is a bit finer and fluffier while Asian hair has a more coarse texture.
How Long Does It Last?
Once installed SKinny Weft can be worn continuously for up to 6 months with monthly "Tune Ups" every 4 weeks. Each tune up appointment takes between 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the number of rows installed. After 6 months the extensions are fully removed and can be reinstalled at the reinstallation rate.
Can I Still Color My Hair?
Absolutely! It is super easy to color your hair while the extensions are installed. I recommend Doing your first color session prior to your installation that way your hair color is fresh all over. Then you can do touchups on your roots as needed. When you have Skinny weft installed highlights can be done on the top of your head and around the hair line as well as the nape area. If you get a solid root color to cover grays your touch ups can be performed the same day as your tune up. Color is applied first before your tune up to ensure full coverage and no missed spots.
How often do I move them up?
Maintenance is required every 4 weeks and follows the general shedding cycle. If you wait longer than 4 weeks your tune up may take longer due to extra shedding and cross hairs to work around. If you wait 6 weeks or more then it is subject to a reinstallation.
What is the difference between Hand-Tied Extensions and Other Methods
The term "hand-tied" has become a trendy way to refer to the broader term "Sew- in" Extensions. Hand- tied extensions are a type of weft that is sewn onto the hair. It is different from machine wefts in that they are created by hand and are incredibly thin. This makes them more comfortable and easy to conceal compared to tape ins, micro links and keratin extensions.
Will the beads show?
Skinny weft can be applied in two ways, Classic and Hidden Skinny. If your have very dense hair you don't have to worry about the beads showing when you wear your hair up however slicked back ponytails are not recommended as you can pull on the beads and create tension which can lead to hair loss.
Can I go swimming in the Ocean or Pool?
Yes but with great caution! Extension hair has been processed so it is naturally very dry and needs a lot of moisture. Salt water and chlorine can further dry your extensions and shorten their life span. If you decide to venture into the ocean or pool it is recommended that you first wet your hair in the shower and spray thoroughly with a leave in conditioner before putting it into two braids. Rinse and shampoo immediately after all water activities.
I've never had extensions, what can I expect?
It will feel like you have extra weight on your head. When shampooing and rinsing your hair in the shower I recommend splitting your hair down the middle and resting it on your shoulders to alleviate any heavyness.