It can be confusing when you’re searching for the right wefts for your clients. While clients may be distracted with length or celebrity endorsements, you need more details as a professional (i.e. do I need to put in extra work to make it look good? Does it require extensive maintenance? Are the quality and longevity worth what I’m charging?).
The origin of the wefts can impact the installation, texture, styling and maintenance. The most popular hair extensions come from Russia, India, China, Malaysia and Brazil.
Extensions from Hair & Compounds come from temples near Chennai, India, where our production house is located. Residents in India go to temples as part of a ritual to cut off their hair in return for good favor from Hindu gods, according to a 2016 article from BBC News.
We then purchase hair from the temple through middlemen.
Where Our Ethically-Sourced
Human Hair Extensions Come From
What does it mean to have Remy hair extensions? Remy hair extensions are made of human hair in which the cuticles of the hair are still intact and are all facing the same direction. This keeps the cuticles from interlocking and the hair from matting
Our hair, after being tested for quality and processed into our desired colors, is turned into one of three extension types: cylinder, polymer and--the most traditional extensions--wefts.
While machine wefts are more common, we only supply hand-tied wefts.
We've been making hand-tied wefts for more than 20 years, and this was the first extension line we offered.
What’s the difference between machine and hand-tied wefts? Machine wefts are normally offered in only one density, while hand-tied wefts can be offered in multiple densities.
Before choosing between wefts and suppliers, you’ll need to consider how much hair your client needs and what their natural hair can handle.
Our wefts contain 1 ounce (approx. 30 grams) per bundle. While each bundle is hand-tied, our team uses a machine to sew across each track to prevent shedding.
We also offer custom options, in which you can customize the texture, color, length and density of the wefts.
How We Make Our Hand-Tied Wefts
How the hair was processed before it comes to you will determine what you and your client can do with it. This includes how the hair color and texture are achieved.
Our extension hair, when sourced, is naturally dark in color and very wavy.
When we sort the hair, our production team uses tweezers to extract every strand of grey or white hair to collect for our custom orders of pure white hair. The rest of the hair is then put through various tests and examinations to confirm it’s viable for our regular stock.
Next, our hair goes through a bleaching system, where it is placed in an oxidizing bath that slowly lifts the color to lighter levels. For our Bleach colors (in levels 3-12), this is the only chemical processing we perform, making these wefts more preferable for color application by our customers.
The rest of our hair is then dyed with permanent pre-metalized fiber dyes and split into our other 4 lines: Ash, Gold, Natural and Red. We recommend not dyeing wefts from these lines because the pre-metalized fiber dyes they contain could result in unexpected colors.
Click here to see our color chart.
Click here to see our guide for color treating our hair extensions.
Extensions at Hair & Compounds are always Indian Remy human hair.