Production Upgrades for Hand Tied Wefts
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Hand-Tied Weft Updates!
We have great news for our professional clients!
WE’VE MADE SIGNIFICANT improvements to our hand-tied wefts. Here are a few details that you should know about.
We've made our hand-tied wefts THINNER!
Details: After numerous testing and experimenting, we reduced the amount of stitching along our hand-tied wefts by 50%.
The most important thing to note is that the WEIGHT and or AMOUNT of hair in our hand-tied wefts has not changed. For over 20 years, our hand-tied wefts remain the same weight per bundle.
Our hand-tied wefts, across ALL LENGTHS, remain the same at exactly 1 ounce per bundle/roughly 28g.
This reduction has already begun and will continue to replace all current inventory over the next incoming shipments. You will be able to notice the difference immediately. This was done to help with better installation and to keep up with almost all hand-tied methods, including the newer more efficient hand-tied wefting methods.
- The quality remains the same.
- The durability remains the same.
- The weight remains the same.
We have increased the knots from 14-20 making our wefts THINNER, TIGHTER, and LESS BULKY. The WEIGHT/AMOUNT of hair has NOT changed with this improvement.
The Knots are also significantly smaller on the ends of our wefts, compared to the old version.
We have changed our WEFT MUSTACHE! It is now a NEW Longer Feathered Return.
This has already been our new hand-tied weft mustache for over 6 months and the response has been INCREDIBLE + highly positive! We know that this was very important for your clients comfort and made this change to our wefts with a perfect ease.
Details: Our production changed the way they trim off the root return when hand-tying the wefts. Instead of regular scissors cutting down the return to 1/4", they have started trimming the roots with thinning shears leaving a longer feathered return.
The difference is very obvious and will be immediately noticeable.
LESS BLUNT RETURN = LESS ITCHY WEFT. Woohoo!
We have SHORTENED OUR STEM on the ends of our wefts!
Details: The stem was shortened for better installation and less need to glue and or trim more.
If need be, this new shorter stem can be trimmed further, just be sure NOT to cut too close to the last knot as this will likely cause unraveling. A video on how to glue weft ends is below if you choose to cut more.
We hope you are loving these new changes! We are happy to share that by having our own in-house production, we can make changes immediately.
We know that this industry is evolving every day and we are very proud to have the ability to make changes to innovate our hair. If you have any questions, comments or concerns feel free to fill out the survey below.
We are always glad to hear from you! Happy Styling.
August 12th, 2020 Updates
Changes we made to our Hand-Tied Wefts in 2020!
No Shedding and Breakage
All wefts in all lengths have a more visible overstitch on the track that makes it more durable as it prevents shedding and breakage. We are still testing changing the thread to cotton instead of nylon so it will absorb hair dyes.
So far production has not found a strong cotton thread that will not pull apart during stitching. We will keep you updated if we are able to progress with this project.
22" Thinner Weft Track Density
The 22" length is transitioning from 1 full density track per bundle to 2 thinner tracks per bundle, just like the 18" length.
There are only a few colors left of the Full track, and once sold out the 1 Full track will no longer be stocked.
New Longer Feathered Return
Our production has changed the way they trim off the root return when hand-tying the wefts. Instead of regular scissors cutting down the return to 1/4", they have started trimming the roots with thinning shears leaving a longer feathered return. This alteration began this month in production and will begin showing up in our inventory soon.
There will not be any special orders and we will not keep 2 separate inventories. New batches will automatically be arriving with the feathered return and inventory will slowly transition over the next few months.
Curly Weft With Thinner Track Density
Curly wefts are a new addition that we first tested in our Special Batches collection. Due to popularity and demand, we will begin making them a permanent part of our inventory, with some changes. Based on feedback,
We know that almost everyone prefers the flexibility of the thinner wefts. So instead of a thick Full track, we will restock them with two thinner tracks per bundle.
We also worked with production on determining the specifications of "curly" hair to make sure future batches will have more curls and less wavy strands. Although it is difficult to source long curly hair that make up the 20" lengths, we would prefer they make less quantity with full curly hair.
It is also difficult to make lighter blonds in curly hair as bleaching breaks the disulfide bonds resulting in a more relaxed curl. This is why blonds tend to be less curly and the reason why we cannot bleach lighter than a level 10.
We are working diligently to make sure your needs as hair stylists, are fulfilled. If you have any additional questions please email us at email@example.com