Hand-tied Wefts and Genius Wefts Hair extensions
Hand-tied wefts are “tied by hand” so they have small knots along the top seam and the first inch or so has return hair or a “mustache”. If you cut hand-tied wefts they unravel.
While genius wefts have a silicone-ish type band which eliminates the return hair and allows for you to cut the weft anyway you please.
𝗦𝗼 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗱𝗼 𝗜 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿?
𝗕𝗘𝗡𝗘𝗙𝗜𝗧𝗦 𝗧𝗢 𝗛𝗔𝗡𝗗-𝗧𝗜𝗘𝗗
✨ More flexible
✨ More volume at the root (basically double the strands at the base thanks to the return hair
✨ More coverage for the beads (also thanks to the return hair)
✨ Easier to color
✨ The seam blends in easier
𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗦 𝗧𝗢 𝗛𝗔𝗡𝗗-𝗧𝗜𝗘𝗗
🔺 Needs to be re-tied when cut
🔺 Potential to come unraveled on the ends (although easily fixed)
🔺 Potential to be itchy to sensitive girlies (because of the return hair)
🔺 Potential to swell with moisture (which loosens the knots and can lead to shedding
🔺 Potential to loop and shed with improper brushing (so be nice)
𝗕𝗘𝗡𝗘𝗙𝗜𝗧𝗦 𝗧𝗢 GENIUS 𝗪𝗘𝗙𝗧𝗦
✨ They don’t swell when wet (can air dry)
✨ They won’t looping with brushing
✨ Can be cut to fit easily
✨ Lays Flatter/slimmer (because there is no return hair
✨ Not itchy
✨ Slightly less potential for matting
𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗦 𝗧𝗢 GENIUS 𝗪𝗘𝗙𝗧𝗦
🔺 Harder to achieve locked stitches
🔺 Unable to color the seam
🔺 Less volume at the root (because there is no return hair
So who do I use each weft for?
You really just have to weigh your options and decide which is right for you and your lifestyle. While there is no difference in weight between lines, sometimes Genius wefts may be a better fit for very fine hair simply because they are slimmer.
What is your choice?