Individual Extensions Vs Weave’s

Tired of your fine hair? Dream of more volume? Wanting a few extra inches? Or, just scrolling on Instagram for new inspirations and all you see is celebrities and influencers raving about hair extensions? If you are any of these people, don’t worry, because you are in the right place.

Hair extensions are all the rage this year, and have been for some time now. Weaves and individual hair extensions are two of the most popular methods right now. They aren’t just a way for you to give yourself a fake out on IG or a quick makeover. When chosen and installed properly, you give yourself a ton of options. So, today, let’s discuss what individual hair extensions and weave hair extensions are, and which ones are going to be just the right fit for you!

Individual hair extensions, as the name suggests, are individually applied in the hundreds and are suitable for most hair types. They are typically attached to the natural hair with some sort of adhesive or a small lock/ring. Generally they are suited to those with thinner hair as they are very lightweight and flexible.

Individual extensions have many names, such as Tiny Tips, Nano Tips, Bonds Etc. They cannot be be self-fitted, so you’ll definitely need to chose a trusted and suitably qualified professional. Easy to style, and relatively lightweight even in high ponytails – the only setback to them is that they are sometimes visible in the most fine hair types. If the extensions peeking out is a no-go area for you, then you will firstly want to discuss your realistic expectations with the stylist at your consultation, as each hair type can expect different results.

Here comes our personal favourite. Hair extensions fitted using the weave technique are for people who want thicker hair, maximum volume, and want faster fitting times. They are seamless and made on a continuous strip, wefted together. They can look very natural, and are for people who want to totally transform their natural hair.

The various weave techniques like the LA Weave or the Flat Track Weave are secure and blend well with your natural hair. They cover your blunt cuts and blend with the thicker hair well. You get the extra length and volume in your hair, that you’ve always dreamed of. What’s more, in late 2019 weave’s had a huge break through with the release of the Naked Weave technique which is the most discreet way to apply them, hiding the ring based connection from all angles and the thread is virtually invisible, making high pony tails much more discreet. Weaves are held better in thicker hair but a lot of those with fine hair can also enjoy the same benefits if applied correctly by a trusted technician.

Both, individual and weave hair extensions, have their charm & pros and cons. The decision on whether to choose individual extensions or a weave depends on your personal preferences and suitability. Although people consider individuals and weave hair extensions on the same level producing similar results, there is a difference. With weaves like the latest Naked Weave, they are discreet and blend into your natural hair like they were never there. However, they can be worn up high on a less frequent basis due to their weight. So, when people tell you that weaves might prompt a hair loss, you know that’s not true if you are going for a credible, professional that provides you with the correct aftercare advice. You know your hair better than everyone else, but here we are the experts in individual hair extensions and weaves. You now know which door to knock for your individual VS weave extension queries!


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The Hair Extension Group is eagerly anticipating and planning the next phase of our journey. We are excited to embark on new ventures and techniques that meet the needs of both our existing and future customers in the realm of professional hair extensions. We are determined to take our business to new heights and expand our reach.

To facilitate this growth, it is with mixed emotions that we announce that Ola Goldsmith will transition away from ownership of The Hair Extension Group and Naked Weave. However, we want to emphasise that Ola’s departure is met with our full support, as we believe it is necessary to propel the company forward. Ola will be focusing on her own business coaching, training, and events while remaining an ambassador for The Hair Extension Group. Ola’s support for the company and its customers will continue for the near future.

As we embark on our respective new chapters, we extend our thanks to everyone who has contributed to our journey thus far. Without your support, we would not be where we are today. We remain committed to providing you with the same exceptional service quality and products that you have come to expect from us. Your satisfaction will continue to be our top priority.

The Hair Extension Group is ready to look at new opportunities and push boundaries. Rest assured, we remain dedicated to delivering the exceptional service and products that have made us who we are.

Thank you for your trust, loyalty, and encouragement. Together, continue to make strides in the world of hair extensions.

The Hair Extension Group