Machine Tied ( Left ) - Hand Tied ( Right )
Machine-tied hair extensions refer to products which have been sewn or wefted to create a bundle of hair extensions. Loose hair is fed through a sewing machine to to add a reinforced stitch at the end of the root of the bundle to ensure hair extensions are secure. Each bundle of hair is then folded again to be stitched to create the final machine wefted extension.
The benefit of using hand-tied hair extensions is because every weft is individually handstitched. They are created with high precision so each weft is very strong and prevents shedding. Unlike machine wefts, they are micro thin, less bulky and less visible. The end result is that these hand-tied extensions sit closer to the head which reduces the bump that machine tied wefts create in addition to being more comfortable. Additionally, reduced bulkiness allows a more natural free-flowing solution. Hand-tied wefts allow a more natural appearance and volume. These characteristics make hand-tied wefts an excellent choice for a more permanent (sewn in) hair solution.
One thing to note is that hand-tied wefts are unable to be cut due to how thin they are. It is important to consult with a stylist prior to installation.