Nowadays, hand-tied wefts become very popular all around the world especially for American market, but it’s a much debated topic in some salons to choose the two types of wefts– hand-tied or machine weft. There are advantages and disadvantages on both, better understanding will help you to decide what is best.


Machine Weft

Machine wefts are made by machine, normal each bundle is 100g with width ranging from 50”-80” for different hair length.


  1. a. The most common extension could be found in most hair supply stores.

  2. Much easier to install for some beginner, as the biggest benefit is that you’re able to cut them into different size without any shedding.

  3. The cost is less expensive.


  1. Not natural as hand-tied due to thicker wefted part.

  2. Less light and comfortable to wear because of double weft.

Hand-tied Weft

Hand-tied wefts are made by hand, normally each set include 5-6 pieces and the wide of each piece is 8”-10”.



  1. Thinner and more flexible than machine-tied wefts.

  2. Lay much flatter and closer to the head giving a more natural looking.

  3. Last longer wear without shedding

  4. It’s a good solution for clients suffering from Alopecia and thinning who can’t take the volume of machine weft.


  1. More expensive than machine weft

  2. Unravel or shedding easily if cut

No doubt that machine weft are the most popular because they’re easy to wear. If you’re a skilled stylist and good at working with hand-tied weft, why not choose it,  you won’t be disappointed!