With the evolution of hair processing and collecting technologies, women’s needs pushed hair manufacturers to innovate even more. At first it was all about Remy hair, then hair grades and now we are entering the era of double drawn hair extensions.
1 What is Double Drawn Hair?
Double drawn is a type of hair wefting that makes hair ends two to three times thicker. If you’ve been recently looking at our hair extensions, you may have come across terms like Remy hair, single drawn hair, 100% human hair, double drawn hair, and several more. You also have to choose the method of putting these extensions into your hair, such as cold fusion, hot fusion, sewn in, clip-in, microbeads, tape-in, and more. With all these choices, choosing hair extensions most suitable for your real hair can be an overwhelming experience.
Let’s say double drawn hair interests you the most – what is it really and what difference does it make when added to your real hair?
2 The Best Hair Extensions?
Before we dive deeper into the subject, let’s first define what are hair extensions are all about.
The best hair extensions are those made from real human hair. To make hair extensions, factory workers process and sew hair into pieces called wefts.
It’s worth noting that most hair extensions offered in hair & beauty salons or retail stores are single drawn. This is due to the cost of production (which is less), and in turn, results in a more economical option for the business.
The strands of hair in a single drawn hair extension don’t always have to be in the same length as shorter hairs that are left on the weft, which causes the ends of hair extensions to be narrower. This is a common choice for many since you can always cut off the bottom of the extensions to make it even. It’s also easier to install and blend with real hair and styling it won’t be such a chore. That said, why consider double drawn hair?
3 What Does Double Drawn Hair Mean?
To define what double drawn hair is, let’s first visualize single drawn hair extensions. Single drawn hair extensions are easy to identify because the top is thicker, but the hair thins out near the bottom. This means that the ends appear narrow and thin. Even more so when you have been using it for a while.
Enter, double drawn hair.
One difference from single drawn hair is the way companies approach it. Workers will remove shorter hairs but do so by hand and not a machine. The ends of the human hair are cut so the thickness is equal from top to bottom. Then they sew everything into a weft.
Due to this additional process, double drawn hair appears more voluminous, healthier, thicker, and higher in quality than single drawn hair extensions.
You can use either type, but double drawn gives a better quality of hair extension. The reason why single drawn extensions are so common is that they involve less work in manufacturing and processing. With double drawn hair, you’ll have to pay more, but you get the best volume, and it tends to last longer than single drawn hair.
4 Benefits of Double Drawn Hair
- Gives a fuller look
- Better hair volume
- Top and bottom have equal thickness
- Around 90% of short hairs are eliminated during a manual trimming
- Creates a U-shaped hairstyle
A double drawn hair extension is thick from top to bottom, meaning your hair looks full-bodied and voluminous. Since the extensions are so thick, you won’t need as much hair as you would with single drawn hair extensions. This means that you don’t need to buy a lot of strands.
5 Drawbacks of Double Drawn Hair
- More expensive than single drawn hair
- Not suitable for people with super fine hair
Although you need fewer strands in double drawn hair extensions, technically, they cost more than single drawn hair on a strand by strand basis. However, you will get more hair for your money.
For people with fine hair, double drawn hair might not be the best idea. Most noteworthy, the weight of the extensions may be too much for their real hair to support.
Double Drawn vs. Single Drawn Hair Extensions Simplified
There’s a new term on the Internet called “ELI5”, which means that a topic is explained as if someone is 5-years old. This has nothing to do with intelligence, but more with simple terms that are easy to understand for anyone.
If hair extensions were letters, single drawn would be a “V” while double drawn would be “U”. How does that look? See the picture above.
5 Basic Care for Double Drawn Hair
Double drawn hair extensions are thicker, but it doesn’t mean you should care for it less than you would with a single drawn hair.
To reduce shedding: Resist the urge to wash your extensions too much! This will cause them to dry out and shed. Don’t use too many products either. The more products you use, the more you’ll have to wash it. Use products only when needed.
Double drawn hair extensions are ready to use out of the box. In other words, there is no need for a lot of products. If you’re curling and want more hold, you can pin them up before bedtime. In the morning, this should mitigate the need for additional products.
If you do need to use a hairspray, choose a product with a lightweight formula so you can wash the formula off easily.
To prevent tangling: No matter what type of hair extension you use, tangles are a chore. To keep tangling to a minimum, always brush your extensions. Bring a paddle brush with you and give your hair a light run through now and then. Make sure you brush your extensions before and after use.
Everyone’s hair is different. It’s always a good idea to make sure your real hair is healthy and the double drawn hair blends well with it. Keep a lookout for products that work best with your extensions and take note of the times that they need to be washed. As with natural hair, you can reduce the damage of your double drawn hair by not over-washing or over-styling.
With proper care, your double drawn hair extensions will last for months! Meaning that you get to enjoy having thicker and fuller hair much longer!
Where to Buy Double Drawn Hair Extensions?
- Tape-ins: Visit our tape-in extensions page and grab a piece now.
- Clip-ins: Check our double drawn clip-ins page and order some for yourself or your best friend.
If you need other types of high-quality hair extensions, be it single or double drawn, any length, weight, color, and attachment system, then head over to AiryHair and spoil yourself with our blowout sale discounts. Free worldwide shipping is on us!