There are many types of hair extensions available, with different types being preferred by different people for various reasons. A common type of extension are hair wefts, which are strips of hair which you attach to your scalp with a special hair glue or tape. Hair wefts are also known as hair weaves, particularly when the hair weave extensions are braided into your natural hair. This style of hair extension has commonly been used by people with afro hair for decades, but is becoming more popular with people with other hair types too.
There are many different styles of wefts/weaves on the market, and below is a brief outline of their properties;
Euro hair wefts (mid-quality) These wefts are made from 100% human hair, and can be treated just like your natural hair. They are available in blacks, browns, blondes, ombre/dip-dye, reds/coppers and brights, and in 8-24 inch lengths. They are available with clips, glue or tape.
Remi (top quality) - These extensions have maximum volume due to the high hair ratio, which have been cutically aligned. Available in a variety of lengths from 8 to 24 inches, and in various colours including blacks, browns, blondes, ombre, dip-dye and reds/coppers
Brazilian hair (top quality) - Made from 100% human hair for manageability, and only available in darker colours, from dark brown to natural black. Free from chemicals and long lasting, these extensions can be sewed, glued or weaved into your natural hair. The cuticles of this hair all face the same way, so that the end look is shiny and healthy-looking
Peruvian hair - 100% human hair which has never been chemically treated. Available in darker colours, in straight or curly. 12-24 inch lengths available
Russian hair (finest quality) - Known for its silky softness, and available in blacks, browns, blondes, reds and coppers, and lengths from 16 to 22 inches.
Yaki hair (afro product) - These weaves are intended to look and feel like relaxed afro hair. Available in 8-18 inch lengths, and in black, brown, blonde and ombre/dip-dye colours. Some extensions are available in curly as well as straight, and pre-taped wefts are available for ease of application.