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New Perfect Wefts vs Hand-Tied and Machine Weft

Hair extensions have revolutionized the beauty industry, offering countless options to enhance our natural hair. Among the various types of extensions, the new hybrid genius wefts have gained significant attention. Below, we'll explore the key differences between genius wefts, hand-tied, and machine-weft hair extensions to help you make an informed choice for your hair transformation.

Genius Wefts (a.k.a. Perfect Wefts)

Genius wefts are a type of hair extension that represents an innovative and high-quality approach to hair augmentation. These extensions are meticulously crafted by skilled professionals who hand-tie individual strands of hair onto a weft - a thin strip or base. The term "Genius" refers to the level of craftsmanship and precision involved in their creation. At Perfect Locks, we call appropriately call them "Perfect Wefts" and they are launching in November of 2023!


Making genius wefts involves the fusion of two different techniques – hand-tied and machine weft. This hybrid approach combines the meticulousness of hand-tying individual hair strands with the sturdiness of a machine-made weft base. The result is a hair extension that offers the best of both worlds – the natural look and lightweight feel of hand-tied extensions with the durability and longevity of machine weft extensions.

What sets genius wefts apart is the detailed craftsmanship involved in their production. Skilled professionals hand-tie individual strands of hair onto a weft, creating a seamless, natural look. This meticulous process ensures that the hair remains securely attached to the weft, reducing shedding and ensuring longevity.

Natural Look and Feel

Wearing weft extensions has a lot of benefits and most women prefer weft extensions over other types of extensions because they want to achieve a natural look and feel. Genius wefts excel in this aspect, thanks to the fact that each weft is hand-tied. The individual strands of hair are attached in a way that mimics the natural growth pattern of your hair, making them virtually undetectable.

Durability and Comfort

The hybrid nature of genius wefts combines the strength of machine weft extensions with the comfort of hand-tied extensions. This means you get a robust, long-lasting product that's also lightweight and comfortable to wear.

Hand-Tied Weft Hair Extensions

Hand-tied weft hair extensions are a meticulous and manual method of extending one's hair. Skilled technicians carefully tie individual strands of human hair onto a thin weft or fabric strip. This technique results in extensions that look remarkably natural, seamlessly blending with the wearer's own hair. 

Hand-tied wefts are prized for their lightweight and comfortable feel, making them suitable for everyday use. They allow for versatile styling, including curling, straightening, and coloring, just like natural hair. 

However, it's essential to note that they may require more maintenance and adjustments to keep them securely in place.

Natural Look

Like genius wefts, hand-tied extensions offer a natural look that seamlessly blends with your own hair. The hand-tying process allows for a more natural distribution of hair, preventing the extensions from appearing bulky or artificial.

Lightweight and Comfortable

One of the key advantages of hand-tied wefts is that they lay flat against the scalp. This means that when they are applied to your natural hair, they don't create any noticeable bumps or unevenness. This flatness reduces the risk of discomfort or tension on your hair and scalp, which can be common with other types of hair extensions that might pull or tug on your natural hair.

Hand-tied wefts are also known for their lightweight nature. This means that when you wear them, they don't feel heavy or burdensome on your head, making them suitable for everyday wear.


While hand-tied weft extensions are durable, they may require more maintenance compared to machine weft extensions. Regular repositioning and adjustments are essential to ensure they stay in place.

Machine Weft Hair Extensions

Machine weft hair extensions are a type of hair extension created through an automated manufacturing process. In this method, human or synthetic hair strands are mechanically stitched onto a sturdy fabric base. This efficient production process allows for mass production, making these extensions accessible and cost-effective.

Machine weft extensions are known for their quick installation, providing instant volume and length to the hair. Their durability is a standout feature, ensuring a longer lifespan and making them a practical choice for those who want extensions that can withstand various styling treatments and activities. 

However, some individuals may find them slightly less comfortable than other methods due to their thicker weft base.

Quick Installation

Machine weft extensions are quick to install, making them a popular choice for those seeking a faster hair transformation. They are typically thicker, providing instant volume and length.


Due to their sturdy construction, machine weft extensions tend to be more durable and have a longer lifespan compared to hand-tied wefts. This can make them a cost-effective option in the long run.

Comfort Considerations

While machine weft extensions are durable, some people find them slightly less comfortable than hand-tied or Genius Wefts due to their thicker weft base.

Making the Right Choice

Choosing between genius wefts, hand-tied, or machine weft hair extensions ultimately depends on your individual preferences and needs. Here are some considerations:

  1. Budget - Genius wefts and hand-tied extensions are typically more expensive due to the labor-intensive craftsmanship involved. Machine weft extensions offer a more budget-friendly option.
  1. Installation Time - If you need a quick transformation for a special event, machine weft extensions may be the way to go. However, if you have more time and prefer a seamless, natural look, genius wefts or hand-tied extensions are worth the investment.
  1. Comfort - Consider how comfortable you want your extensions to be. If lightweight and comfort are top priorities, genius wefts or hand-tied extensions may be your best bet.
  1. Maintenance - Think about how much time and effort you're willing to invest in maintaining your extensions. Machine wefts require less maintenance, while hand-tied and genius wefts may need more care to keep them looking their best.

Perfect Locks’ introduction of genius wefts, also known as "the Perfect Weft" allow you to choose from a wide array of options to suit your preference and budget. 

Regardless if you choose genius wefts, hand-tied, or machine-weft hair extensions, the key is to choose the type that aligns with your unique style, comfort, and maintenance needs. With the right choice, you can achieve the luscious hair you've always dreamed of, effortlessly blending it with your natural hair for a flawless look.

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