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How Much Hair Do I Need To Purchase?

Every head of hair is different, just as every head shape, hairstyle and even style objective is different. There are a few different factors to consider:

  • Length of wear
  • Degree of discrete installation 
  • Lifestyle
  • Hairstyle you have in mind
  • Budget

When deciding how much you need to buy, you want to also look at the current length of your hair and how thick your natural hair is. If you have thick hair, you’ll end up needing more hair to create a “fuller” natural look, whereas if you have fine hair, you’ll generally need less hair. There’s no real right or wrong answer, but two of the most important factors are:

  • The hair you’re starting with
  • The hairstyle you’re going for

Below is our suggested table of how much hair you need to purchase depending on the type of hair extension you are buying:

Tape-Ins Advised Quantity Chart

Desired Results Fine Density Medium Density Thick
Volume 3 to 4 packs 4 to 6 packs 6+ Packs
Color 3 to 4 packs 4 to 6 packs 6+ Packs
Length 3 to 4 packs 4 to 6 packs 6+ Packs

I-Tips & U-Tips Advised Quantity Chart

Desired Results Fine Density Medium Density Thick
Volume 3 to 4 packs 4 to 6 packs 6+ Packs
Color 3 to 4 packs 4 to 6 packs 6+ Packs
Length 3 to 4 packs 4 to 6 packs 6+ Packs

Hand-Tied Wefts Advised Quantity Chart

Desired Results Fine Density Medium Density Thick
Volume 2 packs 3 packs 4+ packs
Color 2 packs 3 packs 4+ Packs
Length 4 packs 5 packs 6+ Packs

Machine Wefts Advised Quantity Chart

Desired Results Fine Density Medium Density Thick
Volume 2 packs 3 packs 4+ packs
Color 2 packs 3 packs 3+ Packs
Length 3 packs 4 packs 4+ Packs

Beaded Wefts Advised Quantity Chart

Desired Results Fine Density Medium Density Thick
Volume 2 packs 3 packs 4+ packs
Color 2 packs 3 packs 3+ Packs
Length 3 packs 4 packs 4+ Packs

Bulk Hair Advised Quantity Chart

Desired Results Fine Density Medium Density Thick
Volume 3 packs 4 packs 5+ packs
Color 2 packs 3 packs 3+ Packs
Length 3 packs 4 packs 5+ Packs

Before you buy if you’re not sure remember we are here to help! If you don’t currently have a hair extension professional or a stylist to ask, simply book an appointment with us!

Book an appointment and visit us in person!

  • Our Walnut Creek, California showroom is a premiere destination for the ultimate hair fitting experience. Staffed by seasoned professionals, we offer you a discrete and thorough texture match and consultation. 
  • Book your FREE appointment with us!
  • Did you know? We can even create and order custom extensions for you?! Ask our Customer Service Team and we’ll create something to your specifications.

Consult a Professional Hair Stylist for the Best Results

While clip-ins and slip-on halos are great for casual commitment to bigger, fuller hair, the true ultimate experience is found by putting your gorgeous dream hair in the hands of a professional. 

They’ll help you decide which of these more “permanent” hair extension types is right for you, be it a season or even up a full year of year:

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