Stitched vs. Seamless Hair Extensions

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We get loads of questions about clip-ins from you guys, but one of the most asked is the difference between stitched and seamless hair extensions. As the seamless wefts are a relatively new thing, it figures that you guys would have a lot of questions about what to go for. This is why we thought we’d share the features of each one so that you can make the best choice when buying your new hair extensions. Here’s what you need to know...

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Stitched Weft Features

The hair is stitched onto a durable fabric

They help to add volume at your roots

They’re virtually undetectable

They totally transform your hair without any damage

Made with 100% Grade A Remy human hair

Available from 16-18” to 24-26”

Available in the Regular and Superior Sets

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Seamless Weft Features

The hair is bonded in silicone

They lay completely flat to your head

They’re virtually undetectable

Super lightweight

No shedding

They totally transform your hair without any damage

Made with 100% Grade A Remy human hair

Available from 12-14” to 24-26”

Available in the Deluxe Set

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What’s the difference between stitched and seamless hair extensions?

Before you decide which one will work best for you, you really need to know the difference between stitched and seamless wefts. Stitched wefts are made by sewing the hair onto a piece of durable fabric which is the traditional method of making clip-in hair extensions. Seamless hair extensions are when the hair is bonded in silicone rather than being sewn. This results in a flat weft that is thinner than the stitched wefts and completely smooth.

What’s the best option for fine hair?

Seamless hair extensions tend to be easier to conceal as they lay flat to your head which is why lots of our customers with fine hair really love them. They’re also super lightweight so they’re comfortable to wear and won’t weigh down your locks. That being said, the classic stitched wefts work just as well in fine hair. They’ll actually help to add a little volume at your roots too as they’re not as flat, which could be beneficial if you have lacklustre locks. If your hair is really fine then we’d recommend the Regular Set as it’s the lightest and easiest to blend into fine hair.

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Can you wear seamless hair extensions if you have thick hair?

Even though the top of the seamless wefts are thinner than the stitched wefts the overall set is still super thick so you could definitely wear this if you have thicker hair. However, if your hair is very thick or if you have a blunt haircut then you might want to go for our Luxurious Set instead to get the best blend. This is our thickest set and is quad wefted which means there are four layers of hair on each weft for insane amounts of volume.

Are the clips different on the stitched and seamless wefts?

The clips on the stitched and seamless wefts are exactly the same. Our clips are made with silicone to insure a tight grip and have a rubber backing that prevents them from slipping away from your hair. They’re also slightly curved and are super lightweight for a really comfortable fit.

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What’s the best option for dyeing?

If you need to custom dye your hair extensions then we’d recommend going for the stitched wefts over the seamless. This is because it’s difficult for the dye to penetrate the silicone weft at the top of the extensions. You can combat this with some root touch up spray, which works really well on the seamless wefts but it is something to bear in mind.

What’s the best one to go for if you’re new to hair extensions?

Both stitched and seamless extensions work in the same way, they’re both clip-ins and they’re both super easy to use. Which one you go for will depend more on your hair type and length but it’s really down to personal preference. If you’re unsure then you can always send some snaps of your hair to [email protected] and we’ll find your perfect set :)

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Why are the seamless wefts stripy?

Some of our highlighted shades can look quite stripy at the top of the wefts because of the way seamless hair extensions are made. However, once they’re clipped in they’ll blend just as well as the stitched wefts. If you’re used to buying a highlighted shade in the stitched weft then this is something to be aware of but both the lace and seamless highlighted shades will give you a great blend.

What about shedding?

Stitched wefts can be more prone to shedding than seamless wefts as unlike the seamless, the lace wefts aren’t bonded into silicone. That being said our stitched wefts are still really durable and there is very minimal shedding, if any at all, so this isn’t something to be concerned about when choosing between them.

Feeling way more clued up about the difference between stitched and seamless hair extensions? It can be tricky at first but we hope this post has helped to answer some of your most burning questions.

If you’re new to hair extensions we’d recommend reading our post on hair extension mistakes you’re making and how to correct them. It’s full of useful tips to get you a totally seamless blend.