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How Many Bundles Do I Need For A Sew-In?

We know you don't mess around when it comes to your hair, so let's dive right into the burning question: How many bundles do you need for a flawless sew-in? At HookedOnBundles Virgin Hair, we've got all the answers to help you slay your style with confidence. So, grab a seat and get ready for some hair talk!

 

Importance of Choosing the Right Number of Bundles

 

Now, the number of bundles you'll need for a sew-in can vary depending on a few factors. First up, consider the level of fullness and thickness you want to achieve. Are you all about that fierce, voluminous look, or do you prefer a more natural vibe? The number of bundles you need can significantly affect the final look of your sew-in. Too few bundles may leave you with an underwhelming and sparse appearance, while too many can result in an overly bulky and unnatural look. Finding that sweet spot is crucial for achieving a flawless finish.
 
  • Short Hair (10-14 inches): Typically requires 2-3 bundles.
  • Medium Hair (16-22 inches): Usually needs 3-4 bundles.
  • Long Hair (24 inches and above): Often requires 4-5 bundles.
 
On average, most people opt for around three to four bundles for a standard sew-in. This sweet spot gives you a full, flowy, and fabulous result. If you're rocking lengths over 22 inches, you might want to consider going for four bundles to maintain that luscious look.
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But hold up, there are a few things to keep in mind. The size of your head (yes, it matters!), the desired level of fullness (deep wave styles tend to have more hair), whether you're using a closure or frontal, and the overall hairstyle you're aiming for. These factors can influence the number of bundles you'll need.

Now, let's break down the comparison of length and weight for different bundles. At HookedOnBundles Virgin Hair, our bundles typically weigh around 3.5 ounces or 100 grams. But here's the deal: the length of the bundle affects its fullness. A 10-inch bundle will appear fuller than an 18-inch bundle when sewn in. So, keep that in mind when choosing your lengths.

 


Speaking of closures and frontals, let's spill the tea on those, too! A frontal covers the entire hairline, from ear to ear, giving you endless styling options. With a frontal, you'll usually need around 2-3 bundles to achieve a flawless look. As for closures, they sit in the middle or on the side of your crown, and you'll want to use a minimum of two bundles to ensure a seamless blend.

 



The texture of the hair also impacts the number of bundles required. For example:

  • Straight Hair: May require more bundles for a fuller look.
  • Wavy Hair: Often provides a natural volume, needing fewer bundles.
  • Curly and Kinky Hair: Generally requires fewer bundles due to the hair’s natural volume and density.

 

Desired Volume and Thickness
If you prefer a more voluminous and thicker look, you will need more bundles. Conversely, for a natural and lightweight appearance, fewer bundles may suffice.

Head Size and Shape
Individual head size and shape can influence the number of bundles needed. Larger heads or those seeking more coverage will typically require more bundles.

Weft Length
The length of the weft also matters. Longer wefts cover more area and might reduce the number of bundles needed. However, shorter wefts might necessitate additional bundles.

Texture Considerations

 

  • Straight Hair Straight hair is sleek and lies flat, which can sometimes make it appear thinner. To achieve a fuller look, consider using 3-4 bundles for short to medium lengths and 4-5 bundles for longer lengths.

 

  • Wavy Hair Wavy hair naturally adds volume and movement. For a natural look, 2-3 bundles for short to medium lengths and 3-4 bundles for longer lengths are usually adequate.

 

  • Curly and Kinky Hair Curly and kinky hair types are dense and voluminous, often requiring fewer bundles. Typically, 2-3 bundles are sufficient for most lengths.                         


                                                            
Desired Styles and Their Impact on Bundle Requirements

 

  • Natural Look For a natural, everyday look, the standard guidelines (2-3 bundles for short, 3-4 for medium, and 4-5 for long hair) are usually adequate

 

  • Full and Voluminous Styles If you desire a full and voluminous style, you may need to add an extra bundle to the standard guideline. This adds thickness and density to your look.

 

  • Layered Styles Layered styles require varying lengths, which might mean purchasing additional bundles to achieve the desired effect. This typically involves 3-4 bundles for short to medium lengths and 4-5 for longer lengths.

 

  • Exotic Styles (e.g., Hollywood Waves, Deep Curls) Exotic and intricate styles often require more hair. For such looks, consider using 4-5 bundles regardless of the length to ensure the style holds and looks as dramatic as intended.


 
Real-Life Examples and Recommendations

 

Case Study: Short Bob Sew-In

For a short bob sew-in, typically 2-3 bundles are sufficient. This ensures the bob looks full and voluminous without being overly bulky.

Case Study: Long, Layered Sew-In


For a long, layered sew-in, 4-5 bundles are often necessary. This provides enough hair to create layers and maintain fullness throughout.

Expert Recommendations


Many hairstylists recommend purchasing an additional bundle beyond what you think you need. It’s better to have a little extra than to run short during installation.

Tips for Purchasing Hair Bundles for optimal performance and appearance:

 

100% Human Hair: Hair bundles should be made from 100% human hair to ensure a natural look, feel, and movement. 



Cuticle Alignment: Hair bundles with cuticle-aligned hair strands are less prone to tangling and matting. This alignment also contributes to a smoother, more natural appearance.



Soft and Silky Texture: Quality hair bundles should have a soft, silky texture that mimics the feel of natural hair. This texture enhances the overall look and makes styling easier.



Natural Color Options: Hair bundles should come in a variety of natural color options, including different shades of black, brown, and blonde. This allows for seamless blending with your natural hair color.



Tangle-Free: High-quality hair bundles are less likely to tangle, making them easier to manage and maintain. Tangle-free hair also retains its smoothness and shine for longer periods.



Minimal Shedding: While all hair shedding is normal, quality hair bundles should have minimal shedding, especially during styling and maintenance.



Heat Resistance: Hair bundles should be heat-resistant, allowing you to use styling tools like flat irons and curling wands without damaging the hair.



Longevity: Good hair bundles should last for several months with proper care and maintenance. They should maintain their quality, texture, and appearance over time.



Versatility: Quality hair bundles should be versatile, allowing you to style them in various ways, including straightening, curling, and coloring.



Natural Movement: Hair bundles should have natural movement and bounce, resembling the movement of your natural hair. This enhances the overall look and makes the extensions blend seamlessly.



Comfortable to Wear: Hair bundles should feel comfortable when worn, without causing any irritation or discomfort to the scalp.



Easy to Maintain: Quality hair bundles should be easy to maintain, requiring minimal effort to keep them looking fresh and vibrant.



Ethically Sourced: Opt for hair bundles that are ethically sourced, ensuring fair treatment of workers and sustainable practices in the hair industry.



Customizable Options: Some quality hair bundles come with customizable options, such as different lengths, textures, and densities, allowing you to achieve your desired look.

 

 

100% Human Hair: Hair bundles should be made from 100% human hair to ensure a natural look, feel, and movement. Synthetic fibers may appear unnatural and can't be styled with heat.



Cuticle Alignment: Hair bundles with cuticle-aligned hair strands are less prone to tangling and matting. This alignment also contributes to a smoother, more natural appearance.



Soft and Silky Texture: Quality hair bundles should have a soft, silky texture that mimics the feel of natural hair. This texture enhances the overall look and makes styling easier.



Natural Color Options: Hair bundles should come in a variety of natural color options, including different shades of black, brown, and blonde. This allows for seamless blending with your natural hair color.



Tangle-Free: High-quality hair bundles are less likely to tangle, making them easier to manage and maintain. Tangle-free hair also retains its smoothness and shine for longer periods.



Minimal Shedding: While all hair shedding is normal, quality hair bundles should have minimal shedding, especially during styling and maintenance.



Heat Resistance: Hair bundles should be heat-resistant, allowing you to use styling tools like flat irons and curling wands without damaging the hair.



Longevity: Good hair bundles should last for several months with proper care and maintenance. They should maintain their quality, texture, and appearance over time.



Versatility: Quality hair bundles should be versatile, allowing you to style them in various ways, including straightening, curling, and coloring.



Natural Movement: Hair bundles should have natural movement and bounce, resembling the movement of your natural hair. This enhances the overall look and makes the extensions blend seamlessly.



Comfortable to Wear: Hair bundles should feel comfortable when worn, without causing any irritation or discomfort to the scalp.



Easy to Maintain: Quality hair bundles should be easy to maintain, requiring minimal effort to keep them looking fresh and vibrant.



Ethically Sourced: Opt for hair bundles that are ethically sourced, ensuring fair treatment of workers and sustainable practices in the hair industry.



Customizable Options: Some quality hair bundles come with customizable options, such as different lengths, textures, and densities, allowing you to achieve your desired look.

 

 




In conclusion, when purchasing hair bundles, it's crucial to avoid overbuying or underbuying.

Consulting with your hairstylist beforehand can provide personalized recommendations based on your hair type and desired style, ensuring you get the right amount of bundles for your sew-in.


At HookedOnBundles Virgin Hair, we've got your back!

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