Aug 10,2018

What’s The Difference Between Single and Double Drawn Hair?

Single drawn and double drawn are terms used frequently in the hair extension industry to describe different types of hair, however if you are new to hair extensions you may be a little unsure as to what this actually means.

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To help you understand the differences, here we shall detail what makes hair single or double drawn, so that you can be 100% sure what you are looking for when choosing a hair extension supplier for your business.

Single Drawn Hair Extensions

Single drawn hair is the standard thickness that many hair extensions are available in, and is a very popular choice for hair extension wearers.  A standard bundle of single drawn hair will contain around 50% full length hairs, and 50% varied length hairs.

What does this mean? An example of single drawn hair extensions

If we take a bundle of 18” nano ring hair extensions as an example, around 50% of the hairs are likely to measure approx 18”, with the additional 50% comprising of a combination of lengths which are likely to be between 14-16” in length.  This means that the hair will be thick at the tip of the bundle and then taper off slightly towards the end.

Benefits of Single Drawn Hair Extensions

There are many positives associated with single drawn hair extensions, and it is often a popular choice due to its natural finish.  As hair naturally grows from our scalp, each of our hairs will have a different growth rate, therefore an individual with naturally grown long hair will have hair that is thinner at the tips and tapers off towards the bottom.  For clients looking for a natural finish where masses of volume is not important, single drawn hair is a great choice.  Equally, single drawn hair is often cheaper than double drawn hair, however if you trim the ends up by a couple of inches, they can easily be thickened to give the same overall appearance as the more expensive double drawn hair.