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As I scroll on social media daily, I see woman asking how many bundles they need for certain hairstyles. Most times there are several different replies with answers but no one is asking the questions that need to be asked in order to give accurate information.
1. What length bundles are you planning to buy
2. Will you be using a closure or frontal
3. What is the density of your bundles
4. The size of your head
All of these questions are important when determining the amount of bundles one needs. Most bundles are about 100 grams but there are many companies that sell extensions that have less density and therefore one would need more bundles to complete their unit or full sew-in. Also the length determines how many bundles will be needed. If you have a 12 in bundle and a 22 in bundle and they both are 100 grams, of course the 12 in bundle will be much thicker than the 22 in bundle in order to keep the same density. Therefore, shorter lengths will require less bundles while longer lengths require more to look thick and full. Rather or not a closure is used is also very important because a frontal of course takes up way more space than a closer does.
My sister and I both got a full sew in installed with 18in bundles. While I needed a closure and 3 bundles she needed a closure and 5 bundles because her head is OBVIOUSLY way bigger than mine lol.
Is 3 BUNDLES ENOUGH?
Most times if you are using lengths 12”-20” using 3 bundles will do the job but of course you still have to keep your head size in mind as well. The texture of the hair is also important because waves such as deep wave is going to look more full then regular straight hair. If you are going for a natural look, the shorter the hair the less bundles needed in order to prevent the hair from looking too big. With lengths of 8”-12” it is also possible to use 2 bundles because the weft of the bundles are longer and the bundles are also fuller then the longer lengths.
HOW MANY BUNDLES DO I NEED WITH A FRONTAL?
A frontal covers almost the whole front of your head so it usually only takes 2 to 3 bundles for a full install when using a frontal. Of course 3 bundles will be for the longer bundle lengths. Typically bundles 20” and under will only require 2 bundles when creating a unit or installing a sew-in. The average dimensions of a frontal from ear to ear is 13inx4in so it is just about able to take the place of a full bundle.
Stay tuned for our next informative blog answering most asked questions,
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