Dissimilarities between Single drawn hair and Double drawn hair

Date: 2018-07-27

Single drawn and double drawn are terms used frequently in the hair extension industry to describe different types of Vietnamese hair, however if you are new to hair extensions you may be a little unsure as to what this actually means. Classifying between single drawn hair and double drawn hair is also the main purposes of this blog post.

First of all, what is single drawn hair

Single drawn hair is one bundle of hair taken from one donor and then being placed in a weft. Vietnamese Hair in each strand barely has the same length, so the hair becomes thinner when getting close to the ends, while it is thicker on the top. Single drawn extension is the most common extension type because less work involved in processing and low cost as well.

What is double drawn Vietnamese hair

Double drawn hair contains hair that is all the same length.  The hair is thick and full from top to bottom. Double drawn hair blends beautifully with all hair lengths, even short hair. Because it’s so thick from the top to the ends, even women with chin length bobs can wear double drawn extensions and have it look like their own hair. 

So what are the main dissimilarities between them?

As you can see in the photo above, single drawn hair and double drawn hair show the obvious difference in length and thickness.

The single drawn hair is one of the best sellers in hair extension market. Single drawn hair is very cheap to make, because they are mixed longer Vietnamese hair with less expensive shorter hair. It normally means a firm can say that their extensions are 20 inches long, but only 30% of the strands are 20 inches in long, the rest of the strands are 5-16 inches in long. This is why some extensions are so thin looking on the ends. What is more, single drawn hair is harder to blend, especially for mid and shorter length hair. The extensions will add a lot of thickness at the scalp, but then are very sparse on the ends, which makes them look less natural.

Double Drawn hair is more expensive to produce, but worth the investment, in my opinion.  Every hair is the same length, so you get thick, full hair from roots to ends. You get exactly the length you are paying for with Double Drawn hair.  

Double drawn hair blends beautifully with all hair lengths, even short hair.  Because it’s so thick from the top to the ends, even women with chin length bobs can wear double drawn extensions and have it look like their own hair. 

Which is better

Well, the answer is up to you!

Each type of Vietnamese hair extension has its pros and cons.  We have tried to manage to use a single drawn method that ensures full bundles for our customer. This helps keep our customers from having to style and maintain multiple textures in each bundle!

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