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What Are Double Drawn vs. Single Drawn Hair Extensions?

What Are Double Drawn vs. Single Drawn Hair Extensions?

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If you've been shopping for hair extensions, you've probably come across a few new hair terms that are exclusive to hair extensions.

A question I get asked a lot on our @girlgetglamorousHAIR Instagram is: "What are Double Drawn extensions?"

I wanted to quickly explain the difference between Single Drawn and Double Drawn hair.

Single Drawn hair means the extensions contain multiple lengths of hair mixed into the extensions, resulting in hair that is thickest at the top, tapers at the middle and is thin on the ends.  Double drawn hair contains hair that is all the same length.  The hair is thick and full from top to bottom.

As you can see in the photo above, even with just one weft each, the double drawn ends are thicker.

The majority of hair extension companies are selling single drawn hair.  Single drawn hair is very cheap to make, because companies mix longer hair with less expensive shorter hair.  This means a company can say that their extensions are 20 inches long, but only 30% of the strands are 20 inch long, the rest of the strands are 5-16 inches long.  This is why some extensions are so thin looking on the ends.  You are paying for 20" or more of hair, but realistically only getting 1/3 of the length.  Honestly, this gets me fired up, because I feel as though these popular hair companies are taking ripping off their customers.  Can you imagine if you only received 1/3 of every other purchase?  You'd (rightfully) be upset.

Single drawn hair 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.  Most people have to end up trimming 5-6 inches off the ends to make them blend better, resulting in much shorter extensions than they paid for.

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. 

All girlgetglamorousHAIR extensions are double drawn. 

When I first started wearing extensions, I couldn't figure out why some sets were so thin on the ends and harder to blend with my natural hair.  I hope this post clears up the same question for you.


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See how easy it is to blend girlgetglamorousHAIR extensions into a mid length LOB haircut?  The thick ends make all the difference in the hair looking natural.  I am super proud to be the original US hair company selling only double drawn clip-in human hair extensions!

 Thank you for reading.  I hope this post was helpful and we will continue to post educational tutorials!

xo - Molly


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