Get Longer, Thicker Hair with Weft Hair Extensions

Do you wish your hair was longer and thicker? Worry no more because Weft Hair Extensions are here to make it happen!

But what exactly are weft hair extensions?

Well, weft hair extensions are strips of real human hair that can be clipped or sewn into place to achieve longer, thicker, and more luxurious-looking tresses. The best part about these extensions is that they look and feel completely natural just like your own hair!

If you’re thinking about trying hair wefts, here at RiRi we offer a wide range of high-quality extensions in a variety of styles, shades, and textures to suit everyones unique needs.

What’s more, our team of expert stylists will work with you to find the perfect colour match and style for your hair type.

Hair Extensions 101

Before we talk about weft hair extension let’s quickly talk about types of hair extensions. For example, if you want human hair extensions we use only the finest Remy human hair which makes your weft extensions look and feel great.

Clip-in wefts are another a great option if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to add length and volume to your tresses. They are also ideal for women with thin or fine hair, as well as those who want to experiment with trendy new styles.

If you prefer a more permanent look that’s still easy to care for, our sewn-in weft extensions might be the perfect option for you. Our expert stylists can help you select the right attachment method and style that will work best for your hair type and personal preferences.

So, why wait? Get longer, thicker hair with weft hair extensions from RiRi today!

Weft Extensions Hairstyles

One of the biggest myths about hair extensions is that they will limit the different styles that you can play with. Nothing could be further from the truth! 

If you choose to go with weft extensions, there are so many different hairstyles to choose from. We have picked out a few of the most popular here to help you get an idea of just how much room you have to play!

High & Low Ponytails

High or low ponytails are always popular options for people looking at weft hair extensions, and it is so easy to see why. They’re striking, stylish, and natural.

These are great choices for anyone who wants the length and luxurious feeling of natural hair, and we have a range of different colour and texture options to help you to find the perfect fit.

High & Low Buns

If you want the striking effect of the high or low style but you do not want the length of the ponytail, then you should definitely think about high and low buns.

Much like high and low ponytails, these are very good choices if you are going for your first weft hair extension, and you want to get a feel for what it is going to look like.

Mermaid Waves

Mermaid waves are so popular right now and they are one of the most requested styles when people are looking for weft hair extensions.

Inspired by the natural beach look, this is always a favourite for anyone heading for a summer holiday by the sea. They look effortless, and the good news is that with a weft weave they are easier than ever.

Vintage Waves

Everyone loves the retro glamour look, and vintage waves are always a wonderful way to bring a little Hollywood style to your aesthetic.

These deep waves look amazing on longer hair, which is why a weft hair extension is a great choice for anyone who wants to go vintage. They’re also perfect for weddings and events. 

Textured Waves

The phrase “textured waves” covers a lot of ground, but the simplest way to sum it up is by simply saying that it is a unique look that says a lot about the person who wears it.

Textured waves do not conform to any pre-set pattern; they are unique and distinct, and they are the perfect look for your summer. Talk to the team at RiRi about your textured waves options.

Weave Hair Extensions

Weave hair extensions are one of the most popular ways to add length and body to your hair. It is also one of the most natural and secure options.

Weave hair extensions are sewn into a braid. Once they are in, they do not slip, and the only hair they affect is the braid they are sewn into. They are also famously low maintenance, which is great news.

Weft Extensions for Short Hair

The common assumption with weft extensions is that you already need to have long hair in order to use them. While you can wear weft extensions with short hair, there are a couple of things to be aware of.

Generally speaking, the minimum length of hair that you can have to wear weft extensions is three inches. It can also be trickier to blend weft extensions with short hair but you can talk to our team about your options!

Weft Extensions for Fine Hair

Similarly, a lot of people ask us whether they can use weft extensions if they have fine hair. The answer is yes, and that it could actually be the perfect fit.

Because weft hair extensions cause no damage to your hair when they are being applied, and because they are so resilient, they are a great fit if you are worried about how your hair will handle the pressure of extensions.

How To Apply Weft Hair Extensions

First things first: it is always best to go to a hair extension specialist or a stylist to have your weft hair extensions put in, as it is a fiddly process! But if you want to learn more about how it’s done, let’s break it down.

The weft is the name for a braid that the hair extensions are sewn into. Sometimes the stylist will create this braid from the client’s own hair, but it can also be a machine-made braid that is then sewn in. 

  • The hair is parted where the extensions will go.
  • A braid is either woven or sewn in.
  • The braid is attached using silicon beads if it is artificial.
  • The artificial hair is sewn into the braid.
  • The hair is brushed carefully to complete the look.

The reason why weft hair extensions are so popular is because everything is so straightforward and natural. The impact on your hair is limited, too. Talk to us about whether it might be right for you!

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Weft Extensions Pros and Cons

As with anything to do with your hair, there are always going to be a couple of drawbacks to consider. Let’s have a closer look at the pros and cons.


Weft hair extensions last for a long time and they are less likely to be damaged or fall out than many other options. They are low maintenance, flexible and affordable, and you don’t need to use any heat to apply them.


Applying weft hair extensions can be a lengthy process, which may be not ideal. They are also generally better for people who do not have short hair. 

Final Thoughts

The question of whether or not weft hair extensions are right for you really comes down to convenience and the kind of hair you already have. They are flexible and they are dependable, but we know that isn’t always everything.

If you want to learn more about weft hair extensions and how they work, then do not hesitate to get in touch with the team at RiRi. We will work with you to find the perfect extensions for you.


How are weft hair extensions put in?

Weft hair extensions are sewn into a braid that is either made of your own hair or applied using glue beads. These braids are positioned where you want the extensions added.

Are weft extensions good for your hair?

Weft hair extensions can be better for your hair than some of the other options out there because they do not require things like heat or glue to attach. They are also low maintenance, so they are perfect for anyone who is short on time.

How long do hand-tied weft extensions last?

Hand-tied weft extensions will last longer than the other weft extensions out there. It does depend on how quickly your hair grows, but they can last between six to nine months if you take care of them. Find gentle hair care products that will keep them healthy and happy.  

What are micro weft hair extensions?

Micro weft hair extensions also use a weft of hair that is placed horizontally, but they use small rings through which hair is pulled. These plastic micro rings are fastened to keep your hair extensions in place.

Can you swim with weft hair extensions?

Swimming is always going to be tough on your hair with or without extensions. If you are swimming with weft hair extensions, you need to take extra care of them. Try not to leave the hair wet for too long and use the right treatment afterwards.

Written by our hair extension expert

Nancy Pinder

Nancy Pinder is our resident hair and beauty specialist at RiRi Hair Extensions. She advises customers daily in our Lakeside and Bluewater stores, helping them find the perfect look, length, and shade of hair extensions. Nancy also presents our TikTok live to thousands of viewers across the world. You can catch her on our TikTok every week here: @ririhairextensions_uk.

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