Extensions have been around for a long time. In fact, you will find that men and women alike used extensions in ancient Egypt in order to add length and volume to their hair. Real human hair, often from slaves, was used to create the extenders.

Later in history, hair pieces were used to help complete specific looks for a hairstyle. For example, Apollo Knots were commonly worn by women in the 1850s as extensions to their 100 virgin human hair weave. This is a perfect example of creating a whole new look without doing anything permanent.

While, for some time, extenders went out of style, today extensions are worn by people from celebrities to school girls and everyone in between. The extensions can be incredibly expensive or very affordable depending on the quality and type of hair used, as well as what type of extension that is used.

Types of Hair

There are two different types of hair that are used for extenders – synthetic-hair and human hair. There is often some scorn over the use of synthetic hair when used for extensions, but if you’re looking to change your look often, and you’re using hair wefts, this is an affordable way to accommodate you changing mood.


Wefts are strips of hair of varying widths. Sometimes they come attached to a comb, but they can also come glued to a strip of fabric or weaved thread, allowing you to create your own extenders with your own clips or to be used for weaves, tracks or bonding.

You’ll find that wefts are available in strips as narrow as 1/2″ and as wide as 10″. You can order custom wefts of wider lenghts if you prefer to work with one large weft. Using smaller wefts allows you to add volume, by adding smaller pieces wherever needed, and/or length.

Using wefts with combs attached allows you to add volume or length at your discretion. What’s more, you can use different colors to create a fun temporary look. They can also be folded into braids, pulled into buns and more.