Single Drawn and Double Drawn Hair

Do you love single weft or double weft?

When purchasing your virgin hair extensions, you may meet these two words, single drawn and double drawn. It’s very important to know the difference. 

Single drawn hair extensions are taken from one donor and then placed in a weft.

  • The single drawn weft emulates the real hair we have. It is really thick at the root with some weathering and thinning towards the ends.
  • Single drawn extension is the most common extension type because of less work involved in processing and low cost. 


Double drawn hair extensions have shorter hair removed by hand, workers cut the hair ends by hands so the full bundle will remain the same fullness from top to bottom, then the hair will be sewn in a weft.

  • This process would increase the quality of hair extensions and can provide you with a fuller appearance.
  • Double drawn virgin hair is more expensive, the quality and volume are better, will certainly last longer.

You can tell the difference between single drawn and double drawn from the following aspects, hair ends, hair quality, hair lengths, hair collected resource, hair prices, and their benefits.

1.Hair Ends

Single Drawn hair: the hair extensions contain multiple lengths of hair, which will make the hair become thickest at the top of the hair, tapers at the middle and is thin on the ends. 

While Double drawn hair is all the same length from top to bottom.T he hair is thick and full all the time. So the double drawn ends are thicker.

2.Hair Quality

Double Drawn virgin hair is the best quality hair weave. The terms mean to a process that draws out all the shorter lengths from a bundle, then draws again to realign the top of each bundle. The hair is arranged in equal length to create a smooth and polished look. And this would crease the cost of hair as this procedure is done by hand.

3.Hair Lengths

All human hair grows in cycles. While some are growing, some are dormant. This is the reason why there are so many lengths in a single drawn. Single Drawn Remy hair means only the shorter hair has been picked out, it always 2 or 3 inches. Therefore, if you had 18″length hair, some strands would be as short as 14, 16".

4.Hair Collected Resource

A double drawn hair weft is always made from multiple donor hair. It cannot be made from single donor hair. Most of the double drawn hair bundles look thick, and same thickness is available from top to tail of the hair bundle.

5.Hair Prices

Single drawn hair is the most common hair extension type on the market due to less work involved in processing and manufacturing, thus the lower price. You will pay more for double drawn raw hair, but the quality, volume, and duration that the hair lasts you will far exceed single drawn hair extensions.

For girls who are looking for a natural finish where masses of the volume is not important, single drawn hair is a great choice. Equally, single drawn hair is often cheaper than double drawn hair; however, if you trim the ends up by a couple of inches, they can easily be thickened to give the same overall appearance as the more expensive double drawn hair. In my opinion, it depends on personal taste and what feels and looks good on you. With the thinner wefts, you may want to double up especially with longer lengths and also depending on the style and again what feels and looks good on you. 

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