Virgin hair is sold by the weight to determine the price. Generally, hair that weighs more will cost more. Virgin hair is 100% human hair, which also adds to the quality and price of the hair. Many hair extension buyers are accustomed to purchasing by the pack. How many bundles of Virgin hair makes hair look full with body? This is a very common question amongst women new to wearing hair by the ounce or gram. Virgin human hair is donated and sold to trading merchants worldwide. Virgin Hair is mainly donated from South Asian countries such as India. Wholesalers will then resell exclusively to beauty retailers and salons.
Most hair is imported from India, which uses the metric system of grams to ship the hair by weight. The United States uses the imperial system (i.e.; inch, ounce, yard). Virgin human hair in the U.S. is measured by the ounce. One bundle can weigh between 95 to 113 grams, or the equivalent of 3.5 to 4 ounces.
How many ounces or grams will I need for a full install?
The weight of each bundle can vary by the length of the hair. Generally, the length of the hair determines the width of the weft. Wefts are also referred to as tracks. Longer length hair will have shorter wefts. Hair is measured by weight, and then sewn on to the weft. On average 16 inch, 14 inch, 12 inch, 10 inch, and shorter inches will need 8 ounces/ 230 grams for a full sew-in install. 12 ounces/ 250 grams will be needed to install hair that is longer in length such as 18 inches up to 32 inches.
How many bundles will I need for a full install?
The total weight of the bundles will correlate with the number of bundles you will need. Since 16 inches and shorter will need 8 ounces/ 230 grams, you will need at least 2 bundles. Each bundle weight should equal at least 3.5 to 4 ounces. Most Virgin hair retailers offer 3.5 to 4 ounces bundles, it is always important to know the weight of your bundles. Below is a simple way to remember how many bundles you will need?
Quick Virgin Hair Guide
Lengths: 10 inch, 12 inch, 14 inch, and 16 inch = 2 bundles
Lengths: 18 inch, 20 inch, 22 inch, and 24 inch = 3 bundles
Lengths: 26 inch, 28 inch, 30 inch, and 32 inch = 4 to 5 bundles