How Many Rows of Hand-Tied Hair Extensions Do I Need?

1 Row of Hair Extensions Before & After

One Row of Hair Extensions Before & After

2 Rows of Hair Extensions Before & After

2 Rows of Hair Extensions Before & After

3 Rows of Hair Extensions Before & After

3 Rows of Hair Extensions Before & After

Welcome to our beauty boutique, hair salon, and extension bar in Colorado Springs! We're known for our expertise in hand-tied extensions and on-trend hair styles. If you're wondering how many rows of hand-tied hair extensions you need, you're not alone. This question is common among women who want to add length, volume, and thickness to their hair. In this post, we'll help you determine how many rows of extensions you need based on various factors.

Factors That Affect the Number of Rows

When it comes to hand-tied hair extensions, several factors can impact the number of rows you need. The thickness and length of your natural hair are crucial considerations. If you have thin or fine hair, you may require more rows of extensions to achieve the desired volume and thickness. On the other hand, if you have thick hair, you may only need a few rows to add length. Similarly, the length of the extensions you choose can also affect the number of rows you need. If you're looking to add a significant amount of length to your hair, you may need more rows of longer extensions. Alternatively, if you're only looking to add a bit of volume or thickness, shorter extensions may be sufficient.

Another important consideration is the type of look you're trying to achieve. For example, if you want to create a full, voluminous hairstyle, you may need more rows of extensions than if you're simply looking to add a bit of length or thickness. Similarly, if you want to create a more natural-looking hairstyle, your stylist may recommend using fewer rows of extensions.

Lifestyle and Maintenance Considerations

Your lifestyle and maintenance preferences also play a significant role in determining the number of rows of hand-tied extensions you need. Your stylist will take into account your daily activities and the amount of time you're willing to invest in maintaining your extensions. If you lead an active lifestyle and prefer low-maintenance hairstyles, your stylist may recommend fewer rows to avoid the hassle of daily upkeep. However, if you're willing to put in the time and effort required to maintain your extensions, your stylist may suggest more rows to achieve the desired look. They may also provide tips and recommendations on how to care for your extensions to ensure they last as long as possible.

How Many Rows Do You Need?

Now that you're aware of the various factors that affect the number of rows you need, let's dive into the options. One row of extensions is suitable for adding volume, texture, and thickness to fine, thin, or broken hair. It's perfect if you're satisfied with the length of your hair but struggle with getting styles to hold, lack thickness, and have gaps due to breakage or thinning. It's also easier to maintain and more cost-effective. If you want a lot of length and fullness, 2-3 rows will achieve your dream look. However, suppose you want more thickness with your current length. In that case, one row will be your best friend!

Two rows of extensions are our most popular package, ideal for medium to shorter-length hair that desires longer, thicker, and luxurious hair. It's a bit higher maintenance than one row because both rows need to be blow-dried, and you need to be on top of brushing frequently, including brushing in between each row of extensions. It's also a great way to add color/dimension to your hair while adding length and thickness.

If you're looking for a total transformation of length and volume, 2.5-3 rows will achieve your desired look. However, keep in mind that the more rows you add, the higher the maintenance will be. Your stylist will take all of these factors into account when recommending the right number of rows for you

This blog was written with the expert advice of Maggie Perry, an extensions specialist at Blow Beauty & Extensions in Colorado Springs. Maggie has 9 hair extension certifications and is part of our Education Team. 

All photo credits & hair done by @maggies_manes