Nowadays, more and more women like to buy human hair weave bundles to achieve their natural look and unique beauty. Human hair weave bundles with lace closure frontal have become the most popular hairstyles for black women.
Before you buy virgin weave hair bundles, you may ask how many bundles of hair do I need for a full head sew-in, which is the most important thing to achieve your desired look.
Actually, it depends on what style you are going to do, with lace closure, lace frontal or a 360 lace frontal and what kind of look you want to achieve from normal hair volume to fuller one.
What Are The Factors You Should Consider?
A few factors go into choosing how many hair bundles of weave you'll need for your desired look. The key phrase: it's your desired look. From the length of the hair to the size of your head, these different elements play a huge role in how the final style will look.
Size of Your Head
In the US, the average size of a woman’s head is 22.5 inches. So, measure your head using your measuring tape by wrapping it around your head. Then, if it is more or less than the average size you would adjust the number of bundles. The bigger your head the more bundles you need and vice versa.
The greater the number of inches you want, you will need more bundles. Why? Human hair extensions tend to thin out towards the tip. Hence, using more weave bundles will allow your hair to look fuller.
Curly and straight virgin hair are of different densities. Curly virgin hair is naturally fuller hence you may need fewer bundles. With kinky curly hair, you can get away with fewer bundles since the hair density is naturally going to be to a fuller. We recommend 2-3 bundles for a naturally full look.
If you wear straight human hair, then you will need more bundles to create a full look. Although kinky straight hair is still full from root to tip, you might need more bundles to create a super full look. We recommend 3-4 bundles depending on the length.
More volume, more bundles. However, if you want a part sew in, then fewer bundles are needed.
Your Desired Hair Volume
A not unique but an important factor is how full you wish your hair. If you want much volume, you can buy more bundles without any leaving out. If you only need part sew in, you can buy fewer bundles.
How Many Bundles Do You Need With A Lace Closure?
That being said, if you are going for a shorter hairstyle like bob, you typically only need about 2 hair bundles. This is for if you install your weave with closure. My general rule of thumb is if you have bundles anywhere from 8 inches to about 14 inches, you only need 2 bundles.
If you are going to get bundles longer than 14 inches, like 16 inches to 20 inches, you need three bundles. anything past that you need 4 bundles.
when you are getting to the 22 inches you’ll just get 3 bundles and that will be fine because 3 bundles of 22 inches are not going to be the same as 18, 20 and 22 because you are going to get more wefts with the 18, 20 and the 22inches bundle and look thicker.
How Many Bundles Do You Need With A 13×4 Lace Frontal?
Lace frontal closure piece spreads from ear to ear and range from there is only one part of having the option of parting your frontal anywhere you like.
If you are getting 8-12 inches or 10 inches, 2 bundle deals with lace frontal will suffice. Hair length past 14 or 18 inches, I would suggest you get 3 bundles, so from a 20 inch, 22 inches to about 24inch, 26inch, 4 bundles will suffice.
For example, if you are having a frontal and your longest bundles is 24 inches, you can get a frontal and 20″ 22″ 24″ bundles and that should be good for a frontal sew-in.
Typically a frontal is 13×4 inches and closure is 4×4. So when using an additional hairpiece you can ultimately useless bundles for the style.
How Many Bundles Do You Need With A 360 Frontal?
A 360 lace frontal is a hairpiece that recreates the hairline around the entire perimeter of your head so that you can wear ponytails etc with you sew in.
This isn’t a wig but can be used to make a wig or for a virgin hair weave you just add the bundles to the middle. It goes around the whole head so you can put it in a ponytail, and part anywhere too.
Typically with a 360 lace frontal, only 2–3 bundles of weave hair are needed.
Do you want a full and thick look, and then you will need three to four bundles.
If you want a thin, more natural and tamed hairstyle, you will most likely only need 2 to 3 bundles. You will always use about 2-4 bundles.
If you still aren’t sure of the number of bundles you need then ask a professional. Let your hairstylist know the style you want to achieve then he/she can determine the number of bundles needed for your head size.