Sunnys Q & A: How can I stop my hair extensions from shedding at the weft?

by Sunnys Girl September 23, 2016

How to stop hair extensions from shedding at the weft


Let's start by preventing it in the first place.

"Long story short… quality hair is harder to come by these days don't be cheap.  Quality hair costs money but it's worth it." 

But let's say you tried to save money and your hair is already shedding... here are 3 tips to prevent shedding:

  1.   Fold the tracks don't cut them!  Ask your stylist to fold over the track to get to the next braid or row instead of cutting the weft to match the size of the braid.  When you cut the weft it’s like having a bunch of loose seams and it causes he unraveling.  If you must cut the hair, do it only at your hairline and on the final 2-3 tracks or use a tiny amount of nail glue at each area where you cut it.
  2.   Sew around the weft not through it.The weft is durable but if you pierce anything repeatedly with a thick needle acts it will weaken it which causes shedding.  If your stylist doesn’t know what this means….honestly find a new stylist.
  3.  Don’t use a lot of product on your hair extensions.  Product build up leads to tangling because a lot of the waxes and petroleum on the hair acts attracts dust, pollens, and dirt in the air. That just sits on your hair you end up putting more tension on the hair and wefts.  If you do have product buildup use a clarifying shampoo or if you like natural solutions use an apple cider vinegar rinse.


Sunnys Girl
Sunnys Girl

Lover of all things beauty...but especially hair. Grew up working in her family's hair supply store and now runs the website! Writes fun and interesting commentary for hairnistas around the world.

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in Sunny's Hair Blog

Hair Extension Stylist Directory
Discover the Best Hair Extensions Stylists Near You with Our Curated Directory!

by Dafina Smith August 30, 2023

Read More
Sunny's Hair Best of the Gram
Best of the Gram: Natural Beaded Rows

by Dafina Smith January 19, 2018

Read More
Virgin Indian Hair
Best of the Gram: Virgin Indian Hair

by Dafina Smith December 08, 2017

Read More
Liquid error (sections/article-template line 312): Could not find asset snippets/relatedblogs.liquid
Length Guide- Le Prive
Hair Extension Length Guide