Today you’re going to see EXACTLY the ultimate guide to introduce single drawn and double drawn hair.
These two terms used frequently are often confusing in the hair extension industry.
So whether you’re a total beginner or seasoned pro, you’ll love the comprehensive information in this guide.
Let’s dive right in.
What’s the Double Drawn Hair?
Double drawn hair is the hair extension that almost doesn’t contain shorter hairs. This means that all of the hairs are nearly the same length to ensure fullness.
If you purchase a bundle of 22’’ human hair extension, the hair would be thick from root to tip, as the majority of hairs (around 70-90%) within the bundle would measure the full 22 inches.
That’s why double drawn hair is fuller(but more expensive). Keep in mind that the hair has a uniform thickness from the top of the weft to the tips of the hair bundle.
SIDENOTE: Double drawn hair tends to have multiple donors. Although manufacturers will always try to bundle hair and use a weft, no two donors are the same.
Now you might be wondering:
How is the double drawn hair made?
Let’s go over the process of double drawn hair during manufacturing.
The Key Process of Manufacturing Double Drawn Hair ?
Let me explain with an example.
Hair manufacturer create an 24” bundle of double drawn hair they may use the following steps:
Firstly, hair vendor take three small hair bundles. And each bundle of hair is measured individually with a measuring tape.
SIDENOTE: all the hair strands of each bundle are almost the same length.
The list of three hair bundles :
The first bundle of hair is measured to be about 24 inches.
The second bundle of hair is measured to be about 22 inches.
The third bundle of hair is measured to be about 20 inches.
Then, they combine the 1st bundle with the 2nd bundle by brushing them into each other. The two bundles are then tied together as one.
They will repeat this process with the 3rd bundle to combine it with larger hair bundle just created. And hair vendor will only use one single rubber band to tie them all together.
As you can see, in fact, double drawn hair extension also contain shorter hairs. It’s just that the ratio of short hair(around 10-30%) is relatively small.
There is no uniform standard about the ratio of shorter hairs in a bundle. That’s why one company version of double drawn hair may not be the same as another. So the hair market is very chaotic.
In general, the higher ratio of full-length hairs are in a bundle, the better the quality of hair is.
Pros and Cons of Double Drawn Hair
Double drawn hair bundles have a fullness. So you can achieve a full-bodied look with ease.
If you love the volume and glamorous hair extension, double drawn hair is a great choice. As the hair bundles are thick and full from roots to ends.
However, double drawn hair can be more expensive than single drawn.
If you did not want to spend the extra money on double drawn hair extensions, the alternative is to buy longer single drawn hair extensions. And then asking your stylist to cut the hair at the ends so that fullness remains the same from top to bottom.
What’s the Single Drawn Hair?
Single drawn hair is the hair extension that contains a combination of multiple hair lengths. This means that the hair will be thick at the tip of the bundle and then taper off slightly towards the end.
Well… There is a big misconception that single drawn hair is one bundle of hair taken from one donor.
In fact: the single drawn hair extension also might come from a single donor or multiple donors.
Let me explain what’s single drawn hair with an example.
If you purchase a bundle of 20” human hair extension, around 40% of the hairs are likely to measure approx 20”, with the additional 60% comprising of a combination of lengths which are likely to be between 14-18” in length.
As you can imagine, the hair becomes thinner when getting close to the ends, while it is thicker at the tip of the bundle.
Now, you also might be wondering:
How is the single drawn hair made?
Let’s go over the process of single drawn hair during manufacturing.
The Key Process of Manufacturing Single Drawn Hair ?
The truth is, the critical process of single drawn hair and double drawn hair are ALMOST the same.
The difference is the ratio of full-length hair and the kinds of varied hair lengths.
For example with creating a bundle of 18” hair extension:
The Single Drawn Process:
Hair vendor takes three hair bundles. And they may use the hair below:
1st bundle: Measured to be approx 18”, around 40%
2nd bundle: Measured to be approx 16”, around 40%
3rd bundle: Measured to be approx 14”, around 20%
Then, they combine these three bundles of hair by brushing them into each other so that there is no variation amongst the lengths.
The’ Double Drawn Process:
Hair vendor takes two hair bundles. And they may use the hair below:
1st bundle: Measured to be approx 18”, around 80%
2nd bundle: Measured to be approx 16”, around 20%
Then, they combine the 1st bundle with the 2nd bundle by brushing them into each other so that there is no variation amongst the lengths.
The features of 18” single drawn hair:
- Three hair lengths(18”, 16”, and 14”)
- 40% full-length hairs
The features of 18” double drawn hair:
- Two hair lengths(18”and 16”)
- 80% full-length hairs
Double drawn hair contains more full-length hairs and fewer short hairs in a bundle. Instead, single drawn hair contains fewer full-length hairs and more short hairs in a bundle.
Well, are you clear?
Pros and Cons of Single Drawn Hair
Single drawn hair extensions are thicker on the top and thin out near the bottom.
It’s almost the same as our real hair. As hair naturally grows from our scalp, each of our hairs will have a different growth rate.
So, if you love a natural finish, single drawn hair also is a great choice.
In addition, single drawn hair is often cheaper than double drawn hair. However, if you trim the ends up by a couple of inches, the hair extension can easily be thickened to give the same overall appearance as double drawn hair.
A Comparison Table of Single Drawn and Double Drawn Hair
Here’s a quick comparison:
Single Drawn vs. Double Drawn Hair: Which Is Better?
There are pros and cons to each and in both double drawn and single drawn hair extension.
This is what you need to know: it’s a matter of preference! In other words, that is up to you!
Ask yourself do you like the more natural advantage that Single Drawn hair provides or do I want the fullness that double drawn hair offers.
If you purchase your hair through a great hair company, you’re going to have great hair .
Now It’s Your Turn
Now I’d like to hear from you:
Did you learn something new about single drawn or double drawn hair?
Or did you have other any misconceptions?
Either way, leave a comment below right now.