Hair bundles are essential for wigs and weaves, but many don’t know the various ways you can get them. Today we will discuss all the places you can get your bundles.
What are bundles?
Hair bundles are a collection of hair extensions that are tied to a weft to create individual chunks of hair. Bundles are sold usually in a pack of three or individually, with a standard weight of 3.5 oz each.
Bundles of hair have different origins from different countries – such as Brazil, Malaysia, China, and India. Bundles of hair also have different lengths that can range from 8” to 40”, and different textures as well.
Bundles of hair range in price due to the length, color, and quality of the hair. The highest quality bundles compose of raw hair, which is hair that has not been processed in any way. The most popular bundles compose of remy hair.
Where to Buy Bundles of Hair
You can buy bundles of hair at most beauty supplies. Bundles of hair that come from beauty supplies are usually a blend of synthetic and low-quality human hair.
The reason why beauty supplies offer such low-quality hair is that they have a target audience of those who want to purchase products cheaply.
Shopping for bundles online is probably the most popular option. There are many online vendors that sell bundles of all different qualities of hair. For example, the online retailer AliExpress has many different hair vendors from which you can buy hair.
One thing to be aware of when buying online is that it is easier to falsely advertise that hair is of good quality when it really isn’t. One way to assure that you are purchasing the right quality of hair is to take the price into consideration. Human hair is not an easy commodity to acquire, therefore, good quality human hair is not going to be cheap.
If an online vendor advertises a pack of 3, Brazilian Remy bundles for a total of $29, it will most likely be of a lower quality than Remy hair. It is also important to take reviews into consideration. Looking at pictures and reading comments from people who have actually bought the hair helps tremendously with knowing what the bundles’ actual quality is. In reviews, you may find that the hair is falsely advertised or is actually really good hair.
Similar to shopping online, social media is another way to purchase bundles. Social media differs from an online website because it is more personal. When looking on the social media of a person selling bundles, you get to see what those bundles really look like and also get other information on how to install, style, etc.
Usually, a person will provide a link to a website where you can buy the bundles, or they will have you direct message them. It is important to be aware that there may be potential scammers on social media that advertise products they don’t even have.
One way to determine that the sellers are legitimate is to look at the comments made by other customers. If there are no comments, that is very suspicious.
You can also opt to go directly to the warehouses where the bundles are manufactured. If you are willing to travel, many of them are in China.
For those who want to start a hair business, purchasing hair directly from the warehouses will save a lot of money, because it will not involve a third party charging a lot of money to get the hair to you. Also, if you go to the warehouses, you are able to examine the quality of the hair and see how it is handled before purchasing.
How much is a bundle of hair?
The cost of hair bundles can vary for numerous reasons. They can be pretty expensive, and in some cases, on the cheaper side. Depending on the size of the head and the length of the hair, bundles have a pretty big price range.
The quality, texture, color, and quantity are also key factors in the price as well. The prices of hair bundles can cost anywhere between $25 to over $100. Pretty big gap considering that over $100 could mean literally anything over that amount. Depending on what you need, hair bundles can possibly be cheap, but more than likely to be expensive, especially for good quality.
How much money do you need to start a hair business?
There are different ways to approach starting a hair business. You could begin with starting a hair salon, which can start with as little as $1,000. It would entail renting a small space/booth and leveraging yourself into a shop of your own over a period of time.
If you want to sell hair, the initial cost would include inventory, a website, and marketing. When taking all of this into account, it can cost more than $2,000 to start selling hair. To sell hair, you could also dropship, or have another company fulfilling the orders for the hair online instead of buying your own inventory. Dropshipping allows you to pay as customers order.
How many bundles of hair do I need for a full head?
For a full head with some natural hair left for lengths under 18 inches you need at least 2 bundles. Anything over 18 inches may need 3 to 4 bundles. At least 3 bundles are recommended to achieve the desired fullness of the hair.
The longer the length, the more hair you will need. But if your weave or protective style is being finished with a lace closure or frontal, then it is very likely that you will need fewer bundles to get a full head of hair.
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Should I get all my bundles the same length?
If there is a preference to have a very full look, then bundles of the same length would be a wise decision. It is common for many to have a preference for layered looks which would be in ascending order (ex: 14”, 16”, 18”).
Depending on the look you are going for, that is what should influence your decision. Note that the layered look would be the most natural, since most people’s hair is not the same length all around.
The Final Word
There are many places where you can buy bundles of hair, it all depends on what best fits your goals and lifestyle.