How much hair should I buy for an install?
This is a very important question!
In order to fully achieve your desired look, you must have the right amount of hair. I can’t TELL you how many times I’ve purchased some hair, and have simply not had enough to complete my install. WHACK!! Over the years, I’ve gained a pretty good understanding of the amount of hair that is necessary to achieve certain hair styles. I hope you all find this information helpful.
Packs of Hair
Hair sold at your local beauty supply store typically comes in packs. One pack of hair has the equivalent of four ounces (even though I doubt this # at times). If you plan on doing a partial install (where you leave out about half of your hair), one pack of hair should suffice. I don’t wear partials anymore, but here are a few photos from a time (long long ago) when I did wear them.
Please excuse the green eyes…I was going through a phase lol. But this is what 4 ounces would get ya.
Now for a fuller hair style, you’re more than likely going to need at LEAST two packs of hair. Whether you have a small head or an unusually large head, you’ll at least need two packs of hair.
Here are some photos where I used two packs of hair :
…hehehe brace face!
Ounces of Hair
Now when I first started out in this here weave game, I stuck with eight ounces.
8 Ounce Goodness Right Here
Achieving a Voluminous Hair Style