Pre-stretched, feathered, pre-pulled, extended--the terms can be so overwhelming and confusing, so we decided to spill the tea on how to decide which style is best for you. Honestly, the deciding factor all comes down to preference and time. For Latched and Hooked Beauty, both products offer the same quality with a variance in color options. Pre-stretched hair is when we take the hair and stretch the strands so that the ends of the hair bundle is not blunt yet tapered to achieve the nice finish look you see on most braided styles. Can you receive the same flawless finished look with non pre-stretched hair? Absolutely you can, but you'll have to manually stretch the hair on your own.
Stretching the hair does thin the bundles out and oftentimes customers believe they are purchasing less hair than the non pre-stretched option, but in fact the weight of the pre-stretched hair is the equivalent to the non pre-stretched hair.
Pre-stretched hair is like a gift to any hairstylist.
Showing up with pre-stretched hair for braided styles can help save hours in prep time and stylist end up knowing exactly what length they are working with. When we say "what length they are working with" unlike non pre-stretched hair, pre-stretched hair has been stretched to it's max length. Non pre-stretched braid hair has the ability to be stretched an additional 4 or more inches so it really gives you more creativity in the styles you are creating. Some styles may call for a blunt finish and if so, you'll love having this option.
Don't let this decision overwhelm you. If you really want to know which option is best, ask your stylist. Again, the quality and itch-free solution is the same. Keep in mind with our braid hair there are colors that are exclusive to each option.
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