Hair Extension Weft Application: Cotton Thread vs Nylon Thread - Hair Made Easi

Hair Extension Weft Application: Cotton Thread vs Nylon Thread

There are two main types of thread used in hair extensions: cotton and nylon. Both have their own advantages and disadvantages.

Cotton thread is a natural fiber that is soft and gentle on the hair. It is also less likely to cause irritation to the scalp. However, cotton thread is not as strong as nylon thread, so it is more likely to break.

Nylon thread is a synthetic fiber that is strong and durable. It is also less likely to tangle than cotton thread. However, nylon thread can be more irritating to the scalp than cotton thread.

The best type of thread to use for hair extensions depends on the individual's hair type and scalp sensitivity. If you have sensitive scalp, cotton thread is a better option. If you have strong hair, nylon thread is a better option.

Here is a more detailed comparison of the two types of thread:

Cotton Thread

  • Pros:
    • Soft and gentle on the hair
    • Less likely to cause irritation to the scalp
  • Cons:
    • Not as strong as nylon thread
    • More likely to break

Nylon Thread

  • Pros:
    • Strong and durable
    • Less likely to tangle
    • More resistant to breakage
  • Cons:
    • Can be irritating to the scalp
    • Not as soft as cotton thread

Ultimately, the best way to decide which type of thread is right for you is to consult with a professional hair stylist. They will be able to assess your hair type and scalp sensitivity and recommend the best type of thread for you.



“I get asked so many times why nylon weaving thread over cotton weaving thread…

The proof is in the pudding folks!!! 🍮

• strong & durable
• doesn’t retain water
• UV resistant
• will keep colour
• won’t snap or break
• doesn’t stretch
• won’t add bulk
• doesn’t add weight

• weak & fray’s
• retains water
• can harbour bacteria & mould 🦠
• smells
• stretches
• bulky & swells
• adds weight

*plus cotton itches like a mo-fo!*

Even when you think it’s dry it’s not and it retains allllll that build up and sweat and 🙊”

Did you know that here are Hair Made Easi, we have a wide range of top quality nylon weaving thread!

We have 12 colours - including two training threads - to choose from🤩

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