READING

The Great Debate: How Many Bundles Do You Need?

The Great Debate: How Many Bundles Do You Need?

 

One of the most frequently asked question a hairstylist will receive when a client books a sew-in appointment is: "How many bundles of weave do I need?"

The typical responses?

"Depends on how full you want it."

"Are you using a closure?"

"I use two, so I'd recommend two bundles."

Sigh. So much stress from one simple question.

A few factors go into choosing how many bundles of weave you'll need for your desired look. The key phrase: it's your desired look. From the length of the hair to the size of your head, these different elements play a huge role in how the final style will look. To help you make an informed decision, we put together this guide so you don't have to navigate the wide world of weave alone.

Length

Rule of thumb: the longer the length of your bundles, the more hair your generally going to need. All virgin hair naturally thins out towards the tips, so we suggest more bundles for a fuller look from root to tip. This chart below will help you decide how many bundles you need based on length:

how many bundles of weave do i need

Texture

how many bundles of weave do i need

Are you the queen of sleek or do you live for waves and curls?  Straight hair and curly hair are on the opposite sides of the density spectrum which must be taken into account when deciding how many bundles of weave you'll need.

With Mayvenn curly hair, you can get away with less bundles since the hair density is naturally going to be to fuller. We recommend 2-3 for a naturally full look. Although Mayvenn straight hair is still full from root to tip, you might need more bundles to create a super full look.We recommend 3-4 depending on the length.

Size Of Your Head

So your friend managed to get away with two bundles of hair and she's rocking a full look, but you look like Gollum with the same amount of hair.

how many bundles of weave do i needHe needed just a few more bundles. 

If your head is bigger or smaller you'll need to adjust the amount of bundles you purchase to accommodate that. In the US, the average size of a woman's head is 22.5". Grab your measuring tape and wrap it around your head from ear-to-ear so it fits comfortably and figure out your measurements. If you're above average you may need more hair, if you're less than average you may need less.

Frontal Or Closure?

how many bundles of weave do i need

Keep in mind that if you decide to use a frontal or closure to complete your look, those top pieces are going to take up quite a bit of real estate on your head. Mayvenn closures are 4"x 4" while closures at other hair companies tend to be 3.5"x 4". A Mayvenn frontal, as well as frontals from most hair companies, are 13" x 4". While these are totally optional, they help give a more natural look without needing to have leave-out.You can also get away with buying less bundles! If you are wearing a closure or frontal, using 3 or more bundles is going to give you a very full look (if that's your preference--go for it!).

We hope this helps you make an informed purchasing decision!

Share This Post!


RELATED POST

  1. cindy

    7 April

    So frontal closure plus 3 bundles?

    • Anayo

      10 April

      Hi Cindy!

      Yes, if you want a nice, full look you'd want to get 3 bundles with your closure or frontal.

  2. […] going to be  fuller. A good recommendation would be 2-3 for a naturally full look. Although Mayvenn straight hair is still full from root to tip, you might need more bundles to create a super full […]

  3. Nicole

    20 April

    How long does the referral coupon last before expiring?

    • Anayo

      20 April

      Hi Nicole! The referral codes don't expire. Feel free to use it whenever you're ready

  4. Tahjae Powell

    30 April

    If I'm getting curly peruvian hair for a 360 lace frontal ..how many bundles do i need for the middle of my head?.. my head is pretty small

    • Anayo

      1 May

      Hi Tahjae!

      It depends on how long the curly hair is. If it's 16" or shorter you will be fine with 2 bundles. If it's longer, you will need about 2.5 bundles for a full look.

  5. janae

    7 May

    If I was to buy two bundles of the body wave. 14 & 16 inch with a closure do u think it would look ok? Thanks in advance

    • Anayo

      8 May

      Hi Janae!

      It depends on what look you're going for: are you wearing an install or making a wig? For the body wave at those lengths I would add one more bundle of the 16". You're only going to need maybe a half bundle more if you want a naturally full look, and it's better to be safe then sorry. If you only use two of the bundles, you can return the unused one (as long as it's unopened) for a full refund.

  6. Jasmine Morris

    10 May

    So for curly hair with a frontal should it be 2 since curly hair is already full?? The curly frontal and 2 bundles would be as full???

    • Anayo

      10 May

      Hi Jasmine - it depends on the length. If you're doing 16" or shorter then you can get away with 2, any longer and I'd recommend getting 3 bundles.

  7. Cara d.

    16 May

    I'm going to get body wave but have had weaves loose wave. Can hair be braided to achieve wavy but not kinky look if it looses wave? Prefer a more Spanish wavy texture. But not puffy. Also want hair length to my breast area. Want a little hair out around hairline for more natural look. Do I reaaly need frontal or closure. Can stylist put on so a little of weave is laying on forhead? Was thinking of getting 10, 12 and 14. Or just 12 and 14. Want a natural wave that's not too straight or too curly kinky. Want very low maintenance. Not sure body wave in the right texture for me. Honestly how long will wave last ? Afraid it will end up dead straight. Don't want to have to roll or curl especially in hot days of summer. ?????????? WANT CAREFEE HAIR. I REALIZE WILL NEED TO MAINTAIN WITH CONDITIONER, ETC.

    • Anayo

      23 May

      Hi Cara,

      Thanks for visiting Real Beautiful! To answer your question, I would go with the body wave in 14" if you want it to be a little longer. 12" will give you a short/medium bob look. Our body wave hair is very low maintenance, but yes, as you mentioned it will need to be conditioned regularly to keep it looking fresh. You will need a frontal if you want to have some baby hairs in the front to lay.

      I created a cart for you so you can easily shop this exact look, shop it here!

  8. Nanika

    17 May

    What length bundles should I get? I would want 22 to be the longest

    • Anayo

      23 May

      Hi Nanika, it depends on the texture but try doing 18", 20" and 22" for a naturally layered look.

  9. Nicole

    22 May

    If I get a 20" body wave 360 frontal, how many bundles of hair will I need if I want 36" length

    • Anayo

      23 May

      Hi Nicole, you would need about 3-4 bundles for a full look.

  10. Eboni Thompson

    26 May

    I wanted to purchase a frontal loose wave. But im not sure how many bundles to purchase. I was thinking mayb a 14",16" and 18"

    • Anayo

      30 May

      Hi Eboni, that is correct. You'll need about 2.5 bundles to get a full look with your frontal.

      I made a cart for you with special discounts added so you can easily purchase this look: http://bit.ly/2r8P6ga

  11. Zee

    6 June

    If I got a 16 inch 360. What inches do I get the bundles ?

    • Anayo

      6 June

      Hi Zee, it depends on how long you want your hair to be. Once you decide that, you should get 2-3 bundles depending on the texture and the length.

      • Zee

        8 June

        I ordered a 14" inch frontal with two 16" bundles body wave. Is that enough ?

        • Anayo

          14 June

          Hi Zee,

          That should be enough, but depending on your head size you might need 0.5-1 more bundle.

  12. Jada

    19 June

    I got a 20 inch closure with 3 bundles 24 inch , now I'm scared

    • Anayo

      20 June

      Hi Jada!

      Don't fret - you should be fine! With the closure you should have a nice, full install. But be prepared to use all the bundles.

  13. Aria

    23 June

    Hi! I want to get the body wave look in a natural looking length. I do have a small face and small head I was leaning towards maybe 22in 18in length. Can you help me figure out what look best? I also want to get a frontal so I have no leave out. what are your recommendations?
    thank you in advanced.

    • Anayo

      26 June

      Hi Aria!

      If you have a smaller head and you're getting a frontal, you should be fine with 2 full bundles of 18" hair. If you're gonna layer the hair or do full 22" then to be safe I'd still order one more bundle incase you need additional tracks. Hope that helps!

  14. Pamela Jones

    24 June

    Hello,
    I'm going to try me hand at making a wig with a 360 frontal closure. My own hair is about 20" long, but very thin. I keep it braided and wear wigs. I'm going to sew it on a wig cap since I don't like anything sewn to my head. I'm looking for a straight yaki. My head size is 22.5. Should the closure and bundles be the same length? I want it to look as natural as possible. What would you suggest for the closure and bundle lenghts? Also if the bundles are various lenghts - would the shortest start at the nape of the neck? Thanks for your help.

    • Anayo

      26 June

      Hey Pamela!

      Very ambitious of you! 🙂 I'm sure it'll turn out great.

      This all depends on the look you're going for. The frontal should be the same length as the bundles or a few inches shorter than your bundles. The longest length would actually be at the nape of the neck (the bottom of your wig) and the shorter lengths would go closer to the frontal/closure. For a natural look, stick with bundles that are 18" or shorter. 18" is on the longer side and 12" will hit to about your shoulders. You can layer the look (ex. 12",14",16") or do all one length. Hope that helps and let me know how it goes!

      You can also reference this post if you're having problems: https://blog.mayvenn.com/hair/how-to-make-lace-front-wig/

  15. Pamela Jones

    24 June

    Not the nape, but the back part of the closure.

  16. SHASHA

    25 June

    IM GETTING A MIDDLE PART LEAVE OUT HOWEVER I GOT 4 BUNDLES OF BODY WAVE OF 28 INCHES DO YOU THINK THAT SHOULD BE ENOUGH ??

    • Anayo

      26 June

      Hi Shasha! Yep, that will be enough!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *