My Experience with Natural Beaded Weft Hair Extensions

Hello everyone!

So, it’s no secret that I have not been blessed by the hair gods. I have very fine hair and not very much of it, so having long, amazing hair has always been my dream. After taking what seems like millions of Biotin pills and my hair growing longer but not thicker, I decided to try extensions.

Initially, I tried the individual beads hair extension technique and I really loved it. However, when I started losing my hair after having Diego, I decided to take them out and give my hair a break. After a couple of sad months without having extensions, I met Tara, the owner of Hainsworth and Co, an AZ based salon. She started doing my hair and we decided to put extensions in using a new technique that would not be hard on my hair. She specializes in natural beaded weft extensions, so I decided to give them a try and have been in love ever since!

Take a look at the video below to find out how the process works, how long it takes, and how to properly take care of your extensions.

P.S. If you have tried any other techniques that you love, let me know in the comments below!



  1. Jade
    August 21, 2018 / 11:25 am

    I’m curious to know what brand of extensions you are using and where I might find quality natural beaded wefts?

    Thank you!

    • August 21, 2018 / 1:01 pm

      Hi!!! I am not sure what brand Tara uses but you can reach out to her on Instagram @thetarahair !

      Thank you for stopping by the blog!

  2. Jessica Siegel Tamis
    October 5, 2018 / 4:14 am

    I am Just reading your eyelash blog and that is totally me, but I also did clip on extensions and lost my hair. I heard braided ones u lose your hair as well. I love hair extensions but I have just lost so much hair and they are clips and I use only 1x a week. So between this and eyelashes I am taking a big break!

    • October 5, 2018 / 5:31 pm

      Hi!!!! i completely understand what you are saying! My hair is so fine that I get traumatized everytime I lose some! However this type of extensions has not damaged my fine hair. I got them after I started losing a lot of hair after having my son and I still have them and love them so much!

  3. Kasey
    December 31, 2018 / 2:04 pm

    Just stumbled across this… what are your thoughts on beaded extensions and using hot air brushes for styling? Dangerous for the wefts? Useless in general?
    Also… dry shampoo and beaded extensions—yes? No?
    Thank you so much!

    • Tara Hainsworth
      January 1, 2019 / 3:35 pm

      Hi Kasey! Tara here, I wanted to get some info to you about this question, when it comes to heat styling extension hair its completely fine, however (just like your own hair) be sure to use heat protection products both while you hair is wet as well as when using a second form of heat on dry hair like curling irons etc… constant professional quality heat protection products are key to helping your hair last the full amount of time as well are protect your hair in the mix.

      And as far as dry shampoo, that’s fine as well just be sure not to use too much. Dry shampoo is known for drying out your scalp and soaking up too many of the natural oils you need to naturally moisturize your hair.

      My recommendations for the products I mentioned above,
      UNITE 7 Seconds Detangling spray (wet heat protectant)
      UNITE 7 Seconds Glossing Spray (dry heat protectant)
      UNITE 7 Seconds Refreshing Spray (dry shampoo)

      Hope this helps. 🙂

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