Have you ever been shopping at the store or online and always get stuck when you have to choose the number of hair bundles to purchase for your sew-in? We’ve all been there. There is no real answer. It depends on what styles you are doing from a closure sew in, leave out, or a lace frontal.

A few factors go into choosing how many hair bundles of weave you'll need for your desired 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.

Table of Contents:

  • What factors you should think about?
  • How many bundles do you need with a closure?
  • What is a closure?
  • What is a frontal?
  • How many bundles do you need with a frontal?



What factors you should think about? 


Length: the longer the length of your bundles, the more hair your generally going to need. So we suggest more bundles for a fuller look from root to tip.

Texture: If you want silky straight bundles and your planning on getting a bob, two bundles, and a closure are more than enough. If you want extremely thick hair, you would need 3-4 bundles but if looking for extreme fullness an extra bundle would get the job done.

Size Of Your Head: 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".

Frontal Or Closure: Closures are usually 4 x 4 inches; You will need to use a minimum of two bundles with your closure. Because the frontal will cover a large portion of your head you will generally only need 2 – 3 bundles depending on the style and length. 

So, how many bundles for full sew in with closure?

The answer to this question varies based on the cut, hairstyle, length and the shape and size of your head. But as I stated above, the longer the hair, the shorter the weft, so keep that in mind.

Next, let’s talk about this question of “how many bundles do you need with a closure or frontal “.Hope it can give you some guidance when you buy the best hair bundles you want.

How many bundles do you need with a closure?


First, let's talking about this.

Usually, you can get three bundles for your primary sew in, that's typically the magic number for your average sew in.

With three bundles anywhere from 8 inch to 18 inch; your weave will be full, flow, and glamorous. If your sew-in is starting with lengths over 20 inchPrime;you might want to consider four bundles:

A few things to factor are the size of your head (seriously), how full you would like your hair (deep wave styles generally have a lot of hair as an example), are you using a closure/frontal, and the overall type of hairstyle you are going for.

The type of hair affects how many bundles you need to achieve your desired natural hairstyle. Straight hair is usually less dense than curly hair, so you’ll need more bundles for a fuller look.

 Be sure to consider the length you want as well. As a general rule the longer the length of your hair extensions the more bundles you will need because bundles of less hair contain a shorter weft, also known as the track.

What is a closure?


A lace closure is a 4x4 closure piece; it covers your head from temple to temple. Closures are installed in the “horseshoe” area of the head to close off the style, hence the name closure. An experienced hairstylist can make a lace closure sew in looks very natural. 


Free part closure, middle part lace closure, and free part lace closure are provided for customers to choose from.

Free part closure: a closure that can be parted freely as you wish.

Middle part closure: a closure that has a pre-plucked middle part, a very welcomed hair closure type.

Three-part closure: This closure gives 3 parts design-left side, right side and middle part to be purchased.


 How Many Bundles Needed With a Closure? 


If you are going to get 8-14 inches, you need 2 bundles with a closure;

Anywhere from 16-20 or 22 inches, you need 3 bundles with closure

Anything past that, you need 4 bundles;

And this is all with a leave out or a closure.

If you going for a short hairstyle, you typically only need 2 bundles and this is for if you have leave out or a 4x4 closure.


If you are getting long hair, you have to be very careful about the hair bundles amount.

Some people might think that I will just get 3 bundles of 24" and that's will be fine.

It could be fine but the fact is that maybe your hair is going to be a scanty the longer it gets.

So 3 bundles of a 24 inch are not going to the same as an 18 inch, 20 inches and 22 inches.

You are going to get layered for one and you are going to get a thickness for 18 inches and 20-inch bundle.


The tricky thing about going longer is that the longer the hair you get like I said before, the more scanty and thinner it looks.

You always want to double up on the longest length, so if you want a 20" 22" 24" 26" hair bundles, I suggest you order 20" 22" 24" 24".

You will like to double up the longest lengths, so the hair will be fuller.

And if you do like 26" is your longest hair length, then I suggest 22" 24" 26" 26" bundle deals with closure.


This is just for normal-looking fullness, if you want really full and thick hair, then past 22" inches.

It may be a little pricy, but if you want very thick hair past 22 inches like 30 inches you can try 5 bundles, 5 bundles with a 4x4 closure will give you the hair amount you need.

These are basically the hair amount you need for a closure sew in or leave out for creating a full wig.

What is a Frontal


Frontals are from ear to ear 13x4 lace frontal, the size is 13” across and 4” back, it will cover more spaces than closure or leave out, so the hair amount you need will vary. 


With lace frontal, you will not have to leave out any of your own hair. It will cover the whole front part of your head; give a very natural hair look. 


How Many Bundles Do You Need With a Frontal


If you are getting 10-18 inches or 16 inches, 2 bundle deals with lace frontal will suffice. Hair length past 16 or 18 inches, I would suggest you getting 3 bundles with lace frontal , so from a 16 inch, 18 inches to about 22inch, 24inch, 3 bundles will suffice.


For example, if you are having a frontal and your longest bundles is 24 inches, you can get a frontal and 20" 22" 24" bundles and that should be good for a frontal sew-in.


So, compare to closure, with lace frontal you will need fewer bundles. And if want hair length longer than 24", I will definitely suggest you use 4 bundles. Some of our African American women customers just wearing 3 bundles with frontal for 24 inches, and it looks pretty good, so it depends on the hair thickness and amount you want to put in and that the looks you are going for. And I know some of you want to buy long frontals, and that is not necessary, the hair bundles are layered, the front of the hair is usually shorter.


Remember "The longer the length, the shorter the weft". 

The type of hair affects how many bundles you need to achieve your desired natural hairstyle. 

Your preference and the style you want effects how many bundles you need. If you prefer a full and thick look, then you will need 3 or 4 bundles. If you want a thin, more tamed hairstyle, you will likely only need 2 to 3 bundles; you can order them by simply paying a visit to our official website of Lollyhair where our supporting staff is always ready to guide you.