Everything You Need to Know About Weave Hair
For years, hair weaves have provided women with voluminous, ultra-glamorous hair. With a variety of textures and styles to choose from, braids can exude an ultra-feminine vibrancy. Hair weaves add a new dimension to your appearance. Initially, hair weaves used mostly by women in show business or fashion, now evolved into a basic fashion item for women from all walks of life. Choosing and maintaining the right hair weaves from the start is critical to achieving the desired look. Let's discuss how to select and maintain a weave in terms of extensions, textures, and styles.
I.What exactly is a weave?
Hair weaves is an artificial or natural hair extension that is sewn into human hair. It's one of the most affordable ways for the average woman to achieve beautiful long locks. Weaves have recently gained popularity among black women. Weaves can last for 3-4 months after installation.
Hair weaves can be traced back to the Egyptian era, when people dyed human hair or sheep wool and applied it to their heads with resin or beeswax. Cleopatra was famous in the ancient world for wearing her hair in a peacock blue weave.
II.Weave Hair Types
Before we dive into the depths of weave hair, let's first understand the various types of extension hair on the market today.
That's exactly what they're called. These are man-made fibers such as nylon or acrylic that are used to make synthetic hair strands. Several chemical procedures are used to make these fibers look and feel like human hair.
They have the same texture, color, and styling abilities as real human hair. Synthetic hair cannot withstand high temperatures when styling. Simply by touching, one can tell the difference between synthetic and natural human hair.
This hair is made from real human hair from a single donor. The look and feel, as well as the maintenance and care, are very similar to your natural hair. Human hair is of higher quality and thus more expensive.
III.Different Weave Hair Textures
When choosing weave extensions, you can choose from a variety of textured hair weaves based on the natural texture of your hair. Choosing the right texture for your hair extensions is critical because it will give you a neat and blended appearance.
1.Weaved Wavy Hair
Wavy hair is neither overly straight nor overly curly. It has a thicker texture than straight hair and resembles a "S" - it's curlier but not as curly as coiled hair. This texture adds volume, body, and fullness to your hairstyle while also adding bounce.
2.Weaved Curly Hair
Curly hair weaves are created in two ways: first, chemically, where the hair is permed using various chemicals to create the curl, and second, steamed and set with a hot iron to create the curls. These hair types will require special care because they are prone to frizz and may become dry, resulting in damaged cuticles.
3.Weaved Kinky Hair
Kinky hair, also known as Afro-textured or coily hair, has a naturally dry and spongy texture that can be soft and fine or coarse and wiry. Strands form very tight, small zigzag curls right from the scalp and are prone to significant shrinkage. Because it is often fragile and has a high density, this type of kinky hair weave is prone to tangling. Because coily hair weaves have fewer cuticle layers than other hair types, they shrink when wet.
IV.Why Should You Use Machine Wafted Hair for a Sew-in Weave?
A weave is an excellent way to lengthen your natural hair. Even more importantly, weaves allow your natural hair to rest and grow. The weaves give your hair fullness and body!
A sew-in saves you the trouble of constantly putting on and taking off your extensions and provides a more permanent solution. The sewing process is a little time-consuming, but it results in a very smooth finish.
Furthermore, the weaving process has been found to be the best and safest process for your own hair, as no heat or glue is applied to your hair for installation. The hair is simply sewed into your cornrows using a bent needle and sewing thread. With proper care and maintenance, the weaves can last up to two months.
V. How to Choose a Good Hair Weave
The type of hair used to make a good hair weave is primarily responsible for its quality. The best hair is virgin hair. This hair has never been treated, bleached, or died, so it can be installed and colored as often as you like.
Virgin hair can be straightened, curled, blown dry, and flat ironed without causing any damage. India provides high-quality virgin hair. Women in this country rarely color their hair or use chemical treatments, resulting in very strong hair.
This hair, when used in hair extensions, can be customized in a variety of ways to meet the needs of the clients. Because of its strength, hair stylists all over the world prefer to work with virgin hair. A series of tests can also be used to determine the quality of the hair. Let's take a look at them now;
VI.How Does Your Hair Feel?
Natural virgin weave hair will feel similar to your own hair, including split ends and a little dryness (if not washed). When weave hair is chemically processed, it has a very silky smooth feel, similar to your hair right after you apply a deep conditioner.
This smoothness is achieved by applying a layer of silicone to the hair after it has been processed. The chemical process used in the mass production of low quality weave hair strips the hair of its cuticles, effectively drying it out. The silicone masks the dryness by providing a short-term soft and silky feeling.
After a few washes, the silicon on the weave hair will be washed away, resulting in tangling and matting of the hair. When looking for high quality natural virgin weave hair, avoid the silky smooth sensation.
What to look for when buying a wig?
I recommend that you watch some reviews so that you can get a full picture of the wig and whether it is right for you. Wigs may appear differently in different lights and vary from person to person. Try to find a reviewer who is close to your skin tone and has similar features to you. Be sure to ask the reviewer about their head size and height. Height can greatly affect how a wig is placed, especially in terms of length.
How to Make Your Wig Look Natural?
You may need to do some "messing" or "playing around" with your wig, especially if it has bangs and/or a full cap. There are hair accessories that can be used to shape and decorate your hair, and these can be used for wigs as well. Grab a cute headband, some shiny barrettes, or a pretty hair scarf to take your wig to the next level. Wearing a wig should be fun, so don't limit yourself to just leaving it in place. Grab a cute hat, add a braid, or pin it up for a nice or casual up-do.
What are the tools needed to care for the wig?
1. A wide toothed comb: Wide-tooth combs will help prolong the life of your wig and will not damage the wig fibers like some other combs and tools might.
2. Dry shampoo: Sometimes you may get a wig that looks a bit shiny. Shiny wigs can look "fake" in a "doll hair" type of way. Using dry shampoo helps take that shine down.
3. A wig spray: A detangling wig spray will also help prolong the life of your wig.
4.Powder：use a pressed powder foundation in the part and along the hairline of a lace front wig to make it look more natural and blend in with my skin.
5. A wig head or wig stand： Wig stands or wig heads can help you keep your wig in good shape in between washes.