Beginner’s Guide To Hair Weaves

Just weave it and leave it

From a short bob to a fuller ‘fro and from straight hair to balanced curls, we want to try everything for our hair. Now, this can be done with less hair manipulation. Don’t believe us? Believe the weaves, the kind of hair extensions that have the ability to give you any look instantly. No clue on how to weave hair? For the amateurs, here is your beginner’s guide to hair weaves.

What Is A Weave?

Weaves are hair extensions that are generally sewn in or glued to the woven tracks in your hair. They are used to make your hair look longer, voluminous and natural. Learn how to weave your hair and flaunt that gorgeous look.

Different Ways To Attach A Weave

1. Sew-In

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In the sew-in technique, the weft of the weave is sewed into the braids of your hair. These braids are created by cornrowing. It is not painful and won’t prick your scalp. Every stylist knows how to do a sew-in with a weave. Though you might experience some extra weight due to extensions.

2. Net Sew-in

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A successor of the sew-in method, the net sew-in technique is a net sewed over the cornrows. This is followed by attaching the weave onto the net. This method is great for thin hair but hardly allows any scalp access.

3. Glue-In Or Bonding

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Quick and easy as it sounds. The hair is parted into sections and the weave is glued to the hair near the scalp, and not on the scalp. The weaves put in by glue-in method look incredibly natural if done right. The glue won’t damage your hair but there might be a possibility of scalp reaction. Check out the different types of hair weaves.

4. Fusion

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It is a fusion of your natural hair with the extensions. Done by a skilled stylist, fusion is a process of attaching hair strand by strand with hot wax. The fusion process imparts the most natural look to your tresses but could be a bit heavy on your pocket.

How To Remove A Weave?

Removing a weave can be a bit tricky so we would advise you not to try this at home. At least for the first-timers. It involves cutting down the threads used to sew it onto your hair. You might end up cutting your own hair if not careful. So don’t be a daredevil by removing the weave by yourself.

When weaves are on your head, these almost look like your own hair. Thus, they also need the same amount of care. This is How Often You Should Wash Your Hair Under Extensions to make them last for a longer period.

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