Weave is a category of extensions that you can opt for to change your hair style. They come in all lengths and different colors. If you want to lay a weave, it is important to do so in the best possible conditions. Otherwise, you could damage your hair as well as the strands of your weave. Here are some tips for laying your weave properly.
What is a weave?
A weave is a type of hair extensions that is usually made from human hair. Weaving can be applied in several ways, including gluing, stitching and braiding. They are most often worn to add length, volume and/or color to natural hair.
When installed correctly, weaves can look very natural and are a great way to protect your own hair from damage. However, if not properly installed, they can damage both your natural hair and your scalp.
How to pose a weave like American stars?
American celebrities often sport beautiful straight or wavy hair weaves that look just like their natural hair. The professionals in charge of the hairstyle of these icons of glamor use different posing techniques.
It could be:
- Glue weaving
- Clip in extensions
- Weaves with adhesive strips
- Hot hair extensions with keratin using heated pliers
- Cold extensions with connectors or rings
For some techniques, your hair will need to be the same texture as the highlights. For others like fully stitched closed weave or with aclosure, you can choose smooth even if you have frizzy hair.
Beyond the laying method, remember to choose good quality wicks for your weaving. Find all our tips for making the right choice in this blog post.
How do I lay a sewn weave?
Sewing is the most popular method of laying a weave. The weaving is sewn on mats or braids that are made on natural hair. You can perform this method at home, but we recommend going to a salon to have it performed by a professional.
Here are some tips on how to set up your weave correctly:
- Start by creating a parting in your hair where you want to install the weave. This will serve as a guide for laying the weaving tracks.
- Make skull braids to get a base to sew the weave
- Now it's time to start installing the weaving rails or bars.
- Use a needle and thread to attach the band to your natural hair near the scalp.
- Repeat this process to install all the bars
Once all the barrettes are in place, you can cut them to match your natural hairline.
Other weaving laying methods
Glue-on extensions are a popular method of applying a weave. Hair extensions come with small strips of glue. These strips are then glued to the natural hair close to the scalp. This method can be done at home, but it is recommended to go to a salon to have it done by a professional.
Clip-in extensions are finally the fastest and easiest way to add length and volume to your hair. But how can you be sure of a good pose?
Here are some tips:
- Start with clean, dry, styled hair. If your hair is oily, use a dry shampoo before you start.
- Gather your supplies: weft(s), comb, scissors, clips (optional), and hairspray (optional).
- Using a comb, start at the roots and create a horizontal part on your head about 2cm below where you want the extensions to start. This is where you will attach the wick. If you are using more than one weft, make extra evenly spaced parts.
- Open the weft gripper
- Unfold the frame
- With a tail comb, make a horizontal section at the back of the head, just above the occipital bone
- Fix the weft with bobby pins vertically along the part. The number of pins depends on the thickness of the weft
- Fold the weft and close it with pliers
- Begin attaching small sections of hair to the weft using micro rings. Work from front to back to tie up all the hair
- Use a wide tooth comb to blend your natural hair into the weave. You can also use your fingers to style them however you like.
Ultimately, choose the application method that will allow you to get as close as possible to the desired result, while avoiding causing damage to your hair.
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