When done correctly hair weaves are enhancers. That's all. No one is making any great political statement by getting a hair weave. Sorry, but hair weaves are fun and they actually help protect the hair.
When doing a weaving hair, it is important to purchase weaving hair that is as close to your own grade of hair as possible. “Grade of hair” simply means your hair type. This means, is your hair thick, thin, kinky, straight, curly, etc. That is, you must ask yourself, “what is my hair like after I have washed and blow dried it?”. Your “grade of hair” will be determined by that answer. If after you have washed and air dried your hair, when you touch your hair and it is straight? If so, then the grade of your hair is considered to be “straight”. If after you have washed and air dried your hair, your hair feels curly, then your grade of hair is “curly”. If after you have washed and air dried your hair, your hair is kinky, then the grade of your hair is considered to be “kinky”.
Knowing this information is very important when it comes to picking weave in hair that is a good match of you.
Hair Weaving Techniques
- Lace Front Hair Weave
- Many women are self conscious when they get a hair weave. It is for this reason the lace- front hair weave has grown in popularity. Often called a “lacefront weave” or “lace front weave” or “lace front wigs”, this type of hair weave gives the illusion of being the wears natural hair.
Traditionally, a weave hair is sewn into the cornrow as previously described. But, with a lace front hair weave there is no fear of exposure of wefts, tracks, nor glue. The lace front hair weave is very versatile. A woman can pull the hair weave into a pony tail or part her hair. She can even swim in a lace front hair weave.
Lace Front Hair Weave appear as your own hair but are generally wigs. With special adhesives, the the hair weave is attached to your hairline. Your head is measure first to ensure a good fit.
They can be made by lacing high quality Remi weave hair into the lace base. High quality hair types usually include African American hair and European hair. No matter what your hair type is, the weave hair is altered checmically to make certain that it is the texture you desire.
It's great because now woman can wear any hair texture without worrying about if their own hair is color or permed. If you have thin hair, you can have thick hair in no time and you can have straight hair, curly hair, or wavy hair in a flash. It is a great way to allow your own hair a break. And it can be take off and put back on at anytime.
Background on the lace front weave
The details for creating a lace front weave are pretty intricate. Each of the hairs are hand-tied to the lace, which is your choice of color, to give the appearance of hairs coming out of your scalp when properly applied. Each of the hand-tied knots are bleached to aid in the illusion of the hairs growth. Think of a pair of panty~hose. You are able to go into the store and purchase them in any skin tone you like (just as the lace wig). Then when you place them on over your own leg, it blends as your own skin (just as the lace wig would when placed over your head). The lace used to make lace wigs is a bit more durable than panty~hose, and very fragile, but the idea is still the same. Imagine each little hole on the panty~hose being used to tie single strands of hair onto. Then you place the panty~hose over your skin and it blends with your skin, only now there is hair hanging down. Now just imagine that panty~hose being placed onto your own head with a flesh toned wig cap underneath to cover the color of your hair and camouflage as skin. Now, you have the concept of the lace front weave.
- Stitch-n-Go Technique
Prep your hair by cornrowing the full head. Secure the “Stitch-n-Go” to the perimeter of the head by using hairpins. Using a “C” shaped needle and thread, begin stitching the pre-styled weave at the front and work your way around the perimeter. Once you have reached the back, make sure the front of the cap is even and aligned with the front of the head. Rethread the needle and beginning stitching the top of the cap to the cornrows. Add as many stitches as need to ensure that the cap is secure and tight on the cornrows.