Soooo you're thinking of getting a weave huh? Well do you have an ideal look in mind? How do you want to wear the weave, what are your goals? Check out our brief synopsis on the different types of weaves currently in the market!!
1.Full sew-in (no lace closure)- with the full sew in no lace closure is used and no hair is left out. This hair weave is normally closed up top by sewing the hair around and around and creating a seamless closure. This is a good sewing method for those who want Chinese bangs. There is no natural looking part with this method. However, this is an older method, now that the lace closures are out more people use the lace closure method instead of this.
2.Lace closure sew in- Lace closure sew in is done by using a 4x4(standard size) closure. the closure can be parted anyhow you like. If you normally wear your hair down the center as a middle part just part the closure as a middle part and install it on the center of your head. same goes for the side part etc. Also there are some the do install this piece without a part and just wear it as a freestyled look. However most people get the closure to be able to have a natural looking part. The closure is only large enough to fit 4 in by 4 in on your head, normally just big enough for one part. Larger closures are sold however 7in by 4 in, which would give you enough room to have parts on either side left or right also a part down the middle if youd like. the 7x4 closure are very versatile. Lets not confuse these with the lace frontal. Those are much larger!
3.Lace Frontal sew in- This may be the most popular install to this today. The frontal give you a full natural hairline look. when done properly. However there is a great deal of work that must go into play when customizing the frontal piece for your skin and hairline type. These pieces are very versatile. You're able to wear half up half down if youd like. A top knot bun, and parting anywhere on the top of your head. There is several ways in installing this frontal piece. The best and most popular method is with using some type of adhesive and/or glue. These frontal pieces do require maintenance. Not ideal for those looking for a get up and go style everyday.
4.360 lace frontal sew in- Same idea as the Lace frontal, but imagine a frontal being around the entire perimeter of your hairline, around the top of your ears, you back nape area and back around the top hairline. Just think about all the work that goes into install and maintaining these pieces!! There ideal for those women want to wear a high bun or ponytail look with having a natural hairline all around. However everyone want the look but no one wants the maintenance. think twice before getting the 360 install. THEY'RE HARD WORK!
5.Partial sew in (hair left out)- Also known as the traditional sew in. Those who are scared to venture out into a frontal, closure etc. typically stay with this type of sew in. However, your natural hair is left out so your left to continue to blend it with your weave. This isn't a good protective style at all. If your natural and decide to get a traditional leave out sew in make sure that your weave matches your real hair and you wont have to continue to blend it. This could be a disaster if not played right!! However, this is only recommended if you have thick healthy strong hair, that looks exactly like the hair you're putting in, colors must match texture must match, and lengths as well or at least styled to perfection.
6.Keratin u-tip i-tip etc. So with the keratin tip hair, most call these type of install the Fusion. You apply these pieces with a small Keratin flat iron and it bonds to individual pieces of your hair with the keratin glue. All of your real hair is left out in this method, it must be exactly like the hair your putting in, or colored & cut to match, for a flawless look. Typically use this when they're trying to achieve thickness, or longer length. This method is not for every hair texture and hair type. Speak with an experienced stylist to see if the Keratin extensions are right for you!.
7. Braidless sew in- Braidless sew in with our micro wefts, what a combo!! When done properly this will be the flattest install you've every had. They're several ways to do a braidless install, several different methods and techniques, however the most popular and healthiest would be the micro link method. Micro bead are install onto your hair and the wefts are sewn to the bead, no braiding, quick fast and easy method! Also all of your real hair is left out as well, so your extensions must match your real hair, or styled to match!
8. Clip-ins- Clips ins every girls last min go to option lol. Clip in, clip out. Just as easy as it sounds. You have the ability to attach and detach these as you like. Your natural hair is left out using this method so make sure that the extensions match and blend well!
9. Wigs- Wigs, theres sooo many different types of wigs. Wigs are good for those not wanting to commit to one style for 6-8 weeks! Since there are several different types you have to find out which is the right for you. Full lace wigs, normally is customized and install onto your head with an adhesive. However, they're not making the caps on full lace wigs glueless. IMO, looks better when its glued down honestly!. They have lace front wigs which have been around forever! however they're just now starting to actually look good with all the customization that goes into play now. Wigs are good for a back up option in between sew-ins, also as a good protective style if you transitioning away from weaves, its good to have a wig to give your hair a break. And if its installed right no one will be able to tell the difference rather its a wig or sew in unless you tell them!!
So we hope this helps those first timers! btw...... once you go weave, you never go back lol!
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