What is a Hair Weave?

March 28, 2018

A hair weave is a type of hair extension method where hair wefts are sewn onto braided hair and styled to any desired style. The beauty of a hair weave, and the reason why it is such a popular method, is how undetectable it is. It typically depends on both your hair texture and the style you are looking to achieve that determines how blended your hair will be with the extensions for that overall seamless look. There are many different ways to install and style a hair weave, one way this method is commonly used is to create custom African American wigs ranging from color, volume, and texture.


Wigs are best when they are customized to fit the shape of your head and to frame your face for the most flattering appearance. When it comes to African American wigs the hair weave method is used in the same way except instead of sewing onto braided hair the hair wefts, or extensions, are sewn onto a wig cap to create the perfect fitting wig. A different wig option that can be made with this method is a partial or U-part wig, which only covers half of the head; this requires a significant amount of your natural hair to be left out for styling, this could be the best option for those who simply want to add volume or a bit of length to their hair. As many of us know there are so many benefits of wigs, the top two being how convenient they are and how long they last! Choosing the right wig for you can come down to the hair fiber type.    


The type of hair chosen for wigs can be either synthetic or human hair. It goes without saying human hair is the more desirable choice because of the quality and endless ways to style the hair. African American human hair wigs have become the most popular hair trend now then they’ve ever been due to the advancements in knowledge and techniques to obtain the most natural and seamless look. Two natural options for African American human hair wigs are lace front or center skin part wigs. A lace front wig mimics the look of a hairline, therefore giving it a well-blended realistic look. A center skin part is usually used for a wig styled with a bang and creates the appearance of natural hair growth at the part. Here is an example of a lace front human hair wig


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There are so many amazing styles to choose from when it comes to wigs or hair weaves. If you ever thought about trying a new color for your hair the options are literally endless and there is no style out of the question. If you happen to be someone who simply wants to add volume, length, or both then a hair weave is just right for you. Whichever best fits your hair circumstances you can feel comfortable knowing you have so many options to choose from. So shop around and make your appointment with your stylist today, your next best hairstyle is waiting on you.