Hair Weaves for Black Women
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The video above is posted on, and linked directly from, YouTube. It was created by setsonline which is Sets Salon in Canada. You can subscribe to their YouTube channel. It is a tutorial on hair weaving using a needle and the sew in technique. The name, and the focus, of this website is on the unique needs, and styles, for black women, however hair weaves and extensions are absolutely worn, by all women of all races! This is one of the best tutorials that we’ve found and you will notice, it just so happens, that the client is not African American. We feel this is good to see. Because there is a very huge stereotype that only black girls get weaves, which is definitely not true. The technique being demonstrated is the same for everyone. The video is only about 7 minutes, Just click play to watch.
Adding to, or extending a woman’s existing hair, has been extremely popular for years. Hair weaves for black women is often used as a method to conceal female hair loss, or thinning hair. But, just as in the case of lace front wigs for black women, the overwhelming majority use hair weaves for black women solely as a beauty accessory to enhance their look, change their style, or appearance.
Hair weaves for black women are most often done to increase your own hair’s volume, or thickness, texture, and length. You will most always hear the terms hair weave and hair extensions used interchangeably when people are talking about the same thing. However, more specifically, hair extensions are the actual hair strands, or wefts, bound together that you purchase to be used… and hair weave is the actual physical process of putting, applying, or blending, those hair extensions into your natural hair.
Hair weaves for black women is a non-surgical hair addition procedure. It can be done with real human hair, synthetic hair or a combination of both. The hair extensions are weaved in with your existing hair through a variety of techniques. The technique used is completely depended on your existing hair. In the most simple terms they are attached to it. Therefore they will require periodic maintenance in the form of re-attaching, or tightening, as your existing hair grows.
Hair weaves for black women, if it is done by a professional hairstylist, can lasts for about two months. You can choose between a partial hair weave, for instance hair can be weave just into the back to increase the length. Or you can opt for full weave that’s blended into, and all over, your natural hair.
As briefly mentioned earlier, when it comes to hair weaves for black women there are different techniques. In fact, several different techniques have evolved over the years. They can be fairly simple, or they can get very intricate and detailed. Because of this they are usually grouped under two categories: Basic hair weaving and Advanced weaving.
In this method the hair extensions are simply added in, or blended, into the braids or corn rows to add length, create a different appearance, style, etc. This is usually always done by hand.
Advanced hair weaves for black women uses the cornrows to create a base which are referred to as tracks. Then the hair extensions, also referred to as hair wefts, are actually sewn onto the corn rowed base, or tracks.
This method of hair weaving involves a needle and thread, string, or yard. The needle is usually a curved needle. And the concept is very similar to knitting, or crochet. It is just being done to your hair.
Most salons, and hair professionals, will give you a very good result and a glamorous appearance. And many of these professionals say, contrary to popular belief, if the hair weaving is done correctly it does not damage the hair and can actually stimulate hair growth.
However there are real precautions that should be considered. It is not difficult to imagine how getting your hair weaved by an inexperience person can result in potential damage to your own natural hair. Especially an inexperienced person with a needle. Cornrow weaving should be considered with caution by people who have very fine, or thin hair. There is prolonged tension on the hair, and then you are adding to that tension with the additional hair that’s being weaved in. Any hair that is braided too tight can cause potential harm, not to mention the discomfort. If glues, or bonding materials are used then there’s the potential that they can chemically damage your hair.
In fact, most professional hair weavers do not even consider gluing or bonding as true “hair weaving”. They draw attention to the fact that gluing or bonding can break off the hair, damage it, or can even leave bald spots on the head. Real and true hair weaving is done by sewing or whip stitching with a needle and cotton nylon thread. And again, depending on the type of weave, it is done by hand. According to these professionals, there is hair gluing… and then there’s hair weaving.
With hair weaves for black women… just like with lace front wigs for black women, there is always that decision to make between real human hair or synthetic hair? Of course, most people quickly say they prefer real human hair, because it is real human hair. However, some argue that when it comes to hair weaving, human hair can be more difficult to attach. And that some types of human hair can lose curls more quickly than some synthetic fibers. Synthetic materials used to create the hair continues to advance, and improve with more realistic appearance. Some particular types of acrylic fibers like kanekalon fiber and toyokalon fiber which are made in Japan are becoming more popular. Many feel this type of synthetic has a very great resemblance to natural hair, and cost less than half the price of human hair.
HAIR WEAVES FOR BLACK WOMEN? OR LACE WIGS FOR BLACK WOMEN?
For many years now hair weaves for black women, and extensions have been the preferred choice for women who wanted to change their look, style, and appearance without drastically & permanently altering their real hair. However, as you may already have definitely notice, for the past few years lace wigs for black women have been growing in popularity. Many women have actually switched over to using hair wigs for their realistic look and seamless fit. So you know what that means… a big debate has been started! For those of you who are still deciding which is better for you… here are a couple pros, cons, and differences to consider.
Wigs have come a long way since the ones many of our mother’s use to plop on their heads. They are far more natural looking and easy to use then than they ever have been in the past. Much of this website has focused on a particular type of wig which are called lace wigs. Lace wigs are made with a thin sheer mesh fabric material attached. It is this mesh material that is referred to as the lace. When fitted and applied correctly the lace wig gives the appearance of the hair naturally growing out of your scalp.
This photo is a zoom camera view, and you still have to focus to see the lace exposed along the part. The lace is trimmed right to the edge to form a natural hairline. Then it is secured in place by double sided adhesive tape, or an liquid adhesive skin bond which is the most popular method.
Lace wigs create such a natural looking appearance that they are considered superior to the traditional, regular, (non-lace), wigs that you simply put on and pull off. And that security is the significant difference that greatly helps one’s confidence while wearing it.
Lace wigs were originally created in the medical industry! It was created as a solution for people experiencing complete hair loss while going through cancer chemotherapy, or alopecia sufferers. Lace wigs were so successful and natural looking that they got high jacked by the fashion industry as a beauty accessory which is where you mostly hear about them now.
If a lace wig is fitted and applied correctly with the adhesive. It is set and fixed on you. It could last a couple of weeks or more before you are ready to remove the adhesive, and remove the wig.
Higher quality lace front wigs, and full lace wigs extremely natural looking. The Swiss or French lace creates a breathable cap that lessens itching and sweating. You might actually forget you are wearing it.
So for a relatively reasonable cost, and some basic education, you can create a full head of hair in only a matter of minutes. And that is the first difference to consider.
There is absolutely no question that a lace wig is far more convenient when it come to the time involved. A hair weave, especially depending on the type of style like micro braid extensions, etc, can be very tedious and take hours. We mean five, six, seven hours or more depending of the experience and skill of the person doing the weave. By comparison even a full lace wig which is fitted and secured by adhesives completely around your entire head can be completed in less than one hour. This includes trimming the lace, prepping your real hair by combing, brushing, or braiding to get it as flat as possible underneath the wig, prepping your skin right at the edge of your hair line for the adhesive, and the actual fitting and styling of the wig. And it is much less than that if it’s only a lace front wig.
Then keep in mind, it’s not just putting the weave in. There’s also time involve taking them out. True it’s not nearly has long because your not concerned about looking good when it’s finish. You mainly want to be careful not to cut your real hair when removing the stitching. But it can still be hours! However lace wigs by comparison is literally on minutes to apply the adhesive remover, let it sit and dissolve, take of the wig, and cleaning off any residue around your hair line the.
In fact… depending on that weave style that was put in… a girl can remove one lace wig, get fitted for another one, be done and gone, long before you get half of the weave removed.
This means that for a relatively reasonable cost, and some basic education, you can create a full head of hair in only a matter of minutes with lace wigs.
Natural & Realistic Appearance
Many various hair weave techniques & styles have natural appearances. However there are many styles, and depending on the skill of the weaver, that leave that crown circled imprint at the top if you look closely. Other techniques includes the net, or cap, and the stitching is actually done through the cap and your natural hair, or through the nylon cap alone. This technique allows for your braided hair under the stocking cap or net to grow without creating that crown, or cone head, appearance. These techniques are considered advancements in weaving that result in a more natural appearance.
However many feel a good quality lace wig goes even further. The lace base of the wig are constructed to give a natural looking hairline and part. The base is typically French lace or Swiss lace so that it can be applied directly to the skin. To achieve a natural part, none of your natural hair needs to be out as the lace wig acts as your hair and your scalp.. all in one unit. Look at the photo above again. Remember this is a zoom camera lens, you still have to kind of focus to see the lace, and nobody is going to be up on you like that, except maybe your hairstylist.
Potential Hair Growth
If the weave is done by an very experience person, or a professional weaver, then many feel a weave can potentially stimulate hair growth. Many women only use professionals to get weaves because it will dramatically change your look and style without permanently altering or damaging their own hair. The problem with this is that the weave itself can cause some issues. Tight braids and the weaving string that is laced through the braids can cause significant damage if not properly cared for. Many women are disappointed and frustrated that after removing the hair weave they now must spend time and effort restoring their hair to the condition it was before the weave was put in. And that’s if they did not experience any permanent damage while the weave was in.
Lace wigs are almost certain to aid in hair growth and prevent damaged hair. You have the option of braiding your natural hair underneath the wig, or simply wearing it unbraided under a stocking cap. This is an option that cannot be done with a hair weave. Since the hair wig itself acts as the natural hairline and scalp, none of your own hair needs to be out so it acts as a protective style. This means that in harsh weather conditions, your hair will be even more protected because the lace wig itself acts as a cover and shield.
It is true that prices of lace wigs and weaves vary greatly. A high end, 100% human hair, Remy, custom made lace wig can easily get into the thousand dollar price ranges. And then you can find a very good looking Synthetic lace front wig online for under $50. And there is every stage of lace wig, price, and quality in between these two.
On the other hand a professional hair weave, especially if you are talking micros and 5 to 6 hours to put in, will easily costs in the hundreds. And you may get your cousin to do it in her bedroom, but it’s unlikely you will find any professional that will put in any hair weave for under $50.
So, as always, it comes down to the individual and their own particular budget. Some women feel their at home full weave is well worth the lower price. Then others would never consider that and will only go to the top salon for a professional installation.
Then there is the cost of maintenance to consider over time.
Again, depending if you can get a friend, or those “I do hair on the side” girls to, putting in a weave can cost anywhere from $50 to $300 and up. This price range can be about the same for lace wigs. Again, they can be found in many price ranges online.
But the significant thing to keep in mind is that a good lace wig can be maintained and last a very long time. You can have a variety of lace wig styles that you can wear over, and over. A hair weave can usually be worn for no more than 2 months. Some can be re-used later, but the majority of them are one, done, in the trash, and you have to purchase more for your next weave.
After the weave is taken out, the whole process of purchasing hair, braiding, and installation must be repeated at the same costs. But for lace wigs, you can use the same hair wig over again after washing. And when your lace wig starts to lose it’s glamor, you can can choose to simply have it repaired and restored to it’s luster instead of buying a brand new one. When you care for, and maintain your lace wig it is a long term beauty investment. Most hair weaves will be a one time expense… maybe two if you count how much they charge to take it out.
These are just the basics and some things to consider when deciding to get a hair weave, or a lace wig. Of course there will always be girls who do both.
Many women are extremely loyal to the whole concept of hair weaves and that is all they will do. But for those who decide to switch over to lace wigs, very few of them are disappointed, wonder why they didn’t do it sooner, and seldom return to the crown top appearance, costly process, and potential hair damage that a weave can cause.
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