How to do a 27 layer quick weave

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How to do a 27 layer quick weave
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A 27 piece quick weave involves layering short hair around the head in a circular motion. Typically, a 27 piece comes packaged in short layers tucked in a curl formation. The shortest layer is used for the back of the head and as you gradually work upward, the hair becomes a bit longer. The 27 piece quick weave is an easy way to achieve a Halle Berry or Keri Hilson hairstyle.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging

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Things you need

  • Hair clips
  • Wig cap
  • Shower cap
  • Hair glue
  • Scissors
  • Blow dryer

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  1. 1

    Comb your natural hair around into a wrap, making sure to secure it with hair clips, or braid the hair around and secure.

  2. 2

    Place a wig cap onto your head. Be sure that the wig cap does not slide off or shrink up on the head. You may place a shower cap underneath the wig cap first if you do not want any glue to dry on your hair or if you would like to make your quick weave into a wig that you can remove.

  3. 3

    Unroll the shortest layer of the 27 piece hair.

  4. 4

    Measure the length of the first layer from one side of the back of the head to the other. Cut what you have measured. Determine the direction in which you want to lay the tracks, having the curl flipped under or over.

  5. 5

    Apply a small amount of glue onto the track.

  6. 6

    Apply the track directly to the wig cap where you measured before. Press down firmly until the glue dries and the weft is secured.

  7. 7

    Layer the shortest pieces upward while gradually adding the middle layers from one side of your head to the other.

  8. 8

    Wrap the longest layers around, starting from the front of your head where the middle layer stopped, then work around in a small circle.

  9. 9

    Apply glue around the closure piece that came with the 27 piece package.

  10. 10

    Firmly press the closure into the remaining open section. Hold until the piece is secure. Let all layers completely dry before styling or combing. You can use a blow dryer.

  11. 11

    Remove the shower cap, if you used one at the beginning, by first removing the quick weave wig. Then reapply the wig to your head.

  12. 12

    Cut and style the hair to your liking.

Tips and warnings

  • You may also use regular-length tracks and then cut the layers short to achieve a 27 piece look.

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