The rubber band weave is used to secure strands of wefted human hair in existing hair to make it look longer or fuller. The original hair surface must be clean, dry, flat and stable. The rubber band helps to create the flat stable surface where the hair extension is placed. Wash, condition and dry the hair prior to beginning the rubber band weave process. Brush then comb out the hair to remove any tangles.
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Things you need
- Rubber bands
- Wefted human hair
- Hair clips
- Curved needle
- Heavy thread
Make a horizontal part one inch above the intended location of the wefted hair piece. Clip the hair above the part to the top or side of the head.
Start on the left side of the part. Pick up a small section of hair between 1/4-inch to 3/8-inch wide. Make a small ponytail and rubber band it as close to the scalp as possible. Repeat this process across the entire horizontal part.
Start on the left side of the small ponytails and pick up two. Rubber band them together beneath the first banding. Proceed to the next two and do the same. Repeat the process across the entire horizontal part.
Begin on the left side of the double banded ponytails and pick up two. Rubber band them together below the last banding. Repeat the process across the entire horizontal part. The rubber band weave is now ready to have the wefted human hair weave attached to the banding.
Cut a piece of thread that matches the hair 30 inches long. Thread the needle and fold the thread in half. Match the ends of the thread and tie a knot.
Place the band or weft as close to the scalp as possible by the horizontal part. Start at the top edge of the weft on the right hand side of the part. Place the curved end of the needle through the weft and between the first two small ponytails.
Bring the end of the curved needle up through the next layer of ponytails. Place the end of the needle through the loop of the thread created by the knot. Pull tightly. Repeat this process across the entire horizontal part.
Secure the last loop and tie a knot. Cut off the end of the string.
Undo the hair clips and let the hair drop down over the hair extensions.
Tips and warnings
- Use small hair rubber bands to do the rubber band weave. Have plenty on hand because they may break.
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