The hair extensions used for a weave can be artificial or human hair. A weave is used to enhance the appearance of natural hair by creating fullness, length, and a style change, such as adding fringe to very short hair. The artificial hair is attached to pieces of a person's real hair with a glue. Gluing in a quick weave for a bang is not difficult but takes some time and patience.
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Things you need
- Hair clip
- Hair extensions
- Weave bond glue
- Haircutting shears
Create a section of hair for the fringe by running a comb across the top of the head to a spot even with the outer edge of each eyebrow. Gather the section of hair, comb through it to make a smooth surface with which to work, and clip it back.
Unclip a one-half-inch section of hair at the hairline and comb it straight down on the forehead. Clip the rest of the bang area back.
Apply a thin line of weave bond glue to the threaded part of a hair-extension piece, or weft. Press the weft of hair to the scalp, glue side down, above the hair combed forward.
Unclip and comb down another one-half-inch section of hair. Glue a second weft of hair to the scalp to create a fuller bang. Comb both wefts of hair down over the face and cut them to the desired length. Use your fingers as a guide when cutting the fringe. Grab the hair between your index and third finger and cut below the horizontal line your fingers create.
Tips and warnings
- Wash your hair and weave with a moisturising shampoo and use a deep conditioner every week or so.
- A weave lasts about two months. To remove the weave, apply a small amount of hair oil to the glued area and massage until the weave slips off.
- Avoid dying or bleaching your hair when you have a weave as over-processing can damage your natural hair and the hair extension.
- When styling your hair, be careful not to overheat the weave as it can burn and become frizzy.
- Weaves can damage natural hair if used continually.
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