A weave is a system of hair covering composed of human or synthetic hair and is attached to the head using inconspicuous weaving stitches. You can find a wide variety of weaves, one of them being a frontal or front weave with closure. This means that this is a full head-covering weave, with a section at the front with a realistic-looking part. These scalp-like parts or closures are backed onto a piece of lace for easy installation and realistic hairstyles.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Lace full front weave with closure
- Weaving needle
- Contoured hairpiece strip
- Hairpiece adhesive
Hold the front weave up, so the lace edge is sticking up and trim the excess lace with scissors. You should cut the lace down until it reaches the fine, short hairs on the edge of the weave.
Lay the front weave on your head where it will sit when you are wearing it and part your hair along the back edge of the lace. Use a comb to make sure the part is straight and visible.
Move the weave closure away from your head and comb the separate parts of hair. Comb the hair to the front of the part forward, toward your face, and the back section should be combed down toward your neck.
Braid the back section of your hair into thin, flat braids. Horseshoe or French braids are the best for making the braids clean and neat.
Make more braids for the front section, keeping the parting line clearly separated.
Lay the braids flat along the parting line and sew them together with the weaving needle and thread. The braids will cover the part and give you a track on which to secure the weave.
Attach the lower piece of the weave along the braided track on the parting line. Use the needle and thread to make small, tight stitches and secure the weave in place.
Place the front weave on top of the braids on your head, so the back edge lines up with the track where the lower piece is attached. Make sure the hairline along the sides and front of the weave match up with your natural lines.
Sew the front weave on top of the lower weave portion along the edge where you trimmed the lace. Use neat, small stitches to secure the pieces together.
Brush the hair of the frontal and lower weave together over the stitches. Use the comb to brush the hair of the frontal down and integrate it with the lower hair.
Lift back the loose edges of the front weave along the sides and the front to expose your hairline. Set a contoured hairpiece strip along the hairline on the top of your forehead.
Place two pieces of hairpiece tape along the sides of your head, over your temples and along the hairline.
Remove the top backing paper from the adhesives using tweezers. This will expose the top sticky surface of the tape.
Pull the front weave down and press it into the sticky adhesives. Style your hair as you like.
Tips and warnings
- You can use a net weave bag to sew your braids together if you want to make your weave last longer.
- Do not use a regular sewing needle or you could hurt yourself on the straight point.
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