Weave on Styles for Afro Hair

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Weave on Styles for Afro Hair
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Weave or hair extensions unlike wigs are attached close to your head by sewing, gluing or bonding tracks directly onto your scalp. The hair looks very natural and can be styled anyway you like the same as you would with your natural hair. Weave ads thickness to your hair and length without you having to wait for your natural hair to grow. Weave also allows you to change your style without constant chemical damage.

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Long and Curly

A very popular style is long and curly extensions. The length of the weave is usually at least 18 inches long but can be as long as 24 inches or longer if you are going for an exotic look. Curls can vary from very tight, to loose and bouncy or can look more like waves. Variations are plenty and it will depend solely on the look or occasion you are going for, which type of hair will look best.

Choppy Bob

A choppy bob style starts with long straight weave at least 14 inches long that is cut to frame the face after it is tracked into your natural hair. The hair extensions are cut in layers very bluntly and can be curled or left straight. Long and short variations of this style are popular. The medium length for this style would be at the chin.

Natural Black Weaves

Natural black weaves are the most natural looking to afro hair. The weave is styled in natural tight curls, kinky afros or cork screw curls that give the illusion of how your natural hair would look without chemicals. The hair is often above the ear, but the style can be long as well. The longer the hair, the wilder the hair looks. This style is best suited for glue or bonding, since the style is short, braiding your real hair won’t look flattering.

Colour Weaves

Coloured weave styles are the most popular, the style allows you to try a new look without damaging your own hair with harsh dyes and bleaching methods. When using a coloured weave, you can’t leave your natural hair out unless the colours match up exactly. Consult a professional for the best results. Colour weaves are less natural looking. However, if you are able to find a colour that compliments your skin tone, they can spice up your look and help determine if you should try it on your natural hair.

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