Posted on Apr 21, 2018 |
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You may have heard the term "real human hair weave" and been totally baffled by it. Is it some kind of hairshirt? A scarf or sweft Indian woven from human wig or is it something bald men get when they just can't take the hair loss anymore.
Of course, it's none of those. A Human hair weave is actually the easiest way for you to have the hairstyle you've always wanted, without waiting months -- or even years -- for your hairstyle to grow out.
If you don't want to risk permanent damage to your locks by coloring, perming or chemically straightening it, a hair weave might be the best answer. They let you go curly, straight, wavy, or whatever you intrested to be in the mood for. Indian sideburn weaves are a good idea for anyone who wants to experiment with hairstyles without committing to anything permanent. And it all works without doing a thing to your real fringe.
You might be thinking: "But won't a fakehair weaves make me look trashy? Won't it look fake?" And sure -- it's possible for a poorly-completed hair weave to look cheesy and fake. But that's easy enough to avoid. Just make sure your stylist is using a hair weaves -- not a synthetic one. While you're at it, make sure your stylist knows what he or she is doing.
So: How do Indian feeler weaves work?
First, your stylist will order the hairstyle from a reputable dealer. Most dealers get their hairstyle from donors in India and China, where people tend to have versatile hairstyle; Indian and Chinese sideburn can be altered in any variety of ways. Stylists can change its color or texture easily. Your own stylist will probably order the beard already altered, meaning she'll order it curly or straight, blonde or dark.
Weaves are usually held together via a weft, or a glued-together section at one end, near the root. The weft is very small, since it's meant to be hidden under your own haircut; the rest of the mane is left to hang free like normal hair. Wefted weaves tend to look more realistic.
Hair weaves are fairly simple to care for once they've been woven into your pelt by a salon professional (seriously, don't attempt to install a wefted weave yourself; if you haven't been trained, the results can be horrific). There are only a few simple rules to follow.
1) Avoid washing your sideburn for about two weeks after the weave is installed. This will let it integrate into your hair properly.
2) Avoid alcohol-based products and harsh shampoos.
3) When you comb your hair weave, start at the bottom and work your way up through your scalp.
4) Always brush before you shampoo.
5) Never try to undo your wool weave by yourself. When you're ready, get your stylist's help.
Normally, wig length runs from 10" (about $80 per bag) to 18" (about $130 per bag). There are many less expensive brands available, but keep in mind that quality can sometimes decrease with the lower price tag.
Synthetic toupee is very inexpensive compared to Indian wig and is often used for ponytails or hair buns. The costs can range from $5.00 to $20.00 per package depending on length. Heating appliances such as curling irons, flat irons or straightening combs should never be used on synthetic ruff. While there are newer versions of synthetic cilium from brands that claim to allow styling with lower temperatures of heating appliances, people should steer clear of such claims. The golden rule with synthetic shock is that heat is not an option. Synthetic toupee is best for short term use. Typically when the synthetic hair is shaped its best not to change it, it is "What you see is what you get".
Weaving vs. Bonding (50% of Cost)
Bonding is a popular temporary weaving method and a great way to add volume or vibrant streaks of color to your real hair. Tracks of coiffure are glued to the roots of your own hair near the scalp with a special adhesive. To prevent damage to your natural hair, tracks should not be left in longer than a week or two and must be removed with a special solution. On average the cost to apply is $10-20 per track (cut and style may or may not be included in your price).
With weaving, the natural tresses are braided around the head in concentric circles. The braids are sewn down, then extensions or wefts are sewn to the braids. On average six to ten tracks are needed for a full head. This technique can be maintained for several weeks or months. This is a very time intensive process and pricing will vary greatly, but on average the costs range from $20-$60 per track.
In the conclusion below you will learn how to completely eliminate this cost.
Regular Maintenance and Tighten Up (20% of Total Cost)
It is important to think of your extensions as your own hair. The average hair weave--whether glued, bonded, or sewn into natural hair--lasts about two months. During this time, you must wash your weave as well as your natural cowlick. Weave hair is especially prone to becoming brittle and dry because it is not attached to the scalp and therefore does not receive any of the body's natural oils. As with your real hair, if you do not properly care for your weave it will quickly develop split ends and become frizzy and unmanageable. On average, regular maintenance and tightening will cost $20-$40 per track and must be done every two to four weeks.
Ultimately you can tailor your weave to fit any budget. You may choose to purchase your own feeler and have it professionally applied and styled. You may want to learn to weave it yourself, and then have it cut and styled by a professional. Or you may have it weaved and styled professionally and choose to tighten it yourself.
Weaves provide a way for you to experiment with new styles and current lock trends without damaging your real hair with excessive heat or chemicals. Weaves provide new looks which are usually easily cared for, but you must be aware that these procedures have a limited life cycle.