How to Do a Quick Weave
A weave typically means attaching tracks or wefts, of store-purchased hair to your natural hair. This is done to add length or extra body to your hair. This process is best for thick hair as soft hair may not withstand it, and this can cause breakage.
Get your hair extensions, this is human hairs too but sewn into tracks. Dying and adding highlights to extensions may give it perfect color and is best you select the lighter one.
With this get your hair bonding glue and don’t use any glue. Use the specialized glue recommended by a stylist to avoid damage to your hair.
Remember that bonded weave may last up to eight weeks. Therefore, you may notice damage to your existing hair.
Ensure your hair texture match your extensions. If you have a curly hair you should be ready to straighten it if you have straight extensions; all is to achieve a surface that is close to natural look.
Now apply setting solutions as this help keep your hair in place during the procedure and also protect it from potential damages.
After this, create a rectangular part on top of your head. Part it across the back and either side of your head. Do this where your hair juts out the most.
This is essential because all wefts will be applied here, you need enough hair within this rectangular cover so that it can cover the top of the wefts when the weave is done otherwise the extensions will be visible.
Use your comb and create a U- shaped bottom, ensure this part is neat as the weave can’t stay in messy line. Also, this should be three inches above your hairline. If you put the texture too low it will be visible when you do your hair the updo style. To avoid this follow the instructions and lift your hand a bit.
After doing this measure and cut the first weft extensions; hold the weft against the U-shaped bottom and measure the length you need. Ensure you double check by measuring if the weft is the right length, then when you are very sure you can now continue.
Application of the binding glue to the weft will make the weft to curl inward. Apply carefully and slowly in a straight line across the edge of the weft. Make sure this is done neatly.
After this, soften the glue with a blow dryer. Soften it until you feel it is now sticky to the touch. Though you have to soften it, don’t allow the glue to be runny as it could drip into the hair and cause damage. It just had to be tacky enough not necessarily wet.
Now you can apply the weft to your hair. Do this with care, position the weft in such a way that the glue is facing your hair. Be meticulous not to apply it on the scalp as doing this will obstruct hair growth and possibly cause bald spots. N/B; Ensure the weft is applied only to your hair, not your skin. Note it must be applied half an inch to your side hairlines because doing otherwise will make it visible.
Let the hair dry, wait for two to three minutes so that the extension is completely dry then give a tug to ensure it is firm. If any part is not fixed correctly, you can apply a little glue and press it down until the entire weft is attached.
Lastly, repeat this by applying other wefts above the first weft. Also, ensure you measure and cut accurately. When you finish applying all wefts, comb out your hair. Take down the rectangular spot and use a comb to blend your natural hair with the extensions.
After this, you can style your hair to any style of choice. You can get a haircut to blend the extensions even more.