Wonderous Weaves: Types, Kinds, Shapes and Sizes

September 13, 2011  |  

By Lavette Slater

Stylish, glamorous, trendy, sophisticated, appealing, unnatural, fake, ugly, artificial, matted…all have described women wearing a hair weave. What many people don’t understand is that there are many different methods and techniques to apply a hair weave. Each method provides something distinctive that will be suitable for each individual’s needs. In some cases hair can be of a fine texture and adding volume requires special attention. For some women wearing a hair weave is a preference of choice to add color, length, volume and/or just simply wanting to try a new style. But for some, wearing a weave is not a choice due to reasons such as alopecia, damaged, thinning and broken hair. In some cases wearing a hair weave may not be a good decision which gives many options of wigs and hairpieces (reference last weeks post Wigs and Hairpieces)

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  • Guest

    It would be great if this post came with pictures. Especially about the different method of weave.
    Anyway thank you!

  • shameless

    Ha! And you wonder why everyone thinks black women are bald headed.

    • Jenny the Wonderful :)

       If one is bald they have no hair. Please, stop using the word when you’re so darn ignorant about the true meaning, sweetheart. I’m not bald–I have tons of hair–I just like being able to have options for my hair.
       I wonder why, though, that only BLACK women get ridiculed for having fun with their hair. “If you get it straight, you’re trying to be white! If you dye your hair you’re trying to be white! Huh? NO YOU ARE NOT BEING CREATIVE! That’s a word for other races–YOU HAVE TO BE AS BORING AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN BE.” White chick gets extensions? “Damn, you look good.”
      Keep your pig-headed comments and double standards to yourself, hunny. Ignorance and stupidity isn’t welcomed here. :]

  • 360degrees

    I actually learned something. I didn't even know all these different hair type could be bought. I also learned some new techniques. I'm one of those kitchen beauticians..lol I am in love with making wigs right now. Its cheap and very versitile. I can have short hair, long, curly straight or wear my own. Its so much fun without the commitment and its a hair saver. You can put all the heat in the weave and when you want to just have your hair swinging you can. This works really well for me because I work out all the time.

  • Guest

    Oh, I love her shoes!!

  • Prissy

    I want a weave for when it gets colder. It will preserve my relaxed hair. I won't have to do it as far as putting heat on my real hair. It is really convenient.

  • The nerve

    LOL…. classic, yet its suppose to only be black men whom hate themselves typical hypocrisy, oh its black men's fault the their mothers raised them NOT to like natural hair lmao