The Importance Of Matching Texture Of The Extensions With Your Own Hair
Posted on February 27 2019
As a woman there are many investments you will make in your physical appearance and one of the most important investments is how you wear your hair. To borrow from a well used cliche, “Your hair is your crowning glory” and in many respects this is true. No matter what hairstyle you sport, it is one of the first things that people will notice about you, therefore it is an aspect of your appearance that must not be taken for granted.
The focus of this post will be on achieving a seamless finish between your leave out hair and installed weave.
The texture of weaves are as varied as the texture of human hair. When selecting a style for your weave, you must bear in mind the texture and length of your own hair.
For instance, if your hair is in it’s natural state then it would be entirely appropriate to go with a weave that has lots of texture. The same same way if your hair is chemically relaxed, then a straight weave will blend easier.
Not to be overlooked is the color of your hair; it must either match or at least compliment the color of the weave (this applies especially when the weave has various color tones in it).
If you want to achieve a polished looking hairstyle, the last thing you want is to look like you have an untended shrub on your head. You should take the pains to blend the two textures so that you achieve a look that has people believing that it is all your hair on show and not a weave. A term coined in popular hair forums is ‘beweaveble texture’ which speaks volumes as to the importance of texture in weave choice.
Follow these simple tips when selecting extensions
1. Know the difference between synthetic and human hair weaves: Most synthetic weaves change texture with continued styling and brushing. As the name implies, human hair weaves are made from human hair but the textures vary greatly.
2. Consider the length of your leave out hair before deciding on the hairstyle and the length of weave to use: If the leave out i.e. your hair is only about 3 inches long, it is not a great idea to go with an 18 inch weave as it would be glaringly obvious that you have a hair piece on! The term ‘beweavable length’ comes to mind.
3. If the weave is wavy or curly, ensure that you style your leave out accordingly so that it blends in nicely. You may also have to relax and or color your leave out to match the texture of the weave. For the health of your hair however, it makes more sense to just pick a color that already matches your own.
4. The hair products that you use in maintaining your coif could affect the texture of the leave out and the weave so be sure to ask your stylist’s advice on what to use (some products could adversely affect the texture of the weave).
5. In line with the point above, the use of heated tools also affect the texture of weaves. Most synthetic weaves do not take kindly to heat so if you plan on restyling your hair regularly (and who doesn’t) opt for virgin remy quality human hair.