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What is a Weave?

A weave is a method of installing wefted hair extensions. At Heroine Hair Salon we offer 7 methods of weave installations which are all suitable for Afro, European and Asian hair styles. Read more to find out which method best suits you. 

Types

  1. Weave with leaveout involves braiding the natural hair to create a base foundation to sew wefted extensions on to. A small portion of natural hair is left out to cover the middle or side parting. 

Pros: Versatility  

Cons: Not ideal for women with short hair due to bending issues. Not ideal for women with damaged hair. 

 

  1. Seamless weave with leaveout, similar to weave with leaveout but with added advantages!.  This method involves braiding the natural hair to create a base foundation to sew wefted extensions on to. In this method natural hair is left out round the perimeter and parting (middle or side). The tracks are sewn in to allow the hair to be worn in a medium to low bun without revealing any tracks. 

Pros: Versatility  

Cons: Not ideal for women with short hair due to bending issues. Not ideal for women with damaged hair. 

  1. Sew in tracks involves braiding natural hair into 3-6 rows in a uniform pattern throughout the hair, then sewing wefted hair extensions on to them. This method allows the hair to be worn in almost any style and gives a natural finish. 

Pros: Versatility  

Cons: Not ideal for women with short hair due to bending issues. Not ideal for women with damaged hair. 

  1. L.A Weave is a braidless method of installing tracks into the hair. The method involves using micros links to create a foundation, which wefted hair tracks are sewn on to. This method is great for wearing your hair in a high bun without the tracks being revealed. 

Pros: Versatility  

Cons: Not ideal for women with short hair due to bending issues. Not ideal for women with damaged hair. 

  1. Lace frontal weave is a full head weave were no natural hair is left out. Lace frontals are approximately 13 inches wide and 4 inches deep, they are used to mimic a natural hair line. The method involves using a lace frontal hair piece along the hair line, then sewing approximately 2 - 21/2 bundles of wefted extensions behind it. For best results lace frontals should be glued in front of the hair line.

Pros: Ideal for women seeking a transformative hairstyle because it protects all of the hair. Versatile. 

Cons: Lace frontals have a limited life span. High maintenance lace frontals they need to be frequently re-glued. 

  1. Lace closure weave is a full head weave were no natural hair is left out. Lace closures are approximately 3 inches wide and and 4 inches deep, they are used to mimic a natural parting. This method involves using a lace closure hair piece in the area you wish to have a parting, then sewing approximately 2 1/2 - 3 bundles of wefted hair extensions behind it. 

Pros: Ideal for women seeking a transformative hairstyle because it protects all of the hair. Versatile. 

Cons: Limited versatility. Lace closures have a limited life span.

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