We all love beautiful hair
But not everyone has the time or even the money for a full sew-in or lace wig. Quick-weaves have been around as long as extensions have existed. I decided to try it out using the parrisxtensions deep wave bundles. The good thing about quick weaves is that you can do it at home yourself! Of course a professional can do the style for you as well however it's not required. Read on to learn more about this simple technique
For those who don't know what a quick weave is
A quick weave is a full head weave involving bonding hair extensions to a thick weave cap or to your natural hair. A stylist will place the weave cap on your head before the bonding. The process is quick and easy, and your hair will be out of the way. You won’t need to deal with daily manipulation and styling. If bonding the extensions to your natural hair, it's VERY IMPORTANT to protect your hair with a "liquid cap" protector. They have products for this or you can use gel such as got2b or gorilla snot to create a hard mold to apply the glue to.
Quick weaves won't damage your hair
As long as you don't let it. With any protective style, the main goal is to PROTECT your natural hair! Make sure to take the precautions necessary to ensure the glue doesn't cause damage during your take-down. For a easy removal soak the hair in conditioner and slow remove the tracks starting from the bottom up. Quick weaves are a great protective style and alternative to the traditional sew-in.
How I did it
To start I took my Brazilian human hair deep wave bundles from Parrisxtensions and dyed them to match my hair color. The great thing about human hair extensions is that they can be bleached and toned to any color on the rainbow! I used Clairol Bleach and wella toner(t35 and t18 mixed) to achieve my custom color.
When installing the Quick weave start from the back. Take the weave and measure the track from ear to ear in the back of your head, cut track and glue. For the front of your hair, do the same from ear to ear. This will give you your start. When cutting your hair and applying the glue, give it a few seconds to air dry or use a blow dryer on cool heat. Follow the circle pattern of your head with the weave and glue. Cut smaller pieces to place in the right spot. Once you become familiar with this technique you can follow your head with the whole track applying glue. A little tip i recommend is curving the tracks to follow the shape of your head to prevent tracks being seen from the side. Once you get to the top of your head will need to make a closure piece some weave closure pieces are included but some not. take 2-inch piece of track to apply glue. Roll hair up with glue and let dry. Hold track upside down and spread weave apart glue. I did a half up half down quick weave so I left the front portion of my head out and did not need a closure piece. A tip to not have to leave out your hair to cover the last track is to make your part in a "U" shape so when you do your ponytail it'll cover it!
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Pros of Quick Weaves
There's a ton of benefits to a quick weave
- Fast and easy style options.
- Zero to low maintenance hairstyle.
- Fully customizable with lots of possible variations.
- Gives your hair a break from styling.
- Cost effective way to get a weave style.
- Easy take down when you're ready to move.
- Absolutely no damage will be done to your own hair
- The cost to get a quick weave installed is cheap, but it’s even cheaper to search up a few YouTube videos and install it yourself. Just make sure you know what you’re doing!
- It’s quicker to install than the traditional sew-in, so it’s perfect for those who don’t feel like sitting in the chair for too long.
- If taken care of properly it can last for a long time so that you will get your money’s worth.
- This style can be a great protective style but don’t neglect your real hair in the process!
Try it yourself!
My results turned out beautifully and I'll definitely be doing this more often! Have you tried a quick weave or do you prefer the traditional sew-in? Sound off in the comments below!