One way to mix up fashion and get your look a new flair is by having a new hair weave. Many women are never interested in having hair weave done in the salon, and so, with the right tools, I am going to take you through the steps of making it yourself at home. I will take you through three parts of achieving this feat.
Part one – Creating your base braids
Step 1: Wash and condition your hair
The first thing before executing the weave style is preparing your hair by washing it. Just do a normal wash and give it a good conditioning treatment, drying it well.
Step 2: Gather the required supplies
Braid your hair in a series of cornrows so that it creates the base to sew your weave onto. The tools that you will need for this exercise include a wide tooth comb, a fine tooth comb, a hair pick, 2 to 3 large hair picks to hold your hair away from your face and a detangling spray.
Step 3: Select your part
Select your part to place your hair weave. Remember you will not be able to change your part until you take out the weave, so choose it carefully, paying attention to the fashion. Your part should go about halfway back on your head.
Step 4: Braid the perimeter row.
First thing first, complete a small braid that wraps around the outer edge of your face, head and the nap of your neck.
Step 5: Begin braiding your part
Braid two rows of hair on either side of the part so that your part will be visible.
Step 6: Finish braiding your part.
Braids should run parallel to your part and you should work down your head in horizontal section.
Step 7: begin the center braids
Braids running from either side of your part will form full braids that wrap around your head.
Step 8: Finish your braids
Part Two – use supplies
Step 1: Gather all your supplies
You will require at least two wefts of human hair for your weave, curved sewing needles, weave thread that matches the hair color. You will also need a wig cap and a pick or a fine comb for separating sections of hair.
Step 2: prepare your needle and thread
Cut a piece measuring 2 to 3 feet long of your weave thread. Thread one end of the string through your needle then wrap the ends of the thread around the tip of your finger. Tie them together in a knot.
Step 3: Put on your wig cap
Use the wig cap to cover your entire hairline all the way around, going over your ears, forehead and the nape of your neck to make your braids completely covered.
Step 4: Sew your wig cap to your braids
Step 5: Sew the wig cap to the perimeter braid.
Step 6: sew the wig cap around your part.
Step 7: Cut off the excess wig cap
Part Three – Sewing on Your Extensions
Step 1: quantify your extension-hair for the perimeter braid.
Step 2: Measure the extension to go around the outside of your part.
Step 3: Prepare your thread.
Step 4: Create your base knot through the weft of the extension.
Step 5: Begin sewing the extension to your wig cap.
Step 6: Continue sewing your perimeter extension.
Step 7: Sew your extension around the outside of your part.
Step 8: Begin filling in the rest of your head with the extensions.
Step 9: Finish filling in your head.
Step 10: Sew on your closure for your part.
Step 11: Create your closure for the back of your part.
Step 12: Adjust your closure piece.
Step 13: Sew your closure to your head.
Step 14: Cut and style your weave.
The task is now complete. The weave is now in your head. It is now up to you to cut and style it to your personal preference. Be careful when cutting as this is going to be permanent because your hair is not going to grow in. It is not easy to keep pace with fashion with regard to weaves. Nevertheless, you can be successful.Take care of your weave regularly, but avoid washing it too often as this might loosen up the ties and your wig cap. Following the aforementioned steps will keep you in fashion.