Types of Weaves You Can Get
It’s your first ever weave appointment! We bet that you’re very excited to get a new perfect hairstyle! But if the hairstylist asks, “what type of weave do you want?,” what are you going to answer? You must remember that a weave will stay on your hair for around a month or two, so you have to choose wisely.
Don’t fret though! This article will help you differentiate the different types of weave and guide you to the option that is best for you and will totally fit your lifestyle.
First of all, you should know what a weave is. A weave is a term used when hair bundles are sewn onto your natural hair that are braided into cornrows. The process is simply called sew-in. Since it is sewn into the hair, it is quite permanent until your next visit to the salon after 6-8 weeks.
There are different ways on how you install your weave. There’s lace frontal weave, lace closure weave, and natural sew-in. Natural sew in can either be a c-part or a flip over vixen. Let’s differentiate these types of weave to know better!
- Lace Frontal Weave
In a lace frontal weave, your whole hair will be weaved into cornrows and hair bundles will be sewn on the middle to the back part of your hair. The front part, however, will be covered with a lace frontal that measures 13 inches long which covers your hair from ear to ear. Since all your hair is weaved into cornrows, it is protected from hairstyling tools and chemicals which can damage it. Thus, this weave protects your natural hair.
This is the perfect weave for you if you want to recreate the entire hairline and make it look natural. The frontal can also be placed a bit closer to your face especially when you are suffering from hair loss or have a higher hairline. This weave is also versatile in terms of styling since you can wear ponytails of half-updos and even braids!
- Lace Closure Weave
Similar to the previous one, a lace closure weave also makes your natural hair weaved into cornrows and bundles of hair will be sewn into it. The difference between the two is that only a small portion of the cornrow is left, and this is where the closure, which typically measures 4x4 inches, will be placed. This is also considered as a protective style.
A closure creates a natural-looking hair part and hairline in the area it is attached. However, this weave is best for women who likes to keep their hair down since the weaves can be exposed if the hair is pulled back into a ponytail.
- Natural Sew-In
Meanwhile, a natural sew-in takes few patches of hair which will be used to cover the tracks of the bundles weaved into the cornrows. It is also used to create the parting on your hair. These patches will be later styled once the sew-in is done. Additionally, it will require constant styling and care to lessen damages from heat and other styling chemicals.
There are two types of natural sew-ins: C-part and Flip Over Vixen.
In a c-part weave, a small section on the top of the head is used to provide a hair parting and cover the tracks of the bundles sewn into your hair. It is called a C-part since the sewn in bundles create a C shape on top of your head. It is ideal for women who want to show their scalp and have a natural hairline.
- Flip Over Vixen
This natural sew in, on the other hand, needs more sections of hair to be left out. Areas that are typically left out is down the middle of your hair and around the edges. This sew-in allows you to have the most versatile hairstyles like braids, pigtails, ponytail, and other cute hairstyles you might want to try.
These styles differ on the finish of the weave. You can choose to protect all your hair and let it grow by opting for a lace frontal or closure weave or you can choose to use your natural hair in covering the tracks by choosing a natural sew-in. No matter what choice you make, it’s important that you buy quality hair products to make your hair as perfect as it can get!