Weave Terms Demystified!
Weaves are a great protective hairstyle as they give your hair a break from styling and heat damage, thus giving it a chance to grow. Sew in weaves help you to achieve any color, length and volume that you desire! If you have been considering trying out weaves, you must have been bombarded with all sorts of terms and maybe left in a confused state. Don’t let these terms do that to you, we are here to help you! Here’s a ort glossary that will come in handy especially if you are a first-timer.
Protective style- This is a style worn with the intention of restoring the health of your hair while promoting its growth.
Full weave-All your hair is braided up and covered under the weave. The only visible hair is your weave hair.
Partial weave– A portion of your hair is left out while the rest is braided up. This is a go to style for those that intend to achieve a natural look while attaining extra volume and protecting the rest of their hair.
Leave out-The section of your hair that’s not braided, but is left out to blend with the weave and achieve a natural look.
Cornrow-A tight braid that provides the base onto which the hair extension is attached. It also protects your hair.
Weft– A continuous track of hair that has been fabricated or sewn.
Machine weft-A continuous track of hair that has been sewn by use of a machine. They are the easiest kind of wefts to use as they make the installation process simpler. They are slightly thicker than hand-tied wefts.
Hand-tied wefts– These are a little thinner than machine wefts and allow the hair to lie flat on the head. They are almost undetectable and are pre-sealed to reduce shedding and maintain their thickness.
Track– The point of attachment of the weft.
Remy hair-Human hair that has its cuticles still intact. Such hair may have been processed to attaching a given color or texture, and therefore cannot be considered virgin.
Virgin hair– 100% pure and natural human hair. It has not undergone any processing hence posses its natural color and texture.
Single sourced– Used to refer to hair that has been collected from a single donor, and posses a natural gradation from root to end.
Double sourced– Refers to hair collected from several donors. Combination of this hair to form a weft results in a uniform length throughout.
Closure-A piece created to mimic a natural part or hairline. Generally, closures are used during the installation of full weaves. Check out our store for a wide range of closures to pick out from.
It is our hope that this glossary has equipped you in preparation for the protection of your hair. We hope that it will make you more confident and help you make an informed decision when settling for a weave! Share this post with your friends and family so that they can also decide to protect their hair!