How to get a Natural Looking Hair Weave …
Most people wonder how celebrities get such amazing looking hair. Well usually, they weren’t born with such gorgeous locs and most people know that celebrities look amazing only after a Hollywood beauty transformation. Their #1 beauty secret… a natural look weave.
To get a natural looking weave or hair extensions you’ll need a talented hair extensionist and natural looking healthy hair. Most people believe that the hair alone makes a weave look good but many factors go into making a weave look just right.
1. The right braid pattern- The braid pattern is the base for which your extensions will be applied. A good braid pattern will mean that the hair will flow and move naturally.
2. The right amount of hair- Having too much or too little hair installed can make a weave look unnatural and fake. Having too little hair installed will make the weave look thin and stringy. Having too much hair can make a person look “wiggy” as if too much hair is growing from their head. The right amount of hair usually ranges from 8-10 oz (However a celebrity weave ie Beyonce usually has 10-16 oz of hair)
3. Having the right cut- Once the hair is installed the hair extensions should be properly layered or thinned using thinner shears or razor cut. Natural hair is never exactly one length. Layering the hair will make it look natural by taking some of the bulk out of the hair.
4. Proper hair care- Even the best quality hair will not look its best unless it’s taken care of properly. Indian hair should be washed often so that oils and hair products don’t build up. Also, it should be conditioned properly since the hair is unprocessed human hair. Proper conditioning will keep the hair looking shiny and healthy.
So once again, a great weave starts out with a good hair stylist and great quality hair. Everything else is up to you to keep it looking its best.