A Quick Guide to Quick Weave
A quick weave is a great way of getting a new hairstyle quickly, as well as the more affordable option. But before you get excited about it, you should first know the basics because it still involves investment in time, energy and money.
And it’s also important to choose a reliable salon that can deliver professional results for your quick weave, and The Weave Shop comes highly recommended by its customers. The salon chain offers several weave packages, individual services including cornrows, full lace wings, and ponytails, and regular salon services like haircuts, hair treatments, and hair coloring.
What Is It?
A quick weave is a type of full weave wherein the hair extensions are bonded to a thick weave cap. Its process is easy and quick than the traditional sew-in weave, thus, its popularity among women who want a new hairstyle within an hour or so.
It’s also best to let weave professionals do the job for best results although it can be done as a DIY project in the comfort of your own home. The professional-only suggestion stems from the fact that even a quick weave requires precision, patience and steady hands.
There’s also the fact that improper application of a quick weave can result in mold development on your scalp, among others. With a hairdresser, your hair will be checked whether it’s completely clean and dry before the weave cap is placed on it. You will also be asked whether you want a deep conditioning treatment or a protein treatment before the quick weave; both treatments will enhance your results.
Your hairdresser will also have the right training to ensure that, indeed, the quick weave’s braiding pattern and weft cuts are in the proper order. You may not have the skill for it so it pays to go to the professionals.
What Are Its Pros and Cons?
Keep in mind that a quick weave may have its advantages over the traditional sew-in method but it still has its disadvantages. You have to discuss these pros and cons with your hairdresser and determine whether it’s a better option for you. You have to consider several factors including your budget, style preferences, and lifestyle (i.e., required maintenance).
For the pros:
- More affordable cost
- Easier and quicker installation, a great thing if you don’t want to sit on the salon chair for prolonged periods
- Long-lasting results with proper care
- Wide range of hairstyles possible
For the cons:
- Hair can be pulled out if a protective seal isn’t used over your scalp
- Hair extensions can be messed up (e.g., clumps) from the dried glue
- Cutting the wefts increases the shedding of hair extensions in comparison with a traditional sew-in
Most of these cons, nonetheless, can be eliminated when a professional hairdresser applies the quick weave. If you do it on your own, you will be more likely to make mistakes and get inferior results, perhaps even regret ever getting an amateur quick weave.
What Are Its Possible Styles?
With a quick weave, you will have little to no leave-out. This means that nearly all hairstyles is possible with it! Even when you have long hair, you can get a short hairstyle with a quick weave, too.
Possible styles include pixie cuts, bobs, and blunt cuts, all of which requires no leave-outs. You can color your hair, too, so it becomes more attractive or bohemian, whichever look you want to go for.
Longer hair quick weaves are great, too! Keep in mind that these will take more time to install as well as take more effort in maintaining their beautiful appearance.
How Do You Care for It?
With a quick weave, you have to take good care of both your natural hair and the quick weave. For this reason, you will likely spend more time than before on your hair care routine, as aspect of all types of weaves that every interested woman should consider first.
- Shampoo your hair every 7-14 days (i.e., 7 days if you sweat a lot and 14 days if not) with a sulfate-free shampoo, which has a gentler formulation suitable for a combination of natural and artificial hair. Use lukewarm water in wetting your hair and rinsing it afterwards. Use gentle massaging motions so as to prevent the weave from tangling while shampooing.
- Wash between the braids. Mix lukewarm water and sulfate-free shampoo into a squirt bottle and use the mixture to clean under and around the braids. Massage between the braids and your scalp using your fingers, too. Rinse the shampoo off and repeat the process two more times.
- Tip: To prevent tangles, don’t hold your head upside down while wetting, massaging and rinsing your hair. Dry you’re the braids completely by sitting under a hooded dryer.
- Deep condition leave-out hair, such as the hairline, edges and part, so that these stay healthy. Do this whenever you shampoo your hair. Apply a light, leave-in conditioner, too, after the deep conditioning product has been rinsed off.
You should also spray an antibacterial weave spray on the weave, too, which will reduce the risk of mold development. Do this every day for good measure.