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How to Prep Your Hair for A Quick Weave Slay

How to Prep Your Hair for A Quick Weave Slay

A Quick Slay I'm Here for It!

It doesn't matter the texture, length or color if you need something done less than two hours a quick weave may be the best option. I know what you're going to say "Charlie I can't take that glue" that would be a concern for me as well. However, there are products and techniques that a stylist use to prevent your hair from being touched by the glue which is also known as the molding technique.

What is the Molding Technique?

When it comes to molding the hair, it's about making sure the hair is flat and creating a flat hard surface to prevent the hair from being touched by the glue. Depending on the length of the hair you can either braid the hair down use Ampro gel and Robert Diamond Bond Protective Shield to start the molding process. There are so many different ways to do this process, and none of them are incorrect as long as you are protecting the hair. Below are the tools that you will need for the molding technique:
  • Rattail comb
  • Ampro Gel
  • Wrap strips
  • Gorilla Snot
  • stocking caps
  • Spritz
  • Robert Diamond Bond Protective Shield scissors
  • Bonding hair glue (White or Black)
I'm sure that we've all invested hours in watching Youtube videos. One of my go-to for a quick weave slay is MadaboutMeechie! Madaboutmeechie uses gorilla snot to make sure the hair is flat instead of using gel or the protective shield. As I watched the whole video, it works for her but always use what makes you comfortable when molding the hair.

Rules to Molding Different Hair Lengths

Molding short hair is a breeze! When it comes to long hair, you have two options molding the hair while it's braided or putting the hair in a ponytail. Guess what I'm going to guide you on how to do both! Once you get the flow of the process, you will eventually find different ways to SLAY your quick weaves.

Steps to Slay Short Hair

The hair must be washed and conditioned. I also recommend trimming the client's hair.

Step #1

If there's leave out remove the hair, braid it down away from the hair that's being gelled down

Step #2

Begin the molding process while the hair is wet or dry

Step #3

Once the hair is molded place wrap strips on the hair, this is for extra protection to be sure no glue gets on the hair.

Step #4

Place the stocking caps on the clients head. One or two whichever you prefer

Step #5

Spray spritz on the stocking cap (your preference) just for the extra hold

Step #6

Put client under the dryer for an hour or until the hair is dry.

Steps to Slay Long Hair

Step #1

The hair must be washed and conditioned. I also recommend trimming the client's hair.

Step #2

If there's leave out remove the hair, braid it down away from the hair that's being gelled down

Step #3

Dry the hair for the braid down.

Step #4

Make sure the braids are braided small and flat.

Step #5

Place the Ampro gel or Robert Diamond Bond Protective Shield on the braids to began the mold

Step #6

Place the wrap strips on the on the braids

Step #7

Put the stocking cap on the client. One or two whichever you prefer

Step #8

Place client under the dryer until the hair has completely dried.

Step to Slay with a Ponytail

Step #1

The hair must be washed and conditioned. I also recommend trimming the client's hair.

Step #2

If there's leave out remove the hair, braid it down away from the hair that's being gelled down.

Step #3

Comb the hair back as if you were doing your hair in a ponytail

Step #4

Once the hair is in a ponytail, take the remaining of the hair and fold it up and gel it down

Step #5

Place the Ampro gel or Robert Diamond Bond Protective Shield on the braids to began the mold

Step #6

Place the wrap strips on the on the braids

Step #7

Put the stocking cap on the client. One or two whichever you prefer

Step #8

Place client under the dryer until the hair has completely dried.

Step #9

Once the hair is dry remove the access stocking cap from around the clients head

Step #10

Start placing your Private Label Hair extensions in sections of the head

Step #11

Once the extensions are in the head unravel the leave out and begin to style the hair

Using the Right Bonding Glue

Just a friendly reminder if you're using blonde hair to do a quick weave it's best that you use white bonding glue. The reason for using the white bonding glue with the blonde hair is for the closing process, and if the bonding glue mistakenly touches the blonde hair, it can remove easily. The white bonding glue is in your local beauty supply store. We all know to use the black bonding glue when it comes to black hair or any darker color hair extensions. The reasons for that is for the closing process. When getting a quick weave with no hair out you have to close the top of the head. If you use black bonding glue for blonde hair or white bonding glue on black hair, you will see the residue. Why work harder when can work smarter? I promise if you follow this simple step it will be a success!

The Final Slay

I hope this article was informative and just as good as watching a video on Youtube. One more thing make sure you visit Private Labels extensions and read the article Quick weave: Everything I need to know to get more details and leave comments so the writer can answer all your questions. Don't just stop there purchase some bundles to achieve the look! Well, my time is up PLE readers!!! As always, please leave a comment, and I will respond and answer all your questions accordingly. If for some reason I am unable to I will do the research and get back to you!
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10 Reasons I Love Wearing Quick Weaves

10 Reasons I Love Wearing Quick Weaves

Say It Loud, I love Quick Weaves, and I’m Proud!

For the longest time in hair history, quick weaves have been getting a bad reputation! I mean, why can’t everybody love all weaves? It’s just some hair!

Quick

Well, I think it’s best if we start with the fact that quick weaves are installed mighty quickly! The phrase, 'quick weave' originates from the speed it takes to install them. Because you’re not braiding the weave into the hair or sewing, you save a lot of time on the process. When you’re installing a quick weave the only materials you will need are scissors and glue. Some people may use a blow dryer after each track is glued down to ensure the hair is in place, but it’s not needed. The average installation time it takes for a quick weave is up to two hours, depending on speed. Who wouldn’t love getting a quick weave just because of that timeframe? Not everyone has time in their schedule to sit for hours on end to get their hair styled! Some people want to get in and then get out. With a quick weave its nothing more than cutting the size track you need, and gluing it down! That’s it, nothing else.

Low Maintenance

Oh, did you think quick weaves were high maintenance? This style is by far one of the hair extension methods that don’t require much effort to maintain. In the Summertime, its common to see women wear big curly quick weaves and that’s because they choose a style that was simple! With a quick curly weave, you may need to apply moose in the morning and go! There isn’t any high maintenance with this hair extension because that would defeat the purpose.

Affordable

Having someone install a quick weave isn’t going to cost nearly as much as getting another type of hair extension. Quick weaves typically run between $40-$50. In the hair world, that is a steal! The reason it cost so low is that it doesn’t take much effort to complete. Although, in total, you may end up paying around $80 since the hair would have to be purchased. Typically the customer would buy that separate and then pay someone to install the hair. Also, the prices of a quick weave install are also the same across the board. Whether you have your favorite hairstylist do it at a salon or your kitchen beautician do it, the price averages the same. So, for those people who love getting their hair extension often done, a quick weave is for you!

Protective Style

A quick weave is one of the best protective styles! If you want to cover your hair for a while and give it a break, have a quick weave made! Most times, people will have their hair braided, place two stocking caps over the top of them and begin applying the glued tracks. The reason why two caps are used it so the glue won’t seep through to the natural hair causing it to be ruin. When people are trying to repair their hair from damage, they sometimes wear quick weaves. Rocking the braids underneath the cap will allow your natural hair to relax while it's rebuilding. Anytime you give your hair a break from styling will benefit you in the long run. Some believe quick weaves shouldn’t be worn in your trying to repair your hair, but as long as it's done correctly, you’ll be fine.

Easy Removal

Quick weaves couldn’t be easier to remove! Everybody doesn’t have hours to set aside to remove braids or spend time cutting tracks out. Quick weaves will always go down in history as the fastest hair extension to be removed. The only product that is needed to remove a quick weave is a tall can of oil sheen. Yes, oil sheen, the product that adds shine throughout your hair. It's recommended purchasing a cheap brand since it won’t be used for its intended purpose. Once you’re ready to remove your quick weave and have your oil sheen, the only thing you do is spray a generous amount in one area while rubbing it at the same time. The rubbing action is ensuring the oil softens that area, so the quick weave can easily slip off. On average, it should take less than an hour to remove. Once it’s off, you’re done!

Healthy, Now

As mentioned earlier, some believe that quick weaves are harmful to your hair. Now, this isn’t entirely false. Quick weaves usually have a terrible reputation, but for a good reason. However, like anything else, it depends on how it’s made. When quick weaves first began getting popular, only one stocking cap was used. Then people would apply the hair glue, and it would seep through the cap causing the adhesive to be all over the person’s natural hair. During the installation process, this wasn’t noticed, of course. Only when people started removing their quick weave would they see it was hard to take it off. With the glue stuck to the hair and cap, left people with only one option, which was to cut their hair! But like most things in the world, products and techniques have all advanced. Now, people don’t have that same experience when they rock a quick weave. Stocking caps have, and most people wear two of as well. Also, the hair clue has advanced too. Installing and uninstalling a quick weave couldn’t be better!

Acts as a Wig

If you want to upgrade your quick weave skills and styles, turn it into a wig! Who said a quick weave couldn’t be transformed! You can quickly turn your swift weave into a wig by adding wig clips. Wig clips are whats on the inside of a wig that has comb pieces on them so the wig can stay in place. Now of course, when turning your quick weave into a wig, it can’t be done on your head. A mannequin head is needed to complete this style. You would have to create the quick weave as you usually would and then at the end, insert the wig clips. You could both use glue or needle and thread while adding the clips. Once it's completed, you are free to put your quick weave on and take it off whenever you please. Also, if you’re feeling creative, you could create many different quick weaves and have a different one for each day of the week!

Looks Natural

Quick weaves are nothing like having tracks sewn into your hair or having a bad frontal piece installed. Quick weaves look natural! The best way to make sure your quick weave looks natural is to leave some of your natural hair out, around the edges. For example, if your natural hair is curly and so is your quick weave, you could leave your edges out so that it blends in well with the weave. The reason this is good is that you don’t want to see the top track of the weave in the front. You could also leave some natural hair out in the back in case you wanted to put your quick weave in a ponytail.

No Skills Needed

Who said you needed to be licensed to install a quick weave? Well, I’m sure you probably do, however, if you wanted your favorite little cousin to install your swift weave which is still in high school, you could! There isn’t any real skill needed for installing a quick weave other than knowing how to cut scissors! That’s right, that’s all you would need to do. It doesn’t take rocket science to understand how to measure a track against someone’s head, apply some glue to it and then press it back against their head! It’s one of the most natural hair extension methods ever, to create!

Simple Signs to Know to Remove

Another reason people love quick weaves is that it's easy to know when its time to remove them! When your edges begin to loosen, or you can move the quick weave a little, its time to have it removed. After your quick weave is installed, it should be nicely fitted on your head so when that tightness is gone, let go of the weave too! These are great tips because not everyone can tell when its time to remove their hair extensions. Also, for those who don’t even like to pay attention to when it needs to come out, can easily have the wig clip added and you could stop rocking that style when you want!

Nothing Like A Quick Weave

As you can see, there is nothing like a quick weave. It sets itself apart from all the other hair extension options. Quick weaves are easily installed, provides different styling options and anyone can do them their self! As mentioned earlier, back in the day quick weaves had a bad reputation but those days are over. I believe soon more people will begin rocking them again, as often as they do with the other hair extensions. There is nothing like a quick weave, and well, I don’t think there ever will be! Are you a fan of quick weaves? If so, tell me in the comment section what you love about wearing quick weaves!
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