5 Types of Weave: What is The Best One for You?
So Many Options, So Many Textures!
With wigs, sew-ins, and clip-ins on the rise, so are textures and options to accommodate everyone's hair!
With a variety of hair textures amongst women, the possibilities are at an all-time high. There are so many choices, it can be overwhelming to figure out which weave texture is best for you. For a lot of people, it is essential to buy specific types of hair with specific qualities to make the most out of their hair purchase.
Another thing to consider is the hairstyle you are looking to achieve; it will help you slim down your options and texture choice, The most sought after textures are Brazilian, Peruvian, Malaysian, Vietnamese, and Indian. Each sew-in weave has a particular texture and is offered in multiple wave patterns; including straight, wavy, tight curly, or deep waves.
If you find yourself in a rut, looking for the perfect weave, look no further, we are here to guide you! So let’s get started!
Brazilian hair is the most sought-after hair texture; it is most versatile because of the density, softness, and ability to last long.
When maintained, multiple installs and coloring can be done. Virgin Brazilian hair also handles color well, so lifting (highlights) or depositing color (making hair darker) is ideal for this hair. Brazilian hair is suited for any style, rather straight, wavy, or curly.
This hair also comes in numerous natural colors. Due to the density, the hair is less likely to frizz which is a big plus, and you can also use fewer bundles to maintain a full look still.
If you have no idea which way to go, you can not go wrong with Brazilian.
This type of hair is coarser and thicker in texture, although it is lightweight. Peruvian extensions also blend easily with hair.
Its natural state is straight, curly, and wavy. The hair type is exceptionally thick, soft, and luxurious, and it requires fewer bundles to give a full look.
Peruvian hair is a multipurpose and versatile hair choice and is very easy to style, so you can create just about any style you want. Peruvian hair has a mixture of smoothness of European hair, as well as the texture of Brazilian hair.
It is easy to color and holds curls well, which is a key factor if you are looking to create curly styles.
Colors options with Malaysian hair, range on the darker side of the hair color spectrum.
Malaysian hair has excessive shine, and medium to a high luster. After a few washes, the hair shininess reduces and returns to a natural sheen. Malaysian hair tends to be softer and silkier than other hair.
This hair also holds curls well.
Vietnamese hair is well known for its purity and strength. It is known to be thicker than other types of hair, giving it a stronger hold.
It doesn’t matter if you have curly hair or straight hair, Vietnamese hair bundles work well with both and match most women’s hair textures. The hair is cut, wefted, and cleaned directly from the donor's head.
The simple life and dietary options of Vietnamese women reflected in their hair. This hair is soft and silky; it also comes in straight or body wavy. It is known for its softness and ability to hold curls.
Indian hair is well known for its light and airy feel. It moves effortlessly with lots of bounce, is tangle-free, and easy to style.
Indian hair extensions, create a beautiful wave that ranges from straight to curly. The hair can easily be curled and styled. Indian hair holds curls well but does slightly loosen, never completely falling out unless in a damp or humid environment.
It also blends well with most hair textures. Indian hair usually comes in a natural straight and natural wave pattern. If you are looking for a natural wave style, then this is the hair for you.
Indian hair is also trendy because it does not tangle, shed easily, or lose its natural wavy look.
Let’s talk textures!
Curly Texture Hair
This hair usually has a naturally thick curl pattern, that bounces back when wet (virgin hair/wet and wavy).
Curly textures are also known as being easy to maintain. Not much styling is necessary with curly hair! It’s weatherproof, if it rains, you do not have to worry about humidity. Heat or color does not alter it.
It is easy to make this hair your own with being able to curl and straightening the hair for many styles with one install or wig!
Straight Hair Texture
The cuticles are always intact. Extremely easy to style and maintain. Straight hair is great for short and long hairstyles!
Body Wave Hair Texture
Natural 'S’ shape in this pattern creates a cohesive wave throughout the entire hairstyle.
Body wave also tends to have a shiny feel and appearance. No special maintenance is for the hair is needed. There is usually no tangling; no shedding, body wave has a beautiful appearance and easy maintenance.
Loose Wave Hair Texture
It has a natural and flexible spiral wave pattern.
Loose wave hair refers to a more of a wave and curl. Compared to body waves, the curl pattern of a loose wave weave is a bit smaller and tighter. Not to straight, nor too tight, many women love the curl pattern of loose wave hair.
Now let’s decide!
We have looked over our weave selections as well as each texture!
When looking into extensions, many key factors play a role in your decision! Now that you know a little more about the various weave options and textures, you need to consider these four things.
The style you want, your hair type, price range, and how long you would like the style to last.
Style It Up!
Do you want to wear your hair straight the majority of the time? If so, opt-out of curly hair, aim for a texture with fullness for a full look.
Do you want something versatile? If so, aim for a curly texture that can be straightened, as well as being able to revert to its original curl form once wet. Do you want your hair to be long or short?
Length fluctuates with each weave, be sure to choose the hair ideal for the length you are looking for.
What is your Hair Type?
If you plan not to utilize a closure or frontal, consider your hair's texture, so your weave can blend seamlessly. Purchasing silky hair, and having natural hair leave out is not ideal. Also, consider color, if you are opting to have left out.
You tend to “get what you pay for,” contrary to popular belief hair weave is no exception to the saying.
How long are we talking?
Are you looking for a style for a weekend of fun, or are you looking for something long term? If you plan to wear your weave long term, an easily maintained hair texture would be ideal.
If you plan to wear your weave for a while and want it to last through plenty of installs, you will have to go with higher quality hair and texture.
When choosing the best weave hair for you, there are many things you have to factor in your final decision. Pick what best suits you and your personality! With so many options, you are sure to find your perfect weave!
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