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8 Reasons Why Women Buy Hair Weave

Lets Face It, Ladies Love Weave!

“You have such pretty hair, why are you wearing a weave?” As a woman who loves to experiment with her hair, I have been asked this question countless times.

And although I am not a huge fan of explaining myself there were a few times that I have found it necessary to do so.

However, I could never seem to articulate my reasonings behind investing in a weave. In fact, I recently went on a 6-month break from all forms of weave and extensions just because my aunt asked me to.

The break, although tortuous at times, allowed me to do some reflecting on why women buy hair weaves in the first place.

If one of these reasons resonate with you, I encourage you to take pride in your choice to buy and rock your 20″ bundles! I do.

#1: Give Your Real Hair a Break

If you are a natural haired girl and your find yourself with a strict washday routine and you are always twisting, braiding, or knotting your hair every three days, then you probably buy a weave to give your over manipulated hair a 4 to 6-week break.

The same break can benefit women who press their hair every two weeks.

Often referred to as a protective style, weaves enable you to give your natural a break from all of the styling elements.

natural hair style

#2: Protection From Heat Damage

Along those same lines, a weave installed with a closure or frontal piece can enable you to use the heat tools at any time.

You do not have to worry about temperature settings or how many times you run your flat iron through because it is not your real hair.

So don’t let the steam from the shower rain on your parade.

Weaves are perfect for the woman looking for a super sleek style on a daily basis.

#3: You Are Going Through “THE TRANSITION”

Some women may buy a weave if they are going through the transition from relaxed hair to natural hair.

A hair weave installation can help you to conceal your hair and enable it to grow in peace while you still have straight pieces of hair. The weave will provide you with a comfortable everyday style until your natural hair grows out to a length that you feel is acceptable to rock once you have trimmed off your straight pieces.

This is perfect for anyone who has just gone through with the BIG chop and needs to buy some time for their hair to get out of an awkward growth stage.

#4: Cover Hair Loss or Bald Spots

Whether it’s alopecia, chemo, or stress that is making your hair fall out in clumps, a weave can be used to cure those insecurities.

Many women purchase hair weaves to provide the head full of hair that they used to have or always wanted.

#5: Manageability

Weaves with a looser texture of hair are sometimes easier to manage than our natural hair textures.

A Malaysian textured hair weave is a lot easier to comb through my own coils.

Purchasing a weave enables an ease of styling that also provides you the opportunity to hit the snooze button on your alarm clock because you don’t have to spend extra time styling your natural hair.

curly hair weave

#6: Provides Instantly Thicker Hair

There are countless brands of hair care products that promise thicker after after weeks of regular usage.

In a more timely approach to solving the curse of thin hair, some women may buy weaves to sew tracks in between their natural hair.

This styling method gives the illusion of thicker, fuller hair in a matter of hours.

#7: Provides Instantly Longer Hair

Similar to the reason above many women purchase hair weave to give them instant length!

With the average extension carrier selling hair lengths from 10″ to 32″, you can take your hair from shoulder length to waist length with four bundles of hair weave.

You can use this method of length illusion on both silky straight and kinky textures. If your leave out (the top of your hair that would not go under a weave) is a naturally curly texture that you have no intentions of straightening, you can purchase a weave that mirrors your curl pattern and sport an afro that is as big as your heart desires.

Furthermore, if the hair weave is sewn in by a gentle but firm hand with optimum length retention in mind, you can also continue to grow your natural tresses underneath the style.

#8: Style Experimentation or a New Look

Similar to science experiments, making a rash decision about your hair can leave you with the wrong color for your skin tone, the wrong shortcut for your face shape, or a combination of the two.

Weaves allow women to experiment with a new cut, color, or style without requiring a full on commitment.

For Example:

Color: Unprocessed aka virgin hair, is colored easily, if not easier than your natural hair.

The recent “unicorn hair” trend, which results when you dye your hair to a rainbow of pastel hues, is a testament to that. The hair must go through many damaging steps to achieve the look including being stripped of all natural color.

I have a natural jet black hair color that will not be colored anything other than orange.

Every coloring process leads my hair to a color on the Ronald McDonald color spectrum. However, after purchasing a hair weave, I have successfully been able to go from jet black to honey blonde seamlessly with a good weave and a professional colorist.

Cut: If you have been scrolling through your social media timeline, then you know that the short wavy bob is on trend this season.

For those ladies whose real hair is almost BSL (Bra-Strap-Length) a weave will allow you to keep your length and still participate in the trendy style.

By @jessysilvahair on IG

Unicorn Hair Color

Weave Texture

Summer curls and waves are an unexplainable urge that hits almost every woman on the planet when the sun comes out.

A weave can enable you to change the texture of your hair if your strands do not cooperate with highly advertised styling techniques; whether you want your straight hair to exude that sea breeze beach wave look, or a bushel of curls a weave can help you get there.

Why do You Love Hair Weave

Everyone has an opinion and if you find yourself explaining your personal choice to buy hair weave, feel free to start and finish your debate with one of the reasons listed above; do not be ashamed of wanting to look your best and enlisting a little help to do so.

Add to the list by leaving a comment below on why you buy weave bundles!

About Chay Rodriguez

Hi! My name is Chay Rodriguez and I am the host of #GOALS The Podcast, a fashion and beauty blogger, and a natural hair fanatic. Join me as I navigate through this world of entreprenuership, curls, and style because I am documenting it all!

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  1. Tiffany Locke says:

    I like that you explain how you can give your natural hair a break from all of the styling elements by getting weaves. This would be a great way to keep it healthy and strong while also looking beautiful. When choosing weaves, it would probably be a good idea to ensure you choose a salon that has top-of-the-line options so that they’ll last and work properly so that you won’t damage your natural hair.

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