Updated: Jun 10, 2018
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly About Hair Weaves
Hello Naturalista Sista!
Today we are talking all about weaves. I'm going to give you the good, the bad and the down right ugly about hair extensions!
The Good-"Weaves are fun"
Now, don't get Nappy Pat twisted... I loooovvveee natural hair, but I also LOVE a good weave. I think weaves are fun! The things I absolutely adore about wearing a weave is that you can try out different looks, styles and colors. Maybe you've been a kinky sista for awhile and don't want to add any heat to your natural hair to try a silky new look...you can still rock that silky straight look with a sew-in hair extension or wig. Maybe you want to try a new trendy color, a quick weave or sew-in will do the trick. With a good weave, you can just let loose, be wild and have so much fun without touching your hair at all!
The Bad-"Weaves aren't for all of us"
As a hair stylist, I literally service hundreds of clients and a lot of the time I find myself correcting other stylists errors or clients YOUTUBE hair mistakes when it comes to bad weaves. I've witnessed it all from the bad bonding to the bogus sew-in. I'm just saying, weaves can be BAD if they are not installed properly and without the proper care. So before you decide to get a weave, consult with a beauty professional that specialize in that area of expertise!
The Ugly-"It's not really your hair girl"
“Be original, show off your style, and tell your story with your hair.”
"Girl, that's not really your hair! I've been doing hair for more than 30 years and I've seen some of the ugliest things about weaves! I've witnessed women keeping weaves in for as long as 6 months! OMG, are you serious? Here are my tips on maintaining a healthy weave:
First, you can not keep a weave in longer than a few weeks (6-8weeks to be exact). Secondly, during that time period, you have to regularly shampoo and conditioner your hair and the weave. Lastly, get regular maintenance done and treat the hair as if it is your own.
Until the next time Naturalista Sista, be you, do you and most importantly...LOVE you!
The Prodigy of Textured Hair