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It’s All About Wigs And Weaves!

Fashion Blog Wed Dec 02 2020

Do you love to try something different, something new with your style? A dreamy dress, or funky make-up, or maybe a trendy hairstyle? Ever wondered how celebrities like Beyonce, Rihanna, or Kardashians always carry luscious and perfect hairstyles? One day it is a red bob; the other day, it is long straight black hair! How do the celebrities manage such hairstyles so flawlessly? Did you ever wish to have the same hairstyle for yourself?

A hairstyle can change your look instantly and is a good option for experimenting with your looks. But trying a new hairstyle takes a lot of time and patience. And if one tuft goes astray, it’s again a long story from the start. With decreased patience, of course. So, is there any way to be at your best hairstyle with little time and effort and added with more glam? The answer is yes!

With wigs and weaves, you can now get a new look for yourself every time you step outside. In this article, we will help you to understand every single thing about them. Thanks to their humongous popularity, now you need not have heavy pockets to get an entirely new and trendy look for yourself. So let’s peep into what we have in store for you!

The Beginning

Today with the continually changing fashion styles, the popularity of new hairstyles never withered. If you are wondering where did it all begin, then the answer is 3400 B.C.in Egypt. Women used human hair or sheep wool as wigs and weaves. They used resin or beeswax as an adhesive to attach it to their heads. Did you know that Cleopatra was noted to have a weave of peacock blue color?

The Difference

Although, from the same family, wigs are different from weaves. Let’s talk wigs first. Wigs usually come with full-head coverage. They are easy to change and best for temporary purposes. For using them, a spandex cap is attached to the head to ensure proper comfort and easy application and removal. 

Weaves, on the other hand, are designed to last for several days and weeks. Unlike a wig, weaves have a slightly longer process. They are sewn directly into your natural hair to give a more lustrous, fuller, and glamourous look. Like wigs, they come in different colors, and you can keep them on for a longer time!


The Process

Just to attach a weave or wig on the head, the first thing is to braid the hair to get a seamless base. The next process involves a lace and bundle system and carefully stitched to the base. This type of stitching is a specialized one to ensure maximum durability and a long-lasting artificial hair look. 

For wigs, a spandex cap is needed for comfortable placing and removal. As a temporary adhesive, a holding gel is used to keep the wig in place and change, if needed.  

The Types

There are different varieties of wigs and weaves. The most popular ones among them are natural sew-in, lace frontal, and lace closure. The natural sew-in is further divided into two types, c-part or curved parting and vixen, or comb-over or two set partings. 

Natural Sew-In

Leaving some part on the top of the head, almost all the hair is braided to form partings. Generally, this also covers the weave tracks. To the braids, two to four bundles of weaves are sewn. This type of weave is the partial sew-in or c-part. It looks great and is long-lasting if adequately taken care of. Otherwise, you are in for something unexpected!

For vixen, only 2-4 weave patterns are braided, and the hair around the edges and near the middle is left out, thus giving your hairstyle a natural yet trendy look. 

Lace-Frontal

Lace frontal technique is used for wigs as well as weaves. The entire front hairline is recreated, and it is perfect for those you love pulled back hairstyles. It is an excellent option for hair loss on the edges. 

Lace Closure

If you still like your natural hairline despite wearing a wig or weave, lace closure is a good option. The areas where the weaves are sewn in are covered, thus leaving space that appears like your natural hairline. 


The Time

Wigs and weaves take different times according to the complexity of the application. Weaves usually take two to four hours to give you a new look. For wigs, the time taken is much lesser than that of weaves. And if you have opted for frontal wigs, pop it on your head, and you are good to go!

Style And Care

It depends on the number of days you will wear it. For wigs, a weekly wash is recommended. But for weaves, don’t wash them frequently to maintain the durability of the braiding. A sulfate-free shampoo is recommended to sustain the quality of the hair. 

Human Hair Or Synthetic Hair

Human hair is a good option for weave because it can withstand heat and are softer in texture. Also, human hair can be easily re-styled, unlike synthetic hair. Synthetic hair is best for temporary use. But it is hard to style and can not withstand heat.

Brazillian, Peruvian, Indian, Malaysian, Eurasian hair are the most sought after weaves known for their texture and wave patterns. 

The Mistakes 

Although it is easy to take out your weave on your own, there is always a risk of being over-pulled and over-cut, thus damaging your natural hair. Over-dyeing is another worry. For wigs, it is easy. Wipe Vaseline or alcohol over the glued space and apply pressure on the area. Repeat this process until the glue disappears, and the lace starts to come out.  

What’s Popular

An updo with a braid and bun look, the burgundy curls, drawstring ponytail, body wave, loose wave, golden-brown curls, and long box are some of the most popular weave styles! Depending upon the style, you can opt for Brazillian, Peruvian, Indian, Malaysian, or Eurasian hair for weaves. 

Be Stylish!

Wigs and weaves give you a glamorous and attractive look. But to maintain the look, ensure quality products and proper care.

In the end, all that matters is the style you choose on and the way you carry it. There is only one rule- Be comfortable, be stylish.


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