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What Is A Quick Weave? How To Install A Quick Weave Step By Step?

What Is A Quick Weave? How To Install A Quick Weave Step By Step?

Last updated date Fri Jun 14 2024 By William Brown

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Quick weaves have become a growing trend to attain glamorous hair in a short amount of time. It's commonly known as the cheaper, faster option to the sew-in weave. If you want to know more about the quick weave, just keep on reading, we will show you everything you need to know.

What is actually a quick weave?


A quick weave is a method where the hair wefts are glued directly to a protective wig cap before bonding to your head. Unlike the traditional sew-in weaves, this method will take you a relatively short amount of time. You can do this method at home by following the complete guide.

Obviously, a quick weave has its own pros and cons. Although it’s convenient and very affordable, you may face potential damage to your scalp and natural hair. To avoid those potential damage, proper installation and care are very important.

How long does a quick weave last?

The longevity of a quick weave depends on many factors, such as the quality of hair, the installation process, the hair care routine, the quality of adhesive, etc. In general, a quick weave can last for about 4–5 weeks.

The weft hair loosening out from the protective wig cap is a sign that it’s time to take out your quick weave. There are many tips to make the quick weave stay longer on your head. However, they generally use high-quality adhesive, proper care routine, and install it in the right way.

How many bundles do you need for a quick weave?

Usually, you can get three bundles with closure or frontal for your primary sew-in; that's typically the magic number for your average sew-in. With three bundles anywhere from 8 inches to 18 inches, your weave will be full, flowy, and glamorous.



How To Install A Quick Weave Step By Step?

Requirements:

1.A single pack of weft extensions, preferably real human hair, just like Brazilian human hair (also known as virgin hair)


2.Hair scissors and ties

3.A flat iron and a blow dryer

4.A towel, some bonding glue, a comb, brush and a wave cap at hand.

Step-By-Step:

Step 1: Prep your natural hair. 

After brushing your hair, you should braid it and let it lay flat on your head. If you don’t want to braid your natural hair, you can use molding gel to keep it under the wig cap. If you want to get a middle part, you can leave the center part unbraid. 

Step 2: Cover your hair with your protective wig cap. 

After your hair is prepared, use a wig cap to cover your head. To prevent your natural hair from being exposed to the glue, you should apply a liquid cap over the protective wig. When the liquid cap dries, you can cut the protective wig cap at the middle part to release your natural hair. 

Step 3: Install the hair weave

If you do it yourself at home, make sure to sit in front of the mirror to see where you put the weaves correctly. You should start from the side of your head and glue the weave in line to the other side. 

When gluing hair weaves to the wig cap, you have to start from the bottom to the top of your head. Make sure that each weave is dried before you apply a new one. 

Step 4: Style the middle part

When creating a hair part with your natural hair, make sure that the hair at the part is long enough to cover the weft line. For a natural-looking part, add a bit of concealer or foundation that matches your skin tone to the part. This will give the illusion of scalp and create a seamless transition between the weave and your natural hairline.

Now the installation process has been completed. It’s time to cut and style your hair after installing a quick weave.


How much does it cost to get a quick weave?

A typical installation of a quick weave is $100 and when you include the cost of the hair (~$60), the whole look is achieved for $160.

Can you wash a quick weave?

Yes, you can. The adhesive used to bond a glued-in hair weave is not water-soluble and is perfectly safe to wash. A well-cared for glued-in weave will last roughly one to two months before the glue begins to loosen. During that time, you will have to wash your hair regularly to prevent salt, dirt, and mold from accumulating. It is highly suggested that you wash your quick weave if you don’t want the glue to be loosened or accumulated with the mold, dirt or salt.


>>> Read more: How to Wash Weave Hair Extensions <<<

Is a quick weave better than a sew-in?

Most hairstylists suggest opting for the sew-in weave because it can be healthier and look more natural for your hair. Of course, braiding needs to be done properly. "A quick weave is great for when you want to change your hairstyles within a short period of time, or you're unable to braid your hair.

What is the best hair for the quick weave?

There are 2 kinds of hair used to make quick weave namely human hair and synthetic hair. A quick weave made from human hair looks more natural and realistic but more expensive than synthetic hair. Besides, it also needs more careful caring. The origins of human hair will decide on its quality. Undoubtedly, healthy hair must be better than unhealthy hair because weak hair can make dry and brittle extensions. The human hair is also considered the best hair for quick weave bob.

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William Brown

William Brown

Hairstylist

William is a professional hair stylist with over 10 years of experience. He is passionate about creating personalized, trendy looks for his clients and specializes in hair treatments and updos. He is now a certified hair adviser for Mic Hair Company. His articles are always filled with advice, pro tips, and latest hair research results.

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