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The idea of a ‘quick weave’ sounds pretty tempting, doesn’t it? For weave lovers, we well know how long the regular process can take. Not only do you have to get your whole head braided, then you have to wait for hours and hours while all the layers of extension hair are sewn in.
After that it’s the cutting and styling, and by the time you’re ready to leave the salon chair your butt is numb. Though weaves can last a long time and the wait is probably worth it, sometimes you don’t have all that time to devote to your next ‘do.
You might want to consider a quick weave. This article is an introductory guide to quick weave, showing you exactly what it is, how long it lasts, how to do it, and more. By the time you’re done reading, you’ll know if a quick weave is right for you, and how you can go about getting started.
What Is A Quick Weave?
Don’t know what a quick weave is? Don’t worry, a lot of people aren’t exactly sure either, but we’ve got you covered. A quick weave is a hairstyle in which hair extensions are bonded to your own hair. There are two ways you can do it:
- With a protective cap (also known as ‘stocking cap weaves’)
- With a liquid-gel formula that dries and hardens over your hair and acts as a barrier
In both of these options, the hair is flattened to the head as much as possible, with liquid gel. Then adding the protective cap is optional. The wefts of the weave hair are then glued in place on top.
How Long Does A Quick Weave Last?
If you want a short answer, a quick weave can last up to 4 weeks if you look after it properly – maybe even longer.
But it’s important to think about your natural hair underneath. It should be washed and deep conditioned at least once a month.
Though some people say that quick weaves can last up to 2 months, we’d suggest a 4 or 5 week time period for keeping your quick weave in. After all, two or three extra weeks might jeopardize the health of your hair, and we just don’t think it’s worth it for the sake of a hairdo.
Quick Weave Tutorial And Tips, How To Do It
Check out this video from Tierra J Beauty on how to do a quick weave:
You can follow the steps below. Click on the hyperlinks to check out the products you’ll need.
Step 1 – Mold the hair down and back with plenty of gel. Pull the hair into two ponytails and braid them, then tucked them into each other. All of the hair should be covered with gel. Keep a strip of the hair from the front out, and braid it forward. This will form the natural hairline when the quick weave is complete. Do not use gel on that particular section.
Step 2 – Wrap the hair and go under the dryer until it is fully dry.
Step 3 – Use plenty of hairspray over the whole head.
Step 4 – Put the wig cap on and make sure it is as tight as possible.
Step 5 – Take wig cap that have a weft. Put the hair extension glue along the weft, then blow dry it with a hair dryer until it is tacky. Starting from the bottom of the wig cap, place the weft of the hair extension along the hairline. Then use a dryer again to make sure the glue dries and the extension stays in place.
Step 6 – Continue this up the head. Make sure to stick the end of the weft on the wig cap itself and not on the hairline, to make sure your edges stay protected. When you get to the crown area of the head, bend the weft around to mimic the natural fall of the hair.
Step 7 – Cut the wig cap down the parting to reveal the braid that you made earlier.
Step 8 – Add a final track around this area to cover up the exposed cut edges of the wig cap. Place it as close to the scalp as possible without placing it directly on the scalp.
Step 9 – Because the hair extensions are all the same length but placed on different parts of the head, the hair lengths will be different. Cut it straight, or in another style if you desire.
Step 10 – Style the hair as you want it.
Step 11 – Take out the braid from the front and style it to match the styling of the weave.