Black Women Weave Hairstyles for Thinning Hair


Thinning hair is not just an issue for 40-something guys facing baldness squarely in the face. It's an issue for women, too, which can be devastating since hair is a woman's crowning glory. Sure, you can throw a fit and see countless doctors to try to mitigate the hair loss. Or you can put on your armor of courage and invest in a fabulous weave that covers up the evidence. For black women dealing with this issue, there are tons of weave styles to camouflage your thinning locks.

Net Weave

So you want a head full of luscious locks, maybe that sweeps your shoulders or even longer. However, you need some faux hair help because your own hair is thinner than you would like it to be, which means it won't stand up to the traditional weaving process. A net weave is the perfect solution because you can still get tracks sewn in, just not to your own hair. Have your stylist cover your natural locks with a weave net to which extensions can be sewn. The end result is a fab weave without the damaged caused by the sew-in.

Lace Front Wig

Lace front wigs are all the rage and when they are done right you can't tell that you are wearing a wig. The best part about it is that you don't have to put your natural locks into a bunch of tight cornrows under the wig. You can simply slick it back and use a net or wig cap to attach the lace front product. It is designed to blend with your natural hairline and once it is secured you can style it any way you want, from wearing ponytails to curling it up for a sexy side-swoop style.


A too-tight weave or braid style can make your thinning problem worse. If you are a self-professed weave queen, you might have the answer to the question of why your hair is thinning in the first place. If you are going to weave your hair, choose a style that doesn't involve pulling your hair so tight that aspirin becomes your best friend and your hair is pulled right out at the root.

Additional Considerations

You may be tempted to pursue other weave options for your thinning hair, including a traditional sewn-in look or even a glue-in, in which the extensions are glued to your scalp. Avoid these options and if you don't want to cover your thinning hair, then work with a dermatologist to address the issue and take steps to revive your natural locks, if possible.

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