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When done right, a weave can help you get the look you want while protecting your natural hair. Your hair gets cornrowed or interlocked, then the weave hair goes directly over your hair. Different ways to keep the weave hair on the interlocking tracks all have advantages and disadvantages. Choose a budget-friendly style that meets your needs.
Using a net in between the hair weave and the interlocking tracks reduces the pressure on your natural hair. This helps women suffering from hair loss and other hair issues rock a weave safely. Once you have the interlocking base, sew the net over the base using weave thread. Attach the weft hair to the mesh, not the interlocking tracks. Use a closure piece at the crown of your head to cover the tracks.
Bonded weaves go onto interlocking tracks quickly using special glue. While you won't spend forever in the salon chair, you can only wear a bonded weave for a few weeks. Choose black adhesive if you have dark hair or white adhesive if you're a towhead. See a stylist if you want a bonded weave because you'll have a hard time applying weft hair to the back of your head. Do not apply adhesive to your scalp.
A sew-in weave gives you more stability than a bonded weave and can last up to three months. Like the net weave, this style uses a weave needle and thread. This time, the weft hair gets sewn directly onto your tracks. The smaller your interlock base, the flatter your weave style. You don't want it to look puffy. It's best to see a stylist for this type of weave because you don't want the sewing to appear messy.
With a tree braid, you create the interlock track while you apply the hair, not before. In this style, you work a three-strand braid or cornrow for a couple of inches, then begin feeding loose extension hair into the braid. As you feed extension hair in, braid a couple of turns, then let it loose to have flowing hair. It sounds complex, but the result looks very natural.