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Though health should be the priority of hair care, how long the hair strands grow and keeping up with color dye trends are probably what motivates most. For black women, harsh chemicals from relaxers and dyes can take a toll on the hair's health, therefore, growth. Yet there is no need for an ample amount of real hair to achieve a variety of hairstyles with different hair-weaving techniques.
You don't need but an inch of real hair to use synthetic or human braiding hair. You can have your hair braided upward toward the center of your head to form a ball-like bun. Box braids can be worn small or big and short or shoulder length to create a bob style. If you use human hair, you can create micro-sized braids, called micro braids, that can be worn loose at the ends. Some braiding human hair curls when wet and some is just bone straight. Micro braids can be styled in many different ways -- ponytails, fishtails, and buns.
Glue your track extensions to your hair temporarily to add length, volume or to wear a specific style. If you just want long locks all over, make sure your roots are straightened and are the same color of your track extensions. You will probably need to wear your hairstyle down to create the most natural look. It may be best to go for a short hair style by just gluing pieces for volume or to add length to an asymmetrical, edgy bob. There are colored track extensions for fab two-toned styles. Make sure to pick quality extensions for the most attractive, natural look.
If you don't want weave glued or sewed directly on your real hair, go for a lace front wig. This weave style can last from two to three months. First, your hair would be braided down then covered by a cap. Next, the wig will be glued over the cap and onto your skin all around your head. Then needle and thread would be used to sew down the middle and other parts of the wig for extra support. If you chose quality human hair, you can wash and curl this hair as if it was your real hair. Go to a professional to achieve the best results.
Mutliples Weaving at Once
Even if you don't have that much hair, you are not limited to just one type of weaving technique per hairstyle. You can have your hair braided up with braiding hair into a Mohawk style then add curly track extensions to the end of the braids by gluing or sewing. You can also have your hair braided back as cornrows and wear a straight half wig. For a simple, cute style, sport a long clip-in ponytail or bun after your hair is braided up around your entire head into a ball. Hair weaving has no limits no matter the hair length or amount.