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Thin, flat hair no longer has to be a curse: The modern wizardry known as infusion hair weaving can give you the luscious locks you’ve been dreaming of. Infusion hair weaving gives you thicker hair that will practically pass for your own, even up close. Infusion weaves can cost a pretty penny; but if you’ve got the coin to spare you can walk out of the salon with a glorious mane that no one has to know you weren’t born with.
What an Infusion Weave Does
Infusion weave techniques give you fuller or longer hair that looks natural. When an infusion weave is done properly, you can wear your hair up or back without the weave peeping out from your roots. Infusion weaves can last four to 12 weeks, depending on the type of weave you use, the thickness and texture of your natural hair, and how gently you treat the weave once it’s in.
Hot fusion weaves involve both glue and a heated tool. Your salon tech attaches small strands of hair to your natural tresses at the root line. Rather then attach rows of strands attached to a weave strip at the top as in a traditional sew-in weave, she'll attach the strands one at a time. She fuses the glue with a tool that looks kind of like a straightening iron. You can wash and style your hair as usual, but treat it gently, because the heat involved can dry your hair and weaken it.
Cold fusion glue works the same as hot fusion glue, except that there’s no heat involved. Cold fusion weaves are more supple then hot fusion weaves and look a little more natural. Fusion weaves don’t last quite as long on relaxed hair, so start checking your roots after about eight weeks.
Tips and Hints
The healthier your hair is, the better an infusion weave will take and the longer it will last. Deep-condition your hair once a week for a month or so before getting a weave. Infusion weaves can cost about $500, and a full head of weave can take as long as eight hours to do a full head of hair -- so think carefully before committing.