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Hair weave is one of the most coveted accessories in this day and age. Everyone from the girl next door to your favorite Hollywood starlet is enhancing her look and appearance by adding some hair. You get to experiment with colors, textures and styles without the pressure of a serious commitment -- what a luxury! And though some women have few qualms about admitting they are wearing a weave, most of them do not want it to be obvious.
Wash the hair weave with a mild shampoo -- moving hands in a downward motion to avoid tangling -- and condition it with a rinse-out product. Removing the "manufactured" sheen present in new hair gets rid of that "baby-doll" effect.
Lay the wet hair weave on a flat surface to air-dry. If time is a factor, blow dry the hair using the "Low" or "Cool" setting on your hair dryer. Avoid using the "High" setting, as this creates fly-a-ways leaving the hair frizzy. Your weave is meant to accentuate your beauty, not take away from it.
Shape the hair weave by clipping the ends. If you desire a "blunt" look work through the hair with a fine-tooth comb, stopping right above where you intend to cut -- you can also use your pointer and middle fingers to hold the hair place -- cut horizontally right below your measuring instrument with a pair of sharp hair scissors.
For a playful, feathered look cut vertically "into" the hair. This will result in traffic-stopping movement on a windy day.
Apply a dime-sided amount of serum to the hair to give the weave a normal sheen. Dry, matte hair is not flattering on anyone. If the hair is longer than 12 inches, use more than the suggested amount, but avoid drenching it. You haven't come this far to end up with limp hair that just lays flat.
Bend over and swiftly blow the hair with a hand dryer to create motion and volume. If big, voluminous hair does not suit your personality, skip this step and just style as desired.
Do not cut the hair weave if you want a naturally grown-out look. Hair weave tends to be thinner at the ends which gives the illusion that it was grown from the root.
Wrapping the hair weave with a silk scarf at night will protect the condition of the hair, extending it's life.