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You've spent time and money getting the perfect weave -- keep it looking beautiful by taking care of it. If you use hot tools to style your hair every morning, your weave hair will get damaged and need to be replaced earlier than expected. Weave wrapping is a popular technique for naturally smoothing and straightening hair, and it's not just for nighttime: You can make it a hairstyle in itself and let it do the job while you're out and about during the day.
What Is a Weave Wrap?
Since the hair in your weave is very healthy (especially if you've opted for virgin strands), it's easier to keep smooth without using a flat iron. A natural way to straighten your weave is by wrapping it tautly around your head and pinning it down. You generally do it before bed and wrap it in a silk head scarf to protect strands from being loosened during your sleep, but you can also make the technique stylish enough for daytime or evening wear.
Before You Wrap
Your hair should be just washed and thoroughly conditioned before you begin your weave wrap. It's hard to manage slippery wet tresses, so it's easier to wait until they're damp. Have some smoothing serum on hand to apply to frizzy or uncooperative strands. While they're not necessary, a couple of hair clips to section off hair while you style are useful. Also, it's helpful to have a mirror for perfecting the back sections of your 'do.
Separate your hair into four equal sections: two top layer halves, and two bottom layer halves. Comb them with a wide-toothed comb to ensure that there are no knots. Next, smooth the two top halves backward and use bobby pins to secure them to the bottom of your head once they're pulled tightly. Then, comb the bottom halves upward tautly and wrap them together to make a bun that covers the pinned top layers. Ballerina bun or beauty ritual for smooth hair? This hairstyle is both.
For this style, you'll be leaving the bottom layers loose while you wrap the top layer of your hair. Comb all top strands backward tightly, gathering them together. For a nighttime event, you can add a little drama: Before you comb back, gently tease a small area at the crown for volume. Then, pin your smoothed strands back tightly at the back of your head and adorn it with a pretty hair pin or barrette. The only thing better than a great party is waking up with silky strands the next day!