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Nothing looks worse than a bad weave. From fake looking locks to the wrong style, a bad weave can leave you feeling like a major fashion don't. However, choosing the best extensions for your hair involves more than just finding a reputable brand. You want a weave that not only looks real, but matches the color and texture of your natural hair.
Don't discount synthetic hair. These fake locks are actually best for gals on a budget who wear their hair in braids or twists. Fake extensions are made from synthetic fibers such as monofilament, silicone and polyester. When worn down they can look obviously fake. However, if you always wear your hair in braids, they offer an inexpensive way to enhance your look. The best brands of synthetic hair are soft, non-flammable and can be washed.
Human hair extensions are the prime choices for ladies who want to rock a free-flowing look. These extensions blend in with your natural hair, sometimes so well that friends might even be surprised to find out you're wearing a weave. For a top-of-the-line look, opt for Remy hair. This type of human hair retains the cuticle and aligns each strand in the same direction to give you the most natural look possible. The best brands of Remy hair won't shed, are tangle-free and are treated so they don't dry out.
The best bet for cash-strapped ladies searching for a natural look is non-Remy hair. These human hair extensions are also known as fallen hair. The only difference between Remy and non-Remy hair is that the roots and tips go in different directions, meaning the fallen hair extensions are more prone to getting tangled. That said, this weave is best for short term looks that aren't going to be subjected to a huge amount of styling.
Color and Texture
The wrong color or a mismatched texture can give away a weave in a matter of seconds. The best weave blends in with your natural hair seamlessly. Choose extensions that are the exact same color as the hair on your head. If you're growing out relaxed hair opt for a texture that matches the new growth. If you're extending straightened hair, be aware of weaves that are too straight. Even relaxed hair still has a little texture to it. Your best bet is a straighter weave that still looks and feels natural to the touch.