The Hair Weave technique is extremely simple and involves firstly braiding the natural hair to create a sturdy foundation for the hair extension style. Wefts of human hair are then sewn onto the braided base. A weft of human hair is basically a ‘curtain’ of extension hair stitched together. The hair weaves are applied in discrete rows that lie flat against your scalp ensuring the extension hair blends easily with your natural hair. Shannel uses double-drawn hair which results in a more natural finish. Check out the before and after page to see how hair weaves can be used to add volume and length to your hair..
PROS:A Sew In Weave is applied by sewing wefts of extension hair. Because the weft is added to a braided base it’s often reffered to as a ‘protective style’ as a portion of your hair is safely tucked away. Women often use this type of hair extension method to help them ‘grow’ their hair longer.
CONS: Sew In Weaves may not be suitable for very fine hair or hair that is breaking in the first 2 centimetres of growth. Depending on the placement of the rows you may not be able to wear your hair in a high ponytail. If you need to tie your hair back for work or for the gym you can wear your hair in a low ponytail.
FINAL VERDICT: Sew In Weaves are the most popular hair attachment method at Secret Extensions due to the straightforward technique and low service cost. Sew In Weaves are easy to look after and good quality extension hair can be reused many times making it a very budget friendly hair extension method.
Your Questions Answered…
How long should my natural hair be to have a Real Hair Weave? Ideally your hair should be at least 3 – 4 inches long.
How Long does it take to have a Micro Fine Hair Weave fitted? Depending on the length and thickness of your hair it can be applied in under an 90 minutes generally.
Should I ‘rest’ my hair between Hair Weave services? This depends on you entirely. There is minimal temporary strain on your hair with a hair weave.
Once the Hair Weave is in, will they feel heavy? When your Hair Weave is first applied you will notice it is there, but after a couple of days it will feel exactly like your own hair.
Can I colour my hair whilst wearing a Hair Weave? Yes. Most clients wearing a Hair Weave touch up their crown area as normal. Generally it is safe to darken your extension hair by up to 4 shades.
Can I wash my hair daily whilst wearing Hair Weave? Yes, you can wash your hair as often as you wish.
I work out daily, will my Hair Weave fall out if I sweat a lot? The Hair Weave will not deteriorate if you sweat. In fact weaved hair extensions are so strong they are not vulnerable to any external elements including oils, heat and water.
Can I use hair straighteners and hair dryers with my Hair Weave? A Hair Weave can withstand the same heat as natural hair so you are free to use and heated styling tool you choose. Just remember to protect the extension hair with suitable products.
How do I wash my hair whilst wearing a Hair Weave? Whilst wearing a Hair Weave it’s best to wash your hair in the shower. Washing your Hair Weave with your head in an upright position helps prevent tangling.
Sew In Weaves Do’s & DOn’ts…
DO wash your hair weave in the shower (in an upright position)
DO detangle your hair weave before washing
DO wash your hair weave at least once a week
DON’T sleep on wet hair whilst wearing your hair weave
DON’T use styling products contain alcohol on your hair weave
DON’T backcomb your hair weave
Who Said Money Can’t Buy Happiness…
The cost for a Sew In Hair Weave varies greatly from person to person. The costs are dependent on variations such as how long you would like your extension hair and the quality of extension hair you would prefer. The costs are separated into service cost and extension hair cost so you can be sure of exactly what you are paying for. Shannel is generally able to obtain extension hair up to 30% cheaper so please call her before you purchase extension hair as you may miss an opportunity to make a saving.
Shannel is based in Old Street, London 3 minutes from Old Street underground station and there is street parking available locally. Shannel works from her own private, modern apartment so you are guaranteed a laid back, relaxed atmosphere with complete discretion. You can enjoy complimentary hot and cold refreshments with free wifi access. Call Shannel now on 02032920431 or send a text on 07871690909. You can also drop her an email at [email protected].