Quick weaves have become a growing trend to attain glamorous hair in a short amount of time. It's commonly known as the cheaper, faster option to the sew-in weave. But, what exactly is a quick weave? How is a quick weave different from a regular sew-in and is it even worth it? How is it installed? What are the pros and cons? What weave hair extensions should I use? Want to learn more about quick weave? Keep reading:
A quick weave is a weaving method where hair wefts are glued directly to a protective cap placed on your head. The protective cap is placed over the hair, providing coverage from the glue, and hair wefts are then cut and glued to the cap. A hardening gel can also be used to hold down the hair, instead of braiding it.
A quick weave can be done at home or by a professional stylist. The process is quick and easy, and your hair will be out of the way. You won't need to deal with daily manipulation and styling.
Basically, it's a great alternative to the traditional sew-in and is used as an efficient protective style. Now that you know what a quick weave is, let's go into more detail about it.
Quick weave hairstyles are the go-to options for an effective change in minutes. However quick weaves are damaging but not if done properly and using the right tools.
2.1 Pros Of Quick Weaves
Black women can enjoy the following benefits that a quick weave offers them most:
2.1.1 The cost to get a quick weave installed is cheap, but it's even cheaper to search up a few tutorials and install it yourself. Quick weaves can be installed by you without the help of a professional and expensive hairstylist.
2.1.2 A quick weave is quicker to be installed than the traditional sew-in, so it's perfect for those who don't feel like sitting in the chair for too long. This weaving technique is usually finished in 1.5 hours, half the time it usually takes to install a sew-in. Whether you're a working professional, a busy mom, or both, quick weaves are a great alternative for a flattering, stunning look in a relatively short time.
2.1.3 A quick weave will not damage your natural hair unlike certain types of weaves and hair extensions. Since you will not be styling your own hair with styling products and thermal tools, your hair will take a break from the exposure to chemicals and heat. This style can be a great protective style but don't neglect your real hair in the process!
2.1.4 You can use your creativity to create an endless range of styles with a quick weave.
2.1.5 Maintaining a hairstyle with a quick weave is low maintenance and sometimes doesn't even require any maintenance at all. If taken care of properly it can last for a long time so that you will get your money's worth.
2.1.6 A quick weave is relatively quick and easy to uninstall. When you want to change your hair, the quick weave making it perfect for quickly changing your hairstyle, color, curl pattern or length without any complications.
2.1.7 Quick weaves are simple DIY hairstyles. All of the materials needed to do a quick weave are available at your local beauty supply store or online at a reasonable price. This lower barrier to entry allows you to experiment with new looks without breaking the bank and wasting a ton of time.
2.2 Cons Of Quick Weaves
2.2.1 Quick weaves require hair glue. This can cause hair breakage, especially if the quick weave is kept in for too long or not carefully removed. To prevent hair damage, be sure to properly install and remove your weave.
2.2.2 It's possible that the adhesive can mess up your weave hair extensions. Most glue seems and probably is, harmless, but once it dries, your extensions could have some dried clumps of glue.
2.2.3 Sometimes, if you don't use a protective seal over your scalp, the glue from the weave hair extensions can pull your hair out.
2.2.4 Even though the process of a quick weave is quicker than most other types of sew-ins, it still takes time for each track of the weft to dry before applying the next one. This process requires patience.
2.2.5 Cutting the hair wefts will increase the amount of shedding compared to a traditional sew-in.
2.2.6 Lastly, quick weaves do not last as long compared to sew-in weaves. Quick weaves only last up to one month, a month less than a sew-in installation if properly cared for.
2.2.7 What's great about a quick weave is that they cater to all hair types. However, if they are applied too tight, they can put strain on your scalp and sometimes can feel really heavy- another reason why they aren't really suitable for girls with fine hair.
Installing hair wefts is often a tedious task that takes a lot of both time and effort. A quick weave, on the other hand, takes far less time to install and will not damage your own hair. Our easy-to-follow guide tells you the exact steps you need to follow to install a quick weave without any complications. Installing a quick weave could be done at home with the right materials.
3.1 Items You Will Need
Comb and Brush
Molding gel (optional).
3.2 Do A Quick Weave Step By Step
This method is becoming more popular as a simple way to add hair wefts. Let's discuss exactly what they are and how to do a quick weave step by step.
Step 1: First, wash and condition your hair wefts. Soak your hair with setting lotion put your hair in a ponytail in the back and put it in a bun. Or style your hair with the setting lotion so it can be as flat as possible.
Step 2: Start from the back. Take your hair weft and measure track from ear to ear in the back of your head. cut track and glue. The front of your hairdo same from ear to ear. This will give you your start.
Step 3: Follow the circle pattern with the hair weft and glue. Cut smaller pieces to place in the right spot. Once you become familiar with this technique you can follow your head with the whole track applying glue.
Step 4: Once you get to the top of the circle you will need to make a closure piece some weave closure pieces are included but some not. take 2-inch piece of track apply glue. Roll hair up with glue and let dry. Hold track upside down and spread hair weft apart glue.
4.1 Materials To Create A Quick Weave Wigs
Hair bonding glue;
Protective wig cap (either the color of your natural hair or hair bundles);
4.2 How To Create A Quick Weave Wigs
Step 1: Using a wig cap, take your hair bundles and measure your first track at the base of the cap. Once you have measured it, you want to cut according to how it lines up from one end to the next of the cap.
Note: Always start with your longest length, even if you are cutting it for styling
Step 2: Once you have cut the track of hair bundles that you've measured you're going to apply weave bonding glue to the hair bundles. Leave it for about five to 7 seconds to dry and reach a level of tackiness.
Step 3: Take the track of hair and place it on the cap. Apply pressure when pressing the hair bundles on the cap.
Step 4: Repeat steps one through three.
Step 5: Once you've reached the top of the cap, for your desired part, you will cut out the excess cap material. This will permit your natural hair to be styled for a natural look.
Step 6: Add the wig clips, using a needle and thread or super glue, to secure the placement of the wig.
Step 7: Use fine-textured and straight hair bundles, with a deep side part to use for this style. Longer bangs compliment the look better, but any length will do.
5.1 How Long Do Quick Weaves Last?
Quick weaves usually last between 4-5 weeks. Covering hair wefts at night using a silk scarf or satin bonnet helps reduce hair tangling and matting. If you have a curly weave, adding rollers or pinning the hair while you sleep can also preserve the curl.
5.2 How To Maintain A Quick Weave Human Hair?
You can wash and use products on your quick weave, but be careful when using oil-based products as oil generally loosens the glue and causes tracks to slip out.
5.3 How To Remove A Quick Weave On Natural Hair?
Quick weaves are relatively easy to take out. Start by massaging oil or an oil-based conditioner into your hair, leaving the mixture in for a few minutes. The oil will cause the glue bonds to loosen allowing you to easily remove the tracks. Rinse your hair out afterward.
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