Weave hair extensions

Hair Extensions

Weave hair extensions

Weave in application.Before you begin to weave the extensions, decide what kind of hair you are looking for.

Synthetic hair or human hair? The latter one, though slightly expensive, is a better option than the former one, as it has a more natural appearance with long duration compared with synthetic hair.

To begin with, wash your hair thoroughly, ensuring the hair devoid of oils, dust or scurf. Then blow-dry the hair or just leave it to dry naturally. Then comb through it to ensure there are no knots or snarls. A good beginning facilitates the following steps to go with a swing.

Section the hair by using the railrat comb to draw horizontal lines, equally divide your hair into sections where you want to attach hair extensions, comb up the upper hair and secure it with a hair clip. For instance, if you sew in extensions just for adding length, section your hair from temple to temple or from the top of the left ear and across the head to the top of the right ear. Then again, part the hair a tiny bit underneath your first par. Leave a strand of hair(not too much) between the two parts lines which is then used to make your cornrow that serve as the “anchor” attaching the extensions to the hair. Secure the hair below the cornrow part with a hair clip.

Braiding your hair into cornrows. Starting at one side of the head, grab three small, fairly equal size amounts of the hair from the section that you’ve reserved for the cornrow. Keep one in your right hand, one in the left and hold the left one as the center strand. Do not braid with too much hair for it will make the braid look bulky and create a bump under the extensions. Whatsoever, the hair could be hard to dry completely when washing it if the cornrow is too thick, which may consequently cause moldy. Cross the hair in your right hand underneath the hair in your center section, then cross the hair in your left hand underneath the hair that is now in the center. Repeat this pattern along the part line of the hair.

As you move, pick up additional hair from the head and add it to the center section so that you’re making one, continuous cornrows braid. Cornrow the hair horizontally across the back of your head. You can either add hair to the center part or to the left and right hand sections as you braid. The cornrow should be tight enough so that it will not come undone, but not too tight as it can lead to hair loss. When you finish using the sectioned hair to braid your cornrow, secure the end of the braid with rubber bands or stitch thread.

track weave

track weave

Thread your needle.You will require a curved hair-weaving needle and a good quality hair weaving thread. Cut a piece of extension thread about 48 inches long and thread one end through the eye of the curved needle. Pull the tread through until there is an equal amount on both sides. You are planning to make a double thread. Tie the two loose ends together with a secure knot.

Secure the weft together. A single hair extension is called a weft. (For adding extra fullness, simply fold your weft in half.) Take your needle and insert it through the unfolded edge of the weft so that it’s held together along the unfolded size. Make the first stitch. As the weft now is attached to your needle and thread, insert the needle underneath the cornrow and bring it up. The curved needle facilitates this step. The point of the needle should now be facing down.

Attach the extension. Take the needle (the point is facing you) and insert it into the front of the extension right below the seam, which is called the track. For a folded weft, ensure your needle goes under both tracks. Hold the hair extension up and try to cover the cornrow with it. Insert the needle back under the cornrow and pull the thread gently, leaving a loop. If your cornrow extended beyond your part, simply fold it back onto the head as you attach the extensionmake a knot.

As soon as you bring your needle and thread up from behind your cornrow, insert the needle through the loop you left at the end of your last stitch and pull the thread through. Pull firmly to attach the extension in place securely.

Keep sewing. Insert the needle back underneath the track of your extension about a 1/2 inch away from your last stitch. Slide the needle under the cornrow, leave a loop and bring the needle and thread through the loop to secure your extension. Go on sewing your extension along the part line keeping your stitches neat and a uniform 1/2-inch distance apart.

End the row. When you reach the point that is one stitch away from the end of your extension, insert the needle through the front of the extension and tack the two folded ends to one another. Do not go under the cornrow again. Create two or three stitches to fold the folded end onto itself. Then insert your needle through one of the stitches, pull through to make a loop and insert your needle through the loop to create a knot. Make a knot at the end of the stitch two or three times in order to guarantee security. Trim the edges of the leftover thread on both ends of the extension.

Cut if necessary. This relies on how you wear your hair. If your extensions continue past your braid, when you come to the end of the braid, you have to cut your extensions. Then you will need to cut the thread, but before you do, you need to sew a tight knot at the end of the row that will prevent the thread from unraveling. Then, cut any dangling thread and proceed to the next row until you have finished  the weave hair extensions.

Also, you may need to get a hair cut to create a new style or to help your extensions blend even more seamlessly into your own hair. This is all the detailed step of applying weave in hair extensions.

As soon as you bring your needle and thread up from behind your cornrow, insert the needle through the loop you left at the end of your last stitch and pull the thread through. Pull firmly to attach the extension in place securely.

Keep sewing. Insert the needle back underneath the track of your extension about a 1/2 inch away from your last stitch. Slide the needle under the cornrow, leave a loop and bring the needle and thread through the loop to secure your extension. Go on sewing your extension along the part line keeping your stitches neat and a uniform 1/2-inch distance apart.

End the row. When you reach the point that is one stitch away from the end of your extension, insert the needle through the front of the extension and tack the two folded ends to one another. Do not go under the cornrow again. Create two or three stitches to fold the folded end onto itself. Then insert your needle through one of the stitches, pull through to make a loop and insert your needle through the loop to create a knot. Make a knot at the end of the stitch two or three times in order to guarantee security. Trim the edges of the leftover thread on both ends of the extension.

Cut if necessary. This relies on how you wear your hair. If your extensions continue past your braid, when you come to the end of the braid, you have to cut your extensions. Then you will need to cut the thread, but before you do, you need to sew a tight knot at the end of the row that will prevent the thread from unraveling. Then, cut any dangling thread and proceed to the next row until you have finished  the weave hair extensions.

Also, you may need to get a hair cut to create a new style or to help your extensions blend even more seamlessly into your own hair. This is all the detailed step of applying weave in hair extensions.