THE weave is the answer to a womanâ€™s crowning glory, especially when your real hair is in a mess. A weave is another way of giving your hair a rest from chemicals and hair driers
THE weave is the answer to a womanâ€™s crowning glory, especially when your real hair is in a mess. A weave is another way of giving your hair a rest from chemicals and hair driers.
Weaves are widely available in different styles. Almost every trendy style is available in a weave to give the shopper a wide variety to pick from.
With the weaves on the market, you can almost wear any hairstyle. From dreadlocks to long straight hair and curls, you can now wear it.
You can wear a short weave, shoulder length or even longer. Here is what is on the market.
The Yankee perm is very popular, especially for brides-to-be. It is usually 100% human hair and shoulder length. The cost of a Yankee perm ranges from sh45,000 to sh70,000 depending on the brand name and quality from Body Care Centre, Johnrich Supermarket in Kansanga and Charms, a cosmetic shop on Kampala Road. Some of these can be used for braiding with a packet costing sh70,000. One might need two packets. Some of the brand names available for Yankee perms are Premium and Merry Light (for braiding), among others.
The big curls are available under the Deep Wave brand name. Bebe Curl also gives the wearer a curly hairstyle.
The curly weaves are versatile. If one prefers, one can wear it as an Afro. All one has to do is comb out the curls using a hairbrush, then the weave can be trimmed into shape according to oneâ€™s interest. A curly weave costs sh27,000 and above, depending on what you want at Charms.
Now you can wear dreadlocks without having to worry about cutting your hair to change the look. Weaves have made this possible. Dreadlock weaves cost from sh45,000 to sh50,000 at Johnrich and Beauty Point Shop 105 at Cham Towers.
Some hair extensions, which one can use as accessories for the hair, come in the dreadlock style. These cost sh30,000 at Beauty Point. All one has to do is tie the hair in a puff, then cover the puff with the hair extension which has a drawstring to tighten it on to your hair as desired.
Usually some ladies prefer to wear the extension after having their hair gelled. This hair extension is not attached to the hair like a weave.
Maintaining a weave
100% human hair can be blow dried, curled and washed.
You can cut it into any desired style, for instance a feathered bob with a long fringe or a layered look.
If you have that Afro washed since the weave gets entangled, it is necessary to trim off the entangled tips for a neat appearance.
Use a wet look spray to maintain curly weaves. It costs from sh7,500 at Body Care Centre at Pioneer Mall. The big container costs sh15,000.
A curly weave must be properly combed using a wide-toothed comb.
The metal wide-toothed comb comes in handy to prevent your weave appearing like an ugly patch on your head.
If you wear a cheap weave (these are usually under sh10,000), maintain for a maximum of two weeks. Otherwise it becomes unsightly and difficult to manage because it gets easily entangled.
Some curly weaves do not require combing. All you have to do is run your fingers through the weave to maintain the curls. This works for the dreadlock weave.
Oil your scalp with hair cream to soothe it and prevent itching.
Use hair driers for synthetic weaves because heat damages the weave.
Get trendy with a Weave