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Time is a precious resource. Everyone wants to make the most of it, and saving time on hair extensions installs is one way to do that. But some time-saving hair extension applications are definitely better than others, and here are six reasons why the so-called Quick Weave is not the best choice for your mane:
Products used to seal the hair can damage it. When using the Quick Weave technique, your stylist wet wraps your hair, then glues wefts of human or synthetic hair extensions to the dried and hardened wrap. While many manufacturers of Quick Weave products claim that their wrapping products are completely safe, most of these solutions are basically glues. Harsh gels, thick pomades, and super-adhesive hair glues all dry out your natural strands and can leave your hair in a worse state than before.
Gluing can tear your hair out. Removing bonded hair extensions is tricky in the best of circumstances, but Quick Weaves apply the bonding glue directly to your natural hair, making removal even more difficult. Even with the best of care, glue can coat your strands, clumping tresses together and causing breakage, tearing, and even hair loss.
Glue can ruin your hair extensions. Even if your natural locks survive the experience, Quick Weaves can damage your hair extensions by caking them with glue. This adhesive seems harmless enough, and can even be undetectable, on the hair in its liquid form, but once it dries, your hair extensions can have hardened clumps that are very difficult to remove in them. Loosening and removing the glue can tangle, tear, mat, and otherwise destroy the cuticle your human hair extensions. Don’t ruin your investment!
Quick Weaves aren’t really all that quick. The process involves wrapping your hair while wet, letting it dry completely, and then gluing in several tracks of hair, making sure to dry each track thoroughly before moving on. It takes skill, patience, and nearly as much time as any other weave to make sure no glue drips into the hair pieces or slips because it has not dried.
Other install methods are easier to take down and re-do, like Tape Hair or Cold Fusion Hair. Net weaves and even wigs allow you the same ease of wrapping your hair before applying the new hair, and also allow your mane to breathe underneath the wig or stocking cap. You can wash your hair and change hairstyles more frequently and easily with these types of installs, and net weaves and wigs are also reusable – no need to re-glue every track every time!
Quick Weaves make for unnatural hairlines. If there’s one dead giveaway that you’re wearing a weave, it’s a hairline that sits too far forward on your head and a part that starts at mid-crown – yet it’s hard to apply a Quick Weave that looks any other way. Hair wrapped across the forehead has to be covered, and most Quick Weave hair pieces fall in a pattern that creates a deep part that starts at the closure point. Not the best or most versatile profile!
Add to this the fact that hardened wraps make it difficult to exercise and sweat without creating an itchy, festering mess, and you’ve got all the reason in the world to investigate other hair-extensions install methods. Your hair will thank you!