When Did Hair Weave Become Popular
In particular, hair weaves did not grow interest until the 1950s.
In the early 1950s, Christina Jenkins and her husband, Duke, set up a company called Cristina’s Hair Company. In the company’s peak period, people from all over the world want to learn from the women who weave hair, thus they paid money to learn the unique weaving technique.
The technology of adding hair extensions is extremely time-consuming. This method requires sewing hair on the web and braiding them in the eyebrows. Once the hair is sewn on the net, the net will attack the cornrows in the hair. In general, although the finished products look fake and bulky, Christina’s technique became the stepping stone of the progress of hair weaving technology.
In the 1980s, hairdresser Jenkins improved hair-weaving invention by creating natural and flowing hair instead of stiff and unmovable. According to Victoria Sherrow’s “Hair Encyclopedia”, African-American women want longer, straight, natural hairs.
In the 1990s, the hair industry began to enter the boom period. China, India, Indonesia and other Asian countries are the largest exporters of human hair for USA hair weaving.