How to get a full head of weave?
Part the Scalp
Traditionally, the entire weaving of the head was parted in a spiral around the scalp and then braided. However, the hair is divided into a small vertical line from the forehead to the neck, in West Africa. Apply the extension horizontally, so that the end result fits the shape of the head better. Therefore, the first step you should do is to part the hair to get at least 10 parts of hair.
Braid the Hair
- Take the small strand of hair extensions.
- Use a small amount of corn to roll each part of the hair to the back.
- The extension will ensure that the braid is strong and lasts longer than the natural hair.
- Connect all the ends by corn rolling them across the nape of the neck once the hair is braided.
Knot the Thread
- Sew braids to secure them before adding your extensions.
- Thread your needle and make sure you have a double strand of thread.
- Knot the end and cut off any remaining thread.
- Making sure all ends are neatly clipped off.
- Sew the back row of braids that were connected by horizontally cross-stitching.
- Secure the corn roll ends further.
- Divide hair into three segments, the back, front and middle components. And, the middle component, the smallest piece, is used to cover up the weave tracks.
- Create the layer about ¼ inch from the secure ends you just sewed.
- Carefully take the needle, medium press, cross stitch across by sewing in one direction over each corn roll, and then bringing it back.
- Use a double or triple knot, or even a surgeons knot to secure the weave.
- Cut hair just sewn from the longer weave piece.
- Continue on to the next row, which should be about ½ inch from the first row, and then continue to the middle of the head, and apply the front weave sections the same way.
- When the two sections meet in the middle, you should apply the middle tracks and leave out one or two tracks to close the weave.
- Apply the last track to cover up the other tracks to close it. For afro weave, you can skip this step.
- Create a small circular track.
- Place the weave on the other side where you would sew the tracks.
- Sew the weave from the other direction, and make sure that the needle is coming from under as opposed to over. Alternatively, sew the last two tracks very close to each other and make sure they face each other. Then, go under the patch of hair weave to further join these two tracks, through the corn rolls and tightening the two more so the scalp is not visible.
- Comb and brush the hair to flatten it.