When it comes to hair weaves and hair extensions, most people will think of long and flowing hair. Hair extensions not only can extend hair, but also create short styles, which we cannot achieve them with our natural hair.
Can we try a daring crop without cutting own hair? To test-drive the look without being boxed in by pre-fabricated wigs, a short weave is a perfect option. The style can be customized to meet your needs!
1. Buy hair weaves
Invest in quality virgin hair weaves, and make sure they are at least a few inches longer than the style you want. For super-short, buzzed cuts, try 10- or 12-inch hand-tied wefts of straight hair. For a fuller look, consider machine wefts twelve to fourteen inches long.
2. Protect your natural hair
Braid or wrap your hair away to protect it. Wrapping hair and using a thick net like a stocking cap for tapered or shaved looks, ensuring that none of your strands get clipped.
3. Install the hair weaves
To make sure the hair lies as flat as possible, you can sew the tracks onto your braids or net as usual. If you plan to sport a style with bangs or other fullness up front, you can use a closure piece up top and make sure to clip the loose ends of your weaving thread before moving on.
4. Cut hair weaves
Wet hair with a comb before snipping because wavy or curly hair extensions may give you styling headaches when cutting short since this is straight hair.
Trim the hair to the desired length by using super-sharp implements (like a razor, razor-comb, or clippers) that will give you the utmost precision. Scissors will likely ruin your short haircut since they are rarely ever as sharp. For longer pieces of hair, use a razor or razor-comb, and reserve the clippers for the shortest, most head-hugging cuts.
The shorter your final hairstyle, the more you can cut hair extensions in large chunks without worrying about sectioning off different areas.
- Bring it all down to about the length you want.
- Use clippers or your razor comb to detail different layers and levels.
- Do not cut too low with your clippers.