African American people like adding weave to their hairstyle to create a versatile look. And, in the African American community, we can see 5 main types of hair weaving techniques.
Bond the weave to your hair. This method has been around since the 1950s, and it costs about $50 including weave and bonding glue.
In bonding, the hair weave tracks will be glued to the roots of your hair. But, you don’t panic since the glue is intended to wash away easily. However, it is hard to complete wash away since the stickiness of the glue can be very messy. And, the hair is also less flexible. Besides, bonded weave can only last for 7 days.
Sew the weave into your hair. A professional stylist cornrows your hair into a circle around your head. Create several cornrows, braiding a circle inside the larger circle. Sew this weave into to cornrows. This weaving costs $ 200 and lasts for three months.
Disadvantages: You will have a lumpy appearance, and the cornrowed hair can get mildewed, if wet.
Tape the weave to your hair. This method is very similar to bonding, but it uses adhesives instead of glue. Since the hair track blends seamlessly into the hair, taping is also referred to as Invisi-Track. It can only last for 7 days.
The newest and most popular method of hair weaving in the African American community is that fuse the weave to your hair. Add weave to a small section of hair (about 1/4 an inch). Although this is a very painstaking and lengthy process, it only produces minimal damage to your hair. After that, stylist will take at least 5 hours to part your hair and then fuse 10 to 20 pieces, or “strands,” of weave to your hair. So this method is the most expensive, costing approximately $1,000 per procedure. But, it provides the most natural look, with no lumpiness or detectable tracks.
Clip the weave onto your hair. Attach a weave to a clip, and then clip it onto your own hair. This method is very easy and very temporary. And, this method doesn’t require glues or other chemicals on your hair.