When Was The First Hair Weave? The first hair weave appeared in the nineteen fifties.
Lori L. Tharps and Ayana D. Byrd are hair historians, and they pointed out that an Ohio housewife as well as hairdresser named Cristina Jenkins invented the hair weave and acquired her unique hair weaving technique. Jenkins, the wife of a jazz musician, believes it is more feasible to stitch the hair directly to the head instead of knitting the hair together and connecting it to the scalp with needles.
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.