Which African American Hair Weave
Textures Look Natural? (Part One)

"Which African American hair weave textures look natural on someone with afro hair?"

There are several African American hair weave textures that fit perfectly on the spectrum of afro hair. If you have afro hair (irrespective of whether you're African American) and want to choose a texture that closely match (or are achievable with) Afro hair then your four top texture options are:

Afro curl

Kinky curl (loose afro curl)

Kinky straight

Yaki straight

This guide canters through two of the four textures that are closest to Afro hair; the affable Afro curl and keenest kinky curl as well as a summary about how to care for each texture... Hmm if this guide looks at two of the four... Where are the other two textures? Well spotted, if you're into straighter textures for African American weave hair then you can check out the part two guide about kinky straight and Yaki straight hair weave - what's more, there's a guide to daily styling hair weave products, a guide for washing hair weave and of course a guide for nourishing oils and conditioners for hair weave, so everything's covered - woohoo! (click on images to enlarge)

Textures for African American Hair Weave... Afro Curl

Afro hair weave is essentially the smallest curl pattern for human hair extensions and your bundles of wefts can arrive slightly combed or in small fixed ringlets that you tease with a tail comb (or a pick)

Human hair afro weaves are typically available in darker colours although the hair can be dyed; whilst synthetic hair afro weave tends to be available in a broader range of colours.

Both synthetic and human hair afro weave are available in lengths up to 32 inches so you can get rock it like Diana Ross.

Summary of Hair Care for Afro Hair Weave

Afro hair weave (like every other type of human hair weave) requires care and you can check out the guide about how to care for afro weave and follow the top tips below to keep your afro weave in tip-top condition:

Use a wide tooth comb instead of a brush (if you want the big afro look, then an afro comb is better than a brush as a brush can create knots) and always detangle afro hair with fingers first, starting at the ends of the hair and working towards the tracks (single tied wefts should be combed with care).

Use a low heat setting for drying the hair (better still, air dry).

Keep the hair moisturised daily using oil free sprays or moisturizers without mineral oils (there's an article about the other types of oils for hair that will nourish the hair)

Use gentle washing methods that protect the afro curl pattern.

Textures for African American Hair Weave... Loose Afro Curl, aka Kinky Curl

It's sometimes called a loose afro curl for and if you compare the afro curl image above to the kinky curly hair image below, you'll see that the kinky curl weave has slightly larger and more defined curls which is why it's also called, loose afro curl.

This texture is extremely popular as its looser curl pattern means that the hair has more fluidity and greater movement.

Its popularity also means that it's available in a whole host of lengths up to 36 inches and in a range of colours from darker tones to greens, reds, blues, blondes, ombres and yes... pastels - hooray!

Summary of Hair Care for Kinky Curl (Loose Afro Curl) Hair Weave

Follow the top tips below for combing styling and moisturising your kinky curly hair to keep it in tip-top condition:

Use a wide tooth comb bushes will cause frizzing and avoid pulling at the hair - remember your hair weave is sewn into your own hair either by net weaving or tracking method (or sometimes both) so avoid adding stress to your own roots. Always detangle kinky curls with fingers first, starting at the ends of the hair and working towards the tracks.

Use a low heat setting for drying the hair and try to avoid heat straightening as frequent heat can distort the loose curl texture.

Keep the hair moisturised daily with oil free sprays or moisturizers without mineral oils. There are plenty of other types of oils for hair that will nourish the hair, but mineral oil isn't the top 10.

Use gentle washing methods that protect the kinky curl pattern.  

You really can't go wrong with African American Hair extensions, it doesn't matter what you're looking for, you can try out each of the different African American hair weave textures including wavy textures for African American hair extensions and decide which works best for you and how you like to wear your hair.

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