Textures for Hair Weaves... Afro Curl

Afro hair weaves provide an authentic looking texture that can be worn as partial weaves or as full weaves without the need for lace closures (if there is enough growth hair).

Afro weave hair (broadly) comes in two forms:

  1. A combed out version (click on the first image for a close up)
  2. An uncombed (straight out of the drying oven) version that has fixed ringlets that you (the wearer) teases with a tail comb or a pick (click on last image for a close up)

Who Can Wear Afro Curl Hair Weaves?

Afro curl weave hair is a great option for those who want a weave texture that's looks authentic or is similar to their own growth hair texture.

Some folks prefer to go for the kinky curly texture instead of smaller Afro curls and for a pictorial explanation of the different types of Afro textures check out the Afro weave textures page.

A defining characteristic of Afro curl weave hair is the S shaped spiral curls

Afro weave hair does not have Z shaped curls (which can be found in type 4b and 4c hair textures).

Lengths for Afro Curl Hair Weaves

You might not have thought it, but Afro curl weave hair is available in lengths ranging from 8-28 inches.

Longer lengths are available, but you'll have to look and not give up much like Lt. Columbo and eventually you'll find them.

As the length quoted for Afro weave hair is the length when it’s straight, make sure you know the curled length before you buy; there's an image comparison of length in the article about African American hair extensions.

On this site, we quote the straight and curled (or wavy) length for each item.

Sets (Bundles) For Afro Curl Hair Weaves

Afro curl weave hair comes in solo bundles as well as multiple bundles of different lengths (this makes a difference if you're aiming to have one overall weave hair length) and you can see the value of multiple length sets in the how to make a wig from weave hair guide.

Afro Curl Hair Weave Colour

Here is where you can be creative!

Afro weave hair is available in a plethora colours from jet black through to platinum blonde, ombre colour schemes, greens, blues, copper, lowlights, highlights, pastels, tricolours, T-colours, dip-dye and many others besides. 

If you’re not sure what colour would suit your complexion, have a look at our hair colour and skin tone guide.

Caring for Afro Curl Hair Weaves

You can perused the Peruke’s Caring for Weave Hair Guide which provides general care tips for weave hair and for information specifically about Afro weave hair, there's a guide about how to care for Afro weave.

Here are five top tips to keep your Afro weave in tip-top condition:

1. As the hair has been chemically treated to achieve texture, it's better limit the use of heat straighteners as frequent use can sometimes distort the wave pattern.

2. Use a shampoo for chemically treated hair when you wash your Afro curl weave hair and either deep condition or use a leave-in conditioner to strengthen and repairs the hair.

3. 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 cause the hair to tangle and knots).

4. Moisturise regularly with a mineral oil free moisturizer to hydrate the hair and apply nourishing hair oil to damp hair to prevent it from becoming dry.

5. If you have glue-in weave hair then it's best to use a dry shampoo and avoid getting any hair extension products anywhere near the glued tracks as it can cause the glue to disintegrate and possibly mat with your growth hair.

That's your amble through Afro curl weave hair all done!

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16/02/16

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