Body wave weave hair has a striking resemblence to… well… um... waves.
The wave pattern is the gentlest of all the created wavy textures (natural straight textured weave hair is even gentler but it's not a chemically created texture).
Its popularity seems to be based on the fact that if you like a little more texture to your hair (than silky, light Yaki, regular Yaki and kinky straight) then this does the job and creates a more voluminous look due to the soft waves.
Anyone and everyone. This is what you might call a universal texture, so whatever your natural hair texture, you can wear this weave with aplomb.
As the body wave texture has been achieved through perming the hair, different retailers stock different wave patterns due to manufacturers using rods of different diameters - but all end up with loose waves.
If you’ve read any of our other articles on weave hair textures, then you’ll be well versed in the fact that body wave weave hair is readily available in lengths ranging from 8-28 inches; and if you've read any of the other guides a on weave hair textures, you'll also know that longer lengths are available but will require that you look, and keep looking until you find them... don't give up, they can be found.
When choosing your length, it might help to think about whether you'll have your new 'do (as in hairdo) cut and styled and then choose your length according to that final cut.
Body wave weave hair (like most other textures) comes as solo bundles as well as multiple bundles of different lengths.
Why might you want different lengths? Good question; 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.
Bundles are available as sets of two, three or four different lengths like 14 inch, 16 inch, 18 inch & 20 inch.
The usual colour suspects show up for body wave weave hair:
Colours 1, 1b, 2, 4, 6, 8, 27, 30, 33, 99j, 613 (blacks, browns burgundy and blondes) as well as ombre, pink, tricolours, green, highlights, turquoise (no joke) dip-dye, copper, T-colours and more besides (try saying all of that in one breath!).
When buying online, it's worth keeping in mind that different monitors show colours differently so check the listing description and images as not all retailers allow hair extensions to be returned.
If you haven’t already, why not perused Peruke’s Caring For Weave Guide and cast your eyes over these top five tips to get started.
1. As the weave hair has been chemically treated to achieve its texture, use a shampoo for chemically treated hair when you wash your weave hair and either use a leave-in conditioner or deep condition to repair and strengthen the hair.
2. As the hair has been chemically treated to achieve texture, it's better not to use heat straighteners frequently at it can sometimes prevent the wave pattern from returning its uniform wave state.
3. Keep weave hair (and your growth hair) moisturized, using a light moisturizer that's free from mineral oils.
4. Smooth fly-away hair and soothe dry ends by using hair oils that nourish the weave hair on damp hair.
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.
A belt and braces bound through the body wave weave hair sorted!