Hair weave textures have come a long way and they should have, as they've been around for quite some time.
Whether you choose to sew-in your weave hair or glue-in your weave hair, you want to have the texture that makes you look and feel great.
If you're new to the world of weave hair extensions (welcome!), then you might not be up to speed on the textures available, so this is where our guide comes in handy!
There are many reasons why people choose to wear wigs or hair extensions; some just to change their look and go for colours and textures that suit their overall look.
Others wear hair due to illness, difficulty in growing hair, difficulty in managing growth hair and hair loss (temporary or long term); this can mean aiming for an authentic hair texture.
Authenticity is achieved by choosing the right texture, length and colour (what we call the TLC principles for choosing hair you wear).
If you’re new to the world of hair extensions (yes, weave hair is a form of hair extension) you may not know what terms like Yaki or silky straight mean; thankfully we have that covered!
Whatever the texture your growth hair and whichever hair texture you'd like to wear, we have the perfect hair weave texture guide, so that you can choose the hair weave texture that's perfect for you.
Whatever the hair type, (human hair or synthetic fibres) have a look at the hair weave texture guide and as always... Peruse The Perukes.
When it comes to textures for hair weave extensions, there are several basic texture patterns and some have variations (such as different size curl patterns or different types of waves).
In addition to this there are what we like to call fancy textures - as they're not really run of the mill.
For now we'll focus on the basic weave hair textures used in human hair weave extensions and lace closures:
Silky Straight suits straight or wavy growth hair (but is frequently worn by those with very curly hair textures (type 3 and type 4)
Light Relaxed aka Light Yaki suits very curly or Afro growth hair type
Relaxed Straight aka Yaki Straight suits very curly (type 3C) and Afro growth hair
Afro straight or type 3C straight aka Kinky Straight suits very curly (type 3C) and Afro growth hair
Body Wave suits all growth hair types
Loose Wave suits all growth hair types
Water Wave suits all growth hair types
Deep Wave suits all growth hair types
Kinky Curly suits very curly (type 3C) and Afro growth hair
Afro Curl suits all Afro growth hair types
Anything outside of these textures can be difficult to sustain once you have your hair weave attached, especially large curls (larger than 2cm).
So if you're determined to choose a unique texture, then check with the retailer before you buy your weave hair that it's a tried and tested texture that will remain even after the hair weave has been washed (because although returning hair extensions can be a hassle, wearing hair weave that's lost its texture pattern is worse).
As always the Peruke Caveat applies:
This is a guide only, you can take the information on textures and use it, or you can leave the information and wear whatever makes you feel most comfortable and confident.
Your online retailer should be able to show you images of the hair weave extensions and lace closures before you purchase it.
This is especially important if the only images available are those of singers and actresses, as the weave hair you receive may not match up to the hair textures in those images.
As we said before ultimately it's about having hair that you can wear with confidence.
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