Weave hairstyles are available in seven variations, depending on the type of hair used. Straight hair weaves that use virgin human hair can be styled in many ways because the hair cuticles are still intact, and the hair has not been processed. Any styling can be done to virgin hair, such as blow drying, curling, coloring, and flat ironing, which makes the most versatile of any type of weave. Hair bundles are available in all lengths, from short hair up to twenty-eight inches long.
The most common styles are long weave hairstyles because they can be left long, placed in full ponytails, and styled in elegant up-dos. Long with straight hair, different waves and curl styles are available in human hair. Brazilian hair comes in the most amount of styles, including straight, natural wave, body wave, deep wave, deep curl, kinky curl, and Afro curl. A peruvian weave is available in six styles, leaving out the kinky curl option. Peruvian hair has an exotic look because it is lightweight, a rich black or brown color, and has a soft and silky texture to it. It also provides a lot of volume.
Other human hair options include Indian, Malaysian, European, Mongolian, Argentinian, and Cambodian. Synthetic hair is also available for weaves and extensions. It does not have the same feel as human hair, but it is more cost-effective. People use weaves to add length, highlights, different colors, and body to their own hair. Weaves can be braided, glued, or sewn-in to hair close to the scalp to be virtually indistinguishable from someone’s own hair. Because of that, weaves have to be taken out and re-applied every two to three months, depending on how fast an individual’s own hair grows out.
Bundles for weaves will last for one to two years with proper care. Pre-conditioning before washing, and sleeping with hair in a satin cap, for example, will help keep moisture in the hair and prevent it from drying out pre-maturely. Using a paddle brush on straight hair will keep ends from splitting or frizzing. Braiding curled styles once or twice a week will help redefine curls. Most hair bundles come with detailed care instructions.