By Kanika ‘Ki Ki’ Baker, kikiisrealistic.com- What makes a good weave? If you plan to blend the hair with your own, the first rule of thumb is to match your hair texture!
If you have curly hair, attempt to match the curl pattern and avoid hair that is too shiny or fine.
If you hair is straight, you have a few more options, but you still need to avoid textures that do not blend well with your own. Using hair that does not properly blend with your own is a sure sign of a weave. Avoid this at all costs.
No synthetics please!!!
They may hold up as far as the curl goes but after a few weeks of wear or a wash… the ends will look like wet rat coats laying in the sewers. Seriously!!
As an alternative you can choose to wear a full weave, which completely covers all of your hair. If this is the type of weave you choose, you can experiment with different colors, textures and lengths without detection. This is an good way to try completely new styling options but be aware that this type of weave is sometimes less natural looking depending on the stylist chosen.
Sometimes, you might end up with a cone head. LOL. We have all seen them.
If you want to invest in your weave,(don’t be cheap!!) there are certain types of hair that will always stand up to more heat, more sun and more washing than the less expensive variety. Go for “virgin” or “remi” types when possible, still keeping the matching rule in mind when choosing hair.
The following information was taken from Essence.com……This guy had some good points. I enjoyed reading his take on the situation.