Have you ever heard of a Brazilian weave? It’s just one of the many, many choices of weaves that you can apply to your hair and scalp to achieve an entirely different look without touching your real hair. Many women spend hundreds of dollars going to the salon and having a stylist change their look. More often than not, they end up with a really bad hairdo that they obviously don’t like. Using hair weaves is a more practical approach. They let you take on a different hairstyle without sacrificing your own hair.
Weaves are also a great solution if you’re in a hurry and need to style your hair real quick. A lot of synthetic options come pre-styled, so all you have to do is install them and you’re good to go. Brazilian weave and African braids are just some of these options. These are exceptionally ideal for vacations. You can put them on without making a lot of fuss. This means you can focus on relaxing and having fun without spending minutes – or even hours – in front of the mirror doing your hair.
Here are a few more practical benefits that come from using weaves in general:
• They are protective – Because the artificial hair is installed on the outside of your actual hair and scalp, it is the one that receives the wear and tear that comes from all environmental elements. You save your own hair from the damage that comes from the heat of flat or curling irons, hot rollers and blow dryers. Even harsh weather won’t damage the weave, which means you don’t have to deal with split ends and dry hair.
• No commitment needed – Since these are temporary installations, you can wear them anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of months. Unlike getting a haircut, they don’t require a lot of waiting around just to grow them out. This is a good thing for many women, because if you’re not loving how the weave looks or feels, you can just change its style – or just remove it altogether. This is why it’s the perfect choice for those who love changing their looks regularly.
• You can experiment – As mentioned earlier, weaves are a great way to experiment. Think of them as the guinea pig of hair styling. You can use them to work on new colors, textures or styles without having to sacrifice your own hair. If it doesn’t turn out the way you want it, then there’s no harm. Plus, imagine all of the chemicals that are used when dying, perming and styling hair. You save your own hair of all the possible damage and still get to have fun finding the perfect look. This is very good news for natural-haired girls who want to try a new shade – blonde, brunette, black, whatever – or a new style – Brazilian weave, for instance – but aren’t sure how they would look in the end. You can have all the fun, minus the need for heat application or relaxants, among other chemicals.