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Hair Weaving and a Hair Replacement System
Among the most interesting and often important services provided by hair stylists are hair weaving and hair extensions.
Hair loss in either men or women can create feelings of vulnerability, self-consciousness and a loss of self-esteem. Imagine every day being a “bad hair day”. This is what people who are balding or have suffered any significant hair loss experience every day of their lives.
With hair weaving techniques that add more hair, these people can regain their confidence, self-esteem and youthful appearance.
Aging, chronic hair pulling (Trichotillomania) and incomplete hair re-growth after chemotherapy are some of the factors that can create partial hair loss.
For those of you new to the area of hair weaving this article will provide some basic information on hair weaving to attach a hair replacement system or full wig, and introduce you to the electric hair weaving machine. This device helps the stylist create the exact look desired and shortens the time it takes to create the weave track.
First, here are some basic terms.
Hair weaving is where either synthetic or human hair is cornrow braided or woven into the person’s existing natural hair at the scalp. An extension weft or custom made hair system is then sewn on the created track.
A hair extension is the synthetic or natural hair that is attached to the existing natural hair.
Natural human hair used for weaves, wigs and extensions comes mainly from the continent of Asia and to some smaller degree from China, India, Eastern Europe and Russia. This human hair comes in a wide variety of grades. The highest is pure human hair from young donors that has been gently processed leaving the cuticles intact. This is called “Remy” hair. Human hair can also come in lower grades included those diluted with animal or synthetic hair. High quality unprocessed 100% European human hair is of course more expensive than hair mixed with animal hair or synthetics.
Synthetic hair can be made from a variety of synthetic fibers including Kanekalon, Toupelon, wool, alpaca, mohair, rayon, goat, nylon and yak. Synthetic hair comes in wefts and single strands for braids. This type of hair is best used for braids since using heating appliances such as straightening combs or curling irons is not recommended. For the obvious reason of supply synthetic hair is cheaper than natural high-quality human hair.
Corn rowed hair refers to a traditional style of African origin in which the hair is made into small braids starting close to the scalp. These can be made in simple rows or very complex patterns.
Human hair extensions can also come in higher Cuticle Remy or unprocessed Caucasian European grades as well as lower grades including those diluted with animal or synthetic hair.
One of the most innovative recent inventions in the world of hair replacement is the electric hair weaving machine. A hair weaving machine takes the place of traditional cornrow braids and is used to help the stylist create the track for attaching natural or synthetic hair extensions to the head. By using this machine the stylist saves time while keeping the track extremely small as well as less detectable, typically the size of a pencil lead. With it you can attach several different types of hair additions to the head such as Integrations, wefts, wigs, and partial hairpieces giving the client an extended wear ‘prosthesis’ that can be slept with and showered in.
Hair replacement systems have been a part of society since the early Egyptians. With current advances such as the electric hair weaving machine we can make hair extensions and custom hairpieces look more natural than ever before and so help our clients get exactly what they are looking for.
To see a fun, informative and entertaining video on hair weaving and hair replacement from Cindy Lee go to http://www.hairreplacementsystem.com/info-beyonce-lace-wigs.html
About the Author
Cindy Lee is the owner of Cindycut Intl., an internationally respected retailer to wearers and wholesaler to stylists desiring affordable education and tools necessary for you to become a professional in the field of Custom Hair Replacement. For more information on Custom Hair Replacement visit her site at hairreplacementsystem.com
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