weave 354 results

Why the Vixen Sew-In is the Next Best Thing for Weave Wearing Naturals

Ever heard of the “Vixen sew-in weave”? If you follow various protective styling or weave-magic Instagram or Pinterest pages, you might have heard of this look. Essentially, the Vixen sew-in is a newly popular weave installation method that applies tracks in 4 different sections, rather than the single “hive” method that is traditionally used. There... Continue Reading

Weaves, Wigs or Braids? How to Choose the Best Protective Style For You

I am an unapologetic advocate of protective styling as a method of retaining length. Not only does protective styling allow me to keep up with my busy lifestyle without worrying about my hair; it also helps me keep my breakage-prone hair moisturized and damage free. If you are also a fan of protective styling or... Continue Reading

“Is That Your Real Hair?” Are Natural Weaves and Wigs Skewing Perceptions in the Natural Hair Community?

by Portia of huneybflyy.com Heat-free Hair Founder Ngozi Opara It’s no secret that the natural hair community is probably the largest it has ever been right now. Social media sites such as Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest are overflowing with natural sistas and their manes. Inspirational hair photos are everywhere. There are women who are pulling in... Continue Reading

Miss Jessie’s Partnering With Weave Company Indique for Its Summer Campaign?

  This month, virgin extensions company Indique Hair partnered with Miss Jessie’s to launch the It’s Natural beauty campaign. Why exactly would a natural hair brand partner with a weave company? Protective styling. From the Indique Hair press release: Just in time for Summer, the It’s Natural beauty campaign empowers women to embrace protective styling methods... Continue Reading

Does Natural Hair Retain Length Better with Braids or Weaves? [Poll]

A few years back I wrote an article on why naturals should consider abandoning extensions/weaves as a regular/daily style routine. Flash forward to today and a reader wrote to me saying that the main reason she wore extensions is that they helped her hair grow faster and wondered why that was the case. Now, I... Continue Reading

Lupita Nyong’o Covers Marie Claire + Taraji Henson Steps Out Sans Weave + Beyonce Rocks Curly Locks on Vacation

Lupita stuns in the May issue of Marie Claire magazine. She’s definitely a force to be reckoned with when it comes to stealing a scene, be it in film or fashion. Lupita premiered her cover at the Marie Claire Fresh Faces event in Hollywood a couple of days ago with a perfectly coiffed curly do that... Continue Reading

Kinky Weave Companies Stealing Pictures of Popular Naturals For Advertising

Popular Instagram naturals Leanora (SunShine_726) and Beedoelv have had their photos stolen and used in an ad for “virgin Mongolian” extensions sold by a Chinese company. The ad features photos ripped from Instagram (you can see the originals here and here) and deceptively portrayed as weave. So far, the ladies have been unsuccessful in getting... Continue Reading

True Life: My “Protective Weave” Caused Massive Breakage

Popular natural hair vlogger Jenell of KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com is opening up about the devastating effects of a ‘protective weave’ that she kept in for over a month. After taking the weave down she experienced massive shedding and breakage, and a serious loss of thickness. She believes that a combination of rough combing (to get her hair... Continue Reading

Texas Pastor Preaches Against Weaves, Says They Promote a False Image

A Waco, Texas pastor is taking his dislike of weave straight to the pulpit. Pastor A. J. Aamir of the Resurrecting Faith church has admonished his female congregants not to get weaves. AmericanPreachers.com reports; Pastor A.J. Aamir recently told his leadership staff at Resurrecting Faith, DO NOT wear weaves. Pastor Aamir feels women wearing weaves... Continue Reading

Beyonce’s Hair Stylist Confirms Her Big Chop, Says Her Weave Set Unrealistic Expectations

Since Beyonce’s pixie cut reveal, some have wondered whether it truly was a big chop, or just a new style of wig. Now Beyonce’s hair stylist and colorist are coming forward to confirm that it was, indeed a chop, and to give their thoughts on her new look. Beyonce’s long time stylist Kim Kimble, told... Continue Reading

Opinion: A Weave is Not a Protective Style; It’s Just a Weave

By Charing Ball of MadameNoire.com This is not an anti-hair weave post but rather, this is a pro-truth post. And the hardcore, nitty-gritty straight no chaser-kind truth is that a weave is not a protective style. A weave is just a weave. Yeah I know, what business is it of mine what someone else puts... Continue Reading

Natural Entrepreneur Creates Weave that Blends Perfectly With Natural Hair Types

To the naked eye, the woman above looks like another natural sporting a droolworthy twist out. But she is actually rocking weave from the Heat Free Hair company. The company is the brainchild of Ngozi Opara, who owns N-ZO Hair Studios in Washington DC. She states; I have always believed not only in embracing your natural ‘kinks’... Continue Reading

Sanaa Lathan Shows Her Hair After Weave Take Down

Early this morning Sanaa Lathan took to her Facebook page to post a picture of her hair sans-weave with the caption And the weave is out! #yesihaveALOTofhair #sandybrown #ineedatrim #ilovemyscalp Cute! Lots of hair must run in the family, because we know Sanaa’s mama definitely has it. Continue Reading

3 Top Natural Hair Vloggers Who Use Wigs and Weave for Protective Styling

Yesterday we posted a story about a woman who spent $25,000 on weave over the course of her adult life. Some readers felt that it was an attack on weave, and pointed out that it’s a great protective style. We agree! And many of our favorite YouTubers use weave as a protective style. Weave can... Continue Reading

True Life: I’ve Spent $25,000 on Weave in My Lifetime

A quick preamble to this post: HuffingtonPost recently featured the story of documentary filmmaker, Erikka Yancy, who, due to insecurity about her appearance, spent $25,000 on weaves over the course of her adult life. The story is honest and eye-opening, and HuffingtonPost invited me (Leila) on HuffingtonPost Live to speak with Erikka and Celebrity stylist... Continue Reading