Weaveologists Spill Their Secrets: 2016 Hair Weave Extension Trends

Searching for the latest styles of weaves on Instagram shows the most updated secrets of weave masters and weaveologists in 2016. Lace front wigs and lace front closures are still really popular in 2016, with the lace front devices making it appear as if real scalp is shown beneath the weave hair and not thread from the weave being sewn into the hair.

As seen in the above photo, the weaveologist parts the hair to reveal a lace front closure that appears as real hair would. With promises of no harmful glues or telltale headbands, the lace front method of weave installation is a curious one.

The hairline features of such weave installation processes are also improving, with a more natural hairline appearing for the lace front closures than those that have appeared in the past.

As long as the adherents of lace front closures can stand having a significant portion of their real hair beneath a lace structure, which can be itchy at times, the type of weave is very wearable. There are products that have been specifically designed to help prevent and improve itching for weave wearers, and essential oils can greatly help prevent itching and bad odors as well.

A variety of hashtags and labels can be found for the weave process of Instagram, with some of them attached to photos that prove how natural the weaves can appear. There are tags that proclaim weaves that sport a middle part as opposed to a side part.

Others describe whether or not the weave wearer has any of their real hair left out or if all of their hair is hidden beneath the weave. Videos and photos show how some of the weave wearers have their real hair braided into tight cornrows of circular braids all around their heads. Those braids are then used as the anchor to sew weave hair tracks upon.

A variety of related hashtags proves the popularity of the hair weave industry. More than 1 million photos on Instagram appear under the “weave” label, with more specific hashtags like “weave master” and others also appearing.

The truly nearly undetectable styles that the multitude of weave masters display on social media shows the plethora of ways that weaves can be installed. Plus it shows off their creativity and wide range of prices, along with the fact that the weave process is popular worldwide. From the United Kingdom to the United States, folks are posting their weave creations on social media and selling their wares and services.

Wearing hair weaves can be such a compulsion that even the term hair weave addicts is a popular on social media. One such tagged photo shows a weave wearer laughing because people presumed her weave was her natural hair.

Although some of the photos found under the weave-related labels are ones related to weaving baskets and the like, others are photos that feature bundles of weaving hair for sale that are ready to be installed. While some weave wearers prefer to install their own weaves, others wouldn’t think of performing such a weave defying feat seemingly on their own.

However, by installing their own weaves, the weave wearers can control the tightness and appearance of the weave. Some of the photos feature lace front closures that have yet to be installed and are displayed prior to the lace being cut and trimmed, and attached to the weave wearer.

Another popular hashtag found regarding weave labels is virgin hair, which means it should be hair that hasn’t been processed and is easy to accept color and dyeing highlights.

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