What to Expect from a Curly Weave
What people can expect from a curly weave depends on the type of curl chosen, and the type of hair selected for the weave. An Afro curl, for example, appears naturally in Brazilian and Peruvian hair, so that style can be found in virgin hair. Unprocessed, or virgin, hair will last a long time with proper maintenance, and will return to its natural state, even after styling. Once the style has been washed, or wet down, the original curl will be restored. That translates to less styling time needed, and fewer products used, to get a well defined curly style. A kinky curl, which is full and glamorous, is found naturally in Brazilian hair. If a kinky curl is available in another type, it is not likely to be virgin hair.
A deep curl in any type of human hair looks best in shorter lengths of eight to fourteen inches, Longer lengths in that degree of curl can cause the curl to loosen quickly. The length of curly styles is measured by pulling the hair straight. That is an important aspect when selecting the length, which can reach up to thirty inches, depending on the vendor. Braiding any degree of curly hair will restore the definition and bounce of the curl. Braiding at least once a week is recommended for all types of curly styles. Conditioning before styling will help protect the hair, and prevent it from drying out.
Hair for weaves is available in varying degrees of quality, and can be human hair, or synthetic. In general, human hair will feel more natural and last longer than synthetic hair, but that does depend on the quality of the product. High-quality synthetic hair bundles can last longer than highly processed, or low-quality human hair bundles. Any type of human hair that is processed will be more susceptible to weakening and splitting when styled than virgin hair. It is important to pay close attention to the description of the hair before making a purchase, especially when buying online. Purchasing hair bundles from the salon, or at a beauty supply store, provides the advantage of being able to see and feel the hair before spending any money.