Fool ‘Em: Blending Your Weave Installments!!!

New York City-based celebrity hair stylist Gabrielle Corney admits that matching your own hair texture with a weave installment can be the most challenging part of wearing extensions.

The Indique Hair Pro stylist says when done properly, the finished look is flawless and keeps ‘em guessing. “There are many creative blending options for partial installations,” says Corney. “Straight hair blends better with the use of heat tools and the sleekness can be maintained with wrapping it at night with a silk scarf or bonnet.”

However, blending textured hair requires a different approach. “It depends on how much of the natural hair has been left out,” explains Corney. “It has to be manipulated with product and then either twist set, pin curled, or braided into the installation to blend seamlessly.”- JILL GOLDSBERRY

Here are few products Corney suggests assist you in blending your hair with your weave installments:

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    Dr. Miracle's Restorative Treatment 3-Pack
    Take care of your hair on the go. Each treatment pack offers a variety of protection with your choice of Argan oil, Acai berries and coconut milk. $4, drmiracles.com

  • Kinky Kurl
    Kinky-Curly Custard
    A curly gel that leaves curls moisturized and works wonders for twist sets and braids on curly extensions. Best used on wet hair. $17, 8 oz., kinky-curly.com

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    Indique Hair: The Pure Collection in Wavy
    The best brands, like Indique Hair, are worth the investment since they last through numerous shampoos and reinstallations. “You get what you pay for,” says Corny. For purchase information, visit indiquehair.com
  • Super Sweetback
    Miss Jessie's Super Sweetback Treatment
    Gabi recommends this for light hold on straight hair. “It keeps everything in place without the sticky, dry feel and leaves a nice gloss.” $16, folica.com
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  • Sam Esh

    You have to have good book keeping in Hamilton to run a beauty shop. I’ve seen many companies fall after not keeping their books straight. That is just the advice I’ll give anyone that is trying to run their own place.

  • frannyjames91

    Oh I love weaves! They were super huge in the 90′s but now they have kind of faded out. I will always need hair restoration in Minneapolis MN. My hair becomes super dry and coarse.