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The best weave option for your hair type

Styling your own hair can be a pain, especially if it's short, thin, kinky or brittle. But if you're not thrilled with what nature gave you, you don't have to settle for it. These days, you can enhance or even virtually replace your own hair with extensions, weaves and other add-ons! If you're thinking about improving on what Mother Nature started, here's what you should consider about weaves.

If you're happy with your natural hair style and texture but just want a little extra volume, then you may not need a full weave – extensions and clip-on hair pieces may be all it takes to add a little drama! Just be sure to match your natural look. Curly-haired girls will need curly hair pieces, while gals with straight locks should stick to smooth tresses.

A full weave that completely covers your head is a great option if you're looking to change the texture of your hair. With a weave, you can go from tight kinks and curls to long, flowing locks in a matter of hours – and you can keep it in for weeks or even months. You can wash and style it like your own hair, and even pull it back into a ponytail.

If you have kinky, curly hair that takes hours to straighten, but you're still addicted to the styling tools, then you'll want to look for a weave that's made with real human hair. Unlike the synthetic variety, real hair can be colored, permed and even styled with hot tools like curling irons and blow dryers.  

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Lauren Stewart
By: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart is a freelancer writer from Michigan. She enjoys writing about beauty, health and fitness! She is passionate about learning new ways to take control of her health and wellness and is a makeup and skincare junkie! You can contact her by emailing