HAIR 101: 5 ways to rock a weave!

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As the days become cooler we start looking for protective hairstyles to protect our natural hair and help us through the cold weather. A weave is one of the easiest protective hairstyles and it has become a hair trend that we can’t ignore. Celebrities such as Bonang Matheba and Dineo Moeketsi are rarely seen without their long tresses. However, the costs of weave hair extensions them have become more affordable, making this hairstyle accessible to most women.  If you are contemplating wearing a weave here are a few ideas and tips to help you get the best looking weave in town. Go pony Sleek ponytails are trendy this season. A ponytail suits a long, slim face. Plait your hair from the middle and leave the front and sides for a natural look. Tip: Use wax or edge control gel for a neat finish.  Screen Shot 2016-03-15 at 10.10.35 AM Dineo Moeketsi in a slick pony with curl   Straight to the point If you have high cheek bones, you can pull off straight weaves. To give your hair volume, use at least one and a half packets of extensions. Silicone and serum are great for home maintenance and managing fly-aways.Use a straightener every day to keep the hair silky smooth. Mkalipi suggests using a heat protector oil or spray to protect your natural hair. Screen Shot 2016-03-15 at 10.12.35 AM Jessica Nkosi in a straight weave Bouncy curls Curls and wavy hair suit oval faces. You can get a weave that is already wavy and bouncy, or style it yourself using rollers under a dryer. A straightener can create perfect curls, but they don’t last as long as curls from rollers. Tip: Firm up your curls by using a holding spray.   Screen Shot 2016-03-15 at 10.15.09 AM Bonang Matheba sporting fabulous bouncy curls Fringe benefits Weaves with a fringe can be worn either long, as a side fringe or short bob cut. They look good on people with a round forehead. Tip: Go to a professional stylist to have your fringe cut and styled to suit the shape of your face. You can use a straightener to give your fringe a curly edge. Sleep on a satin pillowcase instead of wrapping a scarf around your head as it will keep the hair smooth without flattening out the fringe.  Screen Shot 2016-03-15 at 10.16.45 AM Lorna Maseko with edgy bangs (fringe) Trendy Mohawk To pull off a mohawk, you need a funky personality. You can add straight or curly extensions to give the hairstyle a bit of volume. Maintain the cut with salon visits to trim the sides of re-growth at least every two weeks. Use a wax or edge control gel to keep the sides and edges of your cut looking neat.

Screen Shot 2016-03-15 at 10.18.13 AM Loot Love is the queen of mohawks

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