Anyone who’s ever had a weave installed knows that you should probably get human hair extensions, but do you know why you should never get synthetic weaves done?
According to international hair guru, Noël Reid-Killings, synthetic extensions will break your hair: “Don’t let anyone braid synthetic hair into your own. Synthetics are like plastic and if you own natural hair is interwoven with it, the friction will cause your hair to break.”
She also advises not to waste money on cheap hair. “Pay just a little bit more for great quality hair that lasts so much longer—up to a year! If you wear weaves consistently, invest in good hair. Ask a retailer for samples. Tease it, and if it knots up really well, it’s not good for weave. Also wash it and observe how it behaves. Sometimes hair is treated before it’s packaged, so it looks beautiful but it won’t look good long term.”
Info via Essence.com.