Choosing the best curly weave requires taking your hair color, curl preference, and budget in mind. There is a significant difference in appearance and texture between 100-percent human hair extensions and synthetic ones. In addition, matching the color of the weave to your own hair is a factor in how realistic the weave will appear. Just like some people have curlier hair than others, one curly weave may be much curlier than the next, but what is best is a matter of preference. Lastly, the material and quality of the weave play a large part in price, which is an important factor for those operating on a budget.
First, decide between real and synthetic hair extensions. It is not unusual for synthetic hair to cost a tenth of the price of real hair. Real hair is most often human, but very occasionally comes from a horse. Human hair extensions tend to last longer and look more natural than their synthetic counterparts and are usually the most preferred type of hair extension. In addition, real hair curls naturally when wet and can be styled with heat without smelling like burning plastic.
Once you have decided which material is best and fits your budget, the next step is to find out what color of curly weave to choose. It is best to choose a color that very closely matches your own hair so that it will blend in and look real to the layperson. For people inexperienced with weaves, it is often difficult to correctly deduce this by simply looking at their own hair and packaged hair. A professional hair stylist or employees at a beauty supply store can usually assist you.
Find a reputable brand that sells hair extensions. Very cheap brands tend to create poor quality extensions that quickly frizz and generally do not last as long as mid- to higher-priced brands. In addition, a curly weave tends to require more upkeep than straight weaves, especially if they are allowed to flow freely. Due to this, it is important to find a brand that supplies a reliable curly weave known to last long enough to be worth buying.
Actually choosing a curly weave is often the easiest part. A beauty supply shop that sells hair extensions will usually have a wide range of curly weaves, from loosely curled weaves to tight, kinky ones. After you have chosen and purchased a curly weave, consult a hair stylist on how to best take care of it to better ensure its longevity.