Hair Care

Want To Buy A Weave? Here Are Your Options

A weave has many benefits. It instantly adds more length to your natural hair and can also be used to increase the amount of volume you have to work with. More length and volume also means you can achieve a much larger variety of different hairstyles. Another major benefit that people enjoy is the fact that weave hair protects their natural hair against damage from the heat that is expelled from different styling tools, such as a curler, blow dryer and hot iron. Their hair also gets protected against the damage different styling products can cause. In the end, the weave is damaged and can be easily replaced, while their natural hair stays intact and has time to grow to a specific length the weave wearer desires.

Hair Origin or Style

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When you start your journey to buying a weave, then you will first have to decide on the type of hair you would like to buy. There are many different types available and each of them has their own characteristics that make them suitable for individual hair types. The primary choices when it comes to choosing a type of hair includes:

  • Peruvian hair
  • Brazilian hair
  • Malaysian hair
  • Indian hair

You will also find Chinese hair available, but these weaves are often low quality hair pieces that are manufactured from scrap hair. It is important to also look at the reputation of a company before buying from them as, according to Cosmopolitan, many companies source their hair from China and India, but promote the hair has Peruvian, Brazilian or Malaysian.

Hair Texture

After you’ve determined the most appropriate hair style you would like to purchase, the next step is to choose a hair texture you would like to buy. The texture you buy will determine the type of hairstyles you will be able to achieve after you have successfully installed your weave. The most common hair textures that are currently available on the market includes:

  • Straight
  • Big Wave
  • Body Wave
  • Loose Wave
  • Curly

Some companies now also offer a “kinky straight” texture that has a straighter appearance that the regular “straight” weaves. You will also find some weave hair available in a texture that combines curly and wavy styles. Each type has different uses and should be purchased according to the requirements of the customer. For example, if a person would like to add more volume to their hair, buying a “straight” or “kinky straight” weave would not be the most appropriate choice. A big wave, body wave or loose wave weave, on the other hand, would add more body and volume to a person’s hair.

Remy Versus Virgin Hair

Finally, you will notice that some companies promote their hair as “virgin” while others promote their hair as “remy”. Knowing the different between these two terms are important. Virgin hair refers to hair that has not been processed with any chemicals to improve their appearance or to make them look like another type of hair. Virgin hair’s cuticles are also still intact, and they are usually tangle free. Remy hair is similar to virgin hair, but this type of hair is a higher quality hair that has been extracted from a single donor. Remy hair has a consistent texture and is often more expensive than regular “virgin” hair.


Buying weave hair randomly is a bad idea – you’ll only end up wasting your own money. Learning more about the different options that are available to you makes it easier to buy hair that is appropriate for you. Body wave, straight, curly and other options that are available can be used to create the perfect style, but choosing the wrong set of weave hair could lead to an unnatural look. Consider the tips we’ve shared here and learn more about your options before making a final purchase.