Everything You Need to Know About Human Hair Weaves Before Buying🔥

Written by: Nancy Pinder



Time to read 6 min

Ever looked in the mirror and wished you had different hair? Maybe you want longer hair, thicker hair, or even a different colour. Whatever it is, human hair weaves can give you the hair of your dreams!

What is a human hair weave? Well, simply, it’s human hair that is sewn or glued onto your own hair to give you the hair look you desire.

And because it’s real hair, you can style it however you want – curl it, straighten it, even dye it! So long as it's done with care.

The great thing about human hair weaves is that they are virtually indistinguishable from your own hair. 

No one will be able to tell that you’re wearing a weave unless you tell them!

And because the hair is real, it will look and feel completely natural.

Types of Human Hair Weaves

There are two main types of human hair weave: Remy and non-Remy. 

Remy hair is made from 100% human hair that has been carefully sorted and arranged so that all the hairs face in the same direction. This ensures that the hairs don't tangle or mat when they're being worn.

Non-Remy hair is also made from 100% human hair, but the hairs are not arranged in the same direction. As a result, non-Remy hair is more likely to tangle and mat than Remy hair.

Remy hair is also generally considered to be of higher quality than non-Remy hair because the cuticles are still intact. This gives Remy hair a more natural look and feel.

What is the Best Hair for Weaves?

We'd say the best hair to use for real hair weaves is Remy. It offers the best combination of quality and wearability. Non-Remy hair can also be used, but it's more prone to tangling and matting than Remy hair.

Remy hair is definitely worth spending that little bit more!

Benefits of a Human Hair Weave

There are many benefits to wearing a human hair weave. Firstly, as we mentioned, it gives you the ability to change your hair however you want.

If you’re tired of your current hairstyle, or you just feel like a change, a human hair weave is a great option.

Another benefit is that real hair weaves can actually help to protect your own hair. If you’re constantly styling and heat-treating your hair, a weave can give your hair a break from all the abuse.

And because the hair is real, it will also help to keep your scalp healthy and moisturised.

Human hair weaves are also a great option if you’re suffering from hair loss. They can help to cover up any thinning patches, and give you confidence again.

Are There Any Disadvantages of Human Hair Weaves?

The one thing you should bear in mind when shopping around for any type of human hair extensions is that they can be quite expensive. Remy hair, in particular, can be quite pricey.

Additionally, human hair weaves need to be treated with care. Care from them as you would your own hair, and they should last you a long time.

Synthetic vs Human Hair: What's the Difference?

If you're considering getting a human hair weave, you might be wondering what the difference is between synthetic and human hair.

After all, both types of hair extensions can be used to create beautiful hairstyles. 

Here's a quick rundown of the main differences between the two:

  1. Human hair is, well, human! It comes from real people who have decided to donate their hair. Synthetic hair, on the other hand, is made from artificial materials.
  2. Human hair can be styled however you want. You can curl it, straighten it, and even dye it. Synthetic hair is not as versatile – you might be able to curl or straighten it, but you won't be able to dye it.
  3. Human hair looks and feels more natural than synthetic hair. If you're looking for extensions that are virtually indistinguishable from your own hair, human hair is the way to go.

That being said, synthetic hair extensions and wigs are a good option for those on a budget. They're also a good choice if you're looking for a temporary hairstyle.

Make sure you choose high-quality synthetic hair if you go down this route, as some lower-quality synthetics can look quite fake.

Washing and Caring for Your Human Hair Wefts

One of the best things about human hair weaves is that they're relatively low-maintenance. You can wash them, condition them, and style them just like you would your own hair.

Just make sure you're using products that are designed for use on human hair, as some hair care products can damage weave hair.

When washing your real hair weave, be sure to use a mild shampoo and conditioner

Avoid using any products that contain harsh chemicals or sulfates, as these can damage the hair.

Rinse the shampoo and conditioner out thoroughly, and then gently towel dry the hair.

It's best to let your human hair weave air-dry whenever possible. If you must blow-dry it, use the lowest heat setting and keep the dryer moving so that you don't damage the hair.

Not Ready to Commit to Permanent Human Hair Extensions?

It's important to remember that there are many other hair extension application methods available.

If you're not ready to commit to human hair weave extensions, you could try clip-in hair extensions.

This is a temporary method, so they're an excellent choice if you want to experiment with different hairstyles without making a long-term commitment.

Clip-in extensions are a super popular, as they're easy to install and remove, so you can put them in and take them out as you please.

At RiRi, our human hair extensions are made from the highest quality Remy hair. We offer tape-in and clip-in hair extensions, as well as human hair wigs.

They're super soft, and lustrous and can be styled just like your own hair.

Conclusion: Transforming Your Hair With a Human Hair Weave

A human hair weave is a great way to add length, volume, or color to your hair. Remy human hair extensions are the best quality you can get, and they can be styled just like your own hair.

If you're looking for an affordable alternative to human hair, synthetic hair extensions might be a good option for you.

If you aren't ready for the intensity of a real hair weave, you can try clip-in or tape-in human hair extensions instead. These methods are much less permanent and can be removed more easily.


How Do I Wash a Sew-in Human Hair Weave?

To wash a sew-in human hair weave, use a mild shampoo and conditioner. Rinse the shampoo and conditioner out thoroughly, and then gently towel dry the hair. It's best to let your human hair weave air-dry whenever possible. If you must blow-dry it, use the lowest heat setting and a heat protectant spray or cream.

Why Does My Human Hair Weave Tangle?

One of the reasons your human hair weave might tangle is that it's dry. Be sure to use a moisturising shampoo and conditioner, and avoid using any products that contain harsh chemicals or sulfates. Gently brushing your hair with a wide-tooth comb can also help to prevent tangles.

How Do I Take Care of My Curly Human Hair Weave?

Be sure to use a sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner, and avoid using heat-styling tools whenever possible. Gently combing your hair with a wide-tooth comb can help to prevent tangles.

Do Weaves Damage Your Hair?

Wearing a weave won't damage your natural hair, but if it's not installed correctly, it can put stress on your head and scalp. Be sure to visit a professional stylist who can install your weave properly.

What is the Best Hair for Weaves?

Remy human hair offers the most natural-looking and feeling hair, so it's definitely one of the best choices. Although it's a little more expensive than non-Remy options, it's worth what you pay (usually!).

Nancy Pinder

Nancy is our resident hair and beauty specialist at RiRi Hair Extensions. She advises customers daily in our Lakeside and Bluewater stores, helping them find the perfect look, length, and shade of hair extensions. 

Nancy also presents our TikTok live to thousands of viewers across the world. You can catch her on our TikTok every week!

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