If you want to add length and texture to your hair, there are two ways for women to do so. You can either choose hair extensions or hair weaves. Each extension style possesses some advantages as well as certain limitations. It relies on a woman’s texture and the length of her hair.
Weaves and hair extensions are available in a large variety at several beauty supply stores, salons and are also offered by many online retailers. One of the most popular hair weaves is the Malaysian weave, which is also referred to as braidless weave. The wefts are sewn to microlinks that are wrapped around the hair instead of being sewn into a cornrow base. Malaysian weaves are a cross between a conventional weave and an extension.
Similar to a weave, the hair comes clustered in wefts to connect to the microlinks. The application method of attaching it to the natural hair is similar to that of an extension. Malaysian weaves successfully works well with several types of hair, especially for coarser styles, as there is no braiding.
Moreover, Malaysian weaves boosts hair volume and can be conveniently maintained. Like all partial weaves, a Malaysian weave should be of the same texture and color as your natural hair. Some of my favorite hair weaves come from well known brands. This site I found to have honest reviews on hair weaves and extensions, especially pay attention to what they said in their Queen Virgin Remy article.
Malaysian weaves are known for being non-damaging to the natural hair to which it is attached. As there is no use of wax or glue, they are different from braids used for other weaving methods, infamous for damaging hair over time.
This weaving technique is more popular amongst people who use Malaysian weaves for incorporating pieces of colored hair as highlights to avoid processing the natural hair using chemicals. It can serve as a temporary method to change your color or for adding freshness to your hair. Women, who have hair so soft that it is difficult to hold the braid required by other weaving methods, can benefit from Malaysian braids.
For women who wear Malaysian weaves, it is recommended they should take care of them and treat them like normal hair. If you treat them well, the hair will successfully stay up for over two months. For this reason, women are suggested to condition and shampoo as normal, with a soothing massaging movement over the sewn-in weft of hair. Make sure you don’t affect the sewn-in weft close to the scalp in any way by using too much of heating products.
Other than the several benefits of Malaysian weaves listed above, durability and ease of use also are at the top the list.
Not only do they look and feel like natural hair, they are also one of the most suggested weaves because they can adapt so well to a variety of hair types, textures, colors and looks. Just make sure your stylist doesn’t braid it too tight.