The Malaysian Hair Weave - The Finest Tool in a Stylist's Toolbox


"Malaysian hair" is a term used for a rare type of human hair -- from Malaysia, of course -- that's used for the finest extensions and weaves. With rich colors, a silky smooth texture and natural moisture, it's got a well-deserved reputation as one of the highest grades of hair available.

But there's a similar term that has a much more specific meaning. A "Malaysian hair weave" is a unique method of connecting hair extensions to the existing hair on someone's scalp. Stylists use this method to avoid harming the surrounding that natural hair; the procedure involves very carefully braiding the weave into the natural hair without using glue or bonding it to the roots, and without braiding too tight, which can damage both roots and scalp.

Here's how it's done.

Don't skimp on the hair. Unless you use the right type of hair, your weave is likely to fail. Even if you can't afford the finest hair available, you'll need to be sure to use real human hair and not synthetics. If you use the highest quality hair you can get your hands on, the weave will last a lot longer -- not to mention look more natural and feel better.

Wash, then condition. Before you begin weaving, it's absolutely imperative that you wash and condition the client's existing hair. This is impossible to overdo; wash the hair and condition it at least three times each. And avoid using harsh chemicals -- like styling product -- for as long as possible before the weave is performed.

Be sure to moisturize. An unmoisturized scalp is likely to have broken hair or damaged roots. It's important to begin moisturizing the scalp a few days before the weave is done. Make sure your client knows this.

D. Michael Kirby is a freelance writer living in California. He writes about health and beauty, home improvement, travel and technology. One of his clients is Wagman Hair, one of the world's premier providers of human hair for extensions and weaves.

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