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Make bangs out of your (old) weaves
This should be a very cheap project if you already use hairweaves - like me. It didn't cost me anything at all actually

If you don't... ehm.. since I myself, always buy a whole pack with a 45" wide weave in it, I wouldn't really know what just an 11" wide one would cost.. But I guess you can check at some hairdressers :)

Since most of my old weaves only get worn out at the ends, I think it's a waste to throw them all away.. Just make something else out of them! ...Like fake bangs :p
Perfect for me, because I don't want my own hair to get cut in like that - afraid I will regret it.. But I still want to have some variety, so this is my solution.

It can also be helpfull if you are thinking about getting bangs, but you're not sure yet. This way you can try it on first ^_^

Here I used a 1,2"/3cm wide hairband, but ofcourse you can also use a wider or a finer one - as long as it hides the beginning of the weave
Mine is also covered with fabric, but if you want to use a plastic one, I suggest you use another -stronger- glue, because I'm not sure nailglue will hold on plastic.. you could try though :)

Posted by Lien from Nederland, Colorado, United States • Published See Lien 's 5 projects »
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  • Step 1

    You should probably straighten the hair first

    As you will see in the pictures I did not do that - I was stupid enough to forget my straightening iron at my boyfriends house :p

  • How to make a hair extension. Fake Bangs - Step 2
    Step 2

    Make sure the weave is about 11 or 12 inches/28-30cm wide

  • How to make a hair extension. Fake Bangs - Step 3
    Step 3

    Since one single weave is too thin to create nice full bangs, you'll need to fold the weave...

  • How to make a hair extension. Fake Bangs - Step 4
    Step 4

    ..and then hand-sew it together with (same shaded) thread

  • How to make a hair extension. Fake Bangs - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now you have a nice full weave from about 5,5"/14cm wide

  • Step 6

    At this step you take the hairband and fit the weave into it.
    Make sure it's right in the middle and then mark the left or right side of the hairband, where the weave ends (I just marked it with my fingers, but a hairclip can also be useful for this)

    Now you know from where you can start to put on the glue.

  • How to make a hair extension. Fake Bangs - Step 7
    Step 7

    Just begin by putting glue on the first half or so (you'll need to put on quite a lot for it to stick)
    and then carefully press the weave on to the glued part.
    Keep pressure on it for like 30 seconds or so

  • How to make a hair extension. Fake Bangs - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now you glue on the rest and also keep pressure on it for a little while

    Make sure it's stuck by pulling the hair carefully. If it's not - ad some more glue and pressure it again

  • How to make a hair extension. Fake Bangs - Step 9
    Step 9

    When that's all done you're gonna have to cut it..
    But to be sure you don't cut off too much, you first need to put it on and mark the point where you want to cut it (make sure the glue is dry before you do that!)

    < Makes quite a funnylookin' picture..

    Make sure you keep it at least an inch longer than the length you eventually want it to be.
    I just marked it somewhere under my eye with a hairclip (if you like you can use two hairclips for it, one for each side)

  • How to make a hair extension. Fake Bangs - Step 10
    Step 10

    Now cut it at the marks..

  • Step 11

    The last step is to get it cut straight.

    You need to put it on and let someone else do it with some good scissors - best someone who knows how to cut hair.
    I let my friend - who is a hairdresser - do it.

    If you don't know someone that can do that, I suggest you go to the hairdresser and get it done there :)

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Demonymphetamine
Demonymphetamine · Turmero, Aragua, VE · 49 projects
great idea!!!!!!!
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Vetherz
Vetherz · San Juan, San Juan, PR · 13 projects
very nice concept XD
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shelley w.
shelley w.
this is such a smart idea
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Lien
Lien · Nederland, Colorado, US · 5 projects
Thanks every1, for all the favs & nice comments

^_^
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Nattie Gurl
Nattie Gurl · 58 projects
LOL... you have such great how to's... and your always so cute. Glad we be friends and collegas ;-)
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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 373 projects
As bangs are in this season, this is an awesome idea to achieve the look without making a commitment to them by hacking your own hair.

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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
smart idea, like it! thanks for the tute, i think i will try this out too;-S
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Jolanda
Jolanda · Nederland, Colorado, US · 54 projects
it looks great!
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Savalou
Savalou · Paris, Île-de-France, FR · 11 projects
Awesome idea!
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