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Time
30 mins

Fake gorgeous long hair in 30 minutes!
Stuff needed:

- Hair brush.
- Fine tooth comb
- Weave bonding glue. This stuff comes in either black which is for dark colored weaves, and white which is for light colored weaves. Choose whichever you think will match best. You can get this at any Caribbean hair store.
- Pack of weave hair. Now, there's endless possibilities here. You can get real human hair which is the most expensive, but also the best quality and will last the longest. You can get yaki hair, which is animal hair and is fairly good quality but yuck, using animal hair. Or, you can be cheap like me and get the synthetic stuff. In the end it looks the same, but is pretty rough. I'd only suggest it for people with curly or thicker hair, as it'll be pretty obvious if you have thin, straight hair.
- Hair ties.
- Scissors.

You'll need to redo them anywhere between once per week and once per month. It all depends on how you treat 'em, and the weather. Be gentle with your brush, and DO NOT PUT CONDITIONER ON YOUR ROOTS or it will take the glue right out. Unless you want to take your weave out, at which point, load on the conditioner. Try not to wash it every day either, or it'll come out way faster.

Any questions? Ask away!

Posted by Aleshia R. from Montreal, Quebec, Canada • Published
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  • How to make a hair extension. Give Yourself Hair Extensions (Bonded Weave) - Step 1
    Step 1

    Funny little before to show you the length of my real hair. Start off with clean, generally styled hair.

  • How to make a hair extension. Give Yourself Hair Extensions (Bonded Weave) - Step 2
    Step 2

    First off, we need to section off the first chunk of hair, starting from the bottom. You want to start lower than this picture shows, below the ears. I just forgot to take a picture when I was at that stage.

  • How to make a hair extension. Give Yourself Hair Extensions (Bonded Weave) - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using the part you made as a guide, unravel your weaving hair and cut off a chunk just a little bit smaller than the part (you don't want it poking out the sides!) Here's what I came up with for the smaller part at the nape of my neck:

  • How to make a hair extension. Give Yourself Hair Extensions (Bonded Weave) - Step 4
    Step 4

    Next, lay the hair chunk down on a flat surface, and carefully put a line of glue onto the track part. Don't use too much, this stuff is a bitch to get out.

  • How to make a hair extension. Give Yourself Hair Extensions (Bonded Weave) - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pick it up by the edges and stick it on, right under the part made in your hair. Kind of smooth it down and hold it there for about 30 seconds until generally dry.

  • How to make a hair extension. Give Yourself Hair Extensions (Bonded Weave) - Step 6
    Step 6

    Continue this over and over, going up your head. I do my tracks about an inch apart, but it all depends on how thick or thin you want your hair to be. Use your judgement. Also, make sure not to go up too high with your last track, otherwise you'll see it through your real hair and it's a really awkward situation when people call you on wearing a weave. I've been called "Unbeweavable" a few times by some comedic friends. Here's as high as I try to go:

  • How to make a hair extension. Give Yourself Hair Extensions (Bonded Weave) - Step 7
    Step 7

    After you're finished gluing you just need to part the remaining hair over the last track to hide it, cut your hair as desired (layers, asymetrical, whatever. The beauty of fake hair is you don't have to wait for it to grow back!) and style it up. Voila, long hair in an instant!

    Now run around making silly faces and telling people that you got this really amazing shampoo.

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Linvie
Linvie · Vancouver, British Columbia, CA · 7 projects
how do you take them out?
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quirky been v.
quirky been v. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 8 projects
on the main picture at the top: i have a friend whos natural hair looks exactly like the third on from the left and its about butt length
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Kasey Kasket
Kasey Kasket · Ormond Beach, Florida, US · 25 projects
I did this forEVER until my hair got long! Now I use different colors only on the sides. Its neat because the hair color never fades, and my friends think I dye it :p I buy human hair though, the beauty store around here sells huge wefts for 12 bux. A tip - you dont have to put so much in your hair if you sew two pieces together to bulk it up Happy
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Neko and Dragon
Neko and Dragon · Seattle, Washington, US · 26 projects
i'm gunna have to try this in the spring
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PocketfullOfSunshine
PocketfullOfSunshine · 2 projects
Lol. That you got an amazing shampoo! Haha. Good one.
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