Weaving vs. Bonding
Hair weave refers to the natural human hair or artificial ones, which are used for altering the appearance of the user with the addition of more hair over the user’s natural hair, partially or completely. The Indian Remy Hair is supposed to be the top-most quality in hair extension. Remy hair has the layer of cuticle, the outermost layer in a strand of hair, looking like shingles on roof. The Remy hairs have the layer of cuticle growing in its natural and same direction. The layer of cuticle is important as it is concerned with the tangling of hair, longevity in usage and shining of hair. With the layer of cuticle flat and intact, the hair is able to reflect light, thus making it shine.
A few benefits of hair weaves include the lengthening of hair, addition of volume or thickness or both in the cases of thinning hair or fine hair, adding fashionable colours to the natural hair cutting off the risk of damage to one’s natural hair, getting a different texture of hair from the natural one. Weaves have found popularity in the community of Afro-American women since the times of 1990s. Colours are usually added to the natural hair per strand. One of the types of application is known as sew-in. Even weft hair could be applied, directly gluing it with natural hair with the help of hair glue, which is specifically meant to be used in hair weaving. This glue can easily be washed away with the use of special conditioner or shampoo, which removes only the glue, retaining real hair.
Extension hair term refers to hair weave that is applied per strand than as rows, which are long and sewn-together. The hair which are applied per strand come in a bunch of 50 to 80 strands, which are attached using keratin tips, which resemble to the end of shoe-strings. They can be attached by direct bond with the hair while they can also be attached with the help of copper links as they give the maximum natural look. This method takes a lot of time since about 100-300 extensions have to be applied individually. Thus, this option is a bit expensive compared to other options.
It is a method for temporary hair weaving, which is very popular. It is a great way for adding volume and also to add vibrant, colourful streaks on natural hair. Hair tracks are glued with the user’s hair roots using special adhesive. The tracks must not be in the hair for more than one or two weeks. Bonding also refers to attaching toupees or custom wigs using adhesives that are medical grade. Bonding is of 2 kinds – soft bond and hard bond. A soft bond dries in rubber glue consistency while the hard bond dries in epoxy glue consistency. Only a small section of people are recommended for hard bond for whom soft bond do not hold appropriately. Such permanent bonds usually last for 4 to 6 weeks, after which it should be checked for maintenance.