Hey guys. I stumbled upon this step by step article on how to install a sew in weave(extensions) with bangs . Some of you may be interested in installing your own extensions so I'm providing this article below with this in mind.
How to Weave Hair Bangs
By Cameron Holmes, eHow Contributor
Instantly change your hair style with a fresh new hair bang.
Adding a weave piece for a bang can allow you to instantly change your hairstyle. Choose an appropriate hair weave type--either synthetic or human--that matches your natural hair in color and texture. You'll need to prepare your natural bangs well before applying weave hair bangs to ensure that the condition of your natural hair stays healthy. You should reapply a new weave hair bang every three to four weeks to keep it secure and tight.
Things You'll Need
- pH balance conditioner
- Rat-tail comb
1.Wash and condition your hair before applying the hair bang weave. Apply a pH balanced protein-based conditioner onto your entire hair--especially applying the cream onto the hair edges and on the section where your weave bangs will be placed. Allow the conditioner to remain for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse well in lukewarm water and blow-dry your hair.
2.Use a rat-tail comb to create a straight horizontal part where you would like to apply the weave hair bangs. Comb and brush the hair to free it from kinks or tangles. Straighten out your natural bangs with a flat iron on a medium to high setting if your have coarse or thick hair.
3.Trim your natural bangs with a pair of scissors to rid them of split ends and to make the ends even.
4. Braid the bang by creating one cornrow from temple to temple. Take three thin strands of hair and overlap the two outside strands into the middle strand in a crisscross manner. Make sure the braid is flat on the scalp. In other words, take either the right or the left strand around the middle strand--alternating it between the opposite strand--picking up hair from the rest of the section as you go in order to complete the cornrow.
5.Gauge how much human or synthetic hair you will need to cover the entire cornrow braid from end to end. Determine the thickness of the bang; you may want to use two or more weave pieces to make the bang fuller.
6.Cut the weave to your desired length and apply the base of the weave, or the track, directly on top of the cornrow, making sure that the track lays flat on the braid.
7.Take a threaded sewing needle (make sure the thread is the same color as your weave hair color) and, starting at the end of the cornrow, sew the thread into the bottom of the braid and over the weave track. Use enough thread so an entire track can be sewn in one length of thread
8.Continue sewing the track onto the cornrows until you've covered the entire length. Cut off any remaining thread at the end of the track. Cover the threaded bang track with a section of your natural hair from behind the weave hair bang so that the track will not be visible.
Tips & Warnings
- Try to make the cornrows as tight, flat and narrow as possible so that the weave hair bang will not loosen up over time.
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