How to prepare for Wefts Installation
WHAT You Need for Installation:
- Human Hair Extensions (on the weft)
- Curved Hair Sewing Needle
- Hair Sewing Thread (same color as the hair)
- Tail Comb
- Hair Clips
Shampoo, condition, and blow-dry your hair.
Plan the hairstyle you want and make parts showing where the braided base will go. Separate and pin up any hair that will stay out of the weave (edges, the crown of the head, nape of the neck, etc).
Use a small amount of extension hair as reinforcement and braid the hair in either a continuous cornrow braid or part horizontal sections and braids those. Make the cornrows as flat and narrow as possible.
Use the needle and thread to sew the ends of the braids along the bottom of the cornrows. Use enough thread so an entire track can be sewn with one length piece of thread. (it’s easier when time come to remove it)
Starting from the back of the head, sew rows of extension hair onto each cornrow. Start from the very edge of the cornrow and keep the track as flat as possible.
Go over the same spot a few times with the needle and thread when you start the track to secure it properly. Do the same thing when you get to the other end of the cornrow.
Cut the track once you’ve secured the end to the cornrow. This helps to get the measurements exactly right.
Continue sewing the hair onto the cornrows this way until you’ve completed the whole head.
If your style came with a closure piece for the crown, sew it in place now.
Trim and style the hair any way you like.