Weave Glossary

STANDARD TRACK WEAVING:  The hair is cornrowed to create tracks. Wefts of hair are then sewn into tracks. This method works well on tightly coiled hair. 

TREE BRAIDING:  Individual hair strands are picked up and braided right into the cornrow.

STRAND BY STRAND:  Micro weave tied directly to the scalp for invisible detection.

BONDING:  The quickest weave method. Silicone glue is placed on the wefts of hair, then the wefts are placed as close to the scalp as possible. Should look flat and natural looking. Works well straight and relaxed hair.

FUSION:  Silicone glue is applied onto a weft of human hair and then the weft is applied to the base of the scalp with a heated small flat iron.

INFUSION:  The same as above; however this method is done with strands of hair as opposed to wefts.

FUSION ON THE WEFT: Silicone glue is applied to the weft and the weft is applied directly to the scalp. The hair is in close proximity to the scalp.

EUROPEAN WEAVE:  Clip or glue-based individual strands of hair applied to the hair on the head with a heating device like a slim flat iron.

MICROEXTENSION:  The weave is done with strands of hair individually tied in the knots for an invisible effect. This is very long and expensive process.

INTERLOCK INVISIBLE:  The hair on the weft is sewn directly to the base of the scalp with a flat roll technique.

INTERLOCKING WITH LATCH HOOK: Individual human hair is hooked into a base cornrow with a latch hook needle.

KNOT WEAVE:  Created when individual pieces of hair are knotted together and sewn to the base.

*It is important to maintain the condition of your natural hair, regardless of texture, when wearing weaves. Usually, weaves should last only six to eight weeks. Full weaves and tracks should be touched up biweekly, depending on the method.