Weaves vs Extensions
First of all, weaves and extensions refer to hair weaves and hair extensions used by women to enhance their crowning glory, that is, their hair.
In general words, a weave is a term which refers to artificial or human hair used to change the appearance of someone’s hair by adding hair to their natural hair. These artificial or human hairs may be added or used to cover the entire hair with a hairpiece.
The advantages of a hair weave are that they help in making the hair longer, add thickness to hair along with volume, and are a boon for women with thinning hair. These are used to add fashionable colors to the hair too without the use of hair colors which have multiple chemicals.
Specifically, a weave refers to a style when someone’s entire hair is braided. Once the braids are made, a needle is used to sew extensions of hair into the braids. The extensions are sewn from one ear to another. This style or weave is an expensive style which may cost up to $500 or even more. The weave last for 6 to 10 weeks. Special shampoos and conditioners are used to maintain them. The advantage of a weave is the length of the hair can be increased, and no chemicals or glues are used. The disadvantage of a weave is if the braids are too tight, they may cause a headache, soreness of the scalp, or permanent loss of hair due to constant stress on the roots of the hair.
Hair extensions refer to artificial or human hair being attached to the natural hair of a person with the help of an adhesive or clip-on or other methods to lengthen the hair. Hair extensions are applied strand by strand to the natural hair. It is a very time-consuming method as around 100-300 extensions are added to one person to make the hair look natural. This application of hair is considered the most expensive due to the labor and time it consumes. There are many methods of adding extensions like using adhesives or copper links.
The advantages of extensions are that they help women with thinning hair and people who have short hair. Moreover, it is something which can be done at home too. Some disadvantages are if they have been glued on, it hurts to take them off. They may also damage your hair.
1.The most important difference is that all weaves are a type of hair extensions, but all extensions are not weaves.
2.Weaves are a particular type of style where the whole natural hair is braided and then a needle is used to sew hair extensions from one ear to another. No glues or adhesives are used. Extensions are a strand-by-strand application of artificial hair or human hair to make the natural hair of a person longer.