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Whether you have relaxed or natural hair, sometimes you just need a break from doing your hair, period. You might be overwhelmed by your morning hair routine, or just ready for a new look.

Clutchettes, we’re not here to judge, just help, so here are some tips if you’re considering trying a weave for a while.

1. Ironically, weaves look best when they look like your actual hair so get a texture that’s as close to your natural curl pattern as possible. That way new growth won’t be painfully obvious and you won’t have to flat iron your hair (hello, breakage!) as often.

2. Get a full-weave instead of having your front hair or a large chunk of hair at the crown of your head exposed. It’s better for your hair to be fully protected for the life of your weave.

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  • IslandgirlDesi

    What about the “clip-in” weaves? Has anyone tried them if so any recommendations?

    • jujubean

      I wear clip in sometimes, I make my own. It’s really better to buy the hair yourself and then sew them to the clips, that way you can find the right hair texture. They’re quick and easy and you can take them out at night, so there’s waaaay less damage than a sew in!

  • cupcakes and shiraz

    I thought about getting a weave so that my natural hair will get some rest, but am afraid it might cause traction damage to my hairline.

  • Keisha

    I’ve tried the clip ins and love them! I ordered a few packs from Amazon and was amazed by how much the color and texture matched my natural hair. I work in front of the camera so mostly use them use them for work, but they’re a life saver.