Microweft Curly Hair Extensions: Everything you need to know

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Microweft hair extensions are a newer addition to the hair extension world, and they are taking the industry by storm. While many women across the world have experienced the benefits of microweft extensions, it has also left some wondering if they are able to wear them.

Curly microweft extensions exist but require additional expertise and skill to install them. Curly hair extensions also have a different care regimen from straight hand tied extensions. This article will explore curly microweft extensions and the options available to those looking to wear them.

Curly And Wavy Hair vs Straight Hair Extensions

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Microweft hair extensions come in many different textures. You can find hair extensions in textures ranging from straight to kinky curly. However, it is more difficult to find brands that offer curly microweft extensions. They are more difficult to source, so you may find that they are typically a bit more expensive than straight microweft extensions.

When looking for curly microweft extensions, finding an installation method that will work on textured hair is important. Microweft extensions are installed by creating a foundation first and then attaching the hair. A method like Invisible Bead Extensions is safe for textured hair and allows for a seamless grow-out without matting or damage. 

Finding a stylist who has worked with curly microweft extensions is extremely important. It requires extra training to know how to install, style, and maintain curly hair. Make sure to ask your stylist if she has worked with curly microweft extensions before or if she has resources to share with you so you know how to take the best care of them.

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Maintenance looks a little different with curly hair extensions. You will need to pay special attention to separating your rows and detangling them each day and night. Your hair will need moisture-rich products to ensure they remain hydrated. A leave-in mask and daily serum application are required for best results. You will need a silk pillowcase or a silk bonnet to sleep in to not disrupt the curl or cause tangling.

Why Are Straight Hair Extensions Preferred To Wavy Or Kinky Hair?

Why Are Straight Hair Extensions Preferred To Wavy Or Kinky Hair

When choosing which texture of extensions to go with, you need to think about how you ultimately want to style your hair. If you have naturally curly hair but always wear it straight, you will want straight microweft hair extensions installed. If you have naturally curly hair and want to keep it styled in its natural state, you will want to find curly microweft hair that best matches your curl pattern. If you have a 4C curl pattern, you will need to find the closest match to your texture for the best results. If you have a texture installed that doesn’t match your own, you dramatically increase your chances of dealing with matting and tangling.

Why Are Straight Hair Extensions More Versatile Than Curly Hair Extensions?

Why Are Straight Hair Extensions More Versatile Than Curly Hair Extensions

When looking for curly microweft hair extensions, you will want to know whether the hair has been sourced naturally curly or undergone extra processing to achieve the curl pattern. If the hair is from a donor that has naturally curly hair, it will be softer and have better longevity than hair that has been processed. You can easily straighten naturally wavy hair and it offers an ease of versatility. We have two hair collections available for those with textured hair. The first is ONE by IBE®, which features naturally sourced wavy hair extensions that are extremely soft and have the cuticle intact. The second is Kitsune, which offers a collection of curly microwefts that have undergone a steam curling process to create a long-lasting curl. Both of these extension lines are ethically sourced.

Artificially curly microwefts will tend to not last as long due to the exposure to high heat and chemicals. You will most likely need to replace the hair a few months earlier than you would if the hair was straight and didn’t undergo any additional processing. You can still straighten and blow them out, they will just be a bit more coarse due to processing. But often this is a perfect match for a naturally curly hair strand.

Are Ibe Hair Extensions For Curly Hair?

IBE® is a hair extension installation method that is perfect for curly hair. The IBE® foundation keeps the hair at a natural fall position, so your curls are held in a position that is still natural and comfortable for your scalp. It’s very important to have a method that will allow your hair to stay in a natural state, not over-directed, so your textured hair doesn’t get matted or tangled.

The IBE® method provides the best durability and longevity for an extension method. Because of the way the foundation is created and the technique in which the wefts are sewn, the IBE® method gives an incredibly durable experience for those who have curly or textured hair.

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Final Thoughts

When we think of hair as a fabric, it changes our view of hair extensions. Once you find the stylist you want to install your hair extensions, you then need to have your stylist select the “fabric” or hair that best matches your own. Your stylist needs to feel comfortable installing curly hair extensions, as it will require additional training and expertise. It really is a team effort between you and your stylist when creating the best experience with curly hair extensions. Your stylist will need to use the best method possible to keep your hair healthy. They will need to be educated on working with curly hair extensions and know how to cut and style them. You will need to work together to create a maintenance plan that makes sense to you, and your stylist will need to provide you with the right products to set you up for success with your new curly hair extensions.

Once that partnership is created, magic will happen, and you will be able to have the long, thick, curly hair of your dreams thanks to curly microweft extensions!