Cuts, Styles and Treatments
This relates to all cutting techniques that are applied to natural hair (i.e. bobs, layers and pixie cuts). Included within haircuts are techniques such as; cut and blow-dry, trim and finish, twists, hair-up styles, conditions, treatments and relaxers.
Natural hair is cornrowed and synthetic hair extensions are knotted-in. A crotchet hook (sometimes known as a latch hook) is used. Parts of the hair extensions are grabbed by the hook and pulled through the underside of each cornrow, working from the back of the hair to the front at a 90 degree angle depending on style.
These are individual plaits parted into small/medium or large areas. Box braids may be of any width or length, but many will add additional hair to increase the length, thickness and fullness. One massive benefit of box braids is how easily they can be manipulated - the braids are not attached to the scalp meaning there are endless styles available. Weavealicious customers have always loved the fact that they can style their braided hair as if it were long and relaxed. With proper care box braids can last up to 3 months, but the scalp must be consistently oiled - failure to moisturise the scalp can lead to dryness, and breakage.
Cornrows are an African style of hair grooming, in which the hair is braided very close to the scalp (this is the main difference between braids and cornrows) to produce a continuous, raised row. Cornrows are often formed in simple, straight lines but can also be formed in complicated geometric, curved and linear designs. Cornrows can be created by using just the person's natural hair, or using hair extensions. Often favored for their easy maintenance, rows can be left in for weeks at a time if maintained and with regular oiling of the scalp.