| Originally Posted by JABride |
Great thread !!!
My hair is very thick and curly and do not know what to do with it. I stopped relaxing since it was thinning and breaking my hair after a few years and frankly, I did not like all the chemicals ... I either braid or hot comb my hair ... or put on a wig on bad days
but this will not work for a wedding in Jamaica. I found out about "treebraids" (braids that look like a weave -- see picture).
They take less than 2 hours to put in and to take out (since it's only conrows under it all), they cover all my hair, they were not affected by humidity when I went to Jamaica with them .... I have been doing them on and off for the past year and thought about having them for my wedding (putting half up, half down) but ALL MY GIRLS are against it since everyone is used to see me in "treebraids". But now I am back to square one ... Humidity will kill my hair if I hotcomb it - so that's not an option. A weave is an option but I tried one last month to practice and the hair kept tangling after just 1 hour -- I had to brush every hour to keep it smooth and every time I brushed, hair kept coming out... I bought what I thought was a good weave at $30/pack...
... anyone can suggest a good brand? I am not used to the weaving thing ... what's the normal price for a quality weave?
What's fusion? how much would it cost? do any of you have pictures of that?
What length did you buy? There are a lot of good brands out there, but instead of remembering names, I generally just go by price. The higher the better, though you shouldn't pay more than about $60-75 per full bag/bundle. If its shedding a lot, it may be because its not attached correctly and not necessarily the hair. What type did you get? Curly, straight, silky?
Fusion is...wow, fusion is a strand by strand method of weaving/extensions. VERY pricey. I know you can have it done in NYC or Chicago for a couple thousand, no less. Not an option for most brides, but nice if you can swing it. I haven't seen any shops in anything other than major cities offer it.
Your "treebraids" look like what we call crochet braids here. Cornrowed, then you use a latch hook to loop the hair pieces through each braid a little at a time? Or is it something else? Very pretty, very functional and cuts out the necessity of dealing with your own hair altogether, yet looks natural, and breezy. You can even leave more of the braids out in front so that it has that half braided, half down vacation look so many ladies favor.