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Best Quick Weave Hairstyles for Natural Hair

The Best Quick Weave Hairstyles

For ladies on the go, spending three or four hours sitting in a hair stylist’s chair isn’t always a great option. If you’re short on time but still want a beautiful new hairdo, quick weave hairstyles are the way to go. They take about half as much time to install, cost less, and look just as stunning as a sew-in weave.

What is a Quick Weave Hairstyle?

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A quick weave is a hairstyling method where hair wefts are bonded directly to a wig cap or natural hair. Unlike a sew-in weave, this style is quick and easy to do at home. The possibilities for cute hairstyles with a weave are endless, making it a great way to switch up your style quickly. 

Your natural hair is braided or slicked down with gel first, and a wig cap is added to make applying the quick weave easier. Alternately, if you’d like to attach the weave directly to your hair, you can cover your natural hair with hardening gel to protect it.

Since glue can pull out hair or cause breakage, it’s crucial to make sure your natural hair is completely covered before installing the weave. If you’re nervous about this, it might be best to have a professional complete the process once before you try it yourself.

Finally, you’ll attach hair wefts to the hair or wig cap with glue. You can try weave ponytails, a bob, or an afro weave with human hair, among others. Some of 2020’s most popular styles include yaki hair weaves and perm yaki hair weaves for an extra natural look.

How to Do Quick Weave Hairstyles

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You will need:

  • Hair extensions
  • Wig cap that matches your natural hair color (optional)
  • Protective hardening gel (optional)
  • Hair glue
  • Scissors
  • Comb and brush
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Molding gel or edge control

Before installing a quick weave, you’ll want clean hair. Wash and condition your hair and then let it dry thoroughly. If moisture gets trapped beneath the wig cap or hardening gel, it can cause bacteria growth.

Next, you’ll need to braid your hair in cornrows or plaits. Since they’ll be covered with your weave, the braids don’t need to look perfect. If you’d like to have a leave out, part and braid that section separately. Apply protective hardening gel all over your head and dry it with a blow dryer.

After this, it’s time to prepare your hair wefts. You’ll need to measure the back of your head horizontally in each area that needs a weft, and then trim the hair wefts so that they’re the correct length.

Now it’s time to start installing the hair wefts. If you’re using a wig cap, put it on your head. Apply some glue to the hair weft and attach it to your head, starting at the nape of your neck.

Blow-dry the attached extension with a hairdryer and then apply the next weft farther up your head about the distance of the width of one finger. Make sure it’s the correct length, measuring from one side of your hair to the other.

When you get to the top of your head, start attaching the wefts moving from front to back. You’ll also want to attach them closer together than a finger’s width to ensure good coverage.

If you have a leave out for a side or middle part, cut the wig cap in that spot, glue it down, and attach the tracks in a U-shape around the part. To blend your natural edges with your weave, lay them with gel or edge control.

When all the wefts are in place, all that’s left to do is trim and style your new hairdo! Your quick weave can last for as long as a month if you protect it at night with a silk bonnet.

How to Do Short Quick Weave Hairstyles

If you’d like a short pixie cut look, your best bet is using a 27-piece quick weave. This is simply a quick weave that uses 27 pieces of hair weave to achieve a style.

Preparing your hair for a short quick weave is exactly the same as for any other weave length. After your hair is prepped and protected with a wig cap or hardening gel, it’s time to install the weave.

To make it easier to handle, you’ll want to use a weave around 6 to 8 inches long. Instead of applying each weft individually across the back of your head, attach the wefts in a circular pattern starting at the outer edge of your head. Use the same gluing technique discussed earlier.

After attaching the hair wefts, cut your hair into the style and shape you prefer. If you’d like, you could have a professional do this step.

How to Do Short Quick Bob Weave Hairstyles with No Leave Out

To keep a style with no leave-out looking natural, you’ll want to add an invisible part. While preparing your natural hair, make a clean part, and mold your hair down around it.  

Put on your wig cap and use a white pencil to mark the location of your part. Attach the wefts as discussed above, using hair glue and measuring precisely.

When you get to the top of your head, start lining up the wefts with the line you drew to mark your part. To finish the invisible part, cut very short wefts (about ½”) and apply them along the part in a stacked formation. Finish the part by gluing it down to secure the wig cap.

How to Do Quick Weave Hairstyles with Bangs 

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A quick weave hairstyle with bangs is one of the easiest to do at home, and also a very cute hairstyle with weave. Since the bangs hide your edges, you won’t need to worry about doing a leave-out.

To begin, prep your hair as you would normally. You’ll want to install the bangs at the front of your hairline first and then attach the rest of the weave starting at the nape of your neck. 

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8 thoughts on “Best Quick Weave Hairstyles for Natural Hair”

  1. Im so glad I came across this blog. I though quick weaves where a thing of the past LOL or looked at as an outdated hair stlye. So glad i was wrong LOL i was looking for stylist who can do a quick weave on my natural hair and didnt want to seem…. well you know… by asking. But these style in this post are super cute and up with the current trends. I guess i was just thinking quick weaves are the grandma looking styles where they put glue all over your head and a cap LOL but techniques have come along way since then! I love the layered copper look with the curls. I think im going to try something similar! thanks 💁🏾

    1. Hi Shayla! I feel you. I think a lot of people probably think that also which is why we wanted to talk about the famous QUICK WEAVE LOL. I know my momma used to get them all the time LOL. Quick weave are the ” original gangstas” of extensions!Techniques have changed so much now that hey just evolved into something better and greater!

  2. Yes for the quick weave! LOL I live for them. I cant stand sitting for hours getting my hair done. I’m the type of gal that likes to switch it up like every 2 weeks! All I get is quick weaves. If it takes longer than an hr to do I don’t want it. People act bougie but all wigs are actually quick weaves LOL.

  3. I love me a good natural looking quick weave LOL. Its the ones that look wiggy that i dont like. Im talking about the grandma looking kind LOL. But the ones here are super cute! Especially the one with the color. My hair is brittle so I cant experiment with color on my real hair but i love pink and purble highlights which i do alot with my quick styles or clip ins.

    1. Hi Joanna! We can relate with the hair color. Along with being able to change color we can also experiment with chic and funky short cuts. Haircuts for black women especially are far in between because of the effort it takes for us to grow and retain our length that cutting it can sometimes feel like a hard thing to do. Some of us don’t like to let go of inches LOL (myself included).

  4. Quick weave styles are lit LOL. Im natural and I dont have that easy to blend hair to say the least. So i dont typically like to leave any of my hair out and i have never gotten used to the closure or lace look so i like to do short curly styles where my hair is fully covered. And like the ladies before me and in the article Im a sucker for a quick cute style. Glad to know im not the only one still getting the OG “quick weave” still LOL

    1. Hello Punkin, well it depends. Micro braids are not considered a quick weave but some jumbo box braids or straight back cornrows would be considered a quick weave. The term quick weave used to be synonymous with a method where the stylist would use a stocking cap, tons of hair glue, and tracks to create a style but now its classified along the lines of any style that requires weave/extensions that take less than an hr to do.

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