Black hair is very fashionable and appreciated all over the world.
With this in mind, hair extensions are an affordable and suitable solution for African American hair. In order to get the best look, you need to know a few things which include the color, texture, and type of extensions.
Hair Color And Texture & Length
When choosing hair extensions consider your hair texture, do you have straight, wavy or curly hair? Choose hair extensions based on your hair texture. If you have straight or wavy hair, avoid wearing curly hair extensions because it won’t blend in with your curls and may even make it difficult for you to manage. Now, this is not to say that you can never wear curly hair if you have straight hair.
You can find hair extensions in a variety of colors and shades. Unless you’re going for an ombre or dramatic look, you’re better off sticking with hair extensions that match your hair color as closely as possible. Unless you happen to dye your hair a bright color, then matching the color of your extensions will be fine because even if the hair color is not your natural hair color, the hair will blend in seamlessly.
If you’ve always wanted to try short hair because it’s summer and you want to do bob, then do it short! Short or long hair choose the look you like. However, if you like to throw your long hair extensions around, then go for long hair extensions. When short hair and you have long hair, be careful not to cut off your natural hair.
Color and texture are the two decisive factors in identifying the best African American hair extensions. The basic color of this hair is black and it comes in different textures. African American hair is straighter and tends to grow from follicles that do not deviate from the bulbous path. This follicle shape and thickness of the scalp tissue detects a lot from the restoration. This may also be one of the reasons for the increasing demand for the use of hair extensions.
The best textures for African-American hair are Vietnamese, Malay, Brazilian and our recommendations Indian hair extensions.
Hair Extensions for Black Hair
Below, we will list some hair and texture suggestions that should work for most brunettes and women of color.
Hair colors for African American hair
#1: This is also known as “black”. Although people refer to ebony hair as black, this does not suit your natural locks.
#1B: Often referred to as “non-black”. This is your default color.
#2: A very dark brown color. Women with slightly bleached hair will like this shade.
African American Hair Textures
Finding a good provider is usually not enough, now comes the tricky part. What texture is right for you? What I’ve noticed with other hair stores is that they usually only offer two or three options. The shocking thing? Most women are fine with this and just go through the trouble of styling and re-curling their extensions. This is not normal, let me tell you.
Yes, body weave is a great option, it flows and looks great, but there is so much more to discover. Other options that should suit 99% of women are.
Deep Weave Hair Extensions
It is as close to curly hair as you can get without calling it curly. Suitable for around 25% of black women.
Deep Curly Hair Extensions
It is a fairly standard choice for many African American women and works well. According to statistics in the United States, about 58% of women have this texture.
Kinky Curly Hair Extensions
If deep curls aren’t enough, try this one above Made for extremely curly hair, it does look very stylized most of the time. About 15% of black women have this texture.
Yaki Hair Extensions
If you like to use a straightener for your hair, then think of a yaki as a texture between extreme curls and straight hair. Meaning, your hair is straight but has some slight curls.
Light Yaki vs. Medium Yaki vs. Curly vs. Coarse Yaki
If you’ve decided to go with Yaki’s hair, there are more sub options that many women find overwhelming. Here’s a fairly simple explanation that should help you.
- Light Yaki looks and feels like straightened hair and is the silkiest of all hair.
- Medium Yaki is one of the least popular choices, and it has curls.
- Curly hair is your regular curly hair and speaks for itself.
- Rough Yaki looks to be very textured and rough hair.
Type of Hair Extensions
There are three types of hair extensions that are suitable for African American hair types. They are clip-in hair extensions, tape in extensions and sew in bundles.
clip-ins hair extensions are reusable, can be styled with a curling iron or heated iron, and can be removed the same day. The only thing to keep in mind is to make sure the extensions have a secure grip and tease your roots before clip-in them in. As for maintenance, they need to be washed every six uses.
Tape-in hair extensions are another great option for African-American hair. They are the type of hair extensions that are sandwiched between two pieces of bioadhesive tape and last six to eight weeks. You need to wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo, and conditioner should not be applied to the roots.
Sew-in bundles are usually installed by sewing hair into a custom weave pattern or cornrow. Some common weave patterns include basic weave patterns, U-part (crossover) weave patterns, Vixen patterns, micro weave, honeycomb patterns, zigzag weave patterns, asymmetrical weave patterns, and diagnostic weave patterns.