What Is the Malaysian Hair Weave Technique?


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The Malaysian hair weave technique is a way of adding hair extensions to a person's natural hair. This technique is accomplished by interlocking the client's natural hair with a secure thread base. Once this base is set in place, the hair extensions are sewn to the base.

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The Malaysian weave leaves hair flat on the surface of the skull, with no uncomfortable bumps underneath. Ponytails can be worn high on the back of the head without revealing the hair weave. The Malaysian weave looks and acts like natural hair. Typically, it takes a stylist about 2 to 4 hours to complete the Malaysian weave on a client. If the weave is taken care of with proper maintenance, it can last between eight to 12 weeks, according to Hair Tenders Salon.

Before the weave is applied, clients must have at least 6 inches of undamaged hair from crown to tip. The client's hair must be a natural-looking color to allow the weave to blend together with it seamlessly.

Stylists charge different rates based on how much weave work a client wants. For example, VIP Hair Studio charges rates per row, for a partial head and for a full head. The hair used for the extension pieces are often not included in the cost of the weave application.

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