Quickweave – A Protective Style for Natural Hair?

Quickweave - November 2011

Post originally written December 10th, 2011 

I’ve had my quickweave in for two weeks now and I must say that I am tired of hitting myself upside the head all day because of the itch!  In the video below, I explain how my friend did my hair.

I may do this style again depending on how I feel once I take it out.  I would much rather wear a wig, but all the ones I find in this style are way too big for me.  This is only my second quick weave ever in life and the first one did not leave me with happy memories.

First Quickweave - 2006

The type of hair was similar and I loved the color of this hair as well.  The problem came with taking that mess out of my head!  The same friend did this one and at that time, she just molded my hair down with gel and glued the tracks on. This is my commentary from my hair journal back in the day:

May begins with a curly weave. My friend came over and she ALWAYS wears weaves and I had the brilliant idea of letting her do mines. She glued it in, which I really don’t care for, but it’s really cute and she’s going to take it out so I won’t rip my hair out. So, I can’t say yet if I will do this again or not.

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Update: I don’t think I’m going to do this again for a while. I lost a lot of hair and it was so dry afterwards. To take the hair out, I wet it and saturated it with my Neutrogena conditioner(in products album), covered it with a plastic cap and let it sit for like an hour and a half. Some of the pieces came out really easy, but others were just a pain. Then I washed it with my Olive Oil/Aloe shampoo and treated it with my cholesterol.

Supposedly, with the GPS (Gro-Protect Solutions) I can wet my hair with water for 2 – 3 minutes and the weave will come out without being attached to my hair at all.  I’m going to have to give a serious O_o (side-eye) to that as I get my mind ready for the take down.

Quickweave - November 2011

How I Got My Fro Condensed

The plan was to take my weave out this weekend, but now I’ve gotten lazy and mad scared.  I don’t want to have to deal with tangles and dry hair.  Who knows, maybe I won’t even encounter these things, but I still don’t want to find out right now.   I’m going to keep looking for You Tube videos (I haven’t found many so far) on how to take down quickweaves and for tips and tricks.  I do have a plan, so I guess that’s better than nothing.

Does anyone out there have any tips and tricks they would like to share?  Please post them in the comment box below because I definitely need some help.

In the meantime, the video regarding application and removal of hair using GPS is below.

I did take out my hair that weekend and just as I dreaded, it was a painful experience!  Due to my impatience, I ended up ripping some of my hair out just to get it done.  There was tons of shed hair, but my hair was not dry after washing and conditioning.  I will NEVER get another quickweave again in life!  I would much rather find me a cute wig and rock that!

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5 thoughts on “Quickweave – A Protective Style for Natural Hair?

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  2. What I do is I gel my hair down but before I gel it I would deep condition it. After I gel it down I make sure its nice and hard the spirts it then I would put the growth protectant while its wet I would put the cap on and dry under the dryer the glue the hair as usual when your weave get old run it under warm water and the cap will slip off real easy

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