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^Yeah, since I started the topic I have excluded The Weave Shop from my search! I have a friend who always gets her hair done there and it usually doesn't look very natural even though she usually gets Remy weave. A couple months ago she got an 18" Remy weave installed at The Weave Shop and was very unhappy with it... Her sister saw her like 2 weeks afterwards and thought it was a wig and my friend said, "it's a weave, my stylist just didn't know what she was doing." I did some research and couple other salons that seem like the stylists are much more talented.

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With any closure you should expect an adjustment within 3-4 weeks if it's done properly.  I would suggest researching stylists and viewing their actual work before booking your appointment.  It's a tedious process.  Ask for newly installed references as well as references of installs 4-6 weeks after the initial install.  Scrutinize thoroughly so you minimize risk of disappointment. 
 
I saw a pic of a FL stylist on FB....her work looks good.  Maybe this will help your research. Good Luck.
 
Also, take a look at this closure Q&A.... Youtube is a good place for visuals so you can ask good questions when interviewing a potential stylist. 

I think a good virgin wavy/straight (slightly/medium coarse Indian, Filipino, or other origin will work for your preference).
 


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Thanks so much! I am going to take all your advice lol. I watched the video. I'm iffy about closures now since they don't last as long but if I find a very skilled stylist then hopefully I'll be able to get the closure tightened/touched up every three weeks or so. That would be ideal. I'm going to spend the next week searching for the perfect stylist. I'm in the metro Detroit area so if anyone knows someone who's very good with installing sew ins please let me know!

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Your hair looks great! What type hair did you decide to use & did you get a closure or leave some of your hair out?
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Bump! I still haven't gotten my sew in, but I plan on getting it next month. I hope the lace closure looks ok when I get it!
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Originally posted by missyo67 missyo67 wrote:

With any closure you should expect an adjustment within 3-4 weeks if it's done properly.  I would suggest researching stylists and viewing their actual work before booking your appointment.  It's a tedious process.  Ask for newly installed references as well as references of installs 4-6 weeks after the initial install.  Scrutinize thoroughly so you minimize risk of disappointment. 
 
I saw a pic of a FL stylist on FB....her work looks good.  Maybe this will help your research. Good Luck.
 
Also, take a look at this closure Q&A.... Youtube is a good place for visuals so you can ask good questions when interviewing a potential stylist. 

I think a good virgin wavy/straight (slightly/medium coarse Indian, Filipino, or other origin will work for your preference).
 
ClapClapClap Great advice for her
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I just wanna say it doesn't matter if your black or white. You being mixed has nothing to do with anything. There are full blacks with hair silkier then yours. JS.
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Originally posted by pRiNCesSChANeL pRiNCesSChANeL wrote:

The amount of hair that you have isnt the issue.. if you install a closure and your hair grows fast then you will have to get your whole install redone within 2-3 or maybe even 4 weeks after getting it done... and idk about you but I like my installs to last longer then that! Unless the person that is doing your weave is just the bomb.com then there is no way you can tighten your closure without redoing your whole weave.. it is based on your base (braids) being tight and "fresh" . I understand that you want to leave zero hair out but if you really really want to use a closure then maybe you could leave a little bit... just a little bit maybe an inch or less of hair out to cover where the closure starts once it starts to grow out... and leaving a touch of hair out would make your weave with a closure look more realistic anyways, imo . Or you could always get a full weave and just get some light bangs



Sorry to bump this OLD thread Princess Chanel, but I had a question pertaining to this. My hair grows relatively quickly, especially when I have a weave. I wanted to try a closure to protect more of my hair, but then I learned about how you must get your entire install redone once the closure begins shifting. So my question is, if my closure is placed behind my hairline (thus leaving some hair out), will that prevent me from having to get it redone when the closure begins shifting or is that basically putting a band-aid on the problem and I'd still have to get it redone soon. TIA. Smile
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