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6 Reasons to Choose Weaves as Your Go-To Hairstyle

Written by: Mimi Kone



Time to read 9 min

Welcome to another exciting week at the Mimi et Mina blog!

If you've ever considered weaves as a hairstyle option but weren't quite sure about making the leap, this post is for you. From offering unparalleled protection for your natural locks to being a low-maintenance solution for your busy life, weaves are more than just a hairstyle – they're a lifestyle choice. Join us as we explore the top reasons why weaves should be your next go-to hair choice, and get ready to be inspired to transform your look and elevate your hair game! 

Protection for Natural Hair

If you've ever wondered why weaves might just be the best choice for your hairstyle adventures, let's chat about one of the top reasons – they're like a superhero cape for your natural hair!

We all love experimenting with our hair, don't we? But let's face it, our natural hair can take a real beating in the process. This is where weaves step in to save the day. Think of weaves as a protective barrier. They’re like a cosy blanket shielding your natural hair from the daily hustle and bustle.

When you opt for a weave, you're essentially giving your natural hair a break from the wear and tear it faces every day. We're talking about the harsh environmental factors that we often forget about.

 You know, the sun that sings lullabies to our hair but can also be a bit too harsh, or the wind that plays with our strands but sometimes gets a bit rough. A good quality weave acts like a shield, keeping these environmental elements at bay.

But wait, there's more! Love experimenting with heat styling? Curling, straightening, you name it – these practices can take a toll on your hair. By using weaves, you can style to your heart's content without worrying about damaging your natural hair. It's like having the best of both worlds – endless styling possibilities without the guilt of causing heat damage.

And let's not forget about chemical damage (we're looking at you, hair dyes and bleach). While these products can give us the colour transformation of our dreams, they can also be quite harsh on our hair. By using weaves, you get to play around with colours and textures without exposing your natural hair to these chemicals. It's a brilliant way to keep your hair's health in check while still rocking awesome styles.

Low(er) Maintenance

We're all juggling a million things. Between work, family, and trying to squeeze in a bit of 'me time', who has hours to spend on hair every day?

When you opt for a weave, you're signing up for a hairstyle that requires significantly less daily upkeep than many other options. Once your weave is expertly installed by a professional, it's like having a permanent good hair day. You wake up, do a quick style fix, and voila, you're ready to tackle your day!

But what exactly makes weaves low maintenance? Weaves don't require the same daily washing and styling routine. Depending on the type of weave and how it's installed, you might find yourself breezing through your morning routine. Of course, this doesn't mean no care at all – a good weave deserves love and attention, but it's less about daily grind and more about regular, manageable care.

Instant Length and Volume

Maybe you've been patiently waiting for your hair to grow, checking the mirror every day, but it just seems to be taking forever. If this sounds familiar, then weaves might just be your perfect solution.

Weaves are fantastic because they offer an immediate answer to the age-old desire for longer, fuller hair. Imagine walking into the salon with hair that barely brushes your shoulders and walking out with flowing locks that cascade down your back. That's the kind of instant gratification we're talking about!

But it's not just about adding Rapunzel-like length. Volume is a game-changer, especially for those who have naturally fine or thinning hair. A well-chosen weave can transform your hair from flat to fab, giving you that voluminous look you've always dreamed of. It's perfect for special occasions or just to spice up your everyday style.

And let's not forget about those of us who have trouble growing our natural hair. Various factors like genetics, health issues, or even damage from over-styling can make it challenging to achieve the length and volume we desire. Weaves step in as the perfect workaround, letting you enjoy long, full hair without the long wait.

Confidence Boost

Here's the thing – when our hair looks good, we feel good. It's that simple. A well-done weave can transform not just how others see us, but crucially, how we see ourselves. It's not just about following trends or turning heads; it's about that internal shift. When you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and think, "Wow, I look amazing!" – that's the confidence boost we're talking about.

Weaves offer a versatility that allows you to experiment with styles, lengths, and volumes that you might not have dared to try with your natural hair. And let's be honest, there's something incredibly empowering about rocking a style that feels both fresh and uniquely 'you'. It’s like donning a superwoman cape – but for your hair!

This confidence boost isn't just for those special occasions. It's for the everyday moments too. A good hair day can make all the difference in an important meeting, a casual brunch with friends, or even just running errands. You move differently, you interact more positively, and yes, you even take those selfies with a little more oomph.

At Mimi et Mina, we believe in the power of a great weave to not just beautify your appearance but to uplift your spirit. It's not just about the hair – it's about the smile that comes with it, the head held high, the unstoppable attitude. 

Remember, a great weave isn't just a hairstyle, it's a confidence booster – and who doesn't want a bit more of that? Stay tuned for more reasons why weaves could be your new go-to style choice. Until next time, keep shining bright!

Hair Health

As previously discussed, while tucked away under the weave, your hair isn't subjected to the harsh elements or the stress of styling. This means less breakage, reduced split ends, and a decrease in other common hair issues. It's like giving your hair a mini-vacation, where it can grow healthier and stronger without interruption.

Moreover, wearing weaves doesn't mean you're neglecting your natural hair. In fact, it's quite the opposite. It's an opportunity to focus on nourishing and caring for your scalp and roots without the stress of styling. This approach can lead to healthier, more robust hair growth over time.

So, when you're considering the reasons to opt for weaves, remember it's not just about looking great (which you definitely will!), but it's also about giving your natural hair the chance to thrive and be its healthiest self.

Hair Growth Aid

Your natural hair goes through a lot. From the relentless pull of hair ties to the sizzle of straighteners, it's a relentless cycle of styling, heat, and manipulation. By wearing a weave, you give your hair a mini-vacation from all the tugging, brushing, and styling that can wear them down. This hiatus can be crucial for hair that's begging for a breather.

It's like putting your hair in a zen garden, away from the chaos of daily styling routines. The less you meddle with your natural hair, the more it gets to simply be and, importantly, grow. 

With weaves, your hair doesn't feel the need to put up a fight against brushes and heat tools. It can just chill out and grow at its own happy pace, free from the stress that often leads to breakage and damage.

So, if you're dreaming of longer, healthier hair, consider weaves as your go-to style. It's not just an aesthetic choice; it's a smart, strategic move for hair health. 

Professional Installation and Care

When it comes to getting a weave, the expertise of a professional stylist cannot be overstated. Why, you ask? Here's the lowdown:

Expert Application: A professional stylist knows the ins and outs of weave installation. This means they can expertly blend the weave with your natural hair, ensuring it looks as seamless and natural as possible. Remember, the goal is for everyone to say, "Wow, your hair looks amazing!" not "Nice weave."

Health of Your Natural Hair: A major perk of opting for professional installation is the safeguarding of your natural hair's health. A pro knows exactly how to apply a weave without causing stress or damage to your scalp or hair. This is super important because, let's be honest, we all want our natural hair to be as healthy as the fabulous weave we're rocking!

Tailored to You: Every head of hair is unique, and a professional stylist takes this into account. They'll consider your hair type, scalp sensitivity, lifestyle, and even your personal style to ensure that your weave is not only stunning but also comfortable and suited to your daily life.

Longevity and Maintenance: Professionals don't just install your weave; they also guide you on how to maintain it. From advice on the best products to use to tips on keeping your weave looking fresh, a stylist’s expertise extends beyond the salon chair. This means your weave will not only look better but also last longer.

Troubleshooting Expert: If any issues arise, like itching or discomfort, your stylist is your go-to person. They can quickly address these concerns, adjust the weave if necessary, and provide solutions. This is something you definitely miss out on with DIY weaves.

In a nutshell, getting your weave done by a professional at a salon like Mimi et Mina is not just about looking fabulous (though that's a big part of it!). It's about ensuring your hair's health and getting a style that’s tailored just for you. So, if you're considering weaves, remember that professional installation and care are the foundation of a great hairstyle. 

Stay tuned for more reasons why weaves might just be your next go-to hairstyle!

Remember, great hair doesn't happen by chance; it happens by appointment! Let our expert stylists guide you to the perfect weave that suits your lifestyle and hair goals. Embrace weaves, embrace growth!

Until next time,




How do weaves protect my natural hair?

Weaves act like a protective shield for your natural hair, safeguarding it from environmental factors such as sun and wind damage. By wearing a weave, you give your natural hair a break from daily wear and tear, including the stress of heat styling and chemical treatments like dyes and bleach.

Are weaves high-maintenance hairstyles?

Not at all! One of the great advantages of choosing a weave is its low maintenance nature. Once professionally installed, weaves require significantly less daily upkeep compared to other hairstyles. They don't need daily washing and styling, allowing for a more streamlined and hassle-free hair care routine.

Can weaves help boost my confidence?

Absolutely! A well-done weave can transform not just your appearance but also how you feel about yourself. They offer versatility in style, length, and volume, empowering you to experiment with looks that you might have hesitated to try with your natural hair. This can lead to a significant boost in self-confidence and a positive change in self-perception.

Why is professional installation and care important for weaves?

Professional installation is crucial for ensuring the health of your natural hair and the longevity of the weave. Expert stylists at Mimi et Mina are skilled in installing weaves in a way that blends seamlessly with your natural hair while preventing damage to your scalp. They also provide tailored advice for maintaining your weave and addressing any concerns, ensuring your hairstyle remains fresh and fabulous.

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The Author: Mimi Kone

Mimi is the founder of a brand called "Mimi et Mina". She was born in Burkina Faso and later moved to France for her studies, where she briefly worked as a model. Afterward, she completed her education and moved to Geneva, Switzerland, where she lived before eventually relocating to London. She loves everything luxury, self development and meaningful friendships.


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