How to Glue a Weave in to Do a Swing Bob

Glue in a weave extension to create an instant swing bob.
Glue in a weave extension to create an instant swing bob. (Image: Hemera Technologies/ Images)

The swing bob is an edgy hair style that will give you a modern look. You can create the swing bob using glue in weaves that are made from either synthetic or natural hair. Glue-in weaves allow you to get the swing bob look if your natural hair does not have the length needed for a swing bob, and they protect your natural hair against the damage caused by heat styling tools. You can purchase a weave hair pack that already has the pieces you need to create your bob.

Things You'll Need

  • Wrap cap
  • Comb
  • Bob-swing weave hair pack
  • Hooded hair dryer
  • Blow dryer
  • Strong-hold gel
  • Flat iron
  • Hairspray
  • Weaving hair glue

Part your hair on either the left or right side of your head. Comb your hair to get rid of tangles. Clip portions of the hair all around the perimeter of your part -- these pieces will cover the weave tracks later. Apply the strong-hold gel onto the rest of your hair. Use the hair gel to smooth down your natural hair all around your scalp. Wrap your hair around your scalp, using the hair gel as a means for your hair to set in the slicked-down position. Slicking your hair down as much as possible creates a smooth gluing surface.

Put on the wrap cap and make sure to wrap it tightly around your head. Sit under a hooded hair dryer until the gel has completely dried.

Measure the weave pieces intended to go on the lower half of your head, and cut to fit. You will have to measure the weave across the width of your head. Continue to measure and cut the weave pieces for the front half and edges of your head. Work your way from the base of your head to the front of your hair line.

Apply the weaving glue to the weft, or base, of your weave tracks. Press the weft down onto the hair and spray hairspray over the weft. Blow-dry the weft for about 30 seconds so the glue and spray can begin to set. Begin gluing tracks in the same order that you cut them, and work your way from the base of the head to the front. Continue to glue in the weave until you have covered the entire head.

Release the clipped pieces of your natural hair at the sides of your part. Flat-iron your natural hair so that it lays flat and can cover the weave wefts. Style your swing bob as desired.

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