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    #1

    weave???

    I know we use "weave" for carpets and rugs.
    What verb do we use for hair?

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    Re: weave???

    It depends on what style the hair is going to go in. You can have your hair woven - I think this is something done more often with afro-caribbean hair.

    If you have straight long hair, it can be plaited.

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    Re: weave???

    A "weave" is a specific technique used by both women and men of all ethnicities (nowadays) to add volume and/or length to hair. It normally involves actually adding real or artificial hair to the head by weaving it in.

    The one with your natural hair - what emsr2d2 calls plaiting - is usually called braiding in American English.
    There are different kinds of braiding in addition to the regular kind, too: French braids, herringbone braids and cornrows, to name a few! (The latter are small braids close to the head that were very common where I lived in Africa - and it's what Bo Derek wore in the movie 10, if any of you are old enough to remember that!)

    After writing this, I just had to Google "braids", and here are some great links:
    Thanks for the fun question!
    Last edited by mayita1usa; 09-May-2012 at 20:38. Reason: misspelling

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