My Natural Looking Weave

Find out more about Verna Mckenzie’s experience at Hair Lounge as she wears her first weave in 15 years.

Verna McKenzie (left) with hairstylist Charlotte Mensah of Hair Lounge.

Verna McKenzie (left) with hairstylist Charlotte Mensah of Hair Lounge.


The last time I had a weave was over 15 years ago.  If I wanted a change of style I always just popped on a wig and was good to go.  Short, long, curly – I had a wig for every occasion.

I have been natural for 21 years, as after having my daughter the density of my hair changed dramatically. I decided not to continue with relaxing, as it was just too thin. Coupled with the fact that hair loss runs within my family as we get older. I had met a few ladies whose hair looked natural but they confessed to me that they were wearing a wig.  Charlotte Mensah’s name came up again so I decided to give the salon a visit.

Charlotte Mensah’s salon was amazing.  After a thorough shampoo she began with giving me a homemade Shea Moisture Conditioner, then  added some shea to my hair before colouring it.  My natural hair was then cornrowed and a net placed over it to protect it.  The hair extension was then sowed onto the net.  I chose not to blow dry the hair as I liked the natural look and asked Charlotte  to loosely twist it to give a natural effect.  I now blow dry or flat comb it for a straight effect.  It is such a versatile hairstyle and is well worth the investment.



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