I recently heard about Ez Out Weave. It is supposed to be a revolutionary way of removing your extensions in minutes and without hair loss. The general idea is that a solution that consists primarily of n-Butyl Acetate essentially causes the bonds in their rubbery weaving thread to break, so that we do not have to cut our thread the traditional way. No scissors, no hair loss, no problem. I saw the video demonstration and thought it sounded like a pretty cool idea, so I tried it out for myself. I attempted to use the product despite having seen very little information about it online. Here is what I found:
1. It works: The Ez Out Weave method works as described. I demonstrated that in my video and the thread snapped with very little pressure.
2. What is the mechanism? The makers of Ez Out Weave pitch a one-two-snap mechanism that I am not particularly fond of. They sell how easy it is to use the products, but not how safe, or how exactly it works. What is the pH balance of the solution? What exactly does it do to the thread to weaken it? Why must I be sure that my hair will not be damaged? As someone who has spent her fair share of time in a lab, I like to see someone answer these questions. It makes them appear more genuine. Right now, I feel like they are hiding something or simply don’t feel that certain information does not need to be disclosed.
3. No need for the solution: I really don’t see the point in using a solution to snap the thread when it’s flimsy anyway. I was able to snap the thread easily and painlessly. This is not high strength thread. I have rubber bands that are more difficult to snap. All I would need to do is slide my finger between the weave and the braid and snap the thread. Also the n-Butyl Acetate solution is primarily used to make things like nail polish. It smells like Acetone. I don’t want to put that in my hair if I don’t have to.
4. Incoherent instructions: The instructions brought out the worst in me. I really wanted to know what to do, but reading them only confused me further. I essentially felt like I was reading gibberish. They threw me for a loop and only managed to frustrate me.
5. Ez Out, but not so Ez In: The splitting of the thread was a piece of cake, but the install requires some finesse. I had the worst time trying to thread my hair. It was too big for the needle. I literally had to chew the ends so that they could be compressed enough for the thread to slide through.The threading was difficult and so was the stitching. The thread stretches, so it is technically more that what meets the eye. Unfortunately, it also catches. It doesn’t glide smoothly like my thread does. I also accidentally snapped it when I tried to tie it off. This thread is so flimsy that I could not follow through with my plan to install it.
6. Time wasted installing: In order to install this thread flawlessly, you would have to take more time than you normally would. You would have to take more care not to break the thread. If I’m taking more time installing, then what does it matter if the removal is just a few minutes? It just makes up for all the time that I wasted putting my weave in.
7. Limited options: If you think you are going to stitch through the tracks to close your weave or make your invisible part, you are sadly mistaken. We all know wefts are thicker these days and we sometimes seal them to fortify them. Once you get your needle through, you could easily snap the thread because of the force being used.
8. Price matters: For $19.95, you get a single use kit. That kit is hardly enough for a full head and I refuse to call it affordable. Let’s be honest. I am African and according to my standard, $19.95 is what I expect to spend on a large spool of thread similar to the one that you can get from Sallys for $7.99. Nobody wants to spend 20 dollars on a product that doesn’t blow them away.
9. Information overload: I think there is too much writing on the site. They give us lots of information with no relevance. They cited an eHow article, discussed irrelevant cancer research and we still don’t know how to use this product. They need to be able to communicate coherently, stick to the topic at hand and help us understand before our eyes glaze over.
For me, the cons outweigh the pros. I have to admit that my knowledge of this product is limited due to a lack of resources. I am no professional. I am a regular consumer who does her own hair. Many of us do not see stylists, so we need detailed information that any person can understand. A detailed instructional video would be great as well. I really hope that I can see more with this product combination in the future. I have many questions that need answering and I want to hear more from the company. I will ask questions based on my experience and try this again. I know that I can figure it out if it is indeed a good product, but lack of adequate resources is my greatest problem. For now, it’s a no.
Have you tried Ez Out Weave? How do you like it? Watch my video review below.