Who invented the Hair Weave? 14/07/10 at 1.56am / by Karen Halliburton / 0 Comment (Photo: 50s Jazz Singer Bette McLaurin) Bette McLaurin Herman “Duke” Jenkins Who invented the hair weave? Christina Jenkins who patented her hair weave process in 1951. Back then, as today, Sister gotta have that long hair. Above is another photo of Ms. Bette. You can see the weave started 2 finger-lengths behind her forehead. After her patent, She & her jazz musician husband Herman “Duke” Jenkins formed their company: Christina’s Hair Weaves. Her process consisted of sewing fake hair to a net; cornrowing the the hair and sewing the netting to the cornrows. And here’s her hubby Duke: It looks like she used her hair weaving process on him…Ms. Jenkins passed away December 2003….& there you have it…Christina Jenkins — Pioneer of the Hair Weave.I bet she never imagined Sisters would be so out-of-control with the weave today.