Sew in Hair Extensions 

sew in hair extensions

Sew In Hair Extensions

Sew in hair extensions, also known as weave extensions, are a popular option for those looking to add length, volume, or thickness to their natural hair. Unlike clip in extensions, sew in extensions are a more permanent option, typically lasting between six to eight weeks. They require a bit more maintenance than other hair extensions, but the results are worth it.

We will walk you through the sew in hair extensions process in detail.

Selecting the Right Hair Extensions

Before you begin the sew in hair extensions process, it’s essential to select the right extensions. Sew in extensions come in various lengths, colors, and textures, so it’s important to choose the set that best matches your natural hair.

When selecting sew in hair extensions, consider the length and thickness of your natural hair. If you have thin or fine hair, choose a set of extensions that are lightweight and won’t cause damage to your natural hair. If you have thick hair, choose a set of extensions that are thick and voluminous to blend seamlessly with your natural hair.

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Preparing the Hair

Once you have selected the right set of sew in hair extensions, it’s time to prepare the hair for installation.

The first step in preparing the hair is to wash and dry it thoroughly. This will help to remove any buildup or residue from the hair, making it easier for the extensions to blend with your natural hair.

Next, section off the hair into small sections using clips or elastics. This will help to ensure that the extensions are evenly distributed throughout the hair.

Braiding the Natural Hair

After preparing the hair, it’s time to braid the natural hair. This step is essential in creating a secure base for the sew in hair extensions.

Follow these steps to braid the natural hair:

Step 1: Create a Part

Create a part in the hair, starting at the nape of the neck and working your way up towards the crown of the head. The part should be about one inch wide.

Step 2: Create a Cornrow

Take a small section of hair from the part and divide it into three equal sections. Begin braiding the hair, adding small sections of hair to each braid as you go. Continue braiding the hair until you reach the end of the section.

Step 3: Repeat the Process

Continue creating cornrows in the hair, working your way up towards the crown of the head. Be sure to leave enough space between the cornrows to allow for the sew in extensions to be sewn in.

Sewing in the Hair Extensions

After the natural hair has been braided, it’s time to sew in the hair extensions.

Follow these steps to sew in the hair extensions:

Step 1: Measure the Extensions

Measure the hair extensions against the braids, making sure that they are the right length and size.

Step 2: Sew in the Extensions

Take a needle and thread and sew the extensions into the braids, starting at the back of the head and working your way up toward the crown. Be sure to sew the extensions in tightly to prevent them from slipping or coming loose.

Step 3: Cut and Style the Hair

Once all of the extensions are sewn in, it’s time to cut and style the hair. You can trim the extensions to match the length of your natural hair or leave them longer for a more dramatic look. Style the hair as desired, using heat tools or hair products to create your desired look.

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Maintenance and Removal

To ensure that your sew in hair extensions last as long as possible, it’s important to follow a few maintenance tips. Avoid using oil-based hair products, as these can cause the extensions to become greasy or weighed down. Additionally, be gentle when brushing or combing the hair, using a wide-tooth comb or a soft-bristled brush to prevent damage or pulling on the extensions.

When it’s time to remove the sew in hair extensions, carefully cut the threads holding the extensions in place, being careful not to cut the natural hair. Gently remove the extensions from the hair, taking care not to pull or tug on the natural hair. It’s important to give your natural hair a break in between sew in extensions to allow it to rest and recover from the tension of the braids and sewing process.