Sew-In Hair Extensions Ultimate Guide

H&A Hair Team posted in Hair Guides & Tutorials

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Hair extensions are bringing about a huge change in the beauty industry due to the ability to quickly and efficiently meet women’s hairdressing needs. Among the many methods of hair extensions, sew-in hair extensions stand out because they provide a variety of options, last longer, and can provide a more natural look. Whether you want your hair to look thicker and longer, or just want to try a new hair style, you can achieve it with sew-in extensions. In this ultimate guide, we’ll talk about everything you need to know about sew-in hair extensions, including the different types of sew-in hair extensions, installation steps, and daily care.

1. What Is Sew-In Hair Extensions

Sew-In Hair Extensions, also known as sew-in hair weaves, is a technique of sewing extensions onto braided hair with a needle and thread. This hair extension technique is very popular due to its longevity and ability to protect your natural hair while providing you with varied styles.

2. Sew-in Hair Extensions type

Real Human Hair Extensions
Real Human Hair Extensions blend perfectly with your own hair. When styling, cleaning and caring, you can easily handle these extensions as your own natural hair. These extensions are very varied, because you can make it the way you want by straightening, curling and even dyeing.

Synthetic Hair Extensions
Synthetic hair extensions are made of chemical fibers and are much cheaper than real human hair. But Synthetic hair extensions have great limitations in styling, because it can not withstand high temperatures. Therefore, Synthetic hair extensions are pre-styled and may not be perfectly blended into natural hair like human hair.

3. Preparations before installation of sew-in hair extensions

Choose the right hair type
The choice of hair material is crucial to achieve a natural and refined look. If you want your hair to look more realistic or have a lot of styling options, then it is strongly recommended that you choose human hair materials instead of synthetic hair.

Selecting the Right Texture and Color
Choosing the same texture and color as your natural hair is the key to making sew-in hair extensions blend perfectly. Most merchants will provide guides to help you make the best choice for your situation.

4. Lace closure sew in or frontal sew in installation steps

Step1: Braiding the Natural Hair
The first step in the installation is to braid your natural hair into cornrows. These braids provide stitched attachment points for extensions. The number of cornrows and the arrangement pattern depends on the final hairstyle you want and the type of extensions you choose.

Step2: Installing the Wefts
The second step is to sew the wefts to the braids with a needle and thread. Seamed wefts will be durable and look very natural.

Step3: Closure or Frontal Installation
Finally, we need to sew the Closure or Frontal to the top of the head area with a needle and thread, the function is to cover the top of the head and provide a natural-looking part or hairline. The difference between closure and frontal is only in the coverage area. The coverage area of closure is smaller and the coverage area of frontal is larger. There is no essential difference in other aspects.

5. Sew-in hair extensions daily care tips

Washing and Conditioning
Keeping sew-in extensions clean and hygienic can prolong their life. A sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner is recommended for washing. To prevent tangles, we recommend using gentle pressure when washing and rinsing hair from top to bottom.

Styling Tips
You can style sew-in extensions just like your own hair. But please be careful when using heated styling tools, especially if you are using synthetic extensions, improper temperature may cause damage to hair. We recommend using a heat protectant to minimize hair damage.

Protecting Your Natural Hair
Regularly moisturize your scalp and ensure that your braids are not too tight, as this can cause hair breakage or thinning.

6. How to remove sew-in hair extensions

The service life of the Sew-in extensions is about 6-8 weeks. After that, the Sew-in extensions should be removed in time to avoid damage to your natural hair. The removal method is not complicated, just need to cut the threads carefully. After thread cutting, gently detangle any knots or tangles before washing your hair.

7. Pros and Cons of Sew-In Hair Extensions

looks very natural and realistic
long lasting
Various styles
Protect Your Natural Hair

The installation process is time consuming
High professional requirements for installation technology
If the installation technique is not correct, it will cause scalp discomfort

8. Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long do sew-in extensions last?
A: About 6-8 weeks, the specific service life depends on the quality of hair extensions, installation techniques, and daily care.

Q: Can I swim with sew-in extensions?
A: Yes, but it is recommended to wear a swim cap.

Q: Can I wash my hair with sew-in extensions?
A: Yes, but try to choose mild and non-irritating shampoo and conditioner, and avoid washing your hair too frequently to prevent hair from knotting.

9. Conclusion

Sew-in hair extensions are an innovative technology that allows you to achieve varied hairstyles. If installed correctly and cared properly, sew-in extensions can give you a very natural and long-lasting look. Whether you want to increase hair length, volume or try a new hairstyle, sew-in extensions are a good choice. But please pay attention to choose the correct hair type, try to let a professional stylist help you install it, and follow the correct care method in the later stage.

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