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SEW IN EXPERIENCE

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A sew-in, also known as a weave or a sew-in weave, is a popular hair extension technique where additional hair wefts are sewn or braided into the existing hair. This method is commonly used to add length, volume, and versatility to natural hair. Sew-ins are popular among individuals looking for a temporary and protective styling option.

Sew-in process:

Braiding:

The natural hair is typically braided into cornrows or tracks. The pattern of the braids depends on the desired style and the specific preferences of the individual. These braids serve as the foundation for attaching the hair extensions.

Weft Attachment:

Hair wefts, which are strips of hair sewn together at the top, are then sewn onto the braided foundation using a needle and thread. The wefts are sewn close to the scalp, following the pattern of the braids.

Styling:

Once the wefts are securely attached, the stylist can blend and style the extensions with the natural hair. This allows for various styling options, including straight, wavy, or curly looks.

Longevity of Sew In:

On average, a sew-in can last anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks. However, some people may choose to keep their sew-ins for shorter or longer durations based on their preferences. 

Closure or Frontal (Optional):

In some sew-in installations, a closure or frontal may be used to complete the look. Closures and frontals are pieces of lace or silk with hair attached that mimic the scalp. They are placed at the top of the head to create a natural-looking part or hairline.

 

Sew-ins are popular for their versatility and protective nature, as the natural hair is braided and tucked away, reducing exposure to heat and styling damage. The sew-in technique is suitable for various hair types and textures.

It's essential to note that proper care is necessary to maintain the health of the natural hair and the longevity of the sew-in. This includes regular cleansing, conditioning, and moisturizing, as well as avoiding excessive tension on the braids. The sew-in is a temporary hairstyle, and individuals often return to the salon for professional removal when ready to take out the extensions.

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