Sew in Weave Hairstyles

The sew in weave hairstyles can be a great option if you want to give your natural hair a break from the daily styling and processing it undergoes. Sew-in weaves involve cornrowing the natural hair to form a base through which hair extensions are sewn. From short hair to long, or just a different hairstyle, a hair weave can help you achieve the look you want, with hair extensions, without disturbing your natural locks.

It is also a good way of covering up thinning hair, as hair weaves are also meant to add volume to the hair. They are also a stronger option than wigs.  Mentioned below are some variety and different styles of sew in hairstyles, let’s take a look!

Weaves Braided Into Your Hair

Braided weaves are placed in your hair by cornrowing the weave into place. This style allows the person to have a weave put into the hair without using glue or other substances to hold it into place. The cornrows stay in your hair as long as you want the weave. The number of cornrows that you get will depend on how thick a hair style you want and how the hairdresser plans on styling your hair when the process is complete.

Hair Weaves Made From Natural Hair

Weaves made from real hair can come from a human source or an animal such as a yak. They are much more expensive than a synthetic hair weave, however they are known to last longer.

Long Hair Styles Weaved Into Hair

A professional hair stylist can create long hairstyles when she adds the weave into your hair. The longer hairstyle will get shaped to suite your personal preferences and facial features. This hairstyle will be maintained as you would normally maintain your hair.

Weaved In Short Hairstyles

Shorter hairstyles can get created with weaved hair by the hair stylist cutting your hair into a shape and style that you like. You will need to maintain your hairstyle by getting the hair trimmed on your normal trimming schedule and by treating it as you normally would. This option helps women fill in their hair if it is to thin and can add body if the hair does not normally have body.

Fully Sewn-In

Here’s another sew in weave hairstyles; fully sewn-in. A fully sewn-in weave is one with little to no natural hair exposed. With a fully sewn-in weave, all of your natural hair is typically cornrowed, and the hair is sewn into the rows. You can achieve long, short, curly or straight styles with a full sew in, but because full sew ins leave little to no scalp exposure, they often look less natural than partial weave styles.

Partially Sewn-In

In a partially sewn-in weave, a portion of your natural hair is left out of the weave, and the weave is sewn in to blend with your natural hair. Partial weaves typically appear more natural and less dramatic because the weave must blend naturally with your real hair texture and color.


If your weave is made of human hair, you can create curls in the same way that you would natural hair. Curling irons can create tight or loose curls, or you can purchase synthetic or human hair that is already curled in your desired pattern.


You can create ponytails using sewn in weaves if you leave out hair around the hair line. Weaves can be used to create a basic ponytail or bun or a dramatic updo.


    1. Decide whether you want synthetic or human hair. Both can be washed and conditioned, but each has its unique differences. Synthetic hair is most commonly cheaper than human hair because it is derived from fibers instead of humans. Synthetic hair can look and feel just like human hair, however, it tends to frizz rather quickly and badly. It is best used for sew-in weaves intended to stay in your hair for up to a month. Human hair is the most ideal choice for a sew-in weave because not only does it look more natural than synthetic hair, it also lasts much longer with proper maintenance. Human hair extensions come in different grades, the highest and most expensive being Remy. Your extensions will be mostly tangle- and matting-free while using Remy human hair extensions.
    2. The primary goal of a sew-in weave is to make the style look natural, as if the extensions are your own hair. If you choose to get a partial sew-in weave, in which some of your natural hair is used to blend with the extensions, it is imperative that you pick extensions that are close in texture and color to the part of your hair with which they’ll blend. However, if you decide to get a full install, in which none of your natural hair is used, you can choose any texture and color you desire. It can be hard to exactly match the texture of your own hair to a particular brand of extensions, but heat or chemicals can help with that. For example, perm rods can be set on straight natural hair in order to match a curly extension texture. Furthermore, layering the hair extensions can also help blend the natural hair with the weave hair.
    3. A bulky sew-in weave can be a horrendous sight. Therefore, it is critical that your sew-in weave be as flat as possible. A flat sew-in hair weave promotes a much more natural look. A weave net is commonly used to accomplish this, serving as a flat surface through which to sew. However, a net is not necessary. Braiding the natural hair into small cornrows in your desired pattern, such as the snake, straight back to the neck and circular, can help you get a flat hair weave. The smaller the cornrows, the flatter the hair weave. Be sure to secure the ends of the braids by sewing them up onto their original braids.

A wide variety of styles are available when using sewn in weave hairstyles. With different lengths, textures and colors, weaves can be used to create versatile looks and styles that range from highly dramatic to those that look as natural as your own hair.






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