Sew in Hair Weave

Sew in Hair Weave
Sew in Hair Weaves
How to Sew-in your hair weave

From Halle to Madonna a Sew-in Hair Weave has always been an easy option to looking fabulous without damaging ones own hair. The easiest method of sew in hair weave can be learned with these basic techniques.


Things you’ll need:

1 or 2 packs of weft hair or tracks
Hair sewing needle, preferably the one with a curve (It can be found at any hair store)
Hair Thread. (It comes in a variety of colors so that it blends in well with the hair).
1 Pack of Braiding Hair
Hair clips or bobby pins

Step 1

Wash and dry your own hair. This is to rid the hair of oils and products that will cause build-up and it also helps the style last longer.

Step 2

Start with braids like these and end up with a full head weave. Braid hair horizontally around the head in cornrows adding extension hair for thickness and durability. If you want a full-head weave you braid all of the hair however if you just want a partial weave for thickness then clip or bobby pin an inch of hair out in the front. This will be used to cover any tracks later. If you have very thin hair it is recommended that you add as much bulk to your own hair as possible but still keep the braids flat to the scalp. This will make it easier to sew-in the wefts and give a more natural illusion.

Step 3

Depending on the style that you want to wear, the hair will be sewn-in accordingly. For example, if you want bangs the wefts have to be applied in a circular motion around the head. While some can do this alone it will be better to have someone assist at this point so the hair is even all around.

Step 4

There are so many textures available so don't be afraid to be bold. Thread the needle as you would a regular sewing needle and fasten the end with a knot. The weft is now also threaded at the very end of the track and then sewn through the braid as you would a button on a shirt. This can be continued around the whole head and make sure it's tight but not too tight. The amount of tracks depends solely on how thick you want the hair to fall.

Step 5

Once all the hair has been sewn in, check for any spots that may seem empty or bald-like. Nothing is worse than being able to see right through the hair. Sew-in additional hair in these areas. If you have a partial weave then comb hair that was left out and push back over tracks for a natural look.

Step 6

Now that it's completely in, style accordingly. You may want to see a professional so that they can customize the cut to your individual face shape and features.

Tips & Warnings

Always remain true to your own individuality and have fun with hair weaves, extensions, etc. They are great alternative to damaging the natural hair. Experiment with colors, cuts and bangs, the possibilities are endless. Stay Fabulous!

Never sew the track too close to the nape of the neck as this causes the hair to knot up and tangle.

Stay away from really cheap hair because it will not last as long and the quality is poor. Generally you can find decent hair at $20-$100 a pack.

Human hair can be dyed, curled, set, etc. but remember not to apply heat or hair products to synthetic as this will completely damage the hair.

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