For all those trendy women desiring to experiment with hair extensions, Sew in hair extensions is just what “the doctor ordered”. These types of hair extensions are also called weave in or braided hair extensions.
The wefts of these extensions are sewn into the braids of a client’s hair (after creating a base) with the help of a thread and needle.
Sew in hair extensions are meant to transform your look with a variety of hair styles. They can turn your curly hair into flowing locks of considerable length by sewing in these extensions. After having being sewn in, you can treat them just like your own hair and wash, dry or curl them accordingly. You can even dye or color them (just like your natural hair)
Sew in hair extensions allow you the liberty to choose from a vast range of colors, textures and shades (to exactly match with your natural hair). However, just like any other hair extension, you must know about sew in hair extensions pros and cons before you opt for them.
Pros of sew in hair Extensions:
+This is one of the most harmless ways to extend your hair. A vertical braid (created across your head holds all the attached hair). The entire apparatus only affects the hair it is attached to.
+They are robust and you can wear sew in hair extensions in all the physical activities including sleeping and swimming. Even high pony tails are possible (just like your natural hair)
+Gives you complete freedom with any hair style
+Sew in hair extensions don’t slip (unless the braids get loose somehow). You can use silicone or oil based hair care product with these types of hair extensions.
+Sew in extensions are low maintenance and last upward of 6 months.
+You can use them with all types of hair, though they are most suitable for coarse and thick hair.
+You would not need glue or heat to apply these types of hair extensions.
+Sew ins allows for you hair to get a break from everyday damage like Flat irons and daily brushing, which in return allows your hair to grow as well
These are for you if:
+You don’t want to spend too much and still desire to have a fully natural fullness and length
+You desire to increase the length of your natural hair and you are ready to let these extensions in place for no less than a couple of months.
Cons of sew in hair Extensions:
- Sew in hair extensions have a long application time (up to several hours).
- if you hair is silky straight, when you braid it in for the sew in.. it may not last very long.. which in that case isn't good.
- Sew in hair extensions can cause discomfort and headache in certain cases.
- Tight braids can be a cause of traction alopecia or tension in rare cases.
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Your stylist charges and the quality of sew in or braided extensions would decide the cost factor.
Washing your hair at regular intervals, avoiding over styling can help your sew in extensions to last longer (as this causes the braids to loosen up). Brushing your hair regularly (root to tip), shampooing, blow drying and curling won’t affect your sew in extensions negatively.
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