If there are days when you are bored with your daily weave hair and feel like refreshing yourself with some changes, just try to sew in your weave hair and you will see the new you with a lovely hairstyle.
It will be a bold decision to sew in your hair extensions because there might be risks that it will go all wrong; however, if you already consider the pros and cons, let look at the following tips on how to sew in a weave.
There are two types of sew-in hair extensions, namely sew-in and net weave sew-in. In this tutorial, we will dwell on the latter, so here we go with how to sew in weave.
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First of all, you need to prepare some to make a net weave sew-in, including a comb, scissors, C-curved needles, hair thread, clips, some styling products and tools like heat protectant, blow dryer, hair curling machine, etc.,
CHECK THE STATE OF YOUR HAIR
Before you start, you should make sure that your hair is in good state. Condition your hair carefully and blow dry it, then make sure your hair is detangled and ready for the braiding process.
After that, you need to part and braid down all the leave-out parts so as to make sure it will merge with the weave once the sew-in is carried out.
MAKE ANCHOR BRAIDS
In this step, you need to make two anchor braids at the front of your hair. This also marks the place where you divide your hair and where the weave stop.
If you do it correctly, the anchor braids will lie next to the braids that you will leave out.
BRAID THE REST PART OF YOUR HAIR
After you finish creating two anchors, you can braid the rest part of your hair easily, and you will see the hair tracks formed on your head. It is easier to braid your hair downward so that you can keep the braids flat. This step will take some time since you can’t braid your hair quickly, so “keep calm and braid your hair”. The tip is securing the ends of braids by sewing then down.
APPLY WEAVING CAP
The sewing process will be much easier when you use the weaving cap. Furthermore, it eases the pressure on your hair and your scalp. This type of cap can be easily found on beauty shops and online.
SEW IN HAIR EXTENSIONS
At this stage, you will use your C-curve needle to start sewing your weave. You will begin with going through the weft of your weave, then the net weave or the weaving cap, and then the first track in the back of your head. Using this way, you will have a seamless look between the hair extensions and your scalp. Remember that you just have to put your needle to go through the wefts on the ends of your hair extensions and loop the thread around the wefts lying between the ends.
One point to bear in mind that the thread on your needle should be an arm’s length to make sure it covers enough when sewing.
After that, you will continue to sew in from the back to the front. You can fold over the edges in the back in order to minimize the shedding. Each time you reach the end at the front, you can keep it at that position and cut the wave hair extension to start the new row.
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BLEND THE LEFT OUT HAIR WITH YOUR NEW WEAVE
Keep the sewing until you reach the anchor braids and here you are done. Next, cut the excess of the net around your hair and take your left out hair out of their braids. Style it as what you want in order to blend your hair with the new sewn-in weave.
After everything is done, you should pay attention on taking care of the sew-in weave; for example, by using heat protectant before applying heat to your weave, wrapping up your weave in a scarf before bed. Remember that you can only use the sew-in extensions within 4-6 weeks to avoid damaging your real hair.
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