The main concern regarding sew in weave hairstyles is that the work will be visible along the hairline or as your hair naturally moves when you tilt your head. However, if the job is done on a professional level, you don’t have to worry about any of this. Moreover, to help you out, we have put together a comprehensive list of 50 flattering sew in weave hairstyles that will inspire you.
1. Sew in Weave Hairstyles with a Side Part
First things first. Let’s establish what a sew in weave really is. The process is easy enough to explain. Your natural hair, independently of its length, will be braided. After that, the weave will literally be sewn onto the braids using a needle and thread.
2. Banana Yellow Sew in Weave Hairstyles
Even though the process sounds painful, don’t worry. It’s not painful at all. The needle never touches your scalp. However, if you feel that the braid or the work is too tight, tell your stylist. He or she needs to fix it.
3. Caramel Sew in Weave Hairstyles
A sew in weave will likely last you for three months more or less. It depends on how fast or slow your hair grows. After that, the weave must be taken out, and you have to start the process all over again.
4. Brunette and Caramel Sew in Weave Hairstyles
One of the great things about having a weave is that you can wear any hair color you want without coloring your own hair. Your natural locks will be tucked away safely under the weave. An example is this gorgeous brunette with caramel highlights.
5. Honey Caramel Ombre Weave
Sew in weaves are preferred to other types of weaves such as clip ons because they stay in place a lot better. This means you don’t have to take them out all the time and put them back in and you can try any hairstyle you like.
6. Braided Sew in Weave Hairstyles
Continuing on the above, you can even braid your new hair without fear of the weave falling out or you losing them at the most inappropriate moments. The weave acts just like your own hair would.
7. High Braid Sew in Weave Hairstyles
Weaves are also fantastic as an immediate solution to achieving the look you want without having to wait for the longest of times for your hair to grow out. You can use them to add both length and volume to your hair.
8. Dark Cherry Sew in Weaves
A weave can be made of either natural or synthetic hair. There are many pros and cons to both, so the best thing here is to do some research and discuss the matter at length with your stylist before you make this choice.
9. Two Tone Sew in Weave Hairstyles
The two tone hair trend has been sweeping the nation up and down lately. The good news is that, if you wear a weave, it will be extremely easy for you to try this trend. Just think how amazing your Instagram pics will look!
10. Cyclamen Sew in Weave Hairstyles
Cyclamen is not an easy color to obtain. Not to mention that it requires you first to bleach your hair. But now you can skip all those pesky chemicals and simply go for a weave in this amazing non-traditional shade that will have everyone gasping.
11. Burnt Orange Sew in Weave Hairstyles
Stylists take anywhere between two and four hours to complete a job of putting in sew in weaves. It will depend on how thick or thin your natural hair is and on how thick you want the weave in itself to be.
12. Dark Copper Sew in Weave Hairstyles
This dark copper mixed with some cherry red is one of the most amazing hair colors we’ve seen. And just look and that fantastic mane of Barbie hair! That has been achieved with the help of a sew in weave.
13. The Beyonce
Yes, not even the queen herself could say no to weaves. Even though she has beautiful natural hair, Beyonce still needs a helping hand to make it look more luscious and voluminous. Her natural curls have to stand out when she’s on stage.
14. The Zendaya
The same goes for actress Zendaya. Even though she too has beautiful curly hair, it’s very fine. Therefore, she typically wears wigs, making this a bit of a signature move. Here she is with a full head of black, curly weaves.
15. Extra Sew in Weave Hairstyles
When it comes to prices, it all depends on a few things – whether you chose natural or synthetic hair, the salon where you had the procedure, how long it took, and so on. Try to get an estimate before you sit down in the chair.
16. Green Sew in Weaves
Another non-natural color which you can try is this amazing shade of green. It’s a perfect color for summer but it can transition into autumn as well if you adapt your clothes, makeup, and accessories.
17. The Long Bob with a Sew in Weave
Sew in weaves don’t necessarily have to be used for long haircuts. You can also get a lob or long bob such as this one. After all, the bob has been the haircut of the year as we have seen countless of celebrities wearing it.
18. Mauve Sew in Weave Hairstyles
On average, you should wash your weave once every 10 days. Don’t do it more frequently than that because it will loosen up the weave and it won’t last as long as it’s supposed to. Use special shampoo or a solution of shampoo mixed with water.
19. Orchid Sew in Weave Hairstyles
If you have an oily or a dry scalp, you can wash once every seven or eight days but not more than that so as not to compromise the threads. Use conditioner to keep the weave silky and detangle any knots in it.
20. Blue Silver Weave Hairstyles
Speaking of knots, it will help if you brush your hair a few times per day. Keep a small travel brush in your purse to do this. Any small knot will just lead to more knots meaning that brushing your hair will prevent bigger problems in the future.
21. Weave Space Buns
Space buns were the rage a few seasons ago. They started as a festival craze at Coachella but soon developed into a full-on street style. Now you can try them as well with your new weave in the non-natural color of your choice.
22. Teal Sew in Weave Hairstyles
A good way to prevent your weaved in hair from become brittle or tangling up is to sleep with a scarf around your head. Tie it in a loose bun or braid it gently and then place the scarf on your head.
23. Midnight Purple Weave Hairstyles
Try to keep away from chlorine while you are wearing a sew in weave. Experts say that chlorine will cause both synthetic and natural hair in a weave to dry out and lose its sheen. That means you can’t go swimming.
24. Spicy Orange Sew in Weave Hairstyles
Most women who have worn a sew in weave say it does feel a bit uncomfortable in the beginning but that the feeling goes away once you get used to it. They also say that the first time you wash your hair helps a great deal.
25. Metallic Blue Weave Hairstyles
A common misconception about sew ins is that they only belong to the African American culture. That is wrong. Anyone who wishes to try it can do so, no matter the age, race or gender.
26. Rainbow Sew in Weave Hairstyles
Continuing on the above, this process works on every single type and hair texture. Since your natural hair will be turned into cornrows or braided, it will not require to be relaxed in any way. Make sure to discuss with your stylist and voice your concerns if you have any.
27. The Ariana Grande
Here’s singer Ariana Grande who has benefitted greatly over the years from the help of weaves. Her long, voluminous, high ponytail has undoubtedly become her signature look. However, that is not her real hair. It’s a weave.
28. Sew in Weave with a Braid Crown
If you want to cover your entire head, you will most likely need two packs of hair. This means eight ounces. A partial job requires just one. However, don’t forget to take into account how thick you want your hair to be, not just its length.
29. The Justine Skye
Here’s another lovely lady of Hollywood turning heads on the red carpet with her luscious locks. Justine Skye opted for two small braids in the front and a middle part as the rest of her mane flows freely down her back.
30. The Ponytail Weave
Here’s another tip we’ve learned from professional hairstylists. When you have cornrows and a weave, never go to bed with wet hair. It might pull them out and not only will you have to go in and get them redone but it can also be very painful.
31. Loose Curls with a Sew in Weave
Make sure to use some hair oil on your scalp apart from the shampoo and conditioner you already use. It will help keep your natural hair moisturized and the weave itself shiny and as soft as possible.
32. Sleek Sew in Weave Hairstyles
Some people say that weaves help your natural hair grow faster. That’s a myth. However, they will help by protecting it from external influences. They will also moisturize your locks if you use oil as we pointed out above.
33. Weave Hairstyles with Curly Bangs
Curly bangs have been a massive hit on Instagram lately, and we’ve even seen some celebrities the likes of Beyonce, Rihanna, and Zendaya sport this new trend. Therefore, why don’t you give it a go as well?
34. Pretty Sew in Weave Hairstyles
Sew in weaves don’t damage hair. However, just like any other type of extensions, if you don’t take care of them correctly, they may end up having the opposite effect. It’s all up to you and how much you care about your hair.
35. Redhead Sew in Weave Hairstyles
Do not attempt to take off a sew in weave by yourself. Remember that it has been literally sewn into your natural hair and trying to comb or cut it out on your own may lead to devastating consequences.
36. Mermaid Green Weave Hairstyles
Continuing on the above, taking out a sew in weave only requires between 10 to 30 minutes when it’s done by a professional. Therefore, there is no reason for you to risk the health of your hair and do this one at home.
37. Ink Blue Sew in Weaves
Here’s another tip. Pay attention when you’re getting the extensions. If you feel they are painful or that you are getting a headache, it means they are far too tight. The stylist needs to loosen them immediately.
38. Peach Sew in Weave Hairstyles
Take them out every six to eight weeks even if you feel you don’t have to. Remember that your scalp needs to be thoroughly cleaned and then conditioned. The only way to do that is by taking out the extensions.
39. Metallic Ginger Sew in Weaves
Pay attention to everything that’s happening to your scalp while wearing the weave. If it itches, take them out. Weaves are preserved in formaldehyde, and you may be allergic to that. If this is the case, you cannot wear them any longer.
40. Lilac Sew in Weave Hairstyles
Building on the paragraph above, if that happens, go to your stylist to take out the weave, and then see a dermatologist to establish if your reaction was to the formaldehyde. You may also have a reaction to the synthetic hair.
41. Sew in Weave Hairstyles with Bangs
In preparation for having the sew in put in, make sure you wash your hair properly and that you moisturize it. Use some hair oil or cream based on Argan oil or olive oil. Conditioning your locks is the key to this process being a successful one.
42. Crimped Sew in Weave Hairstyles
Back in the 80s and 90s crimped hair was the epitome of good taste. It also meant that you were the cool kid on the block. You can still rock crimped hair because we’re currently living through a revival of the 90s.
43. Platinum and Yellow Sew in Weave Hairstyles
The fantastic things about wearing a weave is that ombre jobs such as this sunflower yellow on platinum might not have been so successful on your natural hair as they are on this synthetic one.
44. Milk Chocolate Sew in Weave Hairstyles
Did you know that the sew in weave was invented in the 1950s? Christina Jenkins patented the technique that we know and love so much today back in 1951, and then she proceeded to teach others how to do it as well.
45. Half Up Half Down Weave Hairstyles
One of the main advantages of the sew in weave is that it requires very little manipulation on your part. All you have to do is wash and style your hair just like you would your natural locks. There is no fiddling with the weave.
46. Indigo Sew in Weave
This indigo shade of purple will require some maintenance as time goes by. The reason is that such a strong color tends to wash out, so you need to keep reapplying and recoloring your hair all the time.
47. White and Red Sew in Weave Hairstyles
Once you have your sew in weave installed you will notice that every hairstyle out there is a lot more accessible to you than before. Especially when it comes to hair colors. Seeing as this is not your natural hair, you can try anything you like without any fear of damage.
48. Cream Blonde Sew in Hair
The first weaves originated in Egypt in 3400 BC. Egyptians used sheep wool or human hair to make weaves or wigs and then attach it to their own scalp with the use of beeswax or resin. Cleopatra had a very famous blue weave.
49. Sew in Weave Hairstyles with a Top Bun
In case you were wondering, weaves made with virgin hair refer to hair that came from a single person and which was not treated to any chemical processing. Its cuticles are always intact and all run in the same direction.
50. White Bob Sew in Weave
Even though they have different names, you should know that the hair in weaves comes from Indian and Chinese people. If they need to give it a different texture, such as Brazilian or Peruvian, they process it.
Sew in weave hairstyles today are at the same time a styling choice and a necessity for people who want to grow their hair out, protect it from the environment or harsh chemicals or for those who have lost their hair. Remember always to talk to a professional stylist before getting a sew in weave and ask us as well in the comment section below!