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Sew in Extensions on Caucasian Hair

Updated on August 27, 2011

Sew in extensions on caucasian hair

Looking to get hair extensions? Choosing the best method is always hard! This article provides you with an overview and lots of info on the most old school and most popular method in the book: a sew in weave!

Sewn in hair extensions are affordable, easy and gentle on the hair. Keep reading to gain more information...

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caucasian sew in extensions

Sew in Weave Extensions Caucasian Hair

Otherwise known as 'The White Woman Weave'

The Sewn in hair extensions is the oldest hair extensions method available on the market. This hair extensions method was originally invented in Africa. weave originally was invented in Africa many years ago.

What is a sew in weave?

When getting a sew in weave you can either opt for a partial weave or a full weave. This article is for a partial sew in weave. A sew in weave is created by corn rowing your natural hair, and then sewing the hair extensions onto the braids on wefts.

1. Cornrow the hair horizontally in 2-3 braids across the back of your head.

2. Secure the braids with rubber bands or stitch thread

3. Sew on hair extensions wefts to the tracks.

Watch the YouTube below for a step by step guide on how to apply sew in hair extensions. All you need is a needle, some thick thread and wefted hair extensions!

The Benefits of Sewn In Weave Hair Extensions

Sewn in hair extensions is the oldest and most popular hair extensions method available. Even though there are many other newer methods available on the market- the sew in has remained popular! The Sew-in weaves popularity can be explained by the following factor:

  • It is relatively quick way of adding extensions - it takes 2-3 hours
  • It is a very gentle hair extensions method, that will not damage your hair.
  • A sew in is a long term solution that last 2-4 months!
  • It creates a believable and natural finish

Other facts about the sew in weave

It is relatively easy to find a stylist that does sew in hair extensions. Make sure that you find a stylist that knows what they are doing. You should also make sure to purchase remy human hair extensions to make sure that the hair will not tangle, mat or shed!

What is your favorite hair extensions method? Have you tried a sew-in?

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      Kaz 15 months ago

      My weaves sew in reckless my thick hair I can't even put my hair in ponytail at min I am so upset I also think the text above is misleading, they can reck your hair and no please don't swim in them the weight will break your hair be natural, wish extensions would go away

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      Connie 17 months ago

      Can you shampoo sewin hair extensions or just condition

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I just got my first perm in about a 9 or ten months, i love my perm it came out great! however, i want to get extensions that r permed as well to get length. i literally got my perm 32 hours ago and was planning on going in for extensions in 5 days before i leave for detroit. i am concerned that parts of my hair on the scalp feel very course others normal, i think the perm may have burned my roots. i don't kno for sure as i have yet to wash my hair since the perm, waiting roughly 72 hours it could just be residue or at least that's what i am telling myself :( is it a good idea to get any kind of extensions yet if so, which is the best choice? my curls r great but i want length as well.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I do hair and weaves on all hair types. I tell all clients that you need to let your hair rest from weaves. If you don't what ViLou707 explains is the out come. Also, your hair may have been brainded too tight, You have to be careful when selecting individuals to do your hair. Not everyone that does weaves care about the clients hair, they care about money. Sorry you had such a bad experience.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Approx how long we're you getting weaves for? Possibly do you think it was because you did it too often without letting your hair rest in between or was this your first time?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I'm sorry this has happened to you & thank you for sharing.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I'm sorry this has happened to you & thank you for sharing.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi - I just had to add to this, that I think the above article is very misleading ! The braiding and pulling and sewing on of extensions to the natural is never 'gentle' ! I recently had to go and see a trichologist about the horrendous damage done to my hair by wearing weaves. I am white, and had pretty healthy long average thickness hair before I got weaves in. I just wanted then for more volume. I sit her now, with hair just touching my collar bone, which is so ruined that there isn't even enough left to put a ponytail in. I have not stopped crying for days. I never had my weaves very tight, they were always comfy, and I always looked after them, - but the upshot, from the trichilogist is this....weaves suffocate your hair and starve them of air and moisture. They braiding and pulling causes the follicles in the scalp to shrink and malfunction, to the point where the hair becomes frighteningly thin, or stops growing for good ! I know this is true, because I am living proof. I am not the only one . I have black friends, mixed-race friends and other white friends who have all sworn never to attach extensions of any kind to their hair again. The only extensions I will ever wear in the future are good quality clip ins like Foxy Loxy....I can't even wear a fake bun or clip ins at the moment because weaves left me with so little hair that i can't even style it. I really don't like the way this article suggests that weaves on braids are a gentle option|! They have ruined my life !

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I install sew in hair extensions exclusively on caucasian women. A lot of the women who get this have very thin and fine hair that just wont grow long and thick. I have been doing these extensions for about 7-8 years now and caucasian women cannot go 2-4 months without getting it tightened or redone depending on how they take care of it. Their hair is too fine for that. It can cause serious matting and breakage. On another note in my experience I have had to fix a lot of jobs that were not done correctly for a "white" woman. When getting them done at an ethnic salon you need to ask if they do a lot of extensions on "white" hair and if they come back often and are satisfied. Ask for pictures. Just because they can do a fantastic weave on ethnic hair doesn't matter when it comes to slippery straight shiny hair. It doesn't hold as well.