Hey my beautiful weave wearers! It’s been a while since my last blog, so l wanted to make sure I blogged about something that a lot of people are asking about. What are common sew-in mistakes?? I know that if your reading this blog, you want to gain information. So… I will keep this short and sweat as always. Remember if you have any questions or would like to me blog about a certain topic please comment below or visit hairnparis.com for other blogs topics. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and I hope this information is helpful.
First common mistake is that braid must be tight to last longer. Normally when most people have a sew-in done, the nature hair is braided. It is VERY important to notify the hair braider or your stylist of your braids being too tight. If your braids are uncomfortably tight before any weave has been installed / sown in, then the pain after installation is going to be much worse. Once the installation of the hair weave begins and the thread used during the installation of the sew-in is pulled through/underneath the braids, chances are there will be more tightening and much more pain. I know that most people fear rocking the boat and feel that the tighter the hair is the longer it will last. SO NOT TRUE!!!!! Yes, everyone wants their sew-in to be flawless, but not at the risk of your edges. This is one of the main reason that a lot of people loss the edges of the hair and have painful scabs on the scalp which causes the hair to break off. So to avoid any unwanted issues, just ensure your braids are comfortable before the installation process begins.
Second common mistake is the use of glue on a frontal or closure during a sew-in. Using glue on a frontal is a common mistake made by a lot of hair stylist. If you purchased a closure, full frontal, or even a 360 frontal to be installed during a sew-in, ensure that your hair stylist knows how to install it correctly. When you schedule your appointment with your stylist be clear of what type of hair you have purchased and what you want done. Ask questions about the installation. Let your stylist know that you have a closure / frontal. Ask your stylist if they use glue to install the frontal. If the answer is, yes. You have two options. Find another hair stylist that can install a frontal without glue or take your chances. The reason you do not add glue to a frontal is the glue is always going to have to be reapplied. The glue down method last for about a week and looks horrible once the frontal is no longer glued down. The correct way to apply a frontal or closure is to sew it down, it last longer and looks nature. We all want to get our money’s worth and the sew down method will last about two months or longer depending on how fast your hair grows.
Third common mistake made is using grease on your weave. If you’re that lady that loves Blue Magic, please hear me out. Weave is not supposed to be weighted down or greasy. I would even say stop using grease on your nature hair. If you are a person that deals with dry hair, then please read my blog about the L.O.C moisturizing method. I will always say NEVER apply grease to your weave, but if you absolutely must go for a light weight natural oil or light weight hair sheen. Remember you only need a very small amount. If you purchased low grade hair bundles and dealing with a lot of tangling and matting, then applying a small about of oil or sheen will help. For more information about the hair grading system see my blog.
LOC Moisturizing Method - https://hairnparis.com/blogs/news/181429831-moisturizing-using-the-l-o-c-method
Hair Grading System - https://hairnparis.com/blogs/news/difference-between-hair-grades-5a-6a-7a-and-8a