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How Long Does a Sew in Weave Last?

Last updated Oct.16,2020 share with

How long does a sew in weave last? I think a sew in weave can last from 3 months to 3 years depends on many factors. It usually depends on how well the hair is and how well you take care of it.

Usually,sew-ins can last up to 6 months. With proper care, it can last longer. But It really depends on the texture and your care of the hair. Yours sew in weave hair can last up to 1-2 years with proper care. The virgin curly, kinky curly, bushy textures tend to not last as long as the straight and natural wavy due to over brushing and over combing. But you should still get 6 months to a full year out of your hair and possibly longer. 

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Sew-ins are for my women who want a little more stability in their lives. More and more black women choose a sew in a weave to add their beauty. So How long does a sew in weave last is an important problem for many women. We will talk about this question in this article.

First, let’s talk about what is sew in weave?


A sew-in weave is a technique used to add hair extensions to one's natural hair to create fuller, longer hair. Sew-ins are achieved by braiding the natural hair into a cornrow pattern and using a sewing needle to sew a weft, or track, of hair extensions. 

Sewn-in extensions are typically made from human hair, which means that they are good quality but very delicate. To attach extensions, a stylist braids hair along the scalp, then sews tracks of hair into the braids. 

Why choose sew in hair extensions?


Stability and Commitment

Sew-ins are great for a long weekend road trip and even better if on vacation. You can take a quick hop in the pool and not worry about your wig floating away from you.


When you have a sew-in, you can wake up and go, who wouldn’t love that feeling? No more waking up early to brush out or gel up your curls, no more having to search for that hairpiece when you are ready to dip on out of the house.

Save Money In the Long Run

If you take the time to invest in good quality bundles, you could have hair extensions that last up to 2 years making it more convenient and cost-effective to have a sew-in.

How to Care for a Sewn-in Hair Extension?


Sewn-in extensions are typically made from human hair, which means that they are good quality but very delicate. To attach extensions, a stylist braids hair along the scalp, then sews tracks of hair into the braids.

Use Top Quality Care Products.When you are brushing your hair, be gentle. Without the proper treatment, your hair extensions will get damaged quickly.Treat this hair just as if it was your own hair.Use good quality shampoo and conditioning products to keep your hair soft.Conditioning your hair is very important to keep it soft and manageable, so use leave in conditioners.

Firstly,you need to detangle your brazilian virgin hair from the ends to the roots before shampooing.Don't rub your hair violently,because of this method causing the hair to tangle,so you need to wash your gently from the roots to the ends.

Dry your hair gently, don't rub it with a towel but move in a downward motion from roots to ends. Gently detangle your hair.You can also use products like gel and hair spray to keep the curls in place , but make sure to wash your hair and not leave in these products in for a long time.

Recommended shampoos and conditioners : Pantene PROV For treatment and every day use:Olive Oil Hair Polisher.

Wash with Moisturizing Hair Care Products.Wash your extensions a maximum of 3 times a week with moisturizing hair care products. Because your extensions are not getting natural oils from your scalp to keep your hair in good condition, this will keep the moisture in from shampooing while at the same time not drying them out from over-shampooing .

Use a Heat Protectant .Use a heat protectant on hair extensions to reduce the risk of heat damage whenever you use a heated appliance on your hair.Be careful with the use of blow dryers, flat irons and curling irons. It is best to let your hair dry naturally.the more you use it, the shorter your hair extensions will last.It is best to start at the ends of your hair and when all tangles are removed gently work your way up. Always brush in a downward motion. Brush your hair a few times a day.

Sleeping.Don't sleep on wet hair.When you go to sleep,you need to make sure your hair is completely dry. A good habit is to tie your hair together in a ponytail to prevent tangling as much as possible.

Exercise.It is recommended to wear a swim cap if possible or wear your hair up to keep it out of the water. After swimming it is best to shampoo and condition your hair immediately. In general it is a good habit to wear your hair up or in a ponytail when you exercise

Deep Condition.Once a week, carefully put your extensions in lukewarm water and apply a bit of conditioner all over. Leave for around 20 minutes then rinse and let dry naturally - using a blow dryer will damage them if used too much. If necessary, put the dryer on a cool setting (almost as if it was wind).

If you want to learn more about sew in weave,you can read from this article.

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