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Quick Weave Vs Sew In, Which One Is Better?

Last updated Nov.23,2022 share with

Whether you are finding ways to switch up styles or methods to give your natural hair a break from heat and chemicals, sew-in and quick weave are both great ways to install hair bundles for protective and versatile styles. And we are here to give you the pros and cons of sew-ins and quick weaves for helping you to choose the right style.

What Is A Quick Weave?

What Is A Quick Weave

A quick weave is a method of installing hair weaves/bundles. It is to use glue to fix the weaves onto a protective wig cap placed on the head. This weave style is usually considered to be one of the protective styles.

what is a sew in?

What Is A Sew In

Sew-in is also an installation method that uses thread to needle the hair weaves onto the natural hair. And the natural hair needs to be styled into small cornrow braids for sewing the bundles.

Quick Weave VS Sew In

Type Sew-in Quick Weave
Install Hair Salon At Home
Remove Hair Salon At Home
Cost Expensive Cheaper
Maintenance Easy Hard
Durability Long-term Short-term

1. Durability And Maintenance

How Long Does A Quick Weave Last?

Quick weave can last up to 4-5 weeks. If your hair weaves start shedding, it is time for you to take out your quick weave.

How Long Does A Sew-In Last?

A fine technique can manage to keep sew-in weaves for up to 6-8 weeks. The sign for you to remove your sew-in weave can be an itchy scalp, headache, hair loss, or a loose cornrow.

Quick weave requires glue to install, so the durability depends on glue, hair bundles, etc. So a sew-in weave usually lasts longer than a quick weave.

How To Take Care Of Sew-in/Quick Weave?

Details: How To Take Care Of Sew-in Weaves?

About hair care, your weaves and natural hair should be cleaned once a well according to the condition of your hair.

We usually do not recommend washing your quick weave while wearing it, because the glue will be washed by hair products, especially oil-based products. So the option is to wash a quick weave after taking the weaves down.

Sew in weave is more secure when it comes to maintenance, you can wash your weaves and natural hair while still wearing it. But you need to gently wash the hair otherwise the braids can be loose. Another important thing is that you should wash and dry your hair underneath the sew-in for a healthy scalp and natural hair.

2. Installation And Remove

Which Is Easier To Install, Sew-in, Or Quick Weave?

How To Do A Quick Weave?

How To Do A Sew-in Weave?

Both sew-in and quick weave require a cornrow base, but the installation method is different. Sew-in needs bundles to sew directly onto the braids, but quick weave attaches the hair weave to a wig cap by using glue.

So a sew-in needs more time to install. A quick weave, just like the name implies, is quicker and easier to install.

Which One Needs More Efforts To Remove?

How To Take Out Sew-in Weaves?

How To Remove A Quick Weave?

You can remove a quick weave by using oil-based hair products to gently and slowly get the glue out of the cap or natural hair.

But sew in weave needs to find the threads connecting the hair tracks to natural hair, and then loosen up the threads with scissors.

Considering the different installation methods, sew-ins are more secure than quick weaves.

3. Price

Which One Is More Affordable?

The hair used in sew-in and the quick weave is the same. The best hair for a quick weave or sew-in is human hair because human hair can last longer and give a natural-looking result.

But the cost of installing is different. Hairstylists usually charge more for a sew-in compared with a quick weave.

4. Risk

Can Sew-ins Or Quick Weaves Do Damage To Natural Hair Or Scalp?

A quick weave needs to put glue on the wig cap, so your natural hair can be damaged when installing or removing the gel and wig cap.

A sew-in can result in hair loss and breakage due to the tension brought by tight braiding or sewing.

But you can avoid the damage by doing proper hair care before and after applying the weaves. Such as a proper braiding pattern, deep conditioning, washing regularly, etc.

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