One scroll through content creator, Sinqobile Tusani’s, Instagram feed and you can tell that she knows how to look good. And the same goes for her drool-worthy hair, which is often a sew-in weave.
If you want sleek locks that are easy to style, here’s why you should consider sew-in weaves on future trips to the salon.
Want to explore getting sew-in weaves? Here’s everything you need to know, according to digital creator, Sinqobile Tusani.
Q: What is a sew-in?
A: A sew-in weave means that the base of your hairstyle is partially braided while leaving your hair out to cover the tracks. This allows your weave to look a lot more natural. They are an alternative to wearing wigs and are much more convenient when it comes to styling.
Q: How long does it take to install?
A: Installation takes between 30 and 45 minutes. To get the best results, it’s important to have your hair relaxed or silk pressed so that the natural hair blends seamlessly with the weave. I would also advise getting extensions that are a similar texture to your natural hair.
Q: How long does a sew-in last?
A: Sew-in weaves can last up to three weeks. However, if you’re an active person who washes your hair regularly, it can be less than that. If the braids underneath come loose, it’s very easy to reinstall them after a wash or treatment without any hassles.
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Q: Does it damage your hair?
A: Not at all! If anything, it works almost like a protective hairstyle considering most of your hair is braided. Braiding the front hair also works to my advantage when sleeping to avoid stagnancy in my hair growth.
Q: Can you wash and treat it?
A: Yes. In fact, I highly recommend washing and treating your hair to keep it clean under the weave. This can be done in the comfort of your home – no salon visit necessary! When doing it, I would suggest using a dryer to ensure that the braids are also completely dry.
Q: How do you maintain it?
A: The best way to maintain your sew-in weave is to apply a mask to the front hair for at least two hours, clipping it back with pins, before washing. Make sure the front hair is moisturised and hydrated at all times to avoid breakage. Use a non-greasy hair oil or hair food.
Q: Where can you install it in SA?
A: There are many places across the country that will install sew-in weaves. My top three are: