Weaves and sew-in extensions can do much more than just add texture, length, or color to your hairstyle. Some sew-in styles will also work as a protective style allowing your natural hair growth process become less troublesome and more graceful.
In case of hair loss, thin hair, or just during the transitional period of your real hair growth, sew-in hairstyles will cover everything you wanna hide.
While for some weaves you might need to use glue, other sew-in extensions are literally sewn into your natural hair, causing less damage.
We have collected all the variants in the gallery below:
Sew-In Hairstyles: Inspo for Your Next Look
God save the one who came up with the idea of sew-in style. All the endless styling opportunities, color and texture experiments you can get with sew-in extensions are listed in this guide.
Long Curly Weave Style
This voluminous bunch of curls is a definite showstopper. If you have naturally long curly hair and want to add volume, leave out some of your own hair and add partial curly sew-in for the wow effect.
For now, a short a-line bob is one of the most popular sew-in hairstyles in the charts. Straight, simple, and luscious, this short style is an absolute favorite among black women that look for a stylish and classic sew-in hairstyle.
Angled Side-Parted Bob
The sew-in section gives this angled bob even more legal disorder and provocative vibe. Relaxed waves, asymmetrical parting, mixture of sleek and messy textures – all these reflect the true essence of a young lady.
Deep Side Part Sew in Bob
A deep side part is an easy way to add a bit of edge to your bob sew-in. A middle part bob is basic and predictable. Get a funky and fresh new hairstyle simply by cutting the hair asymmetrically and sweeping it to one side.
This blonde weave will leave nobody indifferent. With all that volume, gloss, and blow-out hair texture, these careless voluminous curls make a win-win combo with dark skin tone and hair roots.
Half Up Half Down Sew In
If you are looking for a longer style, here is something that is meant to rock your image. This style you can create with hair extensions: add more volume and texture, experiment with the hair color, and play with those trendy baby hairs. Get your dream beautiful style, which is functional and versatile as well.
Straight Blonde Ombre Style
And this is an option for those who are looking for an opportunity to experiment with color of their straight hairstyle. Blonde ombre is a go-to option for African American women, but make sure you chose the right shade of blonde to go in line with your skin undertone.
Deep Side Cut Sew In
One major advantage of a full sew-in is that you can experiment with the hair length even if your locks are longer than the style you wanna try. This asymmetric deep-side cut sew-in bob is one of such hairstyles.
Afro Kinky Ponytail
Afro hair is unruly so much! This solution with a low kinky ponytail is an eye-catching way to tame your curly long hair. Creative and one-of-a-kind, this curly sew-in style is a great variant for black women.
Blonde Hair Vixen Sew In
And contrasts again! Yep, a black sew-in would probably look more habitually and usually in combination with dark skin tone. But this glorious blonde weave is just fire, isn’t it?
Getting this color will probably require a customized color, but the result is definitely worth it.
Straight Hair Middle Part Sew in Bob
In search of a hair length that’s easy to maintain, a middle part bob that slightly reaches collarbones is something you can never go wrong with. This straight style provides more than enough possibilities for styling, and the partial sew-in will make your short hair visually fuller.
Asymmetrical Sew In
Now you know how to switch things up – just add some asymmetry to your bob. Replicating this asymmetrical bob is possible with a full or partial sew-in, no matter your hair length.
Shoulder Length Style With Bangs
Sometimes, even such a simplistic bob hairstyle can become an object of desire since some women don’t have enough length to get this style or don’t have enough thickness to get this healthy hair look with ideally straight locks. Sew-in extensions are here to give you what you want.
The Two-Toned Curly Bob
When it comes to a curly sew-in bob, you can experiment with the craziest color combinations that come to your mind. The fact you won’t hurt your real hair, gives so much freedom and inspiration.
Straight Sleek Ponytail
Surprisingly, ponytails are some of the most beloved ideas among straight sew-in hairstyles fans. A simple sleek ponytail mixes classy and sassy in a visually pleasing way. Try out this jaw-dropping example of a classic high ponytail.
Full Sew-In Bangs With a Bun
When it comes to updos for long sew-in hair, here you have a wide range of dazzling ideas to play around with. And here we go with one of them. This sleek outcome is the game-changer here, the key element. You can also try a donut bun sew in style instead.
Half Braids Half Sew In
This sew-in hairstyle is a rather predictable option for long hair. On one hand, your hair doesn’t fall on your eyes, which is so comfortable, on the other hand, you can show off the glory of your long hair wearing it loose.
Weave Style for a Round Face
Loose curls, a little bit of volume at the roots, and deep black hair color – that is what this long sew-in hairstyle with the middle part is all about.
Loose Deep Wave
A deep wave is a style you’ll need a special curling iron or wand for. But a deep wave always looks win-win – eventually, it’s often chosen for prom sew-in hairstyles.
Afro Textured Curls
When you opt for a sew-in doesn't mean you have to give up your natural hair texture. On the contrary, you can highlight and emphasize it by trying on extra length or giving your own hair a more voluminous, fuller appearance.
For those ladies who have a free spirit and don’t afraid to express their personality through their sew-in hairstyles, a mohawk curly sew-in option is to be kept in mind. This edgy yet chic sew-in hairstyle will bring out your wild side and a sense of style equally.
If you’re looking for nontrivial styling alternatives for a long hair sew-in style, here’s an idea that you will surely appreciate. Halo braids will spice up your sew-in and add a note of romance into your image.
And here we go with another eccentric hairstyle. This faux bangs curly style is a ind of short sew-in style that is guaranteed to stand out.
Shoulder-Length Sew In Weave Hairstyles
With sew-ins choice that mimic a natural blowout, you can not worry about styling at all. This beautiful curly hairstyle texture requires minimal care and maintenance.
Natural hair color is a safe but rather boring option. The same cannot be said about a bright blonde sew-in or a pastel pixie sew-in style.
Long Sew In Hairstyles
Taking care of long sew-ins isn’t more challenging than maintaining a short sew-in. The main rule is to wash your sew-in at least once every two weeks or once a week if you work out or have an active lifestyle.
Undercut Weave Hairstyles
It would be impossible to talk about cute sew in hairstyles without showcasing undercuts and pixie cuts. Have fun with a retro pixie, sweep it to the front, and add some blonde sew-ins too.
Invisible Part Sew In Weave Hairstyles
With sew-ins, you can achieve that volume and movement in your pixie to completely hide that side part.
90’s Sew-In Hairstyles
Let your 90’s baby soul speak out! This mega cute sew-in style with half-up pigtails and outstanding red hair color will return you to that good era we all miss.
Side Braids and Ponytails
Incorporating braids in your sew-in hairstyle is a good old trick that always works. This is an unboring variation of a curly-sew in with braids and a ponytail.
Medium-Length Hairstyles with Red Highlights
When we say red, here we mean natural red hair. The shade that will perfectly go with dark brown or black roots. To balance your skin and hair colors, use this ombre transition in your sew-in.
Sew in Hairstyles With Bangs
This luxurious sew-in hairstyle with straight hair is to die for. No complications, no overloading with a curl pattern – just a simple healthy hair look and a catchy detail on the temple that turns the whole sew-in style into a killer hair solution.
Short Layered Sew-In
Ladies who aren’t afraid to rock short locks are our heroes. For you, girls, we offer another adorable layered pixie haircut as an idea for your next sew-in.
Sleek Extensions with Bangs
This simplistic smooth and sleek sew-in hairstyle with full bangs will work magic with any outfit for any occasion.
Long Blunt Bob
And this is a shorter middle part sew-in option that will also suit any girl and visually balance a round face by elongating it.
Ginger Bob With Side-Parted Fringe
This full sew-in focuses on weaves with side parts and voluminous curls. This type of parting always works astoundingly regardless of the texture, length, or style of your sew-in.
Bob Sew in With no Leave Out
A lot of women choose to wear simple straight sew-in hairstyles without any extra fuss – and they never fail.
Cute Curly Sew-Ins
Perfectly shaped, almost spiral curls will not require you to spend lots of time and money to keep them moisturized, nourished, and shiny. With sew-in hairstyles, you just don’t care.
Thick and Messy
Choosing a sew-in with body wave, you guarantee yourself a laid-back and natural look. To enlarge this casual touch, experiment with the color boldly.
If you have a straight sew-in, you can have lots of fun changing numerous braiding ideas. Express your creativity through unique and personalized braided sew-in hairstyles.
Spiral curls are always a joy to wear and style. Even if you just sweep your curly texture to one side and slightly lift the roots for extra volume, it will already be a go-to special occasion hairstyle.
Just curls for natural locks.
Hairstyles with Highlights
A handful of sunny highlights will take the body wave of your sew-in hairstyles to the next level.
Natural Sew In Hairstyles
In the case of natural sew-in texture, hair extensions can get split ends if they're not cared for properly, so don’t forget about the deep conditioning and heat protection steps.
Curly Half Up Half Down Weave Bob
If you’re going to style your hair into a half-up, tell about it to your stylist before installation to make sure they give you a braid down for easier further styling.
Half Sew in With Braids in Front
Braids and curls mixed in a half-up bun hairstyle – what an explosive brew!
Bob With Leave Out
The style isn't your typical bob sew-in but – and the only reason is that glossy strand entwining the forehead completely.
Half Up Half Down Bob With Bangs Weave
Once your weave is sewn in, you can start thinking about pretty and unique hairstyles to complement it. Consider a half up half down sew-in hairstyles, which are so easy to do on a straight sew-in.
Black Sew In With Brown Highlights
This is a delicate coloring alternative for ladies who prefer subtlety and tradition.
Short Curly Sew In Weave Hairstyles
With a bob sew-in like this, you will feel directly pulled out of a fairytale.
Full Head Sew in Weave Styles
We can consider this one an alternative for a classic half up half down hairstyle. For straight hair, or for wavy hair – no matter, sew-in hairstyles like this always look adorable and feel comfy.
Bangs Sew in Hairstyles for Round Faces
The main thing for a round face is to add long bangs on the sides to elongate the face visually. Long hair also works in a similar way. And with sew-in hairstyles, you don’t need to sacrifice the length even if you opt for curls.
Short Sew in Hairstyles for Black Hair
If you prefer keeping your hairstyle as natural as possible, opt for sew-in hairstyles with the same color and texture as your natural hair.
How long does sew-in hair last?
You can keep a sew-in in your hair for about 6-8 weeks. But only in case you take proper care of your gorgeous hairstyle.
Actually, a sew-in hairstyle can last longer, but the hairstylists don’t recommend wearing the extensions for more than 3 months to avoid damaging your real hair or scalp.
Do sew-ins ruin your hair?
Sew-in weaves will never damage your hair if they’re properly installed and properly cared for. In case you ignore the precautions though, you can expect hair breakage, hair loss, and even damaging hair follicles.
What's the best hair for a sew-in?
Firstly, you need to understand that virgin human hair is the best option since it has the best quality due to not being processed or changed with chemicals. If you choose virgin hair sew-in extensions, you will probably use them several times and change in style and color like natural hair.
As for the type, the most popular are Brazilian human hair weave, Malaysian virgin hair bundles, Peruvian weave hair bundle deals, and Indian Remy hair extensions. However, the type should coincide with your natural texture, and you’d better ask your hairstylist to help you choose the perfect hair for your sew-ins.
What hairstyles can you do with sew-in?
As you’ve already seen in our guide, sew-ins have great potential. You can rock lots of different styles and bring to life the experiments you have been postponing for many years.
Long and short sew-in hairstyles, pixies, mohawks, Afro style, an angled bob, undercut, deep waves, straight styles, tight curls, half-ups, and braided partial sew-in styles. And these are just a part of all sew-in hairstyle ideas for women.
So, now you know that switching up your hairstyle is as simple as getting a sew-in construction that will last up to eight weeks.
With good care and maintenance, you’ll get the hair of your dreams that will also serve as a protective style for your real hair that grows out.
From the leave-out technique to the lace front sew-in, you can choose an appropriate option for your hair and lifestyle.
We hope you’ve already saved a couple of pics from this guide to try out during your next visit to the hairstylist.