Why Sew in and Quick Weaves is Bad for Your Hair.


A sew-in weave is a type of hair extension that is typically done at beauty salons where either real or synthetic human hair is sewn onto small, tightly woven braids against the scalp. Many people believe that these extensions look more natural that most other types, such as wigs or clip-on hair. In most cases, a sew-in weave will last for at least three months before it must be taken out. This type of hair extension might be a good choice for a person who is frequently around other people, because weaves tend to stay in place better than wigs or clips. This decreases the chances of a person finding herself in an embarrassing situation in the event her false hair comes out.


Most of the time, a sew-in weave takes anywhere from two to four hours for a stylist to put it in. It typically takes lots of time to braid the existing hair against the scalp and then sew in the new hair. The price of a sew-in weave may vary depending on whether real or synthetic hair is used, the amount of hair sewn in, and where the procedure is done. Different stylists tend to charge different rates depending on their experience and the average income of the majority of their clientele.


If you don’t know what a quick weave is, it is essentially a weave that is glued onto a base created with your own hair. You relaxed hair is moulded into a wrap around your head using a sealing product that dries rock hard. Wefts are then glued directly on your dried hair to create the quick weave.

Here are some excellent reasons why you should dump the idea of a quick weave or Sew in and try different methods such as SnapWeave System ever launch formula. Below are the main reasons to avoid quick weaves,

They are uncomfortable

If your scalp is not allowed to breath, bottom line is you will be uncomfortable. More importantly if you have an active lifestyle and work out every week chances are that your scalp will sweat and it will become hot and itchy. Imagine not being able to reach your scalp through the extensions to scratch! Sounds torturous!

They are not that quick

This is almost laughable! By the time you wrap your hair with the sealing product and wait for it to dry, a good braider could have cornrowed your hair to create a braiding pattern for the weave.

Sewing in a weave takes very little more time than gluing it in. If you have to close off your quick weave with the ‘invisible part’ method which is pretty time consuming, you may as well have gone with a sew in. This doesn’t even take into account the take down which is a tedious process for sure.

You can’t wash your hair

Yes, you can’t wash a quick weave because it would cause slippage. I don’t know about you but my hair has to be washed at least once a week or I would be climbing the walls with discomfort. Not only is it not great for your own hair, it could encourage fungal infections on your scalp which would cause stunted hair growth.

The sealing products and glue cause damage

In spite of what the manufactures of sealing products say, quick weaves are damaging to your hair in the long run. Would you purposely apply glue to your hair? Most sealing products are based on glue and hardening gels, it’s how they can keep your hair together and harden it!

Further to this, glue is not great for your hair extensions. It’s difficult and time consuming to remove and almost always leaves a film behind anyway. If you are investing in good quality virgin Indian hair, the last thing you want to do is ruin them with glue right?

They are unnatural looking

Nobody is fooled by ‘invisible parts’ regardless how meticulously they are applied. You may get out of the stylist’s chair looking a million dollars but by the end of the week, something will have slipped and that part will start looking off somehow. Showing your own scalp with a bit of your own hair left out gives the most natural looking weave. A close second is using lace closures or frontals. Anything else is just a poor relation.

They are not healthy for your hair

This is perhaps the most important point. I don’t know anyone who has managed to grow their hair very long and healthy while using quick weaves. But I do know plenty of women who have grown their hair out using sew in’s! Look, any style that doesn’t allow your hair to breathe isn’t going to be popular with the healthy hair crowd. That should tell you all you need to know if your ultimate goal is long hair of your own.

There are so many other methods that are better than quick weaves there is little point in bothering with them. Give me needle and thread for a sew in any day! but wait let me tell you the problem you can also face with sew in below are the main once ,

Temporary or Permanent Traction Alopecia:  This is not to be taken lightly.Traction Alopecia is a form of alopecia or moderate hair loss caused by a self -induced pulling force or action usually caused by too tight braids, twists or styles, pony tails, weaves and extensions.  Traction Alopecia is one of the most common examples of hair lost among African American women.

Hair Care Neglect: Neglecting of natural hair especially washing while sporting a weave can be a very easy mistake to make since your focus is on hair that is not your own. Extreme dryness of hair and scalp is one of the biggest and most common factors of natural hair while wearing a weave which can lead to breakage. Also lack of weave maintenance can cause odor and molding due to lack of regular air circulation and moisture that will accumulate within the weave creating an easier playground for fungus to grow and induce excessive shedding.

Constant upkeep: Even though I previously mentioned less manipulation with your natural hair as a pro while wearing a weave, there is a flipside of that coin in the constant upkeep of the weave itself. Since your hair is constantly growing about ½ an inch a month, weaves require consistent maintenance. Too much tension on new growth increases your chances of traction alopecia.  Professionals suggest no more then 6-12 weeks. I followed a consistent schedule of every 8 weeks.

Budget: To put it in lament terms, weaves ain’t cheap! Unless you know how to apply your own weave, constant upkeep means constant expenses. If you are thinking about a weave calculate the figures for a year and see if it is an investment you are able to afford, if not this can cause problems with upkeep that in the future could cause irreparable damage to your natural hair.

So Now the Best Solution in market is Snap Weave System.