14 Sew-In Hairstyles That Will Make You Want a Weave

Alyssa François | 27 February 2019

How to slay your sew-in hairstyles.

Sew-in hairstyles are one of the easiest ways to wear your hair in a protective style that offers you the flexibility to change up your look as often as you like. For the uninitiated, a sew-in is just another way of saying hair extensions, or weave hairstyles. The process can be done on any hair type (natural or relaxed), and it simply involves sewing the track of the weave into your cornrow braids. This style can be worn various ways, with different types of weave lengths and textures. What we love most about sew-in hairstyles is that you are giving your real hair the break it needs from day-to-day styling.

We’ve rounded up 14 of our favorite hairstyle ideas for you to try on your very on sew-in hairstyle:

1. Afro Textured Curls

sew-in hairstyles: afro curls
How gorgeous is this texture?

Go big or go home with this look. If you’re going to get a curly sew in hairstyle, you might as well go for this big curly style.

2. Beachy Texture

sew-in hairstyles: beachy texture
Texture courtesy of Mother Nature.

Achieve a beachy texture with your sew-in hairstyles by using hair that curls when wet. Apply a sea salt spray like Love Beauty and Planet Coconut Milk & White Jasmine Salt Spritz Texture Spray to your hair to recreate the look.


3. Knotless Crochet

sew-in hairstyles: big curls
Crochet your way to this hairstyle.

Crochet is a version of sew-in hairstyles. Wear this curly look as a protective style.

4. Body Waves

sew-in hairstyles: body waves
The wave every woman wants.

Every woman is flocking to their salon to get body waves. Get the look with a sew-in hairstyle.

5. Bone Straight

sew-in hairstyles: bone straight
Sleek and sexy

This look is one of the most classic sew-in hairstyles around. Use a flat iron to touch your hair up if needed throughout the week.

6. Brown Curls

sew-in hairstyles: brown curls
Pretty color and pretty curls.

Use sew-in hairstyles to experiment with different hair colors. Start with this warm brown hue.

7. Stretched Curls

sew-in hairstyles: curly
Loose and flowy curls.

Wear your curls loose to achieve a flawless and effortless finish.

8. Half-Up

sew-in hairstyles: half up
Pull it up for a classy look.

Sew-in hairstyles can be styled a number of ways. Keep it simple with this half-up style.

9. Side Part

sew-in hairstyles: side part
Can’t go wrong with a side part style.

For an everyday easy-going look, settle for a simple side part or middle part sew-in style.

10. Spiral Curls

sew-in hairstyles: spiral curls
It’s all about defined coils.

Have fun with your weave! Play around with different curl patterns with the use of heat styling tools. To get these spiral curls, use a hair wand to curl hair and set with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hair Spray Extend Hold Level 4 to keep your curls in place.


11. Textured Straight Hair

sew-in hairstyles: textured straight hair
Straight with a touch of texture.

Add a bit of texture to straight hair by backcombing the ends of your hair and setting with a texture hairspray like TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Texture Hold Level 1.


12. Textured Waves

sew in hairstyles: textured waves
Pile on the texture.

What are waves without a bit of texture? Dampen the ends of your hair and scrunch dry to create effortless texture on wavy weaves.

13. Voluminous Weave

sew-in hairstyles: volume
The bigger, the better.

The key to getting this style is to tease your way to volume. Once you get the volume you want, lock it in with hairspray.

14. Sew-In Wig

sew-in hairstyles: wig
Lock your look in place

Want a wig but don’t want to worry about it flying off? Sew it on! Your stylist can sew your wig on at the center of your hair to ensure it will stay put.

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