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 our favorite hairstyle ideas to inspire you to try on your very own sew-in hairstyle:
Sew-In Hairstyles: Inspo for Your Next Look
1. Afro Textured Curls
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
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
Crochet is a version of sew-in hairstyles. Wear this curly look as a protective style.
4. Body Waves
Every woman is flocking to their salon to get body waves. Get the look with a sew-in hairstyle.
5. Bone Straight
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
Use sew-in hairstyles to experiment with different hair colors. Start with this warm brown hue.
7. Stretched Curls
Wear your curls loose to achieve a flawless and effortless finish.
Sew-in hairstyles can be styled a number of ways. Keep it simple with this half-up style.
9. Side Part
For an everyday easy-going look, settle for a simple side part or middle part sew-in style.
10. Spiral Curls
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
Add a bit of texture to straight hair by backcombing the ends of your hair and setting with a texturizing hairspray, like TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Texture Hold Level 1.
12. Textured Waves
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
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
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.
15. Thick and Messy
Sew-ins are great for women who want to add even more hair than they have naturally. Go for a thick and messy style for a sultry look.
16. Textured Straight
It’s straight, but with a hint of body and texture.
Play around with shaves and add in more hair where you want.
18. Side Pony
A simple yet sophisticated style you can create in minutes.
19. Loose Braid
How cute is this look?
20. Faux Bangs
The perfect way to experiment with bangs without cutting your own hair is by trying a sew-in style.
21. Shoulder Length
Short and sweet styles are always trending.
We love a chic bob.
Experiment with a mohawk style.
There are so many classic updos you can create with sew-in weaves.
Add more hair for ultimate volume.
26. Side Braids with a Ponytail
Braid your hair and then throw it up in a pony for a sporty-chic hairstyle.
27. Low Pony
Perfect for date night or any formal occasion.
28. High Pony
High pony styles are perf for the gym or a night on the town.
Step up your accessory game with a fun headwrap.
Asymmetrical looks are trending, so go for that unique cut!
32. Pastel Pixie
A style truly for the bold, get a pastel color and pair it with a cute pixie cut.
33. Layered Bob
Cut your sew-in style with layers to add texture and frame your face.
34. Halo Braid
You can still create fun braids with your weave style! Why not try an angelic halo braid look?
35. ”90s Style
Throw it back to the ’90s with this fun pony.
36. Invisible Sew-In
You can keep your sew-in subtle with an invisible sew-in style.
37. Side Bangs
Adding in side bangs is a great way to frame your face and switch up your look.
38. Pin Straight
Sometimes you just need to go for that bold straight style.
39. Natural Look
Getting a weave doesn’t mean you have to compromise your natural look.
40. Side Part
Switch up your part with your sew-in.
How romantic is this style? Plus, it’s so easy to create.
42. Short Cut
If you’ve got the itch to go shorter with your cut, why not do it with a weave?
43. Deep Wave
Beautiful waves for days!
44. Long Style
The longer the better. Get those inches, girl!
45. Faux Hawk
Create your own faux-hawk with your weave.
46. Laid Back Waves
Create some cute and casual waves for the perfect everyday style.
47. Big Hair
Don’t be afraid to go big!
48. Spiral Curls
We are obsessed with spiral curls.
49. Brown Curls
Go for a brown color to add a subtle change.
50. Loose Curls
If you have a tighter curl hair type, why not switch it up with looser curls?
51. Short and Curly
Short and curly, need we say more?
52. Middle Part
You can’t go wrong with a strong middle part.
53. Textured Waves
We are all about texture. Go for a sew-in style that has textured waves so you always look on point.
54. Body Wave
Try out a body wave style.
55. Knotless Crochet
Use a knotless crochet weave to install your hair.
56. Beachy Waves
Beachy and carefree styles will always be on-trend.
57. Afro Curls
More curls, please!