20 Stylish Sew-In Hairstyles to Inspire Your Next Weave Look

How to slay your sew-in hairstyles.

Sew-in weave hairstyles are one of the easiest ways to wear your hair in a protective style, allowing you 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 weave track into your cornrow braids. This style can be worn in various ways, with different types of weave lengths and textures. What we love most about sew-in hairstyles is that you give your real hair the break it needs from day-to-day styling.

Sew-In Hairstyles FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions about sew-in hairstyles:

What is the most natural-looking sew-in?

The most natural-looking sew-in is a sew-in that leaves some of your natural hair out on top to cover the wefts. This is known as a partial sew-in. Your stylist will blend your natural hair in with the extensions for a seamless look.

What are the different types of sew-in weaves?

As we mentioned above, one of the most popular sew-in weaves is a partial sew-in that leaves some of your natural hair out.

Closure sew-ins is when all of your hair is braided down and a lace piece is sewn into your braids.

Finally, a Vixen sew-in is when tracks of hair are sewn into sections of your hair. This allows a lot of styling versatility!

How long can a sew-in last?

Sew-ins can last anywhere from 6-8 weeks depending on how quickly your hair grows and how you care for your weave. Stylists recommended returning to the salon for a maintenance appointment every two weeks or so for a shampoo.

Sew-In Hairstyles: Inspo for Your Next Look

We’ve rounded up our favorite hairstyle ideas to inspire you to try on your very own sew-in hairstyle:

1. Afro Textured Curls

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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. The ultimate sew-in style for anyone who is inspired by the glamorous styles of the 60s.

2. Brown Curls

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Pretty color and pretty curls.

Use sew-in hairstyles to experiment with different hair colors. Start with this warm brown hue. A gorgeous color for the Fall season and beyond! Add some curls for a full-dimensional look with your curls.

3. Textured Straight Hair

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Straight with a touch of texture.

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

4. Voluminous Weave

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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. For a strong hold, we are loving Bed Head by TIGI Maxxed Out Massive Hold Hair Spray.

5. Thick and Messy

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Go for a thick and voluminous style.

Sew-ins are great for women who want to add even more hair than they have naturally. Go for a thick, voluminous, and messy style for a gorgeous boho, chic look that is great for the summer and beyond.

6. Textured Straight

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You can create a straight style with some added texture.

It’s straight but with a hint of body and texture. This style is the ultimate combination look that combines sleekness with movement. This a gorgeous style to wear with medium to long hair lengths.

7. Side Pony

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Side ponytails are simple but so effective!

A simple yet sophisticated style you can create in minutes, this side ponytail braid is sleek and edgy at the same time. This look is versatile enough for a variety of occasions from a day at work to a dinner at night.

8. Loose Braid

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A casual and effortless style.

How cute is this look? Create a loose braid and use your fingers to pancake and tease out some volume for a super-full and voluminous look. This is the perfect boho-chic beach day look.

9. Bob

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Go for the chop.

We love a chic bob for its versatility and uniqueness. This length is edgy and chic at the same time and will help you achieve any look you have in mind. Get some bob styling inspiration here!

10. Updo

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A classic updo never fails.

There are so many classic updos you can create with sew-in weaves. We love that this one enables you to show off your curls. Pair this style with a trendy headband to create this exact look pictured here.

11. Voluminous

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Go for volume and don’t settle for less!

Add more hair for ultimate volume. Experiment with color and texture and opt for this bold voluminous maroon look. This hue is beautiful on a range of skin tones and one of our favorites for the cooler seasons.

12. Low Pony

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Who doesn’t love a low chic pony?

Perfect for date night or any formal occasion, this sleek ponytail gives all the focus to the rest of your look and lets you shine! Add a touch of hair oil to ensure a super sleek finish on this style.

13. High Pony

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Go for a high ponytail.

High pony styles are perfect for the gym or a night on the town. Simply comb your hair back and secure it with an elastic to create this super sleek look. Add a hair accessory if you want to wear this style for a fancier occasion!

14. Pastel Pixie

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A pastel pixie is so cute!

A style truly for the bold, get a pastel color and pair it with a cute pixie cut. Add some waves to the look for a truly unique finish. You can also recreate this style with any hair color!

15. Halo Braid

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Give your sew-in style a fun halo braid!

You can still create fun braids with your weave style! Why not try an angelic halo braid look? Ideal for summer festivals or spring weddings, this look is a total crowd-pleaser. Brush up on your crown braiding skills here.

16. Invisible Sew-In

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Keep your sew-in discreet.

You can keep your sew-in subtle with an invisible sew-in style. Virtually undetectable, this invisible style oozes cool. Also known as a versatile sew-in, this look is one of the most natural sew-ins you will find.

17. Long Style

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Go as long as you want with a sew-in style.

The longer the better. Get those inches, girl! We love the volume you can achieve with a longer weave and how beautifully a look like this shows off those curls. Show off your volume and texture with this beautiful sew-in style.

18. Short and Curly

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Sophisticated, short, and curly.

Short and curly, need we say more? This look is the perfect length for adding even more volume to your curls. We love how high drama and chic this style is, and recommend it for women with all different face shapes.

19. Middle Part

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Go for a strong middle part.

You can’t go wrong with a strong middle part and face-framing layers that are super on-trend. This runway-inspired look is wearable and really chic! Use a curling iron to add some slight waves to your style.

20. Knotless Crochet

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Install your weave with knotless crochet.

Use a knotless crochet weave to install your hair to achieve this super unique style. We can’t get enough of this volume! Copy the side part photographed here for an extra voluminous style.

Are you thinking about trying one of these sew-in weave hairstyles? Be sure to snap a picture and tag us @AllThingsHairUS!


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