Sew-in weave 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 in 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 and embrace the beautiful volume this look provides.
4. Body Waves
Every woman is flocking to their salon to get body waves. Get the look with a sew-in hairstyle and achieve these beautiful glossy waves.
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. This look is glamorous and chic all at the same time.
Sew-in hairstyles can be styled in a number of ways. Keep it simple with this half-up style. Use a thin hair tie or a sparkly clip to keep your style secure.
9. Side Part
For an everyday easy-going look, settle for a simple side part or middle part sew-in style. We love the edginess of a middle part and the chic addition of a side part, too!
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. This style is the ultimate combination look that combines sleekness with movement.
Play around with shaves and add in more hair where you want. This style is completely customizable to your unique preferences and it’s one of our favorites of the collection!
18. Side Pony
A simple yet sophisticated style you can create in minutes, this side ponytail braid is sleek and edgy at the same time.
19. Loose Braid
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.
20. Faux Bangs
The perfect way to experiment with bangs without cutting your own hair is by trying a sew-in style. This enables you to try a fringe before you fully commit.
21. Shoulder Length
Short and sweet styles are always trending. This shoulder-brushing length is chic and sweet at the same time.
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.
Experiment with a mohawk style. This look is short and edgy and allows you to experiment with volume without overwhelming your frame!
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.
Add more hair for ultimate volume. Experiment with color and texture and opt for this bold voluminous maroon look.
26. Side Braids with a Ponytail
Braid your hair and then throw it up in a pony for a sporty-chic hairstyle. Make a major statement with your strands by opting for this look.
27. Low 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!
28. High Pony
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.
Step up your accessory game with a fun head wrap. This is a great way to accessorize while still showing off your beautiful strands.
Asymmetrical looks are trending, so go for that unique cut! This look is longer in the front and shorter in the back and we love how edgy and unique it is.
32. Pastel Pixie
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.
33. Layered Bob
Cut your sew-in style with layers to add texture and frame your face. These layers add real dimension to your strands while also framing your face.
34. 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.
35. ’90s Style
Throw it back to the ’90s with this fun and flirty ponytail. Use a flat iron to curl the ends of the pony for this cute flirty finish.
36. Invisible Sew-In
You can keep your sew-in subtle with an invisible sew-in style. Virtually undetectable, this invisible style oozes cool.
37. Side Bangs
Adding in side bangs is a great way to frame your face and switch up your look. For anyone who thinks you can’t incorporate layers into a short style, this look is here to prove you wrong!
38. Pin Straight
Sometimes you just need to go for that bold straight style. This pin-straight look is edgy and cool and super easy to style.
39. Natural Look
Getting a weave doesn’t mean you have to compromise your natural look. Mimic your curl pattern with a similar weave style for a look that’s guaranteed to suit you.
40. Side Part
Switch up your part with your sew-in and opt for a super deep side part. This look frames your face in a super flattering universal way!
How romantic is this style? Plus, it’s so easy to create. Simply pull back half of your hair and use a hair tie or clip to tie it back.
42. Short Cut
If you’ve got the itch to go shorter with your cut, why not do it with a weave? This multi-dimensional look will frame your face with some major personality.
43. Deep Wave
Beautiful waves for days! this long wavy style is romantic and chic and is sure to give you lots of flexible styling options.
44. Long 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.
45. Faux Hawk
Create your own faux-hawk with your weave and brighten up the ends with a punchy pink highlight pattern.
46. Laid Back Waves
Create some cute and casual waves for the perfect everyday style. If you’re looking for something easy and romantic, this is the look for you.
47. Big Hair
Don’t be afraid to go big with a mega-voluminous style. These curls make a major statement and we can’t get enough of them.
48. Spiral Curls
We are obsessed with spiral curls and can’t get enough of this classic curl pattern. Beautiful when worn up or down, this style lends so much versatility to your hair styling routine.
49. Brown Curls
Go for a brown color to add a subtle change to your style and lighten up your look. This is especially ideal for summer months when so many of us are craving lighter hues!
50. Loose Curls
If you have a tighter curl hair type, why not switch it up with looser curls? Sew-in weaves are an amazing way to change up your style with ease.
51. Short and Curly
Short and curly, need we say more? This look is the perfect length for adding even more volume to your curls.
52. 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!
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 for a look that’s full of dimension and body.
55. 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!
56. Beachy Waves
Beachy and carefree styles will always be on-trend. We love the addition of a subtle side bang and the way it frames her face.
57. Afro Curls
More curls, please! This Afro style is beautiful and adds lots of height and volume to this style.
Are you thinking about trying one of these sew-in weave hairstyles? Be sure to snap a picture and tag us @AllThingsHairUS!