Sew in hair extensions – are they worth it?

Sew in hair extensions were the first hair extensions method to be introduced.

Generally speaking, they are made of 100% human hair.

Although you may find a few retailers who offer sew in hair extensions made of synthetic hair, most hair extensions shops will offer 100% human hair as standard. It is also preferable for you to avoid using synthetic hair whenever it comes sew in hair extensions. In short, synthetic hair should be an option only if you are considering clip in extensions.

Canada Hair offers sew in hair extensions at the most affordable prices in Canada. You can browse sew in wefts extensions shades by visiting our online store.

Sew in hair extensions are slightly more complicated than other types of hair extensions.

Firstly, the hairdresser or stylist needs to braids your hair along the scalp, then they proceed to sew track of hair into the braids. As you may have thought, not an easy task at all. This is why most people prefer to avoid sew in hair extensions. As of today, the most popular type of permanent hair extensions are tape in extensions because the installation is considerably easier… but it is a more expensive hair extensions installation method.

In this short article, we will explain you what are sew in hair extensions and if they are worth it.

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Should I buy sew in hair extensions?

Let us go straight to the point: sew in hair extensions aren’t meant for everybody.

Take our word for it, we are a hair extension shop and too many times we saw women choosing sew in extensions over other hair extensions method only to regret it later.

Sew in extensions are a great way of getting longer and fuller hair, no doubt, but they are not meant for everybody.

The first thing you need to keep in mind before choosing sew in hair extensions is that you must be experienced in wearing hair extensions.

If you never had extensions before, we strongly advise you don’t buy sew in extensions. Before we explain you in details why this is the case, let us advise you that you are better off wearing clip in extensions if it’s your first time experiencing hair extensions. They are cheaper than any other types of extensions because you can install and remove them yourself, so you don’t need to spend money on a hairdresser. In short, clip in extensions are a stress-free hair extension method.

On the other hand, if you are experienced with hair extensions, there are a few things you need to keep in mind when it comes to wearing sew in extensions.

First of all, not many hairdressers offer this type of hair extension installation. Most hairdressers prefer to install tape in extensions because the installation takes only an hour, it’s easier to install, they are the best extensions for thin hair, and the profit margin is considerably higher than hair wefts.

Secondly, wearing sew in extensions may irritate your scalp. In other words, you will feel your head as “tight” and it will be itchy. This can happen for many reasons. The most common reason is improper installation of sew in extensions. Indeed, installing hair wefts is pretty difficult. If you are experienced in hair extensions and you found a reliable and professional hairstylist that has solid experience in sewing hair extensions, then sew in extensions are the right fit for you. Moreover, your hair type may simply not be suitable for sew in extensions. Sew in weaves, also called sew in wefts, were traditionally used by black people. However, many women with Caucasian hair regularly have sew in hair extensions installed. There are 2 different hair texture: yaki hair and silky hair. Yaki hair are generally used by black people. Silky hair are generally used by white people since this texture mimics caucasian hair. Last but not least, another common reason why you may dislike wearing sew in extensions is when you buy poor quality hair extensions. There are many hair qualities. Your best bet is to buy human hair extensions on! We are a hair extension supplier in Canada with thousands of satisfied customers. We’re frequently reviewed as the best place to buy 100% indian human remy hair wefts.

The greatest advantage of wearing sew in extensions is that they are the cheapest permanent hair extension method. Other hair extensions methods such as tape ins, micro loop, and fusion are quite expensive. You will easily pay 5 times more than sew in extensions.

Therefore, if you are experienced with hair extensions and you can have a professional hairdresser install sew in extensions correctly, then go for it and give it a try!

How long do sew in extensions last?

With proper hair care, they can last anywhere between 6 to 8 weeks. By regularly washing and conditioning your hair very gently (once a week), your extensions will last a long time.

Maintain sew in extensions by following these advices:

  1. Use as little heat as possible. The less heat you use, the longer your extensions will last. It’s even better if you can avoid using hot tools altogether. But if you have to, always keep the temperature low and use hot tools with moderation.
  2. Don’t overwash your extensions. The less you wash your extensions, the longer they will last.
  3. Dyeing your hair extensions is absolutely a bad idea. It doesn’t matter that human hair extensions can be dyed. It will still damage the extensions and will shorten their lifespan. Human hair extensions and indian remy hair extensions already went through chemical process. Therefore, dyeing the extensions can damage them. Bleaching them is an absolutely NO! If you wish to bleach or dye hair extensions, we suggest you to buy virgin hair. This type of hair quality is really expensive and will cost a few hundreds of dollars.
  4. Whenever you wish to swim in a swimming pool or beach, always use a swim cap. This will ensure that your sew in extensions will remain soft.

Spend more on good quality hair!

What’s the point of having extensions and spending a good amount of money to have them installed only to be disappointed later if they shed or tangle easily? Canada Hair offers quality sew in hair extensions that are tangle-free, shiny, blends naturally with your hair, and are made of 100% real human hair.

Some retailers will claim that their extensions are made of real hair, whereas in fact it is mixed with synthetic hair or even animal hair. How can you spot a shady hair extensions seller? Here are 3 tips:

  1. If the price of the extensions is too good to be true, then it’s probably is. Remember, you get what you pay for!
  2. Verify if the hair extensions seller is located in Canada. Although you may find good hair extensions stores outside of Canada, you have more chances of being satisfied with a Canadian retailer. Canadian businesses are more professional than an eBay seller.
  3. Read reviews about the company in question. A good hair extensions shop will have positive reviews (just like

Remember to change it up

Very important to change weaves every 4 to 8 weeks. Your scalp needs to breathe! Wearing the same weave for a prolonged amount of time may lead to hair loss (how ironic!). The best part about wearing sew in hair extensions is that you have more flexibility in what you can do when it comes to styling your hair extensions.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send us an email at 🙂

Sew in hair extensions – are they worth it?
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This article was written by Olivia. After working as a celebrity hairdresser for several years, she joined as the editor-in-chief. In her free time, Olivia loves fitness, dancing and traveling.

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