Our resident beauty expert Pat Sumpter Davis was very intrigued by a question she received over the weekend from Tonya Lewis from Detroit. Tonya has a serious dilemma that many women have questions about.
So Pat, I don’t really have a problem it’s more of a question. I have been using weave for years, but I glue it in. My girlfriends are always trying to convince me to sew it in but I just don’t see the point. I don’t have an issue with hair lost. I just think glue is so much easier, I can take it out and put it in all by myself. What are the pros and cons between the two? – Tonya Lewis
Tonya, I’m glad you brought up the question of glue in vs sew in weave. A glue in weave is designed for temporary use, it’s a great option if you are looking for something to wear for just a few weeks; However, it is not designed for long term use. Even if you remove the track carefully, you will remove some of your own hair, which will cause your hair to thin out over a period of time.
A sew in is better for your hair only if it’s done properly. Invest in a good quality Remi hair that doesn’t tangle or shed. Braiding your hair and sewing in tracks is a great way to give your hair a break from a relaxer, heat damage, everyday wear and tear, or a transitional period.
Here are a few tips to remember when wearing a sew in weave:
1. Braid should not be tight, it can cause permanent hair loss
2. Should not be worn for a longer than 2-3 months, the hair will start to Matt.
3. Excessive pulling can cause the track to hang putting extra pressure on your hair.
4. The hair should be conditioned and trimmed once the weave is removed.