We all want beautiful hair at all times, isn't it?
The invention of sew-in wigs has made this wish more fulfilling by adding versatility to our hairstyles. The beauty of sew-ins is that one can switch up their style as many times as they wish. Also, if you want to wear the same wig for a week or more, then sewing the wig into place using a weave needle and thread is the way to go.
Why sew-in wigs are preferably used?
✓More secure compared to glue or tapes.
✓ Keeping the wig attached for long, especially for people with sweaty scalps or hairline areas.
✓ Usually cheaper compared to other techniques because it is a long-term choice
✓ Less damaging to the hairline, especially if you don’t know how to apply and remove wig adhesives.
✓ Protect your natural hair since it gets adequate rest to grow stronger and healthier. Also against sun rays, dust, dirt, etc.
Confusing readers, here's the guideline:
Choose a lace wig that allows portions of your scalp to show through the wig when the hair is parted, giving the most realistic looking results
Braid your hair in several tight braids against your head. If your hair is long, then you might need to secure some of the braids using bobby pins, though you may want to leave a thin strip of hair loose around the hairline to achieve a more natural appearance.
Try on the wig. Next, take your wig and put it on how you intend to wear it, ensuring it matches with your hairline and covers the braids.
Here comes the sewing:
Place clips as needed to hold the wig and to keep the hair out of the way while you sew, before cutting the lace extending your hairline.
(A hair weave needle is a curved and somewhat blunt needle). Thread a hair weaving needle with an 18” (46 cm) weave thread.
After parting the wig hair just behind your ears going up and over your head, insert your weave needle through the wig and into the braid underneath it.
Continue sewing in a straight line from one ear to the other.
Next, sew the area in front of your ears, near your temples to secure this part of the wig in place.
Part the wig hair where you wouldn’t normally part it and sew. This will ensure that the seam will be hidden while still securing your wig across the top of your head.
Cut and tie the thread when you finish sewing. Then tie a knot.