Bond-In, Sew-In, or Quick: What Kind of Weave Should You Choose?

hair extensionsWeaves have come a long way, baby! Here at Levell’s Salon in Marietta, we offer a variety of weave types and methods so that you can achieve the look you want in accordance with your budget and time constraints. Read on to learn about the 3 main types of weaves, and call to schedule your appointment today.

Full sew-in weaves

Sew-in weaves are just what they sound like- hair extensions sewn onto your own hair. Your hair stylist will braid your hair into cornrows or some other small, flat braid, and then sew the tracks of synthetic or human hair into the braids. Sew-in weaves can look very natural, add volume, and they last the longest when properly maintained.

Bond-in weaves

Bond-in (also known as glue-in) weaves involve gluing tracks of hair directly to your head. Your stylist will carefully part your hair in order to place the tracks as close as possible to the scalp. The glue-in weave method takes far less time than sew-in weaves, and is thus a more affordable option. This type of weave won’t last as long as a sew-in, and furthermore, if you mess with it too much or remove it improperly, you can damage your actual hair in the process. It’s important to take your hair stylist’s directions very seriously when it comes time to remove the weave.

Quick weaves

Instead of gluing tracks directly to your head as in a bond-in/glue-in weave, quick weaves involve gluing tracks of hair to a cap that sits on top of your natural hair. This can be a much quicker option, and you won’t have to expose your hair to glue. When it comes to weaves, the most important things to remember are:

  • Buy good quality hair, preferably Remi human hair (Even a well-executed weave will look cheap if you use cheap hair)
  • And go to a reputable salon with experienced stylists. Sew-ins, glue-ins, and quick weaves all have the potential to damage your natural hair if not installed and maintained properly, so choosing a good stylist and then listening to his or her directions for upkeep are essential!

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