Is A Partial Sew-in Better Than A Traditional Sew-in?
Sew-Ins

Is A Partial Sew-in Better Than A Traditional Sew-in?

Which Style Fits You Best?

Sis! I understand what you’re going through trying to decide for any hairstyle can be difficult.

However, did you speak to your stylist? If you have been with the same stylist for over a year, then she should know your preference when it comes to hair. Your stylist should know what you think once you sit in her chair! I mean you do spend your whole Saturday with her.

As for me, I’m a hairstylist, and I’ve been wearing my hair short since Rihanna started wearing her pixie! In the past, I loved wearing sew-ins with all different textures and lengths, but I didn’t enjoy doing them myself or going to the hair salon getting it done. I wasn’t a fan of sitting there for long hours, and I am very tender headed. So short hair has been my go- to unless I’m wearing a wig.

When it comes to the different types of sew-ins some may be confused so during this article, I will focus on the two main sew-ins that women typically ask for when getting there hair done. Are they similar? No, they are not. One has hair left out, and the other doesn’t. Depending on your morning routine you should choose the sew-in that works best for you.

I will also add the Pros and Cons of the partial and traditional sew-in.

middle part sew in

Partial Sew-in

What is a partial sew-in? A partial sew-in is a hairstyle that allows women to leave out hair for versatility.

You can have various hairstyles such as wearing a middle or side part. Wearing your hair up in a bun or ponytail depending on how much hair you allowed your stylist to leave out. Some may love this style while others may not know the maintenance that goes along with this style such as making sure the leave out blends with the texture that has been sewn in

Below I will list the pros and cons of a partial sew-in that way you can determine if this hairstyle is for you.

Pros

Versatility

Who doesn’t love a sew-in that can be versatile. Now with a partial sew-in, the first thing you MUST do is figure out the texture that will be sewn in. Next is the blending some may think this isn’t important, but it is. The hair that will be left out with your edges, enough hair left out to have a left, right and middle part. Also, the sides and the back to create a ponytail or a bun.

Natural realness

Besides the blending or leaving the right amount of hair out for the sew-in, it’s essential that you sew-in has that inherent realness, honey! If your able to place your hair in a ponytail without any lumps, you have natural realness. If you’re ready to pull your hair up into a bun, pull your hair back into a ponytail without any lumps and bumps, then you have natural realness.

Weave

Cons

Heat damage

The truth about the partial sew-in is the heat damage especially if you choose straight hair. If you are a natural beauty and decided to wear the private label extensions straight hair, you will for sure have to straighten your hair every morning or at least twice of week.

Blending

I swear blending is so important when it comes to the natural realness. For example, if your someone who has 4c hair my suggestion is to get extensions that match that texture. You can find that kinky straight texture at privatelabelextensions.com. You would still have to make sure the extensions are blended with your natural hair but buying hair that matches our texture makes life so much easier.

Traditional Sew-in

A traditional sew-in is a style where no hair is being left out.

This hairstyle is perfect for my relaxed, and natural beauty who’s routine is to busy for any hair in the morning. This hairdo is also for women who don’t want to put heat on their natural hair twice a week.

Although the maintenance may be lower than a partial sew-in, there are pros and cons to a traditional sew-in.

sew in weave

Pros

Blending

No blending is needed, can I get an AMEN? You may not need to blend with the traditional sew-in, BUT you have to close the top without making it look like a cone head.

See not everyone is capable of doing this part because this takes time and you must have patience. Your wefts have to be thin so splitting the track is one trick as you get to the top. Make sure as your closing the circle you’re combing the hair down to make sure the closure will be flat.

Once the closure closed, take the curling iron and place the iron on the closure. That’s to ensure that the hair will lay flat.

Protective style

For my natural beauties this is the style for you. You don’t have to worry about any heat. You can get up and go whenever you please.

Low maintenance

Wearing straight hair can be a pain sometimes because you have to curl it to make sure the hairdo looks fresh.

There are ways around that. If you wrap your hair at night when you comb it down in the morning, you will have a curl on the ends. If you train the hair by covering it every night, this style can be low maintenance.

If you don’t wrap your hair at night and always have a”dent” in the back of your hair, you will have to flat iron your hair which can be a pain.

braid for sew in

Cons

Wiggy

My only problem with the traditional sew-in is that it can appear wiggy.

As you know, you’re not leaving any hair out which means you can’t create a part. You also have to be careful with the amount of hair you use. If you use too much hair, it will look like a wig.

Using two packs or bundles will be just enough for your traditional sew-in.

Less Versatility

Nowadays we all enjoy changing our looks depending on our clothing or our nightlife.

With a traditional sew-in that’s kind of hard to do. You’re not able to place into a high bun or ponytail, you’re not able to push it back or part it. You have to wear it the way your stylist styled the hair.

So if you are someone that enjoys change, this hairdo is not for you.

sewing wig

What’s Your Preference?

So tell me what your preference is? Are you an essential chic that wears a traditional sew-in or are you the chic that likes to change your hairstyle often with a partial sew-in?

Comment below because I want to know.

About Charlie

My name is Charlie and I'm a stylist based out of New Jersey. My preference of choice is doing installments and making custom units for women who suffer from hair loss. I enjoy doing all textures of hair and providing nothing but the best customer service for all women/men who comes and sits in my chair. I am forever grateful for the talent that I have and if I'm able to teach someone else I will.

One thought on “Is A Partial Sew-in Better Than A Traditional Sew-in?

  1. AYANA BATTLE says:

    Great article. I would prefer a traditional sew in so I can get up and go.

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