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How do you sew in hair weaves?

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A hair weave is sewn into hair by creating a foundation of flat cornrows in hair and sewing tracks of extension hair into the cornrows. The materials you need are human hair extensions, a curved hair sewing needle, hair sewing thread in the same color as the hair, a tail comb, hair clips and scissors.

  1. Prepare the hair

    Shampoo, condition and blow dry the hair. Decide where you want to part the hair and whether you want to be able to put it up. Make parts accordingly, showing where the braided base should go. Pin up any hair that you want to stay out of the weave; for example, at the crown of the head or nape of the neck.

  2. Create the cornrow base

    Using a small amount of extension hair as reinforcement, braid hair in a continuous cornrow braid. Alternatively, part horizontal sections of hair and braid those.

  3. Sew extensions into base

    Beginning at the back of the head, use a needle and thread to sew rows of extension hair into each cornrow. Sew a few extra stitches at the beginning and end of each track to secure it. Wait to cut the track to length until after you've secured it at the end. Continue until the whole head is covered. Sew the closure piece for the crown in place.

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