How do you prepare your hair for a sew in?

What should I do to my hair before a sew in?

So to keep your hair healthy, follow these tips before installing your sew-in:

  1. Wash Your Hair. Clean hair is the basic starting point for any sew-in weave hairstyle. …
  2. Protein Treat Your Hair. Hair is comprised of protein, which provides its strength and tensile nature. …
  3. Trim Your Ends. …
  4. Wait Two Weeks After Chemical Usage.

Should you relax your hair before a sew in?

Lets begin with relaxed hair. … If you decide you love your sew-in and plan on wearing them faithfully, there’s no need to relax any other parts of your hair except the leave out and/or edges. First time weave wearers should consider the quality of hair they want to invest in.

Should I do a protein treatment before sew in?

It will strengthen your hair allowing it to endure the braiding process without much breakage. Protein treatments should be done once every 8 weeks so if you plan on having your sew in for 2 months, a protein treatment before and straight after the install is a must.

Can you dye your hair before a sew in?

PLEASE DO NOT RELAX, COLOR OR DYE YOUR HAIR PRIOR TO YOUR SEW-IN APPT IF YOU ARE GETTING A FULL SEW-IN. AND PLEASE ONLY RELAX EDGES AND ESTIMATED HAIR YOU PLAN TO LEAVE OUT IF YOU ARE GETTING A PARTIAL.

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How long does a sew in last?

A sew in can last 6 to 10 weeks we recommend you come to the salon for maintenance service every 2 weeks for a shampoo and 4 to 6 weeks after install for tightening. Matting, tangling, and dreading (which leads to hair loss) may result if you leave your weave in too long.

Are braids good for relaxed hair?

If you’re transitioning from a relaxer or have relaxed hair, Nelms tells Byrdie, “Braided styles are a classic, low maintenance style for hair that is relaxed and/or transitioning.” But, installing braids after a fresh touch-up can do more harm than good, so chat with your stylist before you schedule your appointment.

Can you braid freshly relaxed hair?

Porch said she suggests relaxed clients wait at least 2 to 3 weeks after you relax your hair to get braids. After getting a relaxer, your hair is in a “fragile” state and needs to not be manipulated with tights styles like braids or twists.