Sew-in Technique (Net Weaving)
The way we add extensions is an ever-changing process. From the intricate braid patterns to specific sewing techniques, stylists everywhere work hard to trademark their method of installing extensions. After cutting my hair, a sew-in did not seem realistic. As if braiding my hair wouldn't be hard enough, getting the braids to stay put and not unravel proved to be even more challenging.
I bounced between the custom wig technique (I've featured this in separate posts) and the "net weaving" technique for sew-ins. I first saw the technique on Necole Bitchie's BitchieLife blog Sewing with a weave net not only holds your braids in place by providing a protective cover, but the net also adds flexibility to the wefts of your extensions. The net provides a grid-like surface for you to sewn on your extensions. Through research, I've found that the technique is commonly used for women who are experiencing hair loss.
Along with the custom wig technique, net weaving is one of my most talked about methods of installing extensions. It increases the longevity of sew-ins that would otherwise become undone due to unraveling braids. There are tons of videos on YouTube that illustrate the technique.
The net I use is by Dream, and can be found in almost any beauty supply store ($4)