How To Sew Weave In Hair Instructions


Sewing your own weave can be difficult and time consuming. Unless you are pretty familiar with doing it yourself, in some cases it may be better to have someone else help you with it. If you choose to do it yourself, there isΒ no need to fear: sewing in your own hair weave is difficult, but not impossible.

You can do the simple ponytail weave whereby you pull your own hair up into a ponytail and wrap the weave around your ponytail and then secure it with bobby pins. If you simply prefer to sew the weave, you must start with your hair braided.

You can do this one of two ways. You can either braid it in cornrows or you can braid it in zigzags. Once the hair is braided, you will sew the weave into the braids. If you’ve ever done weaving of any kind, then you will be a little familiar with how to do it with your hair. You use a weaving needle and thread the weave through it. Then you weave, as the word implies, through out the braids. You will want to start on one side and move your way to the other side.

Now, if you are adamant about doing this yourself, there is another option that may be easier than sewing. You can do something called bonding, which is basically gluing tracks of hair to your roots with a special adhesive.

While this method is certainly easier to do yourself, it doesn’t last as long as the traditional braid weaving. Where traditional weaving can last for 3-4 weeks, it is recommended that you don’t leave the bonded tracks in for more than 2 weeks. This is because the adhesive can cause severe damage to your own hair.

If you have any specific questions, it is always best to consult your hair stylist. But if you really want to do it yourself, these are the best ways for you to do just that.

Instructional Video on How To Weave Hair

A professional stylist shows you how to do salon quality weaves and extensions at home

A friend of mine wrote THE book on doing weaves and extensions–she’s a professional stylist and has been teaching people how to do this at home, on the cheap, for years now. She’s finally gotten around to writing a manual on how to do it yourself, I highly recommend you check this out and give it a shot: The Weave Manual.

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  1. While the information is really helpfull and informative videos and pictures would be more helpful for visualization

  2. People keep asking for pictures. So do I. I come from Holland and I’ve been searching for a website with detailed steps to weave hair. But haven’t found it so far. And the hairsalons are to expensive. Can somebody please help me! The most important thing for me is the front of my head. I don’t want to braid it on the front of my head, maybe relaxing. So any help will be highly appreciated!

  3. has a lot of how to videos on hoew to sew in a weve you can also buy the lessons online but it’s really not hard u just have to practice

  4. Ok, I can’t get images but I did find a good instructional ‘how-to’ type of video that I’ve now added to the bottom. Enjoy.


  5. you did a great job it reminds me of keyshia coles hairstyle,uhhh yea im opening my own beauty shop and i need a little help with my sew ins so i was wondering if you could post a video on swing in weave.
    Good bye,

  6. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: that was so hot… imma have to try that on my hair.. i already know how to do everything else. but that really helped me with improving what i do.. thank alot girl.

  7. That was really helpful, but what I wanted to know is how you close the top of the head πŸ˜₯ ❓

    Don’t go cutting open the top of your head in the first place…


  8. That hairstyle was hot! I want to do a Rihanna look but I’m not trying to chop all my hair just to satisfy my need to change my look every month so that gave me an idea, thanks! However, I’m a beginner and I’m not quite sure what happened between the platinum blonde tracks and the deep wave tracks πŸ˜• Also, do you have any videos on how to do undetectable closures for sew-ins?

  9. I was looking online to learn how to close the top of a sew in, and the only answer i’ve ever come across I found today.

    First you sew the weave in a circle until it about the size of the tip of your finger. Then you roll a little piece of track up and sew it to insure it doesn’t unroll. Then you stick it in the hole and sew it to secure it in place. Place your finger on top of it to make sure it doesn’t move while you’re sewing it down.

    It doesn’t sound like much advice, but I used it today and it worked.

  10. da hair is real cute, and it doesn’t look like it took long to do, the girl gettin her hair done looks Karrine Steffans

  11. i thought dis was posed to b a video of how to sew in hair dats a simple quick weave but da hair style was tight ill give you dat.

  12. i dont knw why they show this one girl who mother worked in the salon with my sister went to atlanta to be grown an that was the thing at the time an her hair was already long an got that done an she had to end up gettn her hair cut cause the glue had her hair so nasty…now you can use baking soda to get hair glue out but still when your hair it oil with the glue its just a big mess….do not get this don to your hair…..

  13. i didnt know how to do a 27 piece and i do hair but just looking at that is simple and thats my way of catching on on doing hair this viseo just gave me something more to add to my book of hair styles

  14. does any1 kno sum good makes of hair for a weave……usually i get mine from the hairdressers when i have my weave done but am looking to save money….i have bought hair b4 from a shop but after having it in it got matted when i washed it or when ever it got wet….need to kno sum good makes that i can buy online!!?? Thanks

  15. love how you did that and lord do it look nice on her the only thing different was i need a video on how to sew in

  16. Well, I think you did a GREAT JOB!!!!!Heck no i couldn’t it, but i feel like you really showed your stuff….i guess it’s true what they say. so things should just be left up to the profesionals! πŸ˜‰ great job again…

  17. girl you do an excellent job. plz email me so i can see how much you would charge me too get my hair done just like that.

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  19. that was a wonderful video but i can never get the front and closure piece right. btw. her hair looks marvelous. thanks for sharing. would you please show one where you show how to do the front and the closure part? thanks

  20. I can perfectly weave my own hair but the front is my only problem. I always leave some portion of my natural hair to cover up the weave but I don’t want to keep doing that. So any advice for me?