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What is a Braidless Sew-in?

Updated: Mar 8, 2022

This Blog will discuss the pros and cons of braidless sew-ins and how they can help you grow your tresses.

Jul 15, 2021


What is a braidless sew-in with micro links?

A braidless sew-in is a technique that allows hair extensions to be applied to the hair without the natural hair being braided down as a base.

A safe way to achieve a braidless sew-in is by using micro-links. Micro link extensions can include a variety of methods, depending on the client and type of hair they have.

For Caucasian and Asian hair, it may be better for them use a strand-by-strand technique that adds single strand extensions to their own hair.

Once the bead has been clamped it gives a firm hold on the hair, preventing the bead from sliding up and down the hair.

The beads create a base for the hair extensions (bundles) to be sewn down, where she can then sew the tracks through the micro-links and sew the natural hair to the track hair.

Who is the best candidate for a braidless sew-in?

Braidless sew-ins are great for people looking to achieve a different look with their hair.

Most people don’t have enough length on their sides, so micro links can be used to give the illusion of fullness. It’s another option for people who aren’t ready to cut their hair or for those who have cut their hair but want a longer style.

How long do braidless sew-ins last?

How long your install lasts depends on how you maintain it. With the proper maintenance clients have kept them in for up to 3 months, but 6-8 weeks is the average length of time clients usually keep them. When you shampoo the hair the extensions can be retightened, so it's easy to maintain.

Is it healthy for your hair?

It can be healthy for the hair if the install is done by a professional. An important factor is to ensure that the hair extensions are not sewn down too tight. You need to make sure the stylist who is installing them is skilled and experienced with this technique.

Does this technique work for all textures of hair?

Braidless sew-ins work on all textures of hair. However, you have to purchase the hair extensions to match your natural hair texture, since your hair will be blended with the hair extensions.

How do you maintain your hairstyle?

With the Braidless Sew-in, your extensions will need to be moved further up your hair every 6 to 8 weeks as your natural hair grows out. The micro rings will need to be moved or replaced.

Our stylist can help you in extend the life our braidless sew-in

Where can you buy your hair from?

Since braidless sew-ins use I-Tips, or bundles, you can purchase your microlink extensions here at Grōth Hair Studio from our shopping page. Just be sure to book your consultation with our stylist to ensure that your extensions will blend well with your natural texture.


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