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The Great Debate Which Side Are You On?
The most significant debate since the dawn of time in the hair industry is which is better, sew-ins, or wigs?
Well, it’s simple and clear to see that they both would have their advantages and disadvantages. But one great thing is that if you’re a woman who hates being bothered with the idea of doing your hair every day, then extensions will always be a great option.
Sew-ins do a lot more than what the eye can see; they keep you looking beautiful and can be a tremendous seasonal protective style to give your natural hair a break. We hate to say it, but we have found some pretty big reasons why getting a weave in is a little better than buying wigs. If you are on the fence about purchasing a hairpiece or if you have been thinking about getting some bundles or a sew-in this blog post will be beneficial.
You’ll learn about how long the commitment is when having someone install your hair extensions, and we’ll figure out if Sew-ins help your hair grow more or just as much as wigs do. Of course, at the end of the day it will come down to your preference, and what works better with your lifestyle. I mean who wouldn’t love the idea of changing their lookup instantly without growing your hair or cutting it off?
It is time to give your hair a break and pick aside. Hopefully, we can convince you with our 5 top reasons why we think sew-ins are better than wigs.
Stability and Commitment
When you get a sew-in, you commit anywhere between one to three months before you would have to reinstall.
With wigs, you would have to reapply your hair every morning, and that can get annoying for a woman who is always on the go. Sometimes you want to wake up and already look bomb, not wait a couple of minutes to throw on your hair to do so.
Sew-ins are great for a long weekend road trip and even better if on vacation. You can take a quick hop in the pool and not worry about your wig floating away from you. If we want to be confident in our looks, then we have to trust that our hairstyles have some stability. The number one reason why women have yet to make the switch to wigs is that they are so scared that it will blow off in the wind.
Of course, the rumors aren’t valid since these hairpieces usually come with an adjustable strap or combs. The main point is that we are more likely to commit to something that is more secure and definite than something that we can snatch on and off.
In summary, if you are someone who doesn’t care for switching their look up then sew-ins are a dream for you and no one can convince you otherwise.
Since we briefly went over how much we love a secure hairstyle, we think it would be best to discuss the second reason why people love sew-ins a lot more than wigs.
No one wants a false sense of security in their life. That’s like buying an alarm system that doesn’t work or installing cameras in a store thinking that it will scare away any thieves. Wigs are a false sense of security, yes you can have someone sew them on, but if that’s the case, you might as well get a sew-in.
The number one advantage of buying a wig is the convenience and flexibility of being able to take them on and off as you go throughout your weeks and months. You will take away all the convenience by sewing it down don’t you think?
Don’t get me wrong now, and I love wigs they give you the chance to switch up your look in the most natural ways. But one thing I can’t stand it when I get my hairpiece to lay a certain way, and the next time I wear it, I can’t get it to the look the way I love again.
I’m the type of person that if it looks good, I want it to keep looking nice even the next day, and sometimes wigs don’t give you that absolute surety. So, If you are someone who likes the idea of having your hair lay the same way every day, then sew-ins are a big plus for you.
We take advantage of our sense of security but sewing those bundles down might be what you need to lower that anxiety and stress levels ladies.
Save Money In the Long Run
If you take the time to invest in good quality bundles, you could have hair extensions that last up to 2 years making it more convenient and cost-effective to have a sew-in.
Wigs have short life expectancy even the best of the best quality ones can still look messy over a certain amount of time. The average woman will go through and buy at least ten hairpieces a year; I know this is true because I own about 20 wigs right now and we are not even halfway through 2018.
Yeah, I get the chance to be versatile and switch my lookup Monday through Sunday, but at what cost? Synthetic pieces average around thirty to fifty dollars, and lace front wigs can start from the low hundreds and skyrocket from there. So, is it worth it to invest in something that you will probably throw to the side later to buy another wig?
For some reason when you purchase bundles, you are better at taking care of them when its time to uninstall them we give them a gentle wash and blow-dry and put them right back in. If you save enough to get excellent quality extensions, you can change the color up as you please and with ease.
No more buying different color wigs or different lengths, you can get the look you want and save some extra coins in your pocket at the same time.
Sew-ins are just as convenient as wigs if not more.
The reasons we love wigs are because we can wear them throughout the day and can take them out at night, but in the morning, you must repeat the process all over again.
When you have a sew-in, you can wake up and go, who wouldn’t love that feeling? No more waking up early to brush out or gel up your curls, no more having to search for that hairpiece when you are ready to dip on out of the house. I know that the second I have someone install my bundles, I feel overall more put together.
All I have to do is put on a little bit of makeup, and I can conquer my daily chores without a problem. There will be no such thing as a bad hair day, especially if you take the time to tie your hair down at night your extensions will always come out looking ready to go.
So, at the end of the day wigs maybe a little more convenient because you have more direct contact with your scalp and natural roots. But on the other side sew-ins can give you the convenience and confidence of being able to wake up and start the day without having to re-curl, straighten, or place on a wig.
If you think this reason is good enough to rush out and grab some bomb hair extensions, we would not be mad at you girl!
Amazing Hair Growth
Now for the moment, we have all been waiting for, will your hair grow more if it’s in a wig or a sew-in?
Well, of course, there are tons of circumstantial things that can cause hair growth like a healthy diet, vitamins, genetics, and the list go on. But there is a crucial difference, when you wear a wig you have easier access to your hair, yes. But at the same time, you always want to put your hands in your curls.
For your locks to indeed grow you want to wash them occasionally and leave your hands out of them as much as possible. So, now you probably are thinking that sewing down your wig will lessen the chance that you will mess with your natural hair.
But the problem with these pieces is that the cap is usually full coverage except for the small area of lace. So, if you were to sew down the wig to your hair, then your braids would have no room to breathe. If there is not enough air getting to your scalp, this leaves room for dirt, dandruff, and sweat buildup, when this happens it leaves the door open for hair loss and breakage to enter, and nobody wants that.
When you wear wigs, you have a habit of just placing your curls in a low bun, slapping on a cap, and placing on the hair but no growth will come from doing that.
Reasons for Growth
The reasons sew-ins help your hair grow longer is because, one, you are natural tresses is in cornrows or braids.
Second, your twists underneath the sew-in can breathe since there are spaces and gaps between the hair, it is still straightforward to wash and treat your scalp while wearing a weave and that contributes to the reason why you will experience tremendous growth.
Another plus is that you do not have easy access to your hair, so it will grow freely without you adding extra heat or coming into contact with harsh outside chemicals. The ends that are the driest part of your hair you can now tuck it away and out of sight under your weave, this allows it to retain moisture throughout your hairstyle.
Since the extension is on the cornrow base, it’s like having one protective style on top of another. Now, you can protect your natural hair from the use of color, so if you like going for a lighter shade, it is now possible. No more lousy bleaching techniques since your good quality weave can handle several dye jobs.
At the end of the day as long as you continue to practice proper hair care methods like cleansing the scalp and applying oils to your roots every time you take your sew-in out you will see the fantastic growth that you will not even believe.
What Are Some Reasons That You Like Sew-ins?
Well, now you can see the top 5 reasons why sew-ins have a little bit more of an upper hand than wigs.
It will come down to your preferences if wigs work better for your overall busy and fast pace lifestyle then, by all means, go ahead and try them. Sew-ins are for my women who want a little more stability in their lives.
You want to feel like the hair you have in can last for a long time, and that’s why extensions are perfect for you. You won’t have to worry about re-installing your wig in every day because your weave is secure. If you purchase the right bundles, you could keep the hairstyle fresh, try infinite styling options, and try out multiple hair colors in the process.
Please do not get lazy and opt for a cheaper less reliable weave, this could lead to a lousy sew-in and ultimately messing up your hair and leave negative thoughts on buying extensions in the future. If you want affordable and great looking hair, then be sure to check out our bundles at Glam Society Hair Boutique!