Ways of braiding your hair before sewing in hair

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Ways of braiding your hair before sewing in hair
Braid hair in the direction you want to create the hair weave style. (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

The sew-in hair weave method begins by cornrowing your own hair. The next step involves sewing hair extension wefts or tracks to the cornrow braids with a curved needle and special weaving thread. You can braid your hair in any direction or pattern depending on the length and condition of your hair and the final style you desire. Be careful not to braid too tightly as this can result in hair loss.

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Circular Patterns

The circular braiding pattern involves braiding your hair in one continuous cornrow, beginning at the nape and ending in the crown area of your head. Circular braids work well for curly and wavy sew-in weaves if you don't want a centre or side part. People typically use circular or curved cornrow braids when they're doing a full head sew-in weave that completely covers their own hair. You can however do a modified braid pattern by leaving a small amount of your own hair loose around the perimeters if you want natural looking up-dos and ponytails.

Vertical and Horizontal Patterns

If you want a partial head weave, you can choose between vertical and horizontal braids. For a partial sew-in weave, sew tracks of extension hair that match your own hair to cornrow braids in the back area of your head. Leave the front of your hair loose, then carefully blend your hair with the weave hair for a realistic finish. You can also use a combination of vertical and horizontal braids as desired to create an undetectable hair weave.

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