Pros & Cons of a Sew-In Track Weave

Learn the pros and cons of the sew-in track weave technique from celebrity hairstylist Ellin LaVar in this Howcast black hair tutorial.


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Today we're going to talk about pros and cons of using the sew-in track weave. The pros of sew-in track weave is that they last a long time, your hair gets to grow, and it's a longer lasting hold than, say, a bonding technique. Today we're going to talk about pros and cons of using the sew-in track weave. It's long lasting, allows your hair to grow and it's a method that people use when they want to wear extensions for long period of time. Sometimes people braid your hair too tight, so once they braid it tight and then they sew over it tight, then the hair starts to get pulled at the roots and you can destroy your hair follicle. The other thing with the sew-in track weaving that can be a con, is people leave it in too long. So, instead of taking it out in an appropriate amount of time, the hair is left in too long which causes it to matte-up and thread and get knotted so it's hard to remove the tracks. The other con that could possibly happen with a track weave is that someone makes the braids too big and they sew the hair on too thick and then the hair is lumpy, your weave is lumpy. The best thing to do when it comes to using track weaving is get someone that does it well, go to the salon, check out their work and see if you like what they do.


  • Ellin LaVar

    Ellin LaVar is a pioneer in hair design and has created styles for famous celebrities such as Whitney Houston, Iman, and Donatella Versace.