The Vixen Sew-In has been all the rage. And while it truly is an innovative technique for installing weaving hair, it’s not necessarily suitable for everyone!
Read on to learn about the PROs and CONs of the Vixen Sew-In…
- Fantastic Styling Versatility
What makes the Vixen Sew-In so popular is that it allows for so much styling versatility. Whether she wants to wear her hair up in a ponytail or bun, down in pigtail braids, or simply all down, she can do it all & so much more.
- Totally Seamless Look
Since the Vixen Sew-In technique blends your own natural hair with the weave, the finished look is so seamless that it looks even more realistic than traditional sew-in’s.
- Easy Breezy Maintenance
Maintaining a weave can be very complicated, but it’s a breeze with the Vixen Sew-In. Since the hair is already separated into quadrants, all you have to do is pull the hair into bantu knots, buns, or a neat braid at night. Also, since there is a significant portion of natural hair left out around the perimeter and across the middle section(s) of your scalp, it’s easier to wash and moisturize.
- Hot Heat Exposure
There is a lot of natural hair leave-out with the Vixen Sew-In. And if that leave-out needs to be smoothed down with a flat iron, there will be a greater chance of heat damage to the hair, so it must be well protected. Because heat is so damaging to your natural hair, you must apply some sort of protection to the leave-out before styling with heat. Additionally, we highly recommend deep conditioning the leave-out to keep the hair hydrated and moisturized at least once per week.
- Uneven Hair Health
With most of your natural hair braided down and protected, and some of your hair left out and exposed, the health of your hair may become uneven, depending on how much heat you apply, and how well you care for your hair. On the other hand, if your natural hair matches the texture of the weave seamlessly, you will not have to apply any (or as much) heat to your natural hair, and your hair health can be maintained evenly.
- Not for Everyone
The length and health of your natural hair will determine if you are a candidate for the Vixen Sew-In. If the natural hair along the perimeter of your head + middle sections of your scalp are not as long as the hair you are installing, or if it is too damaged or weak, we highly recommend not using this installation method.
When choosing your hair installation method, we always recommend speaking with a hair professional first. He/She will be able to determine what will be best for you!
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