Sew in Weave Vs. Bonded Weave? Which One Will Take First Place?

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Can Bonding weave and Interlocking both be healthy? Hair weaving has different techniques and different styles. Which technique will win first place?

And The Races Are Off!

Bonded weaves are in first place. Bonded weaves are better known as Quick Weaves. Why? Great question. Bonded weaves are when you make a part of the hair into sections or lines starting from either the back of your hair or maybe the top using Hair Glue. The bonding could be done within hours or even minutes, depending on what length and style you are going for.

Here are some of the Pros and Cons of bonded weaves.


  • Presents a very natural look.
  • Easy to put in and take out.
  • It’s the cheapest hair weaving technique.
  • You’ll get lots of styling options.


  • Don’t last as long as sewn in or fusion weaves.
  • They damage your hair if you don’t take them out properly and treat it often

Bonding weaves are also hard to take out. If not taken out properly, it can damage your natural hair easily. A lot of hair disasters from bonding weaves consist of broken roots, stressed scalp, and loss of hair.


Synthetic Hair

A few pros of synthetic hair are that it is inexpensive, can easily be purchased from any beauty-supply store and will always keep its shine and luster.

The main con of synthetic hair is that it often looks fake; sometimes it will even be too shiny, making it look even more unnatural. Synthetic hair also cannot be dyed and should not be straightened too often. The synthetic hair will either melt or burn, and will also get very stiff because the chemicals in it to shine, unlike human hair, it will look natural and move with you.


Infusions last longer than any other weaving technique. They also are much more flexible with restyling. Loose, bulk weave hair is attached to the ends of the natural hair with hair glue, hot wax or by bonding the clips attached to pre-clipped weave hair. The style takes a few hours to complete and will last for up to 6 months with proper care.

Relaxed hair doesn't last as long with infusions as nonrelaxed hair. Even if the hair could be relaxed while it is up in the infusions, it is possible that the relaxer can get down between the wax, glue or clips; which will make it difficult to wash out. It is recommended that you remove the infusions before having a relaxer pu on your hair.

Sew-in weaves are leading the race now!

Sewing weave in can be healthier than anyone expected. One reason is that you are braiding your up, which makes it grow and stays untreated for a month or two. Another word for Sewing Weave is to interlock your hair. "Interlocking" (Same as a sew-in) is achieved by attaching hair weave to a cornrow base. These corn-rows, depending on the style and fullness you are trying to achieve, can be braided in a circular (Bull's eye design) or straight design.

As your hair is being corn-rowed, the weave hair is attached simultaneously, leaving you with a more natural, free-flowing look. Interlocking allows hair to be attached to the cornrow base without the use of glue, clips or heat. It has long since been considered a healthy way of weaving hair, as it doesn't call for excessive and damaging hair practices that are common with other weave techniques.


•The braiding technique can be broken down into two different methods: cornrow tracking and invisible braiding. The hair is braided into cornrow braids after it has been washed and dried. For cornrow tracking, weft hair is sewn into the braids using hair thread and needle. The hair is sewn in a circular fashion until the entire head has been covered.

Invisible braiding is also known as tree braiding. Single stranded loose weave hair is pulled through the cornrows with a crochet needle. The hair must cover the entire head so that none of the braids is showing; that is why it is called invisible braiding. The hair is then cut and styled

How to style weave?

Weave can be styled just as if it was your own hair. When you get a interlocking hairstyle, you can also wash it, but you will soon have to get it tightened.

Interlocking allows you to experiment with different styles due to the cornrow base. If you find yourself getting tired of one style, you can easily experiment with another. As with any interlocking process, expect to spend at least three to four hours in your stylist's chair. To get the most out of your hairstyle, be sure to alert your stylist if you find that the cornrow base is too tight. Braids that are too tight will leave you with an uncomfortable hairstyle, as well as cause undue stress to your hairline.

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lucia anna
Posted on Nov 18, 2010