How long does a sew in stay tight?
Because the average sew-in should be kept in for 4 to 6 weeks, your stylist will always work to make sure that your style will last. Therefore, they will sew the weave in tight in order to eliminate the possibility of any wiggle room for the track on the extra slack in the thread.
How long does it take for tight braids to loosen up?
Tight box braids do loosen up over time. Usually, it can take 1 to 2 days before you find relief with tightly braided styles. If you want to wait it out, you can opt for taking a painkiller until you can tolerate the tension on your hair.
How often should you wash your sew in?
A good rule of thumb is to wash your sew in every 7 days, with 10 days being the absolute maximum. Tip: After you clean your scalp, deep condition your extensions to keep the hair soft, tangle free and to revitalize the curl pattern.
Why did my hair fall out after a sew in?
“If you have in a style like sewn-in hair extensions or braids for a few weeks, a buildup of hair will shed because it has been stored inside your braids [for an extended period of time].”
How often should you let your hair breathe?
“For example, I normally recommend letting your hair breathe for at least three to seven days post-sew-in or braids before getting extensions reinstalled.” For natural styles, however, she thinks that taking a one- or two-day break is a good idea.
How long should you let your hair rest between extensions?
As tempting as it might be to retouch your new growth or put in another set of extensions right away, don’t. Your scalp and hair need time (anywhere from a couple of weeks to a month) to rest. “You should let your scalp rest for at least two weeks before another installation,” says Stephen.