How To Prepare Your Natural Hair For Sew In Extensions
How To Prepare Your Natural Hair For Sew In Extensions
How To Prepare Your Natural Hair For Sew In Extensions

Sew-in extensions have long been a go-to style in the world of hair and beauty. It's what you get when you want that voluminous Beyonce-Esq hair that just cascades down to your waist but still looks professional enough to wear at the office. But the last thing you need after putting on those beautiful extensions is having your natural hair breaking apart underneath. Unfortunately, if you don't take care of your hair in advance, this is very likely to happen. The good thing, however, is that you only need to take a few measures to keep your natural hair healthy in the process. 

Let's take a look!

Wash Your Hair

Before anything, you need to make sure that your hair is in good condition before installing the extensions. And this means keeping it nice and clean. This is especially important because your natural hair will be inaccessible when you'll have the extensions on. 

Therefore, make sure to properly wash your hair the weeks leading up to the procedure. You can use a sulfate-free shampoo to get rid of any buildup in the scalp or hair. You can also do a deep condition, applying all those good products like serum, hair mask, or vitamins to nurture the hair. A nice protein treatment can go a long way in rejuvenating your hair and keeping it healthy.

Trim Your Hair Ends

By now, you are probably aware that thin ends cause tangling and splitting. And if you don't trim your ends before the sew in, your hair might tangle up underneath and ultimately break apart as you remove the extensions. Sure, you will lose some length as you trim, but if you take care of your hair properly, it will grow back even faster. 

Of course, this is optional. You have to examine your hair first and determine whether you actually need one

Don't do It Right After Using Chemicals

Chemicals such as bleach, relaxers, or permanent coloring all affect the strength of your hair strands. For this reason, it is not recommended to sew in right after going through such chemical processes. For best results, you are advised to give your hair time, ideally, about 2 weeks, for it to regain its strength. This should also allow you to observe how the hair is responding to the chemicals.


Getting extensions can be an excellent way of adding a little length and volume to your hair. However, you shouldn't neglect your natural hair in the process. After all, it's what you'll have to live with at the end of the day. Luckily, if you follow a few of the tips above, you'll have a little less to worry about. We go the extra mile in ensuring that all our customers get the best experience, offering only the highest quality products out in the market. If you are looking to get hair extensions, feel free to contact us today at (877) 394-3730 and/or visit our shop page at...