What is a 12 14 16 Inch Sew In?
True to their name, inch sew-ins are weaves classified into different lengths and sewn in with the user’s natural hair.
Best to think of them as extensions of your natural hair.
Unlike wigs (clip-in hair extensions), these sew-ins cannot be removed daily. They are rather worn for several weeks or months.
There are a number of weave lengths, but the most common are the 12, 14, and 16 inches.
Do you put the longest bundle first?
We’ll answer this in a bit, but first…
If you’re wondering why there should be different lengths in the first place, you’re not alone. You see, the purpose of using weaves is to make your hair appear fuller and more natural. Using uniform weave lengths does make it look fuller, but it betrays the natural look.
You’d appear so perfect and flawless; folks will swear there was more than you were telling.
If your natural hair strands are not uniform, the Brazilian (they’re the best for sew-ins since they’re the most realistic) human hair weave shouldn’t be either. It’s the only way to remain natural.
So here’s the basic gist of what you need to know:
The longest bundle (16) comes last at the bottom, while the shorter ones come in front.
Going from front to back, you should arrange shortest to longest.
It’s how you achieve that naturally layered appearance.
What length weave should I get?
There’s neither wrong nor a right answer for this.
The length weave you should get is dependent on the following parameters:
- Length of your natural hair:
How long or short your hair is, remains the number one determinant to choosing the length of your Brazilian hair. It would be best if you placed top priority on matching its length before moving forward.
We suggest that if, for instance, your longest hair strand is 16 inches, the longest weave, you shouldn’t exceed that length.
- Your natural preference:
With total sew-ins, after filling your natural hair density with about one bundle, there are really no limits. The thicker the density you hope to achieve, the more you liberally add.
- How deep do your pockets go?
This is rather obvious, isn’t it?
You can only buy as many human hair bundles as your pockets command (we suggest you listen to them).