Hair Style Battle: Sew-In vs Wigs

by Chantel Johnson on June 14, 2018

What’s The Difference?

With a sew-in, your natural hair is cornrowed into a pattern that fits the hairstyle you want (middle part, side part, etc). Then the tracks are sewn directly into the braids. This style can last a couple of months with proper maintenance. When getting a sew-in, ensure that your stylist knows how to properly install tracks and protect your natural hair.

Pros: More secure than a wig; More natural looking than wig

Cons: Takes time to install and take down; Stuck with same hairstyle until you take it down

With a wig, the tracks are sewn onto a cap instead of directly on your head. A wig can be removed and applied whenever you see fit. (For example after you snatch off your bra, your wig can follow!!!) Wigs offer the ability to be versatile with your hair styles. You can have a different wig for each day of the week or have a wig that matches each of your moods.

Pros: Versatility, Less tension on natural hair

Cons: Can slip off if not secured!!

Which is Better?

This depends on your personal preference. If you like to switch up your hairstyles often, then a wig is the way to go. But if you’re more athletic and prefer something that’s long lasting and secure, than a sew-in would work best. Personally, I like to wear wigs...there’s nothing like taking it off after a long day at work! But if I’m going on vacation, especially one that involves water and swimming, I need the security of a sew-in!

You should also take into consideration the health of your hair when choosing between a sew-in and a wig. Sometimes, sew-ins can cause tension on your hair and edges if not installed properly. If you know that your hair is damaged or that your edges need some TLC, a wig may be a better choice.

Whichever style you choose, remember to protect your natural hair first! Both styles are awesome protective styles when installed properly. If you’re looking for hair for your sew-in or wig, be sure to shop at!


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