Imagine having a sew-in that you can part down the middle and sides. A sew in that you can wear a half up or half down style with. And heck , if you feel like it, a sew in that you can do the 80s side ponytail with for the ultimate 80’s party.
This “magical” weave install that I speak of is not one that requires you to go to the end of the earth to find, actually, you can find it right on YouTube using a smart phone. This weave technique I am rambling about is called the “Vixen Sew In”.
Even though I am not a weave type of girl, this sew in technique made me a beweaver; like what I did there? Now I’ve seen many videos online about how to do the Vixen Sew In, and I was able to stumble upon two great tutorials on how to do this technique on both natural and relaxed hair.
For the natural ladies, YouTuber MsAmberGlamour shows how she does the Vixen Sew In on natural hair (through a self-install) and YouTuber CornFlakes NoSugar demonstrates the Vixen Sew In on relaxed hair (using another model, not herself). If you want to learn more about this versatile and natural sew in technique, keep on reading!
The Vixen Sew In on Natural Hair
In this tutorial, MsAmberGlamour shows us how to do the Vixen Sew In for natural hair with a curly weave. Before she braids her hair, she blow dries her natural hair straight. Now, you do not have to blowdry your hair if you want to avoid heat.
You can easily stretch your hair with many methods via Braids, Twists, Bantu Knots, Banding etc. It would also be a good idea to really condition your hair before you do the sew in; this will prevent you from having to do too much manipulation and ensure that your hair is healthy before and after the install.
Things You Will Need
1. 2-4 Bundles* of Weave of Your Choice- For natural hair, it will probably be a good idea to use a curly or kinky* weave so that there will be no need to apply heat to your leave out. Good quality, human hair will be the best choice for a long-lasting, natural looking sew in.
2. Weaving Net- To apply over braided sections and protect and flatten the hair hair for easier sewing.
3. Needle and Thread- To sew in the tracks.
Here is MsAmberGlamour working her magic with the Vixen Sew In!
Courtney Gray says
I want to try this so bad but i dont want my hair to break off. Does vixen sew in equal breakage?
You have more hair out than with a traditional sew in but that doesn’t necessarily spell breakage if you care for your hair properly.
Kelly White says
That’s too much leave out for me… It wouldn’t even be a protective style … But it’s nice
Heather Roebuck says
Sydney Shea Jacobs says
Holy crap….this is amazing
Alesha Clayton says
Donna L. Gordon says
Great technique!! Even though I wear my hair short if I was gonna wear weave this is how I would want it done.
Tina Rush says
This is hot
irita Guerrero says
Very nice style for natural hair weave.
Irita Alane says
I don’t wear weaves but this will be a good protective style for natural hair.
Myesha Daniels says
Damn thats fly
Regina Hicks says
Who can do it reply please
Lebogang Joy Dibakoane says
I can’t find anyone who can do that in Johannesburg South Africa
Just do it yourself.
Kendra Niki Simpson says
Luv it doing it tomorrow
Claudette Lewis says
Wow that’s laid!
Kimberly Dube says
Wow, so creative
Hannah Okorafor says
It looks good! And I’m not a weave wearer, but hopefully this will upgrade the weave hair game, with this tighter look. 😉
Kimtrece Ceasar says
Yes Ma’am… It’s been around for awhile. The name is different tho
Salewa Orio says
I ll do it one day
Shimea Eristheé says
i saw it and deliberatly kept on with life.. i knew this comment would happen
Tatiana Doss-Gray says
any stylist in GA that does this??
Lashay Portee says
looks very easy might have to try it
Cynthia Elerson says
I like that one!
Niyah La'HoneyHipz Jones says
Wonder if anybody in nj could do this look so amazing yet naturally laid
Msb Brookes says
Yea imma abt to do this!!
Seanna Lexilien says
I want to try it but don’t know how I could having natural 4b/4c hair. What weave would I use that could blend well with my texture?
Bear Amador Farmer Mtz says
OR grow your own hair
Emerald Skye Nelson says
Not everyone’s hair grows very fast not to mention it’s fun and the options are endless:) I personally never had long hair and extensions always were fun. I’m just saying
Kyra Walden Brown says
Seanna you should look up big chop hair they all textures and hautekink and if those are two expensive some Mongolian kinky curly hair brushed out with blow dried 4b hate blends really well
Gabrielle Dupre says
I tried this…..& it’s a lot of work trying to blend ur natural hair with weave. I have a hard enough time doing it when I leave a small patch out (partial sew-in).
B Marlow says
Hey Gabrielle, I’m looking to do this look with just curly remy, no where near my hair texture. I wanted to ask what methods do you use to blend? I really want to try this but with the blending….I don’t know how hard or how much effort I really have to put in/
Jeanne Marie Roseman says
This was awesome! I knew there was a way to install a weave and be able to wear the hair parted, looks so natural! Great vid! Now I have to find someone who knows how to do this!
Kelly White says
Shyla Boo says
Blk Diamond VIXEN SEW IN LOL
Mariah Riddick says
But who actually would part their hair and rock it like that except fo maybe the two braids.
D Nisha Davis says
I tried this techni
Rose Maggie M says
Stephanie Edwards says
wonderful i am going to try it and i’m sure i’ll love it’
Carly Cinnamon Owens says
Who can do this for natural hair in NYC?
Lili J says
Where in NYC do you live?
Jeremy Davison says
UmmNuhr West says
Unless your hair matches perfectly, it just seems like a big headache. Such a technique is more about the skill of the hairstylist and an excuse to charge more. After the mastering of a front part (whatever version) and a high pony tail, what more do we need?
Maureen Sharps says
Too much hair left out. Kinda defeats the purpose of securing your hair
Neeka Stepoffme Oneal says
Devona Smith says
Yea that’s the ish……I’ve seen it on IG. I need to study it so I can learn how to do it.
Nedra Hankerson Thomas says
Ty for showing some options..
Will b trying…
Winky Johnson says
To hell with fake hair and weaves
It looks very very good and extremely natural but thats way too much leave out for me. If the goal for me is to tuck my hair away for some time and not be bothered with it ( which is majority of our goals when we get weaves), this wouldn’t be ideal for me. But nonetheless, the style is HOT!
Pamela Wilder says
I Don’t Do Sew In, but this is EXCEPTIONAL Work! 🙂
Shy Kenebrew says
I let someone do one in my head.. It looked NOTHING like this.. Maybe my hair wasn’t long enough