3 Reasons You Should Not Get a Vixen Sew In

0So I have another wedding to attend in May, and since I am on this “New Year New me” thing for the month of January I thought it would be cool to research the Vixen Sew In weave option that everyone is so crazy about. The thing is, I did not want to hear how awesome it was anymore, I want to know the straight up cons of doing it.

The point of a sew in for me, is for one, giving my hair a break from manipulation and the environment so that I can retain length. The other reason I would consider a weave over braids, is the versatility of the hair especially for the wedding.

This doesn’t mean you cannot wear braids to a wedding; I just wanted something I could play in a bit, a few curls here and there, you know how it is, right?

So the first thing I did was ask my personal hair consultant, because you know, every one needs one of those *wink*. I knew she would give me her absolute honest opinion, so I hit her up in an email.. “Would you ever do a vixen sew in?” Her response, “Hell no!”

I was like WHAT!?? That was not the response I expected because in my mind how could you not want one, it looks so awesome. She explained to me that there is just too much leave out and when would she ever wear her hair in two ponytails.

Well hell, hec that’s true, when would I ever wear my hair in pig tails? Here are 3 reasons you should pass on a Vixen sew in.

1. The versatility might not be worth it

I wear pig tails. Now if I plan to attend a costume party during Halloween dressed as Little Bo Peep, and when have I ever done that? Some styles work better for some women, and the half up, down thing is too high school for me to pull off now. Vixen Sew In’s cost a pretty penny not to mention the hair, so the parts aren’t that necessary considering the cost.

2. Chopping up my good hair

To get the Vixen sew in to work you will have to cut my wefts up so that they can be placed on the individual quadrants. The problem with that is, I don’t necessarily like the idea of purchasing a bunch of hair and having someone cut it into a ton of pieces. The hair I buy will not be cheap enough for me to justify just chopping up the wefts.

3. Too much leave out

The Vixen sew in requires that you have leave out all around the perimeter of your head, so I will have to blend all of that with the weave. Aint nobody got time for that. Plus what would be the point of having to manipulate so much of my own hair when I am doing a protective style?

Vixen sew in’s are great for a special occasion, but not for long term protective styling. Would I do it for the wedding? No! because even though it is a special occasion, I would want to wear the style long term. Your girl aint ballin’ like that!


About Petra

Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra

Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.


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Dishauna Kirksey

Good to know Pertoria

Tiffany Unique Jones

You don’t have to leave out that much hair if none at all and you can do the fold over method for tracks.

Alicia Alice Dove

Thanx For The Information I Was Considering Getting One

LaRosa Q. Elizabeth

Monique Lincoln this made me think of you LOL. Pretty much your exact words

Berthonia Dl

I don’t think these reasons are good enough, just because you cant afford to get a vixen doesn’t mean others can’t. I was expecting this article to list harmful thing that could happen to you hair not that you can’t afford to have them cut the weave.

Tianedra Bea Little

I was thinking the same thing about versatility I’ve never seen any one use the half up half down style and the fold over method for tracks aren’t as neat as cutting them

Kayla Rose

This wasn’t a very strongly-written article. Sorry. I’ve not done this to my hair. But the three reasons, including ” who wears their hair in pig-tails” was just not enough. I see the formation of the tracks and think of 7 beautiful styles that would benefit from this hair installation.
So. Not saying there aren’t reasons…just….come with something better.

Thank you.


There are just reasons to consider guys, and the authors own opinion… If there is nothing ‘damaging’ in your opinion, you are also right. 🙂

Kayla Rose

Noted. Thank you. 🙂

Rivian Jones

Well basically if your lazy and don’t know how to maintain a weave then don’t get it. I got from this article that she has no need for one and to justify she came up with lazy reasoning.

Deionna Luvin'Lyfe Young

I agree. The outcome is nice but I’m not about to pay $100s of dollars for expensive weave for you to cut it up and me only being able to use it once. I use my weave multiple times before disposing of it. If you got the bread then by all means do you but for me who weave funds are limited Ima stick to my glue ins and regular sew-ins

Tarin Thomas
Tarin Thomas

Even when weaves are cut up they can still be reused it depends on how good your stylist is. Mine has done multiple of styles and cuts with my wefts and NEVER has an issue.. JS

Pebbles Pochahontas Fontenot

I like crocheting hair its so much easier

Ja'Lissa Malika Nevels

LaShyrrai I still want it

LaShyrrai Glover

Lol. I agree for Vegas. You might run into issues since your natural.

Orlando Cosmo Ortiz Jr.

…this article was petty… I was expecting the worst.. Like being bald… Or ending up with ring worm… Her argument was pig tails.. And leave outs….Sounds like she’s just comfortable being basic… With a basic part and basic closure…If anything her edges probably couldn’t support such versatility…..let alone leave out…..Next..

Ess Jay Moore

[email protected] can’t support versatility.

Stacy-Ann Shreeves


Nadia Wu
Elysa White

As i stylist, i HATE when clients ask for this type of style! After you’ve worn it for a bit the versatility of it kind of declines. The new growth makes it bulky! Plus like she mentioned, the weft is cut for flatness. True you could fold the wefts but then it’s bulky and just doesn’t look natural when styled. All the leave out makes it impossible to be a protective style IMO. This style is highly overrated to me and needs to go away lol

Monique Lincoln

Stylist to stylist you are so right. It only looks good in pictures

Elysa White

Right! Pictures! Real life? Nah lol.

Emmy Lozanguiez Lo-k

Elysa White your a stylist? Good cuz u have a question. What if I get this hair style how long will it end up looking natural? Will it break the hair or help it grow, and protect it?

Angela Cooper
Angela Cooper

cutting wefts is not a deal breaker for me. ive heard of splitting the wefts up. to me a weave is a weave its something i have temporary i take it own wear my natural put it back up no harm no foul

Jennifer Price

The amount of leave out bothers me, but then again that’s why I prefer wigs over weaves period anyway – if I’m aiming for a protective style, I want all of it protected with no leave out. The versatility is nice but – yeah – certain styles I wouldn’t really do anyway. But of course to each her own.

Adlee Tonya

You don’t have to cut the tracks up, or leave out much hair, and you can wear the weave in many hairstyles, I do vixen sew in all the time, and the girls love it..You just have to know how to do hair.

Tamara Story

What type of hair resembles natural hair. Not sure what to purchase.

Carolyn B-Vinson

Where are you? I want my hair like this


So true. Takes talent to do hair. You make impossible, possible..☺ I would like better reasons why it is not good for ur hair.

Unique Changes

Truth this sewing is very costly and if you don’t get the right blend hair it won’t look right

Toni Richardson

This is good for cheerleader types. I also would do the two part vixen over the four quadrants, its less hair out but also gives you versatility with your sew ins to do up do styles

Ab Ster

i agree with the “too much leave out” defeats the purpose of a protective style

Barbara Funnye

I don’t agree I’ve been doing hair 18 years,I don’t wear ponytails either,you stylist can’t do it well or she don’t like doing it because those reason, no,no

Angie Jackson

This will be enough for many people but not for me. I had a vixen crochet style done & I love it. I also have no leave out & even thou I don’t wear pig tails either I do like putting the top of my hair up & leaving the back hanging down, and with the vixen I have that part going straight across from ear to ear. Different strokes for different folks

PurplenPurrtee Howard

Lol alll righty then!

Mekiah Upshaw

I SWEAR I was thinking the exact thing about the pigtails when I first heard/saw the vixen sew-in. Like, who the hell is ever going to wear their hair like that? Lmaooo!

Shea Henry

Jess So Blessed being that we wanted to try this read this article

Jess So Blessed

Not enough reasons to not get it done and the reasons she listed are more her personal opinion

Nadine Halstead

But the creator of the style said herself that it’s not a protective style. So, if that’s your purpose for putting it in, then don’t.

Jacqueline Marie Fore

Nettie Berry look

Nettie Berry

It’s my girl lol Jacqueline Marie Fore

Jacqueline Marie Fore

Nettie Berry how funny

Jessica Peterson

I think that makes perfect sense.

Dorcas Burns

I agree. The best thing about a sew in is to let your hair take a break. Leaving so much of your hair out defeats that purpose for me.

Carmella McCoy

2 months ago we were told why we SHOULD get a vixen sew in lol

Grabiella Lucas


Dhat Gra Lu

The stupidest reasons not to get a vixen sew in

Grabiella Lucas

Dis tew much

DeMille Welch

Altresse Coleman I think her stylist don’t know how to do the vixen. Lol

Altresse Coleman

Lol, right! I just spoke with my stylist about it.

Crystal Thomas

… I’m going to make a vixen (cross) shaped lace closure. Lemme see how i can make this more protective

Kasheena Sermons-Thompson

For that just get a lace frontal and cut it I guess lol

Imani Perkins-Phyall

I was actually thinking about getting a vixen see in a few weeks ago and I’m glad I changed my mind.

Tajmah Jessika

I know you were because I was too lol

Imani Perkins-Phyall

Why didn’t I see that autocorrect ruined my sentence lol, but I guess it was the thought of having a style that you can do anything with rather then having a style that protects your hair.

Tajmah Jessika

Right? I miss my weave sometimes

Peta-Gaye Johnson Powell


Imani Perkins-Phyall

Me too, I’ve been weave less for about 5 months.. There are ways to get a weave in without any of your hair out but it’s sort of expensive.

Tajmah Jessika

How much

Melissa Thomas

Stephanie Davis did u write this?

Jamila Kelly

It really IS versatile though 🙂 and realistic. I’ve seen them irl and I mean. … isn’t every sew in kinda damaging to your hair anyway? Yeah your real hair rests, but what about all the pulling and stretching and breakage that comes with braiding your real hair tight anyway?
I say, do it if you want. Don’t do it if you want. I’d personally do it if I had the money to get a sew in ^^;

Ashlee Johnson

Yes.. U should get it

Latisha CubanPete Heiwajima

I never even heard of that ish

Jamie Carter-Bailey

I was telling someone the same thing this morning. Not to mention if you get straight hair and you’re constantly flat iron the hair. I’ve done high ponytail sew-ins with curly hair (I either braid my leave out or two strand twist to match the curl pattern. And I make sure to moisturize using the loc method. No breakage, thinning while stile maintaining length

Kyla Key

Not super compelling, but I see the point

Cheryl Kirksey-Newsom

This is a stupid article! Nobody doing a protective style would do this style unless they’re not knowledgeable about being natural!!!! Smh

Elvenlen BriteEyez Harvey
Kojo Aidoo

How about 1 reason! 90% of coloured women look better with their own natural hair.

Siobhan Jasonandjadasmom

Deanna Thompson read this