How To Do “Invisible Part” Weaves – Two Methods Of Installation

How To Do Invisible Part Weaves - Glue in and sew in methods

“Invisible part” weaves have been around for a few years now. The point of them is to use the specific layering technique to show your own scalp without actually leaving any of your own hair out to hide the tracks. The part itself isn’t invisible of course, rather the technique makes the weft or tracks invisible to make it appear that extension hair is growing directly from your own scalp.

I have seen some pictures of these done expertly by a professional which look absolutely flawless but you know that we have all seen ratchet looking ones on the streets too. There appears to be two methods that you can use to install your weave in this manner, the Glue In Method or the Sew In Method.

Having a leave out portion of your own hair is certainly the best way to make a weave appear as natural as possible but many may feel that the added manipulation on this portion of hair defeats the purpose of protective styling.

The two videos below are by no means the best examples of each method but rather a basic illustration on how each method can be achieved.

The “Glue In Method”

The results of the glue in method are certainly superior simply because you are able to place the tracks very close to each other so you end up with the most natural result.


Of course the big con here is that you have to use GLUE in your hair. A huge no-no when you are on a HHJ so my advice? Tred with care. The style may be cute but could also lead to a huge setback.

The “Sew In Method”

This is of course the safest method but where the method excels in preventing hair damage, you lose out in the final look of the style as it does not produce the most natural result.

Because you are kind of limited in the number of tracks that you can apply as it depends on the braid pattern that you use, this technique will likely produce a ‘gappy’ or choppy looking part. Of course if you are willing to create smaller braids, you will likely be able to apply more tracks layered on top of each other leading to a better result but it may still end up looking bulky with all the sewing involved.

Personally, I have to say that I’ve never been completely convinced by invisible part weaves, I suppose mostly because I’ve never seen a real life example that completely convinced me of it’s merits but the method does seem popular.

Also if you are using weaves as a means to an end (to grow your own), then an unconvincing part is a small price to pay to protect all your hair for the duration of the style.

Do you think invisible part weaves look natural?

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I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

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Jamillah Davis

I don’t really care for them, but that one on the right is HORRIBLE!!!!!! OMG!!:( #epicfail

Summer Branch

Glue in is everythingggg>>>>

Lipalesa-Queen Lee Mpiti

where can i get one

Sophia DIxon

No, they don’t!

Tasha C Smith

They don’t look natural. I think that because I’m use to wearing a lace front.

Tae Moore

Nope not all

Audri Ruff

dont care for them

Elizabeth Jenkins

The one on the left is a bit more believable.

Sequoia Murphy

Hot mess both of them

Jazzy Jae Lewis

They look fake.

Joni Bailey

Yes one on right way to wide. Hot mess

Chantay Brown

Everybody weave differently and invisible parts don’t look like that.

Marissa Staten

The glue in looks better than the sew in for what reason idk

Jelissa Turner

Ew. You got to have the right hairdresser for it

Cherrese Johnson

No they don’t

Sierra Sellers

They both look great but the glue-in looks better but I don’t mess with the glue thing

Roxy Heart

No. no hair can or does look more natural than an individuals own natural hair!

Monique Pettus

Those pics look a mess

Carmella McCoy

Invisible Parts have been played out since 2011

Dominique Undefinedloyalty Hamilton

I do them all the time my clients usually want the sew in

Charrisse Martin Ling

No not at all! !

Shara Jones

They both look terrible… Need to call them “very visible parts”

Delilah LuvurStyle Whittington

I agree with you. There is nothing invisible about the Invisible part.

Barbara Thomas

No it doesn’t look natural at all.

Alexandria Mason

Hatin ass

Roshaunna Brewer

The glue in looks better

Shakari Danielle Dial

not @ all…

Saki Bhomb

No, not all

Tara Burton-Gates

The sew in does not look natural at all…There r lace fronts with better parting…ijs

J'Corion Sawyer

A sew in invisible part is only for curly hair or if you’re just leaving a small amount of hair out

Stephanie Bascoe

u should come do my hair 😀

Nichole Morgan

That sew n part is too wide looks a mess

Tawana Howard

Then it starts widening THEN What?

Jerlonda Lewis

Glue in look better but if u it done professional then it will look good

Aqueelah EverEvolving Patterson

I don’t care for invisible parts

Shakari Danielle Dial

visible gaps…

Dijonaie Deon

No they do not look natural depending on how your hair lady is they can look decent

Kyé Pettiford-Smith

Hell no.

Gina Marie Tanner

Both look fake!!

Memedoin Myownthing Morris

Give in

Myesha Mee-Mee Baker

It depends on who does it & how it’s done a lot of people don’t know how to make them look natural.The glue in 1 in this pic looks okay but the sewed in 1 looks hideous!I don’t like either of the styles in these pics tho because they don’t look that natural. I’ve seen some with closures that look very natural.

Elder Adriene Dent Holmes

Why would anyone still be using glue???

Tiana Rose

I use glue when I make my wigs, idk about people who use it on their hair, there are other ways people! And if your hair is long enough you can sew it in yourself #youtube

Vee Smith

i use glue to add color tracks. i damaged my hair with dying my hair. i didnt know how to take of it, but glue does fine. its how u take care of it.

Lovee Nd Rockets

These are terrible invisible parts don’t look like that better examples would help with the point

Shaffina Lashawn Brown

No in my opinion! I would rather leave out some of my own hair and cover it up! It looks much better that way!

Niece Godisgood Tanner

some invisible parts look natural, depends on who is doing them

Tasha Mack Scott

Glue in look good it look just how it will look if u were to part your own hair . I think it should be called visible part cuz u can clearly see it. I love invisible parts tho

Katina Smith

The glue in looks bettet

Angela Vernell Nzingha Sanders

the one on the left looks great. The one on the right is what everyone looks like which is horrible. NO part should be that wide.

Albertine Williams

the problem with the glue in is that as the hair continues to dry it pulls the hair tighter and the part gets wider. this is very painful. both look fake though. I would rather have leaveout for a natural part.

Nicole Conner

The glue in looks better.

LaTerra Smith

I despise invisible parts!

Supa Mane

“INVISIBLE” part??? LMAO! HILARIOUS!

I.c. Watkins

No, they don’t look real and anyone who thinks they look good, think again. Not a fan!

RaeAna Alexander

If done right an invisible part can be beautiful, even though you know it’s fake. But not enough stylists know how to make them perfect. I think the same thing about lace front closures.

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