Think Before You Sew: What To Know About The Vixen Sew-In Braid Pattern

So the first time we saw this braid pattern in action we too were highly impressed.

Usually with weaves, you are often limited to certain ways you can wear it. But this bad boy not only let's you put your hair up in a ponytail, but you can also part it down the middle, part it across, rock French braids, and even a crown braid, all without revealing a single track.

All that seems to be left is choosing extensions that match your own color/texture, and you're good to go with this protective style right? Wrong.

Yes this is still a weave, but there is a downside to this style that can be a big draw for many:

Not Really A Protective Style. So with a traditional weave, most of, if not all of your natural hair is braided underneath the extensions. This is a great way to let your hair rest, grow, and stay free of damage.

Not so with the vixen sew-in! What creates the versatile middle and side parts is your actual hair. With so much leave-out in the middle and all around the perimiete of your head, your natural crown is way more exposed to the dangers of flat iron heat and constant styling.

Traction Tension. Many wearers of the vixen sew-in report that the broad pattern is installed rather tightly. This is essential in order to style the hair in different updos.

Vixens beware! We all know that tight braids, coupled with the weight of extension tracks can lead to traction alopecia, like Kim Kardashian recently proved.

Uneven Hair Health. Think about it. You've got some of your hair tucked away in braids, but then there's still a whole lot left out too. So while some of your hair is getting a break, the rest is working over time to blend with your extensions and keep up with the daily styling.

That being said, the vixen sew-in technique still looks great, but like all good things, enjoy it in moderation.

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