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5 Reasons why you should get a sew in weave this winter

Written by: Mimi Kone



Time to read 5 min

As someone who's walked the journey from brittle, lifeless afro strands to a short but flourishing mane, I relied for a while on a little hair revolution that's as protective as it is stylish - the sew-in weave. It's a journey a few of my clients also have embarked on, and the results have been nothing short of transformative. 

Here's why a sew-in weave isn't just a style choice; it's a healthy hair decision.

1. A Shield Against the Elements

Afro hair is beautiful, but it's also uniquely susceptible to damage from environmental factors. The sun, wind, and cold can be relentless, stripping moisture and leaving our hair vulnerable. When I opted for a sew-in weave, it was like giving my natural hair a break from this constant battle. The weave acts as a protective barrier, warding off the elements and retaining moisture. Over time, my hair has benefitted from this shield, maintaining its integrity and health, which is something I could see and feel.

Moreover, this protection extends to preserving hairstyles. We all know the frustration of a perfectly done afro puff undone by a gust of wind or a bout of humidity. With a sew-in weave, my style stayed intact, rain or shine, allowing me to step out with confidence, knowing my hair was secure.

woman combing afro hair Photo by Anna Shvets:

2. The Wonders of Low Manipulation

Before the weave, most of us are constantly in a cycle of combing, brushing, and styling, which we often don’t realise was working against our hair's natural growth. The sew-in weave changed all that. By significantly reducing the daily manipulation, my clients’ hair was finally able to rest. This low manipulation approach has been a game-changer. The less they interfered, the more their hair flourished. Breakage reduced, and the length retention was noticeable. In six months, all of my clients’ hair not only grew but thrived, and the weave played a pivotal role in this natural progression.

What's more, the less you manipulate your hair, the more it retains its natural oils and strength. These are essential for hair growth and health. This "hands-off" approach has allowed my natural hair to maintain its moisture balance and strength, contributing to overall hair vitality.

3. Styling Made Simple

Imagine waking up to a flawless hairdo every morning. That's the reality with a sew-in weave. It simplifies the morning routine, cutting down styling time significantly. I personally went from an hour of trying to coerce my hair into submission to mere minutes of fluffing and going. The versatility in styling has been liberating. Whether I'm seeking a sleek, straight look or bouncy curls, the weave accommodates it all, with none of the damage to my natural hair.

Not only does it save time, but it also opens up a world of styling possibilities. With a sew-in weave, I've experimented with looks I never thought possible for my hair type. The ability to transform my appearance without altering my natural hair has been both fun and empowering.

4. Heat-Free Styling Haven

Heat damage was my hair's nemesis. Flat irons and curling wands were routine, leaving my hair fragile and split. With a sew-in weave, I've said goodbye to direct heat. The weave absorbs the brunt of styling tools, leaving my natural hair untouched. Within months, the difference was palpable - my natural hair became stronger, healthier, and more resilient.

This indirect benefit of a weave not only protected my hair but also allowed it to retain its natural texture. With the texture intact and no heat-induced breakage, my hair's growth potential was unleashed.

5. Colour Without Commitment

Colour experimentation can be exhilarating, but the damage from dyes and bleaches is a high price to pay. A sew-in weave is the perfect canvas for this creative expression without the commitment or damage. Why not indulge in hues and highlights that you'd never dare try on your natural hair? And what would be the result? A vibrant, dynamic look that turns heads, with your natural hair safely tucked away, unaffected.

This ability to change my hair colour without altering the natural state of my hair has not only been fun but also allowed for healthier hair growth. The lack of harsh chemicals has kept my hair's integrity intact, and that's something I've truly cherished.

woman under the shower with water running through her hair


Let’s read what Jasmine T., one of our beloved regular client had to say:

"Six months ago, I walked into Mimi et Mina with hope and a bit of scepticism. My natural afro hair had always been a source of pride, but also a significant challenge. Breakage, dryness, and the constant battle with the elements had left me longing for a solution that didn't sacrifice my hair's health for style. That's when I discovered the sew-in weave service at Mimi et Mina, and I haven't looked back since.

The transformation has been nothing short of miraculous. My hair, once fragile and tired, is now thriving under the protective haven of my gorgeous weave. It's safely tucked away, retaining moisture like never before.

I can't stress enough the difference low manipulation has made. My routine once consisted of daily combing and styling. Now, with my sew-in weave, my natural hair gets a break from the stress, and the growth I've seen has been impressive. My hair is not just styled; it's cared for, and it shows. I am beyond grateful for the transformation and the joy it has brought into my life."

Bonus: Instant Length and Volume

There's a certain magic to the instant gratification a sew-in weave provides. Within a couple of hours at Mimi et Mina, your hair can be transformed with added length and volume that feels like a natural extension of yourself. This boost isn’t just cosmetic; it also contributes to the health of your hair. The additional volume does not mean more  strain on your natural strands, but promotes a fuller look while your own hair continues to grow undisturbed.

In my own case, the increased length and volume provided by the weave have not only enhanced my appearance but also my confidence. It's a feeling of fullness that goes beyond the physical aspect of hair; it's about the fullness of life that comes with it.

The Verdict

When it comes to my clients, within six months, their sew-in weave had done more than just change their look; it had transformed their hair's health and their daily routine. With the protection from the elements, low manipulation, styling ease, safeguard against heat damage, and the freedom to play with colour, their natural hair has been on a restorative journey.

If you're considering embarking on this journey, don't leave it to chance. Book a “Sew In Weave Install & Style” service at Mimi et Mina, starting at £199. Remember, the price doesn't include the hair, but the value of professional installation is priceless when it comes to the health and beauty of your hair.

At Mimi et Mina, we're not just dedicated to your style; we're dedicated to the health and beauty of your hair. We can't wait to welcome you and witness the transformation of your hair. 

Your journey to beautiful, healthy hair starts here.


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