When Should I Take Out My Sewin?

Breanna Rutter


Hello everyone this is Breanna Rutter author of the book the natural hair Bible and founder of and for these special videos I love to answer all of the questions you all send me via email so any of you have any questions you will like for me to answer be sure to check out the description box below for additional information to get right on into the video in this video was inspired by an email I received from Sharon, Sharon emailed me because she wants to know how long is too long to keep a sewin install she has a very busy and hectic life right now so she can get her hair done infrequent as possible that will be best so Sharon I’m glad you sent you the email and I know a lot of you watching always wonder how long should I keep my sewin installed or even for other style like box braids and Senegalese twist and so on so this information will also apply to other hairstyle well but for the specific video I will be focusing on Sharon and her sewin so the first thing I want to tell you Sharon is that you don't want to keep your sewin installed anymore longer than 2 to 3 months the reason why is because you are shedding a lot of hair in that time frame typically speaking you are going to be shedding anywhere from 80 to 100 hairs a day now add all those days up in the span of 2 to 3 months you have a lot of shed hair the shed hair also doesn't have anywhere to go because is contained in your braids or twists so all that hair is staying very close to your roots and that leads to matting so if you can redo your hair maybe even a month to two months that would be great but I highly suggest that you don't exceed anywhere over three months also three-month is that one time that you really dont want to push anymore longer than that because anymore longer than is typically the time that it takes for someone's locks to form when you are doing locks or your locking your hair you will notice that as time progresses all the shed hairs being gathered together and palm rolled together will eventually turn into a very sturdy lock your hair will become very tight within that lock and that's why that timeframe of 2 to 3 months is the best when you are wearing a sew in and anything longer than that will lead to a lot of matting the second thing that I want you to keep in mind is that if you want to be leaving your install in for a long time you have to be adamant about how you are doing your regimen what I mean by that is you have to be making sure that you are shampooing your hair and scalp that your conditioning your hair and that your sealing your hair was some type of oil also you want to make sure that you are thoroughly drying your hair as well on my channel here I have done a lot of videos about how to take care of your hair in installs like sewin and box braids and Senegalese twists so even though specifically talking about Sharon so when the same information will apply to other hairstyles as well as stated or as I've always stated in different videos for taking care of yur sew in you want to make sure that you have all of your products involved with your regimen so the same products that you use when taking care of your hair without extensions is the same products that you want to use when wearing extensions so you have your shampoo conditioner deep conditioning and you also have a leave and in your oil of choice make sure that all of your products are at a watery consistency to effectively put it onto your hair and scalp cleanse your hair and condition your hair and so they can give you the ease of rinsing out all of your products so because you are going to be keeping their someone installed for as long as possible you have to have to keep up with make sure that your hair is healthy or you are going to have a lot of dandruff problems you may even have some mold issues or mildew issues if you're not getting the moisture out effectively enough and that ultimately leads to breakage and hair damage so my last tip that I want to give you when you are caring for your hair with your sewin is that even though you going to be leaving it in for an extended period of time every time you get your so and reinstalled redone make sure your braid pattern is different so the way that I typically do my braid pattern is that I have one continuous perimeter braid that goes by my hairline and sometimes I have two braids and go around my hairline and the rest of the braids abraded to the back cornrows this is a great braid pattern you can wear for your hair but because this is the way you going to be wearing your hair for extended period of time if you happen to get it done immediately after I suggest that you do the braid pattern differently so that could mean maybe you have one perimeter braid instead of two maybe you cornrows go back and forth or even braid in the opposite direction the reason why is because over time you will be training the parts in your hair so whichever direction your hair is being braided when you are washing your hair and taking care of your hair after so when you will notice that all of your hair will seem to want to go in one direction and this is a problem if you have a part in your hair because it will look like your hair is thinning sometimes this can be the case for most times this is not true if your braids are installed very comfortably and they are not tight you want to see that your hair has a trained part or part that won't go away but if you're noticing that when you comb your hair and it looks like your hair is thin it's possible that it could be thinning so that's why is very important to change up the direction your braids go or just completely alter your braid pattern by doing a different braid pattern the second third fourth time around so those are my tips that I have to offer you as far as the your sewin when it's too long to leave in your sewin and some things that you can do to keep your hair healthy and also prevent your from hair thinning so even though you just wanted to know how long keep in so when I give you all the information as a plus as well so thank you Sharon for sending me that question and I want to thank all of you for watching this video as well before any of you go make sure to check out the description box to sign up for my email is once you sign up for my email list you will receive exclusive content so until then I'll see you all in my very next video

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