Q) Hey LaToya, Hope all is well with you. I have not had a relaxer for 7 months.I have been getting braids(micros, kinky since, etc) to AVOID doing my hair. I was deployed with the military during this time so I was kind of forced to be relaxer free. I want to actually try the versatille sew-in. Should I? If so, should I get a relaxer? or just flatiron the hair thats out and hope for the best?
A) Hello! A versatile sew in may not be good for your lifestyle. I have another client who is also in the military so I am aware of the physical activity that you have to do. Having a versatile sew in would mean that you would have to blend the leave out which could lead to severely damaged hair if you are constantly flat ironing it which will be very noticeable once you take out the weave. You will see your hair that was braided up become long and thick and the part you left out will be broke off and thin. I do not suggest getting a relaxer if you will not be able to maintain the upkeep. If you are interested in a sew-in I would recommend a full sew in with no hair left out and a lace or silk closure. If done correctly you can still pull it back into a low bun or ponytail. The goal is to keep your hair as healthy as possible and a full sew in will allow you to not have to worry about any leave out or any blending. You can shampoo and flat iron it as often as you want without damaging your real hair and they last for three months! Hope this helps!