We can turn to weaves to change the length and volume of hair, but sew-in weaves will leave bumps. Therefore, how to do a sew-in weave without lumps and bumps has become a topic of concern for everyone.
Create thinner tracks for the sew-in weave. Use thin, horizontal cornrows that are snug but not so tight if you are braiding the tracks. Smooth and flat the braids to the head instead of sticking out. If braiding is still too bulky, you can use braidless tracks. Pole weaving creates a track by using strands of thread. Pole weaving is better-suited for thin or fine hair than cornrows. Clamp micro beads into a horizontal row to make a track.
Use hand-tied wefts instead of machine-sewn wefts.
- Hand-tied wefts are created by hand, and they are less conspicuous because the weft portion is thin
- Machine-sewn wefts are thicker at the top, where they have been sewn and contribute to lumps with additional bulk.
Use thread that matches the hair to thread the hair needle, and use enough thread to sew one entire weft. Sew the weft to the beginning of the track for 3 to 4 times.
Loop around the weft to sew it to the tracks. Line the weft up with the track next to where you anchored the thread. Push the needle up from the bottom of the weft. If working left to right, you can use your pointer finger of your right hand to hold the weft in pace and use other fingers to hold the loose thread aside while you work the needle. The needle’s curve will bring it up around the back of the weft and track, with the thread between the needle and the scalp. It is recommended to sew evenly and snugly, and loose stitches contributing to lumps.
Once you reach the end of the track, close the row. Use enough stitches to secure the weft since a huge lump of stitches will make the hair above it lump again. You can cut the wefts ahead of time and apply a drop of glue to the cut end if you know the length of weft you need. If you want to cut hand-tied wefts, you have to glue them at first. Apply a clear-drying, fabric glue and let the glue cure for 8 hours before using. You can also fold and sew wefts. If the folded end is too thick, you should be very careful.