Beaded Sew-In Hair Extension Tip

Sew-In Hair Extension Tip

Expert Tips for Beaded Sew-In Hair Extensions

Beaded sew-in hair extension


I love the beaded sew-in hair extensions method or braided sew-in hair weave, but one nuance is that the thread tangles while sewing. I tried using less thread and rethreading the needle more often, but it is time-consuming. Beaded sew-in hair extensions must be meticulously sewn in order to avoid knotting. The thread must be strong to support the hair weft, especially when sewn against micro links.

Let's read about it in this blog where we talk about the beaded sew-in hair extension.

What is Beaded Sew-In Hair Extension?

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Beaded Sew in hair extensions are a type of hair extension method that involves sewing individual wefts of hair onto small sections of the natural hair using beads or micro rings. This method, also known as weft extensions, does not require the use of heat, glue, or chemicals, making it a popular choice for those looking for a less damaging way to add volume and length to their hair. The beads or rings are clamped securely in place, holding the weft of hair in position.


Types of Beaded Sew-In Hair Extensions

Beaded sew-in hair extensions come in two dominant types: Weft Hair Extensions and I-Tip Micro Bead Hair Extensions. The selection of a suitable extension type depends on an individual's hair condition, texture, and style preferences.

Weft Hair Extensions in various colors

Weft Hair Extensions

Weft Hair Extensions are a popular choice amongst those looking to add significant volume to their hair. In this method, bands of hair known as 'wefts' are sewn into the wearer's natural hair using micro links. The wefts come in various colors like, ranging from iconic wefts in decadent mocha to gold standard genius wefts, available in options in golden hues like golden blonde, dirty blonde, butter blonde, icy silver, and even bold auburn colors that are a definite star maker. 

Weft hair extensions sew-in

These cool tone extensions, such as the Volume Weft 20" Ash Brown #8 Natural Straight, are particularly comfortable and lightweight, making them a good fit even for those with thicker hair. They add new dimensions to the hair's appearance and ensure a seamless blend with gradual blending techniques, giving a cooler feel to the hair with its cool golden tones and chestnut undertones, as well as a burst of volcanic energy and a sense of courage and "je ne sais quoi," staying firmly in the middle of our brown color range. These extensions also have beautiful golden undertones that add depth and dimension to the hair.

Volume Wefts

Volume weft hair extension

Volume weft hair extension

Volume wefts are the best to add new hair extensions to very thick hair! We do not recommend these for fine hair but for those with healthy hair needing a seamless blend.

Weft hair extensions, like the Volume Weft 20" Chocolate Bronzed #4/#16 Ombre Straight, also offer the option of adding multiple dark gold layers to the hair for a luxurious and voluminous look, perfect for transforming your client’s tresses with cool icy highlights and moonbeams of the night. These classic movie star cool golden light tone extensions, such as the Volume Weft 20" Ash Brown/Golden Blonde #8/#610 Ombre Straight, are perfect for achieving a dark golden amber blonde look with their brown base and cooler undertones. They add depth and volume to the hair for a stunning transformation, giving you the confidence total to rock any hairstyle with a lighter side.

 These dark golden blonde base wefts, with their cool icy highlights and good girl gold of leaves, add beautiful color description and are perfect for achieving a glamorous and luxurious look with a direct opposite of hot toffee blonde - Volume Weft 20" Vanilla Latte #8/8/60 Hybrid Blend. For a bolder and more striking look, try the Volume Weft 20" Pearl Blonde #8C/88 Hybrid Blend from our NEW Icy Blondes Collection.

This blend of cool icy highlights and warmer low lights creates an ultra-wearable balayage, perfect for those looking to tread into icy waters without going completely glacial. Achieve a cool ashy blonde finish with the Volume Weft 20" Mochachino Brown/Dirty Blonde #1C/#18 Balayage Straight from our Icy Blondes Collection. This blend of dark brown and off black base with red tones dramatically transitions to a cool ashy blonde finish, giving you an inviting mix of warm cinnamon and delicious auburn color to your hair transformation. The addition of the metaphorical halo transforms these weft extensions into a stunning and eye-catching accessory for any hairstyle.

I-Tip Micro Bead Hair Extensions

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I-Tip Micro Bead Hair Extensions are another viable option, especially for individuals with finer hair who seek subtle enhancements without the need for keratin bonding. These extensions use microbeads, offering 360-degree mobility that ensures natural movement. Although these extensions may require more frequent maintenance due to their tendency to slip, they provide a visually appealing, almost invisible blend with your natural hair while causing less damage.

Beaded Sew In Weave

Beaded sew in weaves are not the weave of the past! The new methods are attached with a micro bead matrix, instead of braided cornrows. There is less stress on your natural hair, and the sew in technique does not cause traction alopecia. Hair quality is key when selecting this technique, and we prefer the Genius weft micro thread hair extensions.

The Process of Creating Beaded Sew-In Hair Extensions

The creation and installation of beaded sew-in hair extensions involve a tough process that requires expertise and precision. Let's look at this process in detail.

Choosing the Right Hair Type and Color

choosing the right type of hair extensions

The first step in the process involves choosing the right hair type and color to match your existing hair. In line with your texture and hue, human hair extensions like 100% Remy human hair or Virgin Hair might be selected to provide a natural blend of colors. The selection involves a wide range of lightest shades, from natural blonde colors to a spicy mixture of brown undertones. The artificial hair extensions must choose closely mimic your natural hair texture and modern color to create the illusion of natural, voluminous hair.

Preparation of Natural Hair

Once the appropriate hair type and color have been selected, the next step involves preparing your natural hair for the installation process. This typically includes a thorough cleansing and conditioning of your hair to remove any residues or oils that could interfere with the smooth application of the extensions.

Application Technique

applying hair extensions to hair


Once your natural hair is prepared, the stylist starts the application process of the beaded sew-in extensions. Depending on the type of extension chosen – Weft or I-Tip Micro Bead – the extensions are attached to your natural hair using small beads. An appropriate amount of your real hair is threaded through each bead along with the extension hair, ensuring a secure hold.

Sewing in the Wefts

The final step in creating beaded sew-in hair extensions is sewing in the wefts. This involves methodically stitching the hair wefts to the secured beads using strong thread - the same thread that is often reinforced with "thread magic," a conditioner that prevents the thread from tangling or fraying when sewing the hair.


Advantages of Beaded Sew-In Hair Extensions

The prime advantage of beaded sew-in hair extensions lies in their ability to offer visual enhancement without causing excessive damage to natural hair. However, their benefits are manifold.

Let's look at it:

Less Damage to Natural Hair

One significant advantage of beaded sew-in hair extensions is their minimal damage to your natural hair. Unlike many other hair extension methods that involve heat, glueing, or adhesive tape, this method uses a bead and thread mechanism that poses a lesser threat to your hair. The technique applies minimal tension on the hair follicles during application, thus lowering the risk of breakage or thinning.

Versatility in Styling Options

Beaded sew-in hair extensions open up a world of versatility when it comes to styling your hair. As they blend effortlessly with your natural hair, they allow you to try different hairstyles that might not be feasible with the volume or length of your original locks. Whether you want to capture the essence of flower child with wavy tresses, or you want the mane of a thoroughbred race horse with straight textured locks, these extensions empower you to experiment and flaunt your personal style with confidence.

Longevity and Maintenance

Another appealing advantage of beaded sew-in extensions is their longevity. Thanks to their strong and secure installation process, these extensions have an impressive lifespan that, with proper maintenance, can extend up to a year or more. Maintenance involves simple hair care routines like washing and conditioning, cautious detangling, and brushing, alongside selecting gentle hairstyling practices.

Tips for Maintaining and Caring for Beaded Sew-In Extensions

beaded sew-in hair extensions


The following sections delve into these maintenance tips in greater detail.

Washing and Conditioning

An essential part of maintaining your beaded sew-in extensions involves implementing a proper washing and conditioning routine. It helps not only in cleanliness but also in the preservation of the hair quality. It is recommended to wash your extensions with specifically formulated shampoo and conditioner for hair extensions or gentle sulfate-free products.

Detangling and Brushing

Detangling and daily brushing are pivotal in caring for your beaded sew-in extensions. Always use a wide-tooth comb or a brush designed for extensions to detangle your hair extensions gently. Detangling should start from the hair ends, slowly working up towards the roots. This method minimizes tugging and pulling, thus reducing the risk of damaging the hair extensions. Brushing your hair extensions prevents tangling and ensures that your hair and extensions blend well, retaining a natural look.

Styling and Heat Protection

While beaded sew-in extensions allow you to experiment with a variety of hairstyles, it's crucial to be mindful of heat protection. Excessive heat can damage the extension hair, reducing its lifespan. Always remember to apply a heat protectant before using heat styling tools like straighteners or curling irons. Additionally, opt for styling methods that require less heat or go for heatless styles when possible to further reduce any potential damage to your extensions.

Potential Issues and Solutions

Like any other type of hair extension, beaded sew-in extensions may also present certain issues with continuous use. The following sections detail some common issues along with possible solutions.

Slippage and Tightening

Slippage is a common issue noted with beaded sew-in extensions. This might occur due to the natural oil production in your scalp or merely the extensions not being secured tightly enough. In case you experience significant slippage, it's recommended to schedule an appointment with your stylist for bead adjustment. Regular maintenance can also minimize the chance of this issue occurring. Ensuring that the bead is securely crimped and occasionally tightened can aid in preventing slippage, thus resulting in extensions that stay intact and secure.

Detection and Treatment of Hair Breakage or Tension

Hair breakage or tension problems can arise if the extensions were installed too tightly or if they are not suitably aligned with your natural hair’s direction of growth. Persistent tension can lead to strain and ultimately damage your natural hair. If you notice discomfort or breakage, consult with your stylist immediately. They can adjust the extensions, loosen them if necessary, and provide guidance on how to avoid such issues in the future.

Maintaining Hair Color Consistency

Another possible issue with extensions may come in the form of maintaining color consistency. With time and regular washing, your extensions and your natural hair might start to display different shades, causing an unnatural appearance. Your stylist can guide you on the appropriate products to maintain the color of your extension and offer tips on preserving color consistency between your natural hair and the extensions.

Hair Extensions Background

At Noelle Salon, they evaluate your natural hair and listen to the client's wishes on styling, color match, and look. They use human hair extensions like 100% Remy human hair, or Virgin Hair (unlike Bellami hair). Hair extensions can be used for short hair or 24 inches of a full head of hair, and they have worked with different methods like tape-in extensions, clip-in hair extensions, Keratin and enjoy using the Veila Pull-thru method with the Veila Hair Extensions for ease of hair care. Styling can vary from flat iron, natural curl, or curly hair. Whether you are looking for a change of style or look for a day such as a Clip-in ponytail, having a high-quality ponytail extension can mix it up for you. Your natural hair journey with your hair growth can be enhanced with Hair extensions when protective styling is applied, and regular maintenance is used.

You can change your hair in one day - feel free to reach out and explore the possibilities.


For flawless and natural-looking hair extensions, consider trying out beaded sew-in extensions from Noel Salon. These extensions offer a seamless blend with your natural hair, adding length and volume without the need for adhesives. With the expert craftsmanship of Noel Salon, you can enjoy beautiful, long-lasting results that enhance your overall look.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do beaded sew-in extensions last?

Beaded sew-in extensions can last anywhere between 6 months to a year or even more, depending on how well they are maintained. Regular maintenance appointments every 4-6 weeks for move-ups or reinstallations contribute significantly to their longevity.

Can I swim or exercise with beaded sew-in extensions?

Yes, you can swim and exercise with beaded sew-in extensions. However, it's important to remember to rinse your hair thoroughly after swimming to remove chlorine or saltwater and dry your hair completely after exercising to avoid tangling or moisture build-up.

How do I choose the right type and color of hair for my beaded sew-in extensions?

Choosing the right type and color of hair for your beaded sew-in extensions should ideally be done with the help of a professional stylist. They can guide you based on your natural hair texture, density, and color to achieve the most natural look.

Do beaded sew-in extensions damage my natural hair?

Beaded sew-in extensions are known for causing minimal damage to your natural hair compared to other types of extensions. The bead and thread application method used places less tension on the hair, reducing potential harm.

Can I apply beaded sew-in extensions myself, or should I consult a professional stylist?

It's strongly recommended to have a professional stylist apply beaded sew-in extensions. A trained stylist ensures the correct application and placement of the extensions to offer the most natural look and minimize potential damage to your natural hair.

What are the various Golden highlights for beaded sew-in hair extensions?

Golden highlights for beaded sew-in hair extensions can add a luxurious touch to your hairstyle. Some popular flawless blend of golden tones include honey gold, caramel highlights, golden blonde, goldish undertones, golden dark blonde base and others.

What is the difference between beaded weft and sew-in weft?

Beaded weft and sew-in weft are both methods used for hair extensions, but they differ in terms of application and removal. Beaded weft extensions involve attaching the weft to small sections of natural hair using beads or rings, which are clamped down to secure the extension in place. On the other hand, sew-in weft extensions are applied by braiding the natural hair into cornrows and then sewing the weft onto the braids using a needle and thread.


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