Hair Stylist Diaries: How To Do A Brazilian Deep Wave Sew In

Brazilian Deep Wave Sew In Tutorial

In case some of you didn’t know, I am a Freelance MUA but I am also a Hair Stylist and started doing hair when I was 12 years old, way before I knew anything about makeup. I started doing my own extensions because some of my cousins did hair but never had time to do mine so I started doing my own, and it was a wrap from there. In high school I did all of my friends hair from box braids to flat twists and weaves, and I also did the neighborhood guys cornrows with the designs. These days I do my own hair all of the time, never go to a hairdresser. But I do other peoples hair on occasion when I feel like it. I think I will start doing other people’s hair on the regular again now though. Anyway I did my cousin Jade’s sew in this weekend for her birthday and it came out great. Have her looking like Pocahontas.

Brazilian Deep Wave Sew In Tutorial

Jade has been natural for the last 3 years and has been gradually trimming her relaxed ends. This hair was the perfect texture to match her own, with a braid out. She has very thick hair that is pass her shoulders when combed out. Here is the braid pattern that I chose to use with a small u shape and the edges left out.

We used Virgin Brazilian Deep Wave hair. Almost one bundle of 22 inches on the bottom, and a bundle and a half of 20 inches on the top. Here is a closer look at the hair…

Half way done…

Last track sewn in. I sewed over and under the braids to achieve the ultimate fullness and no gaps…

Finished hair…

I added a little glycerin to a spray bottle with water and sprayed it on the hair as you are not supposed to put too much product and weigh it down. On Jade’s natural hair, I applied a heat protector and flat ironed her hair and the roots of the brazilian deep wave to blend. I then applied ORS Olive Oil Edge Control to her edges to lay them down. The textures blended nicely. She looks too cute.


It’s very easy to braid your own hair and do your own sew in with practice. Here is an old post that I did with a step by step picture tutorial: Tutorial: Installing Your Own Hair Extensions/Weave.


When I’m not hunting down the latest and greatest beauty products, beating a face or lacing a do, you can find me roaming the streets of NYC in my stilettos looking for the next best restaurant. Or in the kitchen trying to outdo myself from the last time.


  1. 10.01.2012 / 12:40 am

    Great transformation! I wanna try hair extensions too but I don’t know how to pick one that will fit my hair. I have curly hair to. 😛 Anyway, great post. 🙂


    • Erica
      10.01.2012 / 6:41 am

      Thanks Maggie. There is plenty of help choosing textures online in the hair forums 🙂

  2. 10.01.2012 / 8:49 am

    WOW! Love that! I looks so natural. I didn’t know you do hair as well. Multi-talented I see! 🙂

    • Erica
      10.01.2012 / 9:42 am

      Thx Ash. Yeah, doing makeup kind of put hair on the back burner but I’m getting back on my grind 🙂

  3. 10.01.2012 / 11:31 am

    Gorgeous, the hair matches hers wonderfully! Thanks for sharing with us. Clearly i need to take a stab at doing my own sew in

    • Erica
      10.01.2012 / 11:40 am

      No problem at all, it’s super easy once you get the hang of it!

  4. 10.01.2012 / 1:31 pm

    You are really a jack of all trades. You have your cousin lookinglike a diva. Very nice.

  5. 10.01.2012 / 2:07 pm

    Your cousin’s hair is beautiful. It looks so natural. Great job. Werk it with all the multiple talents 🙂

    • Erica
      10.02.2012 / 9:47 am

      Thanks Nicole 🙂

  6. 10.01.2012 / 7:46 pm

    You do it all!! You did a wonderful job on her hair!!

    • Erica
      10.02.2012 / 9:47 am

      Thanks Yoyo!

  7. 10.02.2012 / 9:05 pm

    Good lord, woman! Is there nothing you can’t do 😉

    Great job 🙂

    • Erica
      10.03.2012 / 6:23 am

      Coming from Ms Multi-talented herself lol 😉

      Thx Dani hon!

  8. rachel
    12.17.2012 / 1:55 am

    hey, I just came across your blog and i love LOVE it!! you’re super talented. I was wondering where you got the hair from as it is beautifull!


    • Erica
      12.17.2012 / 1:25 pm

      Thank you so much. She purchased it herself. I will see if I can find out where from.

  9. shanel
    10.06.2013 / 11:01 am

    Where did she purchase the hair? Its gorgeous

    • Erica
      10.06.2013 / 11:18 am

      I have no clue

  10. Aisha
    02.16.2014 / 6:58 pm

    Could you ask her where she got her hair fromm

  11. neeka howard
    08.04.2016 / 11:26 pm

    how many packs of hair was this

    • Erica
      08.05.2016 / 12:53 am

      It wasn’t packs. It was bundles purchased in bulk

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