23 Sleekest Sew-In Bob Hairstyles for Naturally Black Hair

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

A sew-in bob is a type of weave hairstyle for women with natural hair that ranges from neck to shoulder length. This technique creates super-sleek looks that let your natural hair breathe!

Sew-ins are a top alternative for glued-in or full-lace weaves. A sew-in bob can last long and help your hair grow without damage. That’s why you always see Taraji P. Henson and Zoe Kravitz donning their lustrous sew-in bobs on the carpet!

Work with someone with top skills in sewing and cutting, like Ciara Coleman from Detroit, MI! Her number one rule for this look is the length of the bob cannot be shorter than the natural leave out. “If your hair is long and you want short extensions, I recommend utilizing a lace closure. This also works on curly hair if you want straight extensions,” she says.

Consider buying quality hair products to maintain your bob that’s sewed-in. Coleman tells us the product that every woman with a bob sew-in needs is a holding spray! Holding spray maintains the style’s shape, texture, and body. Also, it helps to combat oiliness once the installation ages.

Before getting a bob with a sew-in, Coleman recommends giving your hair extra TLC. She explains, “You’re about to have your natural hair all tucked away for 4-8 weeks. Get a nice scalp detox and a hydrating steam treatment with your favorite masque. Then, trim those ends, and you’ll be good to go.”

Before your next hair appointment, check out these trendy photos of sew-in bob hairstyles!

layered body wave weave bob
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#1: Layered Body Wave

Offering volume and movement, a layered body wave hairstyle will complete your glam look. Ask for a mid-length cut if you want your hair to feel a bit longer without compromising its fullness.

#2: Curly Bob Weave

A curly bob weave is a must-try style for any woman looking for body and bounce! This super natural looking style is easy to wear up or down, and always provides massive amounts of volume.

Curly bob sew-in
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#3: Curly Bob Sew-In

A curly bob sew-in is a chic and classy way to rock a shorter weave. Opting for textured wefts will also make day-to-day styling easier and faster.

Quick weave
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#4: Quick Weave

A quick weave bob can be an affordable hairstyle that will add volume and or length. Save time and money while looking fabulous, knowing your protective hairstyle can last up to a month. For a longer wear time, opt for a sew-in.

Sew in with human hair
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#5: Sew In with Human Hair

Sew in with human hair uses unprocessed hair for a natural extension that requires low maintenance. Using human hair offers a wide array of options in styling and coloring. This type of hairstyle is easy to detangle and reusable for several installations.

#6: Deep Wave for Black Women

Show off defined, voluminous curls with a stunning deep wave for black women! This curly bob sew in hair, grazing the shoulders, offers a fuller-looking finish. Use a control gel for extra shine and moisture – it won’t weigh down your curls.

sew in bob style with closure
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#7: Bob with Closure

Protect your African-American hair by wearing a shoulder-grazing sew-in bob with closure and avoid compromising the integrity of your natural tresses! Feel free to part it in the middle, then add classy waves for extra movement.

#8: Wavy Sew-In Bob

Here’s a lovely wavy sew-in short bob that features a combo of a golden brown shade and streaks of burgundy. When styling, finish it with a dry texture spray to work on your desired shape.

red sew in bob hairstyle
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#9: Bright Red Sew-In Bob

Divine hair like this red bob should be your next #hairspiration. A vivid shade of candy red will take your neck-length, blunt cut to a new level.

long and sleek weave bob hairstyle
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#10: Long and Sleek Sew-In

Long hair with a sleek finish is always stunning, and African-American women couldn’t agree more. Straight locks work well on a side-parted asymmetrical cut.

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no leave out sew in bob
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#11: No Leave Out

A frontal weave with no leave-out is a natural-looking hairstyle. Bob weave hairstyles that are cut around the neck are perfect!

#12: Wet and Wavy

Go for a side-part, wet, and wavy sew-in bob if you want sleek hair on one side. It’s so flat you can tuck it behind your ear. This also offers defined curls, leaving your sew-in hairstyle with shape.

lace closure sew in bob with leave out
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#13: Lace Closure Sew-In with Leave Out

If you want a part of your natural kinks on display as you wear a protective hairstyle, just be sure your tresses’ shade matches your lace closure sew-in. Turn it into a neck-length, asymmetrical bob with a leave-out hairstyle for easier styling and maintenance.

#14: Sew-In Bob with Heavy Bangs

Considering a black sew-in bob with heavy bangs? Straight sew-in weave bob hairstyles are sure to satisfy your needs. A shoulder-length haircut like this has thinner and softer ends that balance its dark hue.

#15: Full Sew-In

A full sew-in weave, cut into a chin-length bob, needs a sharp a-line chop. A center part enhances the overall appearance of these sew in bob styles and helps frame the face.

#16: Short Sew-In Bob Cut

Try an asymmetrical, wavy bob that works best with a weave sew-in. The short sew-in bob cut looks gorgeous with voluminous waves.

blunt cut sew in bob
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#17: Blunt Sew-In Bob

Cut and style your sew-in weave into this sleek, shoulder-length blunt bob. Its bright ginger hair color shines best under the sun.

asymmetrical sew in bob
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#18: Asymmetrical Weave

Opt for a fresh shoulder-length lob with a ginger spice hue. This straight, asymmetrical weave is sleek and stunning.

neck-length deep side part sew in bob
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#19: Neck-Length Deep Side Part

When it comes to black weave sew-in hairstyles, consider a deep side part to complement a gorgeous neck-length bob. Straighten your black sew-in weave to pull off an edgy style.

side parted weave bob
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#20: Side-Part Bob

A side-part bob is an effortless sew-in hairstyle. Recreate this look with a sew-in hair weave for added length and volume.

#21: Cute Curls Sew-In

Amp up a traditional shoulder-grazing bob haircut with these cute curls. A voluminous and bouncy water wave mane flatters a round face. Now, that’s a very neat concept for bob sew in hairstyles!

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middle part sew in bob
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#22: Middle-Part Bob

Short hairstyles for black women and sleek sew-ins appear straight and dense. This is a neck-length, middle-part bob that looks stylish and feels natural.

#23: Blonde Ombre Sew-In Hairstyle

A blonde ombre is a great way to lighten your black girl hairstyle. Opt for it on a layered, asymmetrical, neck-length bob cut like this one by master cosmetologist Lady Butterfly of Georgia.

This is a razor-cut bob using a straight razor and guard. It can be achieved with a bond-in (glue) or sew-in (needle and thread) service. It’s low maintenance and easy to manage.

She explains, “If you leave your natural hair within the style, the maintenance level rises to medium. Use a heat protectant when trying to maintain the blending of the hair with extensions. I would not recommend flat ironing the natural hair daily when trying to achieve a freshly curled or straightened look. This will cause damage and breakage. Instead, try wrapping the hair at night to help with the natural heat from the head to keep your hair straighter and longer.”

After two weeks, Lady Butterfly recommends a maintenance service to have the closure shampooed and reinstalled to look like a fresh new style without paying for a full service all over again.