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Can You Reuse Bundles After a Sew-in?

Published By: Dasia

Fact Checked By: Janine Griffiths

Last Updated: October 5, 2022

Finding the right bundles is not only time-consuming but also expensive. Both time and money are extremely valuable – hence you may wonder, how can you get the most out of your bundles?

There are a variety of different ways to get the most bang for your buck. One way that you can get the most out of your bundles is to reuse them. Can you really reuse bundles after they’ve been sewn in? Let’s take a look.

Can You Reuse Bundles After A Sew-In?

To put it simply, yes – you can reuse a bundle, and it is recommended that you do. You will generally spend well over $100 for a complete set of bundles and it would be a waste of money to only use the hair once.

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It is common to use a hair bundle up to three times. However, they will only last if you take care of the hair when it is installed and in between wears.

Generally, if you purchase a higher quality of hair, it will be easier to get numerous wears out of the bundles. Premium hair is more expensive, but you essentially recoup the money you spend with the amount of use that you can get out of it. 

Keep in mind that while the hair can be reused multiple times, it is recommended that weaves are taken out after 2-4 weeks and re-installed. This will ensure you take care of the hair underneath and freshen the bundles up

How to Clean Bundles

Similar to any other hair piece, it’s quite easy to wash bundles. You want to ensure that the hair is not pulled too often. The hair should be properly cleaned, detangled, and moisturized.

If you use a lot of products, then using a clarifying shampoo would be ideal. This will ensure you get all of the product build-ups out of the hair, resulting in squeaky clean hair.

You can detangle it with your desired tool such as a brush or comb. If you want, you can even use your fingers. How you detangle should differ depending on the texture of your bundles. Adding moisture back into the hair will allow you to maintain its health and make it easier to style.

Check out this video on “How To Wash and Re-install Your OLD BUNDLES”

How Many Times Can You Reuse Sew-In Hair?

You can generally get around three wears out of a bundle as long as the hair is properly maintained. This means each time you take the hair out, you need to wash the bundles and re-install the hair. If a set of bundles costs just over $100, this will mean that over the year, you’re spending around $30 per install. Economically, bundles are a great choice and easy to get a hold of.

What’s The Best Type Of Shampoo to Use to Wash Weave?

The ideal type of shampoo you use will greatly depend on the type of hair bundles you have. If the hair is curly and very dry, a moisturizing shampoo would be ideal to maintain a conditioned state. If you use a lot of products, a clarifying shampoo may be better to ensure you get the hair back to its original state and don’t acquire any buildup.

How Many Bundles Are Needed For a Complete Sew-In? 

A complete sew-in typically takes around 3 bundles to complete. This will give you a complete look without looking too thick or thin. Many companies offer sets that come in a pack of 3 which is ideal. You can get these sets at a cheaper price, which makes these bundles affordable and ideal when you wear the hair more than once.

However, the exact number of bundles you will need depends on how much hair you have and how thick it is. 

Read more: How Many Bundles of Hair Do I Need?

The Bottomline

Bundles can be reused and should be in order to get the most use out of them! The fact that you can reuse bundles should be a motivating factor to get high-quality hair. This will extend the number of times you can wear the hair and ensure it looks its best.

Ensure that you are properly washing the hair in between the installs and using the appropriate shampoo to get the best results. At the end of the day, you’re sure to be happy with the high-quality bundles you can reuse.


A lover of all things beauty related whose been in the industry for about 5 years. While I'd love to say I'm a self-taught prodigy, I'm actually a licensed cosmetologist who has spent countless hours studying hair. I quickly learned sharing valuable information with like-minded individuals allows everyone to make the right choices when dealing with their hair. As a curly girl myself I love to experiment with different styles on a regular basis. While I do have a busy schedule between work, freelancing, and school; I always seem to find time for my hair.

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