Just to share my experience with the sewn-in piece, it only held 10-14 days in my hair, definitely not 4-6 weeks, so it really depends on your hair and how well it holds the braid. I also got permanent traction alopecia from that method which essentially forced me into having to wear hair full time. So even if a piece is not bonded, it can still do permanent damage to your hair follicles. In my opinion, if you're looking for something that will least affect your growing hair, wearing a clip-on is the safest because you don't wear it full time. You take it off to sleep, shower and swim so your scalp breathes more, and the systems last longer. They do have their downside though. For someone like me, I did not have enough hair to comfortably wear clips, even if I did move them around during the day. It was very painful and a constant reminder I was wearing something on my head.
There are other ways to attach an integration piece if the sewing doesn't work for you, however none of them lasted more that 2 weeks for me personally. I always had the system bobby pinned or clipped to my hair. But just so you know, there are other ways to attach i
Bonding works for me because is the most comfortable and most natural looking for me. I had not lost 98% of my hair as someone else suggested, but more like 50%. I wouldn't have wanted to wait until that much of my hair was gone. I have no regrets. My hair was going to continue to thin anyway and bonding gives me full control (no salon or stylist needed) and is not painful or uncomfortable for me like the other methods mentioned were.
Everyone has their own preferences. There is no right or wrong way to go. Most of us who bond experimented with various options before settling on bonding.
Susan • Sr. Content Developer and hair wearer