So does hair weave hurt and is it really tight in your head? Well if you get it sewn-in it could very well be tight depending on your stylist. The braiding techniques differ in many people and sometimes the braids are done to tight. If the weave is glued in it’s painless but just make sure it’s not direct to your thirsty roots. Have the stylist place a cap on your head first. To get an idea of how this looks please view the video below. They actually glue the weave and sew it in using a cap in the competitions. Hope this helps ladies.