Best Kanekalon hair for Box braids

Best Kanekalon hair for Box braids

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Posted: Aug 21 2006 at 1:17pm Just thought I'd share ladies... I just microbraided with kanekalon and after a week and a half, the hair is still smooth and very soft. It has the texture and look of human hair and I love it. People keep asking. They are very surprised when I tell them its regular old kanekalon that you do box braids with

My hair is microed very small and left loose at the ends (its only braided less than a quarter inch, so you cant see where the braids start unless you part the hair and look. It looks very natural. I left the hairline out all around for it to blend.

-first off, I did the micros without putting the hair in hot water to make it straight, like is usually done at the salons. Then when I was done microing, I blew the hair straight (put the dryer on high). The kanekalon gets straight in seconds, once th heat hits it (you dont need to wet the hair or anything). I applied moisturizer to the ends of my hair before blow drying and sealed with Africa's Best herbal oil. I also applied the oil to the whole length of the kanekalon, before blowing. After about 1 minute of high-speed blowing, the hair is super straight, SOFT and shiny.

I've been wearing my hair in a not too tight bun since I got it done with a slight part at the front (the hair I left out around the hairline covers the braids, so you cant see them. I comb/brush gently at nights and tie with a silk scarf (put the hair in a light bun for a slighly wavy effect the next morning if you plan to wear a pony-tail) In the mornings, I rub a dab of Africa's Best herbal oil in my palms until it gets...


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