Heatless Straight Style


For the 1st week of this protective style challenge I did crochet braids using kanekalon synthetic hair. You know that hair that is usually $1.99 or 3/$5.00 and is used for braiding.


I was inspired to try this after watching youtuber MzChyvus . On me the style is fuller because I used more than she did. On the video she used about 2 packs of hair and used the blow dryer to flatten it. I used 2 1/2 packs and did not use the blow dryer because I don’t have a comb attachment.

Before getting started I co-washed using VO5 strawberry and cream moisture milk conditioner and followed up with a hot oil treatment using olive oil. After rinsing out the oil section hair into 3 sections and let air dry. Once dry I did 12 cornrows going straight back. Braided the ends into one braid going across. Proceeded to crochet the kanekalon hair into braids. Took about 3 hours to finish the crochet process.

 

I’m thinking about keeping this for the next 2 weeks.
Whenever I do crochet braids I never go all the way to my hairline. I figure why cover it everyone knows that this ain’t my hair. Now I can wear a straight ponytail without having to damage my hair with heat from blow drying and flat ironing. I can also play around with other style options
**WARNING**
Keep synthetic hair away from flames and high heat. Although the packaging on 100% kanekalon synthetic braid hair says that it is non-flammable it will burn. If you have every had braid extensions done and the ends burned with a lighter than you know that yes this hair is flammable.

7 Comments

  • Anonymous

    December 10, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    LOVE IT!!!!

  • Curls and Coils

    December 10, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Thank you!

  • Anonymous

    March 23, 2012 at 1:03 am

    very pretty, keep up the good work 🙂

  • Curls and Coils

    March 23, 2012 at 1:04 am

    Thank you!

  • Anonymous

    June 14, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Have you ever tried leaving some of your real with this style?

  • Curls and Coils

    June 14, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Hi Anon! No, I only tried this style the 1 time. If your hair is straight it may not be a bad idea. Since my hair is really coily I would probably have to blow dry it straight or flat iron so the textures will kinda match. Give it a try it might work & if you do I would love to see the results.

    Thanks for reading 🙂

  • Anonymous

    March 14, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    This is a really cute style and you did really well. I want to try this style and then use perm rods on the synthetic hair.