When getting braided hair, one of the most common reasons some will choose to go with human hair is to get a softer more natural appearance without the additional weight that can come from using other synthetic fabrics. Human hair on the other hand has no dyes, which is another advantage it offers over synthetic hair. Additionally, human hair has elasticity and control, unlike synthetic material that can become sagged and loose over time. It is also usually treated chemically to keep it looking good. This further reduces the chance of the hair becoming stained or damaged.
For this reason, human braids are a popular choice for those who want their hair to look healthier and more natural. However, if you’re not into the whole organic thing, there are still other options available. You can purchase organic braids made from man-made blends such as rice bran and aloe vera. These products are usually more affordable than the natural ones, however, they do not last nearly as long and can be difficult to style.
If you’re interested in the more natural or “fancier” look, you can purchase organic hair that has been braided or mixed up with other materials to create curly texture. In this case, you may need to purchase a few boxes or packages of braid or twist to keep your bundles from being too uniform. The added bulk can make curly hair look unruly, but a little bit of help with the styling can help this look to work well for your hair type.
Many different human braiding hairstyles can work for different people. It is important, though, to remember that these different hairstyles are typically dependent on the natural texture and weight of the particular hair that you have. The weight of the hair will make a big difference in how well the hairstyle works for you. Those with very fine hair can often get away with wearing hair extensions or braids without having to worry about them showing. For those with coarse or thin hair, hairstyles that pull tangle and bounce can be more difficult to accomplish.
If you have extremely thick hair, consider either purchasing an extension that matches your hair color or investing in an individual braided extension. A professional stylist can assist you in selecting the best braid for your needs and provide advice on styling. Silk hair extensions, on the other hand, tend to have a silkier texture than natural human hair and can provide the perfect match for any hair color. Braids can even be worn with natural hair if you want, although many stylists do not recommend this. Long flowing hair, however, is a better choice for braiding.
There are two main types of hair extensions – standard and box braids. Standard extensions are available in a variety of lengths, including straight and curly. They can also be colored and, depending on the type of hair you purchase, may be able to be dyed to match your natural hair color. You can purchase standard braid extensions in silk, synthetic human hair, or natural hair such as alopecia.
Box braids, as their name implies, consist of small, evenly spaced strips of hair that are cut into smaller bundles. These smaller bundles can then be sewn or braided into your human braiding hair hairstyle. They are great for those who don’t have a lot of time to style their hair and do not want to spend hours doing so. These small and evenly spaced sections can easily be attached to the ends of your existing hair without the use of hot appliances or mani-pads.
Micro braids are the last option for those who want the convenience of these larger, heavier styles without sacrificing any length, volume, or texture. You can use these small, lightweight styles over again because they lay smooth and flat. Many hairstylists at local salons or businesses in your neighborhood may offer these larger, bulkier varieties for a great price. Just remember that you can always return any massages, hairstyles, or extensions you decide to try to your normal braids.