Facts About Kinky Hair Extensions For Black Women
An African American woman’s hair is just not the same as other hair types. It needs constant work, a heck of a lot of moisture to keep it silky and, to make matters worse, it has a texture all of its own (that is usually prone to tugging)! If this sounds like you then don’t worry! Kinky hair extensions are already here and they don’t take much fuss at all to use!
What’s the difference between kinky and curly textures?
Kinky hair, sometimes known as texture type 4, is not quite the same as a natural curl. Someone with big bouncing curls will have hair that grows out from the scalp in neat little spirals. When you have kinky hair this simply isn’t the case.
Kinky hair almost resembles hair that has been met with a crimping iron. It is less of a spiral and more of a zig-zag, with the hair sometimes doubling back on itself or generally otherwise pointing at exactly the opposite angle than what you wanted it to. Kinky hair can be a nightmare to maintain and to control… but if you use the right extensions you could accentuate that look and turn it into something much more sexy!
Whether you have kinks or curls one fact is indisputable – that hair extensions can give you a fuller hairdo for longer. The only tip we have at this point is to buy the closest match that you can to your hair texture and color That way the extensions will be all the easier to blend in with your natural hair!
How to care for Brazilian kinky hair
Brazilian women are the most predisposed to having a natural kink to their hair as opposed to a full on curl, so it is important that they learn early on how to look after such locks. Of course most women from this culture would tend to focus on buying straight extensions – but have you ever considered that kinky hair extensions would bush up your look and flesh out your hair for the better? All it takes is a little kink…
Brazilian kinky hair needs that little bit extra TLC to keep the texture from tangling the hair in on itself. The first mistake that women often make when dealing with these extensions is that they over-work the hair. Too much touching will lessen you crimp, too much brushing will make your hair fall flatter – keep the hair patting to a minimum for optimum Brazilian bounce.
Some products will also put a little added pressure on the scalp, as most hair extensions will. Don’t worry too much about it, but treat the problem with a little quick-absorbing oil that you can rub into your scalp at the end of each night. Only after making sure you have detangled it all with a wide comb, of course.
Your Brazilian kinky hair is pretty fragile, so you will want to leave off as much of the product as is possible. Don’t use creams or oils applied directly to the hair as they will way it down and straighten it out – which is the last thing you want to happen to your lovely, perky new hair extensions.
When treated correctly a Brazilian kink is a beautiful hairstyle that provides you with bounce and will make you want to shake your head around all day long. Which is absolutely fine – just keep those fingers out of there! When it comes to preparing your hair in the morning, you simply brush gently with a wide comb to detangle – and you should be ready to go. It really is that easy!
Remember: Afro textures are not complicated to use. Once they have been added to the hair all you need to do is wash and condition as normal, then leave to dry. Human hair will kink all by itself without the use of added products! Sleep with your hair in a loose ponytail for the best kink for longer!
How many bundles of kinky curly hair extensions will I need?
Hair extensions typically come in a variety of lengths from 12 right through to 20 inches. So first of all, select the length of extension that you require. A fuller, bouncier hair do will perhaps cross the sizes and use a few different ones. Also you must make sure that you have selected the right texture that will give you the best match to your natural hair. This is very important when it comes to blending – you don’t want anyone to know you are wearing extensions, do you?
For longer, thicker or fuller hair, four pieces might be enough. They should be separated out into sections on the head and attached. For those who wish their hair was full and bouncy, six sections of extensions are advised – but you may wish to use more, if you want maximum appeal. Mix up the lengths too for variants in style and to give your Brazilian kinky hair a perk up. Learn more about our amazing textures.
Nobody should be scared of applying a kink to their hair, but for best results you should aim for all human hair, since this keeps its bounce better, leaving you happier for longer and your hair do on peak form. Perhaps the best part of using human hair is how natural and easy to manage it is, the second best part is how well it blends into your own hair.
We hope we have helped to answer some of your kinky hair extension questions today. Remember to sleep with that hair tied back, use as few products as possible and to try not to touch your hair… which will be hard if you have followed our instructions because your bounce will be perfection itself!