|An Experiment in Straightening Kanekalon Jumbo Braid - Photos!
||[Dec. 17th, 2011|02:30 pm]
Fake Hair is Luff
Hi guys! So being home for Christmas has left me with an awful lot of time on my hands, so what else is there to do but play around with fake hair!|
I've been toying with the idea of making a synthetic wig from scratch for NYE (the one I ordered won't get here in time - damn back orders!) I generally prefer shopping at local suppliers rather than online because of the instant gratification. I also feel more at ease being able to actually see the color I'm buying. The problem is, the stores I go to have pretty slim pickings when it comes to the colors available in KK silky braid. So I have to resort to using Kanekalon Jumbo Braid. I want the hair to be smooth and not kinky like it is when it comes straight out of the package, and I've heard you can straighten it to be almost as smooth as silky straight...
So I was goofing around with different methods I've read about and came out with some interesting results that some of you might find helpful:
From left to right: Untouched KK Jumbo Braid, Jumbo Braid spritzed with water and straightened with a hair dryer on medium, and Jumbo Braid straightened with steam heat
The sample straightened with steam heat even has some shine to it now! I'm not sure if it's AS soft/shiny as KK silky straight, but it's a lot better than the original. If anybody can attest to how it compares to silky straight, let me know! It seems like steam heat is always the better choice when dealing with KK braid.
Thanks for looking! Sorry if this is old news to a lot of you - I just wanted to get this community moving T__T