Doing your own braids at home will require that you purchase your bulk hair extensions online. There are specialty shops that sell all types of hair textures from straight,curly, wavy, human hair which order hair online – lokshair and synthetic brands from light blonde to dark brown hair shades.
It is important to remember that the bulk hair comes in 10 inches and goes all the way up to 22 inches in length, depending on how long or short you want your braided style to be you can use between 2 to 3 packs of hair.
Types of Bulk Hair for Braiding
1. Human Hair (Remy) – This type of hair is usually bought and sold from third world countries. The hair is real because it used to belong to another person who had long hair and they cut it to sell for money or as part of a religious ceremony. Very poor woman from India, Peru, China, Philippians, and Eastern Europe will grow their hair and then have it shaved off to be sold in factories that specialize in manufacturing donated hair.
2. Synthetic Hair (Kanekalon) – Unlike the hair trade of imported human hair, synthetic fibers can often look like real hair, and is made mostly of polyfilament, monofilament fibres in acrylic or polyester which can be the right texture for most Afro- Caribbean woman who want to have braided hairstyles.
No matter which type of bulk hair you pick you can experiment with each one to see which will work best for your hair maintenance routine. A few things to consider is that with human hair you can shampoo it and curl it with heat whereas synthetic can only be rinsed and often times is not heat resistant.