Well, I started off twisting it and it just didn't look right to me..so I braided it instead.
I used the Xpression Collection hair that I purchased last April. I know I was complaining about it being $8.00 a pack, but besides the location of where I purchased it, I think I know why it was expensive.
First off, the hair is super LONG. When I cut it in half, it ends up being the same length as a full pack of regular braiding hair. So, if you wanted APL-BSL braids, you could cut them in 4 equal sections.
Also, it's super soft for Kanekalon hair which could be a good or bad thing. My issue with the softness was that the some braids unraveled too easily. That could be avoided if I were to pull the ends, to make an un-blunt(not a word) cut, before braiding.
Anyway, it took me about 7 hours to do this, with a few stops in between, and I used two packs.
I didn't have time to soak the hair in ACV before braiding because I was originally going to do twists, but I sprayed my scalp and some of the length of the braids with ACV/water.
I plan to keep these in for 6 weeks and will post a regimen post shortly.
On to the pics:
I did NOT want super heavy braids..so 2 packs is just fine for me. I'm not the one to use like 6 packs of hair on my head..lol. They could be a little more full, but I could always add some waves or curls.
I'm exhausted, so of course, I'll take and post better pics soon.