Saturday, July 20

Single Braids with Xpression Collection Hair

Hey Y'all! Guess how I spent my Friday night? Yup, braiding my hair.
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. 

6 comments:

  1. Its funny that a friend was telling me about Kanekalon hair because I'm thinking about getting either twist or braids.

    I'm amazed at people who do it themselves. I have so much hair, that it'll prob take me days to do. Microbraids aren't even a option for me.

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    1. Oh really, that will be nice.

      It takes time to learn how to do it yourself, but it's easier than it seems.

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  2. Ms.D you are so talented. I need to learn how to do the "knot" thingy, not quite a knot but whatever it's called that secures our hair and the extension hair. This looks so good. You did a great job. Were your arms burning?

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    1. Awww thank you so much.
      I know what you mean and with practice, I'm sure you will get it.
      Thanks again and yes, they sure were..lol

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  3. did you cut the hair into 4 sections or 3?

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