How To Do Hair Wraps With Kinky Hair Extensions

African Hair Wraps With Kinky Extensions

Kinky hair wraps are braided using kinky hair extensions. A kinky hair extension has a fuzzy, springy rope like look and is synthetic with a coarse texture. Braiding kinky hair wraps extensions involves taking one strand of a kinky hair piece, manually unraveling the kinky strand, folding the unraveled strand so that one part of the strand is longer than the other, then placing the folded part of the strand onto a divided section of hair. Wrapping or winding begins from the natural hair root. The kinky hair extensions used in this African hair braiding technique come in a variety of colors that include black, gold, brown and red.


How To Do An African Hair Wrap With Kinky Hair Extensions – Video

 
Is there any treatment that should be done prior to braiding the perfect kinky hair wraps?

Begin by shampooing and conditioning your natural hair with warm water. Remove excess moisture by using a blow dryer set to low. Oil the scalp and the natural hair evenly and lightly then massage the scalp. Use braid spray even after the braids have been installed to prevent itching and to keep your head moisturized. Take care of your hair line! Keep it conditioned and moisturized.

Note: If you have a perm, you must apply hair treatment prior to braiding hair wraps with kinky hair extensions.

 
Which tools, extensions or accessories are required to braid wrapped kinky hair extensions?

You will need a hair brush, comb, at least three packages of kinky hair extensions, and a good hair food and if you desire, a hair band or a hair clip to keep the braids in place.

 
Do you need to oil your fingers to make it easier to braid kinky hair wraps?

To reduce friction between your fingers and the braids, use a quality hair food on your fingertips.

 
What are the common ways of finishing the ends of wrapped kinky hair extensions?

You should finish the ends of wrapped kinky hair extensions buy tying a small knot.

 
How can someone remove wrapped kinky hair extensions?

kinky hair wraps are removed by cutting the wrapped kinky hair extension where it meets your natural hair, and then using a toothed comb to undo the remaining natural hair – kinky extension combo.

 
What are the advantages of braiding wrapped kinky hair extensions?
  1. The kinky braids are not heavy on the head.
  2. Kinky hair wraps promote hair growth.
  3. Wrapped kinky braids take less time to finish braiding.
  4. You can combine different colors of kinky hair extensions easily.
 
What are the disadvantages or challenges of braiding wrapped kinky hair extensions?
  1. The kinky hair extensions are not reusable.
  2. They generally cost more than regular synthetic hair extensions.
  3. Kinky hair wraps cannot be washed since they get tangled and frizz up.
 
Is braiding wrapped kinky hair extensions on short hair any different from braiding long hair?

It is easier to braid longer hair. That is, hair that is longer than an inch long. It is difficult to make the initial wrap on extremely short hair. The hair extensions can become loose and fall off easily and more quickly if it cannot be initially firmly wrapped around one’s own natural hair.

 
How many different thicknesses or types of wrapped kinky hair extensions are there?

There are 3 types of braid thicknesses with kinky hair extensions: thin, medium and thick.

Thinly wrapped kinky braids can take between five to six hours to complete and braiding the entire head requires between two to three kinky hair extensions packages.

To make a thin kinky extension strand, you will need to unravel the kinky strand then split it up so that it is about the same thickness of one to two combined strands of knitting wool.

Medium wrapped kinky braids may take up to four hours braid and you would need three kinky hair extensions packages. You do not need to split the unraveled kinky braid extension to begin braiding.

Thick wrapped kinky braids could take two hours and also require three kinky hair extension packages on average. You will need to unravel and combine a number of kinky hair extension strands so as to create one thick strand. The thickness of the thicker kinky strand is normally similar to the thickness derived from combining 6 to 9 strands of knitting wool.

 
On average, how long do the different thicknesses or types of wrapped kinky hair extensions last before becoming messy and untidy?

With proper and regular maintenance, all the different sizes of wrapped braids may take between two to three months before they begin showing signs of untidiness. Try not to keep changing styles. A ponytail will keep the wrapped braids tidy for a longer time.

 
What steps should you take to maintain tidy wrapped kinky hair extensions?

Regular moisturizing of the scalp with braid spray will go a long way in ensuring that your hair wrapped kinky braids are comfortable and last for as long as possible. Also, before going to bed, you should tie your braids together in bun preferably under a hair net. This will help keep the braids neat and in place.

 
What happens when wrapped kinky hair extensions get soaked in water?

The wrapped kinky braids can become loose and begin to unravel if they are soaked in water for an extended period of time. It is prudent to wear a shower cap prior to taking a shower.

 
How are dirty wrapped kinky hair extensions cleaned?

The easiest way to clean dirty hair wrapped kinky braids is to apply some mineral oil on a cotton ball and then clean out the offending dirt and grime. Thereafter, apply braid spray.

 
What happens when wrapped kinky hair extensions are braided improperly?
  1. Improperly braided hair wraps with kinky hair extensions always look messy and untidy.
  2. Extremely tightly wrapped kinky hair extensions will cause pain and sores on the scalp leading to damage on the hairline.
  3. Overly tight wrapped kinky braids will also create a braided strand that is particularly crooked.
 
How can you braid wrapped kinky hair extensions improperly?

You can braid wrapped kinky hair extensions improperly by not having tight winding turns as you braid. You should remember though not to be too aggressive while wrapping the strand. If the winding turns you create while wrapping the kinky hair extensions around your natural hair are not close together, you will visibly see gaps between one winding turn to another.

 
Can you describe in words what the common styles of wrapped kinky hair extensions are?

You can weave the wrapped kinky hair extension braids together by using thread. They look neat and elegant when tied in a ponytail or you could let the braids hang loosely.

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