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Kanekalon Braids Are Officially a Thing and Not Only for Natural Hair


It goes without saying that braids are one of the hottest trends right now. But not every girl has the length and volume to achieve the exact look they want when it comes to creating cool braided looks. Synthetic hair has always been an option, but now kanekalon hair has become the go-to for ladies wishing to pump up their braids. Using these extensions is easy because they are stylish, incredibly soft and durable.


What Is Kanekalon?

For those of you who aren’t familiar with kanekalon, this hair extension is by far the best for braid styles because of its composition. For 50 years, kanekalon has been a world-renowned synthetic fiber made of modified acrylic fibers that stem from acrylonitriles and vinyl chloride, if you want to get technical. Basically, this fiber is ideally available for synthetic hair because it closely resembles human hair thanks to its natural softness.


This fiber is often creamy or white and comes in a variety of lengths, crimp levels and deniers. It contains an array of shrinking potentials and is easy to seal with steam and other related methods. The best quality of kanekalon hair is Futura because it’s the most heat resistant-taking the worry out of styling. Ultima hair is also high quality and most resembles human hair because its made with natural collagen protein that lends a rich, moisturized feel.