What Is Kinky Straight Hair and Why Should I Choose It for My Hairstyle?



It's a question that's often raised by our customers when they're choosing a new lace wig, hair extensions or wefts.
In a nutshell, kinky straight is the term given to hair that has a classic afro texture, similar to afro hair before it has been relaxed. It is the most obvious choice for women of colour to use because it is similar to their own natural hair, and as such is much less to draw attention to the fact that it might not be the wearer's own hair.

Where does it come from?




The origin of most natural human hair pieces is Indian hair that has been gathered from the temples where it is offered as a donation to the Gods, maybe in return for a stroke of good luck that has befallen the donor, such as the birth of a healthy child, or along with a prayer for good luck in the future. This hair is then collected, sold, and the money used for the maintenance of the temple and the good causes that it may support.
This natural virgin human hair is then processed in a number of ways in accordance with its eventual use.

Silky Straight


The natural Indian hair is washed and used to make either straight or body wave wigs and extensions. The best hair is virgin remy hair, which is only washed: it is never dyed or chemically treated in any way. The term 'remy' means that the hair is always kept lying in the same direction from root to tail and this will help to avoid tangling because the cuticles or scales of the hair are lying in the same direction. Cheaper hair such as the scraps that may be picked up from the barber's floor will be mixed up so often this hair will be coated with silicon to give a smoother silkier feel and to prevent it from tangling too much. Unfortunately, this will wash out with time and the hair will tend to matt unless it is carefully looked after.

Yaki Straight

It is also plaited tightly, wound onto small metal rods and steamed in an oven to create a thicker or 'yaki' texture akin to normal afro relaxed hair. This can come in a variety of thicknesses according to how the process has been done and is a very natural look for afro/caribbean women.

Kinky Straight

If it is plaited more loosely and thicker rods are used it gains the appearance of unrelaxed natural afro hair. This is what is commonly called 'kinky' or 'kinky straight' and has an extremely natural appearance. This is what you might call 'Big Hair' and is definitely a fashion statement.



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