Would You Wear Kinky Hair Extensions?

African export kinky hair extensions

I have used extensions off and on during my hair journey and I genuinely think that they are a valid way to protect your hair from the elements as you allow it to grow out underneath. Hey, we all know that ‘a good regimen’ without protective styling isn’t enough for many of us to get long hair so every method helps right?

I have tried straight and kinky curly extensions in the past. In my experience trying to keep your natural leave out hair straight to match extensions is a nightmare and one that generally results in you having to flat iron every day, not great.

Blending with curly extensions is also hit and miss because some hair textures just won’t hold on to the created curl pattern long enough to have a flawless blend. Again this means a LOT of manipulation on your leave out hair. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just let your leave out do it’s thing? Shrink, poof out, whatevs.

I was recently made aware of a new company that is offering extensions that blend beautifully with kinky hair textures; think stretched and combed out 4a and 4b kinks. Luckily enough YouTuber African Export has already used and installed this hair. Take a look . . .

Can I just say, WOW, after watching the video you can see that the kinky hair extensions blend flawlessly with her real hair (which is gorgeous anyway) and the whole look is on point. Also goes to show that even at 18 inches kinky hair will always want to shrink back to your shoulders!

What do you think ladies? Would you wear these extensions?


Originally posted 2013-09-28 15:00:01.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

ENJOYED THIS POST? JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER!

Sign Up Now




Comments

  1. John Barze
    John Barze

    Didn’t know they have this…now I get why everyone takes my own hair for extensions when I wear it out…

  2. Lotty Jay
    Lotty Jay

    I sure would. There are many styles out there and I’m about to do my own crochet weave using kinky hair and I’m excited about it.

    1. Lady Audrey
      Lady Audrey

      Yes. I don’t mind “dealing” with my texture. I would use the protective style to cut down onto styling time every now and then. Cowashing is no fun for me during the winters so having my own hair moisturized and braided underneath a kinky weave would be a win-win for me.

  3. Georgiana Gray
    Georgiana Gray

    I watched the tutorial, and it was great. I was looking for this type of hair extension and of course hadn’t found it in my “local store”. Enjoyed the video tutorial and will check out the website.

  4. F.a. Ellis
    F.a. Ellis

    Yes, I would.But, I would classify it as a protective style,and not my own if some one were to ask how I take care of my natural hair.I’ve seen pics and read women given advice in a natural hair forum with sewed in hair,and extensions.#JMO By the way, AfricanExport, is one of my YouTube gurus I watch.

  5. RukiaBlack Blazer
    RukiaBlack Blazer

    mos def! 1 thousand yes I would wear complex African Textured weaves. WHERE HAS THIS BEEN FOR THE PAST 40YRS????

    Perfect way to get BLACKMEN OF OUR BACKS ON, CALLING US OUT ON WANTING TO BE WHITE,LIKE ITS truth.

  6. Sonia Aberdeen-Connor Williams
    Sonia Aberdeen-Connor Williams

    I’m guessing or surmising that relaxed heads most likely wouldn’t, but most of us naturals would. Yes I have my own hair but as others have said it’s the perfect protective style. Plus for me it enables me to do styles that I can’t achieve with just my own hair due to not just length but thickness also. I feel so fake with straight weave. 🙂

  7. Leondras Harris
    Leondras Harris

    I love this… I would wear it while my relaxed hair grows out… Not ready to cut it all off yet…. I really want this hair… Does it come on weft.

  8. Latoya Aaliyah Small

    The only hair I’ve ever worn was during box braids I’ve never worn any sew in or any type of weave extension or wig. My hair always been very long I’m at 16 inches now so I probably wouldn’t just stick with my braids if I want a protective style. I think that it’s cute tho.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *