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Choose Indian Human Hair for Your Braids
After years of abusing my hair with poor quality extensions, harsh chemicals and damaging dyes, I decided to give my poor hair a rest with human hair braids.
It was shortly before the birth of my first child and I was anxious to find a hairstyle that wouldn't require much maintenance. I knew that I would be busy with the baby, and I wanted a get-up-and-go hairstyle.
My first clue should have been the cheap price...
When I made my trip to the local braid shop, the braider told me that the micro-braid style that I wanted would be $100 and would take several hours. I thought $100 was a reasonable price, and I told her I would have to come back when I purchased the bulk braiding hair to complete the style. She informed me that the hair was included in the price, and they had plenty of it on-site that I could use. Big mistake.
After a few hours, the style was complete and it looked great. I got plenty of compliments and I would be able to wear my low-maintenance 'do for at least 3-4 months. Or so they told me. After about two weeks, the braids started to clump together and get tangled. Then I got caught in the rain. The cheap, imitation synthetic hair that they had sold me was harder than old pot scrubbing pads. I was so angry. Never again would I use that imitation synthetic hair. I had learned my lesson!
I wasn't going to make the same mistake twice...
Fast forward five years. I was expecting my second child, and like before, I wanted a low-maintenance hairstyle that would look good with little effort. This time, armed with more education about the right kind of hair, I chose Indian remy bulk hair for braiding. Since the hair is 100% human, I didn't have to worry about it turning into a matted bird's nest after a few days. I asked my stylist to leave the ends loose so that I could style it myself. Since it's human hair, I would be able to apply heat to it, curl it and style it just as I would my own hair.
My hairstyle turned out great! And it lasted for months--not weeks like that other hair I had used. I've used wavy bulk Indian hair for my braids ever since, and the texture is so soft and natural and it has this amazing shine to it.
Take it from me...
So ladies, take my advice. When you're getting your hair braided, purchase your hair before you go to the braid shop from a reputable online retailer. Your hair will look more natural and you will have a fantastic and long-lasting style.