What hair type is best for braids?

The best hair for box braids is the fine quality, unique synthetic hair type called kanekalon hair. How many packs of hair do you need for box braids? Most often, around five to eight packs should be enough to get a full head of box braids.

What is African hair Braiding called?

Cornrows or canerows are a traditional style of braids in which the hair is braided very close to the scalp, using an underhand, upward motion to make a continuous, raised row.

What is a 4c hair type?

Type 4C. 4C textures are similar to 4B textures, but the tightly-coiled strands are more fragile and have a very tight zig-zag pattern that is sometimes indiscernible to the eye. This hair type experiences the greatest amount of shrinkage — about 75 percent or more — than the other textures.

What are the 12 hair types?

12 Types Of Hair

Type 1 (Straight) 3 (Curly)
A Fine, Thin hair, Prone to oil Fine, Loose curls
B Medium, Some volume Medium or Tight curls
C Coarse, Thick, Won’t hold curls Tight, Thick curls

Can u have 2 hair types?

Often times, many naturals have more than one hair type or curl pattern. It’s quite common for you to have a tighter curl pattern in one area and a looser pattern throughout your hair or vice versa.

What are some popular types of hair braids?

Simple 3 Strand Braid. As mentioned,this is the most basic of all types of braids.

  • French braid. This classic has become extremely popular lately.
  • Dutch braid. When you look at it,Dutch braid is basically a French braid done in reverse.
  • Fishtail braid.
  • Waterfall braid.
  • 4 Strand braid.
  • Rope Twisted Braid.
  • How to perfect different types of braids?

    Section the hair into three equal groups.

  • Flip the right strand over the middle.
  • Now that the previous right strand is in the middle,cross the left strand over. You have just created the first twist.
  • Using the same steps,alternately flip left and right until you braided the end of the of your hair roots.
  • Secure your braid with a hair tie.
  • How do you make different kinds of braids?

    – Use the handle of a rat-tail comb to make your parts nice and neat. – Fold the ends of your braids down, then wrap the elastic around them 1 more time for a smoother finish. – Create longer braids by adding strands of braiding extensions to the base of each braid. – Apply a moisturizing cream to your hair as you are braiding it.

    What are the best braids for hair growth?


  • Large
  • Medium
  • Philly (which are usually long enough to have the ends loose and crimped or wavy)