Straightening KK Jumbo Braid Experiment - Photos!

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Straightening KK Jumbo Braid Experiment - Photos!

Post by xdnyhair » Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:35 pm

Hi everybody! I just wanted to share some photos from and experiment I just did with straightening/smoothing Kanekalon Jumbo Braid. I hope you find them helpful, even though they're kind of simple!

I wanted to try out some different methods of straightening:

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From left to right: Untouched KK Jumbo Braid, Jumbo Braid spritzed with water and straightened with a hair dryer on medium, and Jumbo Braid straightened with steam heat

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The steam-straightened sample has a nice shine to it!

I've never worked with KK Silky Straight before, so if anybody can tell me if the texture of my straightened KK Jumbo Braid is similar or comparable to Silky Straight, let me know! Thanks for looking :)

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Post by pinkbeautykiller » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:25 am

Looking at the last picture it looks kind of like the silky kk hair, either way they both look great! i love that blue

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Post by rivetlicker_ » Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:15 am

Silky KK is a lot thicker than straightened jumbo braid, but it's somewhat close :)

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Post by xdnyhair » Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:19 am

rivetlicker_ wrote:Silky KK is a lot thicker than straightened jumbo braid, but it's somewhat close :)
Oooh, does that mean that each strand is thicker? Or that there's just more in a package?

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Post by rivetlicker_ » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:52 am

I replied earlier, but I think the board ate my post!

I said that each strand is thicker. I guess the finer strands in jumbo make it easier to wave and backcomb, because Silky is a real turd sometimes (especially Kikko, but we now have jumbo braid alternatives).

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Post by LittlePinkFaery » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:04 pm

Pouring just off boil water over if or dipping it in works too:)

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Post by VixenSingsBlack » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:50 am

I use hair straighteners on a low setting to straighten my Jumbo Braid. Lots of people say not to, but it's never been a problem for me. I used to use boiling water, but it was too much fuss.

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Post by LittlePinkFaery » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:41 am

I just hung strips on the washing line and poured boiling water over it :) easy :)

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Post by trippytroll » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:53 am

yeh ive done the boiling water and hair straighteneing method and founf the biling water much easier, so much less hassle and a lot quicker to
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Post by toxic trish » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:26 pm

i straighten my jumbo braid a lot for making naturals etc and my friend tough me to just use m hair dryer on a cool to medium setting just putting it near the hair, it has always worked for me and i feel like it backcomb's better (for naturals at least) and the tips if left loose look so much more natural hope this helps x
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Post by brandalynn » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:34 pm

I use my curling iron on low to med. low. It goes alot faster for me and I get lovely results and pretty curls if the mood hits me.
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Re: Straightening KK Jumbo Braid Experiment - Photos!

Post by MizB » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:00 am

Ooo! When you say you used steam, how exactly did you apply the steam?

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