Braiding Hair

Searching for the perfect protective style can sometimes be difficult once you find that perfect style you have to choose braiding hair. With some many different types of braiding hair on the market, this too can sometimes be a difficult task. We’ve put together a list of some of the most popular and highly reviewed braiding hair found online.


What qualifies as good synthetic hair extensions?

  • It must be able to provide a balance between value and purpose. So basically, regardless of how little it cost (and they can be really cheap),  it should be fit for purpose.

  • It should be hard wearing and durable, considering that it is most likely to be worn for a few weeks.

  • It shouldn’t disintegrate with heat. I.e it shouldn’t burn when straightened or curled or dipped in hot water as most styles would require.


The most popular material used to make synthetic hair extensions is a special type of fibre called Kanekalon.

Kanekalon fibres are modified acrylic fibers that stem from acrylonitriles and vinyl chloride. The result is a light and soft synthetic hair extension.

A hair company, Xpressions, already own the Kanekalon name, so many other hair makers might use other names to describe the fibres.


xpressions braiding hair

Xpressions Braiding Hair

This company has been producing hair in Africa since 1997. Their motto with all their products is “diligence, honesty and sincerity.

Xpressions braiding hair is 100% kanekalon, this hair is know for its smooth, soft, and light texture.

This braiding hair is a little bit more expensive than normal kanekalon hair, costing anywhere from $4-$6.

This braiding hair can be used for senegalese twist, cornrows, lemonade braids, box braids, and more.

Recent 5 ★★★★★ Star Review:

Make sure you taper the ends!
February 17, 2018
Size: Pack of 3|Color: 1B|Verified Purchase
Ding Dian Kanekalon Braiding Hair

Kanekalon Braiding Hair

This is a type of synthetic hair thats been used since the 80’s. This hair is light, doesn’t shed, no odors, smooth, fluffy, durable, and soft.

This braiding hair can be used for senegalese twist, cornrows, lemonade braids, box braids, and more.

Hair description

Color:Black-dark brown-light brown

24inch 100% Kanekalon Synthetic Ombre Jumbo Braids Hair Extension

Material: High Temperature Kanekalon Heat-Resistant Fiber Synthetic Hair, Soft and Tangle Free, Hold The Texture Well.

Color: Two Tone & Three Tone, Ombre colors,We have 7 popular products, you can select any one you like.

Size: 24” in Package, 48” when unfolded it, long enough for your request, 95-100g/Piece in a plastic bag, 5 Pieces/pack.

Usage: For Daily Use, Performance, Party, Wedding, Cosplay etc.It makes you seem more beautiful.

Advantage: The Hair by Very Healthy, Soft, Durable, Let You Feel More Comfortable When Using and You Can Use It for Long Time.

Hair Quality: Heat Resistant Syntheic Fiber, Double Thick Ended

Recent 5 ★★★★★ Star Review:

Beautiful hair!
September 23, 2017
Color: Black-dark brown-light brown|Verified Purchase
 I am a professional braider, and I ordered this hair to do this braided style on myself which consists of individuals in the back and a layer of cornrows at the top pulled up into a bun, I ordered 10 packs of this ombré hair and used 7 and a half for this style, I’ve posted a picture of the hair as it comes as well as after I stretched it, you have to be really careful with stretching ombré hair so that you don’t disturbed the ombré coloring, each bundle was very full, the strands of hair are thick and more silkier than Yaky which makes the braids a little heavy, the hair also don’t seal very well in hot water so I added a platinum blonde at the end with a hair that does seal very well with hot water which also made the ombré affect even more attractive, I’ve gotten so many compliments on the hair as well as the style and yes I would definitely order this product a dozen times over & I can’t wait to do so!!


Marley Braiding Hair

Long Marley Braiding Hair

Marley braiding hair closely resembles a natural afro kinky curly texture. This braiding hair is light with a human hair feel. It is 100% kanekalon.

This braiding hair can be used for faux locs, crochet, senegalese twist, cornrows, lemonade braids, box braids, and more.

Recent 5 ★★★★★ Star Review:

How long you been growing your locs? Lol

October 8, 2017

Verified Purchase
Mirras Havana Braiding Hair

Havana braiding hair is created from synthetic fiber that blends well with a wide variety of dirrefent textures. The hair is soft and dense.

Mainly used in a havana twist hairstyle.

Havana is one of the pricier options for protective styling. One pack will cost you about $13, you can get them cheaper if you buy in bulk. For a full head of twists, you’ll need about 4-6 packs.

About This Hair

  • 100% Kanekalon
  • Non-flammable
  • Can be hot water curled
Recent 5 ★★★★★ Star Review:
Love, Love. Love

October 19, 2017

Size: 18inch|Color: 1B#|Verified Purchase