KinkyCurlyYaki - Styling & Review
By Sumetra Reed
This year I'm challenging myself to do and try new things when it comes to styling. I'm so excited to try hair from KinkyCurlyYaki. They specialize in providing natural texured, 100% human hair. There are five available textures - Light Yaki, Coarse Yaki, Kinky Straight, Kinky Curly and Afro Kinky Curly (closures and clip ins are also available).
I've been into making my own units and wanted to try something different. I ordered 3 bundles of 18" and a 16" closure in the coarse yaki. I wanted to try something that looked natural and would allow me to wear it either straight or curly.
The hair arrived wrapped in pretty green tissue paper with a few cards (one of which included the details of my order). I also received lip balm in a really cute sheer purple pouch. The hair was already washed and smelled amazing which was a huge plus. I loved how soft the hair was and was shocked at how natural the hair looked. I couldn't wait to construct my unit to see how it would look.
After marking my wig cap for the closure and track placement, I sewed on the lace closure first. The closure was nice and the lace color was a medium to light brown which would go well with my complexion. I sewed on the tracks next using the fold over method which means I did not cut the weft. Not cutting the weft helps to prevent shedding. What I really liked is that I didn't have any shedding while making my unit. If I did, it was such a small amount that I didn't even notice. On top of that, the hair didn't tangle or knot up. I ended up using 2 1/2 bundles to complete the unit. It turned out so full and natural looking.
Once I finished sewing on the tracks, I cut off the cap under the lace closure and removed the front lace of the closure. I added a very small amount of concealer just to blend the closure in with my skin tone. I placed the unit on and fell in love. I had to remind myself that this hair is not coming out of my scalp because it looks and feels so natural. I love this hair in the natural state which is a blown out look.
But I wanted to take it a step further and add some wand curls to my unit. I used Beyond the Zone - Smooth Criminal heat protectant. I set my curling wand at 360 degrees. I allowed my curls to cool and fall into place before doing any separation and fluffing. The hair holds curls very well. After curling the unit and allowing the curls to set, I used my fingers to fluff my hair (I LOVE LOVE LOVE big hair).
This is my favorite unit! I was totally impressed by the hair and would order from them again. In the future I see myself adding a little color to this unit just to give it a different look.
So which do you like best, straight or curly?
Check out my video below.