Faking an afro: Crochet with Noble Kinky Bulk Hair
Noble Kinky bulk hair has been around for a while. It looks like natural hair- tight curls and kinks, with frizzy areas too.
A stretched, undefined afro has to be my favourite way to wear my natural hair. It's not the best for the health of my strands though. The ends are left exposed and unprotected, and shrinkage inevitably happens. That equals dryness, knots, tangles and breakage. Nehi.
Hence, crochet with kinky bulk hair. An afro without the consequences. Having my cake and eating it.
I bought two packs in colour 1b/30. One by Noble, the more popular brand; and the other by Ladystar, because there was no other 1b/30 from Noble in the store.
Because I had used it for twists before, the hair was tangled and tough.
I braided my hair in what looked like a beehive pattern- like the picture below but with a centre part, and I left out my hair at the parting and all around the entire perimeter so I could put it up.
When I was done, I trimmed it into shape.
How I styled it
Mostly out as an afro, parted down the middle.
I didn't like the difference in colour between the extensions and my real hair, so next time I'll try to match it more closely.
I also wore it in a puff a number of times and the colour difference worked.
|Ombre puff. Heyyyyy|
About the hair
I got it for N800 or N900 per pack after much haggling at Waterside market, Apapa. Amazing, cos it used to be half that price . It's available in the hair section of most markets and supermarkets in Nigeria.
I used two packs, minus hair lost during detangling.
The hair is nowhere near as soft as real natural hair. It also tangles, so everyday when you let it out of the twists/braids/bantu knots you slept in, you need to have a pair of scissors handy to cut out tangles.
That was how I cut a section of my leave-out one morning. 😒
I kept it in for only 10 days even though I really liked the style.
Would I repurchase? For kinky twists, yes. For a 'fro, maybe. I'd like to try something softer. I once used Janet Noir collection kinky hair and it was really good. I re-used it many, many times.
Would you try this style?