Which African American Hair Weave
Textures Look Natural? (Part Two)

"Which African American hair weave textures look natural on someone with Afro hair?"

As we said before, there are several African American hair weave textures that fit flawlessly on the gamut of Afro hair textures. If you have Afro hair (whether or not you're African American) and want to choose African American hairpieces with textures that are a closer match to your natural growth hair, then your four top texture options are:

Afro curl

Kinky curl (loose Afro curl)

Kinky straight

Yaki straight

This article runs through two of the four textures that are closest to Afro hair and a summary of how to care for each texture and what's more, there's also a guide about Afro curl or kinky curl hair weave and guide about how to care for Afro weave -  what's more, there's a guide to daily styling hair weave products, a guide for washing hair weave and of course guides for nourishing oils and conditioners for hair weave, so nothing has been left out - hooray! (Click on images to enlarge)

Textures for African American Hair Weave... Kinky Straight

The kinky straight texture is basically a texture that resembles Afro hair that has been blow dried straight. The texture is technically straight as there are no curls or waves, but there are small...um...well... kinks. OK, OK but you can see what we mean from the image below.

It's a popular texture available in a broad range of colours and lengths. It's as versatile as it is popular so if you feel like adding curls and waves; get your heat styling tools out.

Summary of Hair Care for Kinky Straight Hair Weave

Follow the top tips below for combing styling and moisturising your kinky straight hair to keep it in tip-top condition:

Detangle kinky straight hair with fingers first, starting at the ends of the hair and working upwards and avoid tugging at the hair when brushing or combing  (single tied wefts should be combed with care).

Use lower heat setting for heat styling to preserve the lifespan of the hair.

Keep the hair moisturised daily with oil free sprays or moisturizers without mineral oils. There are plenty of plant-based oils for hair that provide nourishment African American textured hair weave.

Textures for African American Hair Weave... Yaki Straight

There are variations of the Yaki straight texture such as light Yaki, Italian Yaki, or relaxed hair but the essence of the Yaki straight texture is that it resembles Afro hair that has been chemically straightened (relaxed).

It's a straight texture with great movement and fluidity and is usually the go to texture for those with Afro hair looking for a straight texture that would be achievable with natural Afro hair.

It's a really popular texture because it looks like relaxed (chemically straightened) hair and this popularity means you get great lengths (up to 38 inches) and great colours like pastels, dip-dyes, ombre, blondes, bright colours as well as traditional darker colours.

Much like its cousin, kinky straight hair, you can add waves and curls with wet sets or with heat styling tools.

Summary of Hair Care for Yaki Straight Hair Weave

Follow the top tips below for combing styling and moisturising your Yaki straight hair to keep it in tip-top condition:

Detangle Yaki hair with fingers first, starting at the ends of the hair and working upwards and avoid tugging at the hair when brushing or combing as the hair weave is sewn into your own hair and you don't want to pull at it.

Use lower heat setting for heat styling to preserve the lifespan of the hair.

Keep the hair moisturised daily with oil free sprays or moisturizers without mineral oils. There are plenty of plant-derived oils for hair that are better suited to your Yaki straight hair weave.

Whatever you're looking for, the benefit of hair extensions is that you can try out any of the different African American hair weave textures including wavy textures for African American hair extensions in this guide to find out what works best for you and how you like to wear your hair.

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