The Benefits of Yarn Braids

Jokingly when I first heard about yarn braids, I thought to myself, “Someone was broke one day and decided to give this a try”. However after doing research and taking the time to think about it, it doesn’t seem like such a bad idea. Since I had some acrylic yarn handy I decided to do a test braid to see how it would look. I expected it to look ridiculous but once it was completely braided surprisingly it looked great. yarn braids

Yagazie Emezie Rocking Yarn Braids

Benefits   It definitely is a money saver. You can buy 1 or 2 packs of acrylic yarn not the wool one ( this can dry out your hair) and have enough to complete your whole head for anywhere between $5 to $7 or perhaps even less. Whereas with braiding hair you are spending $2.99 or so per pack and you will need about 4 to 5 packs of hair so you will at least be spending somewhere in the neighborhood of $15.00 or more. Eliminate the Mess. I am sure even  if you are neat you can create a mess with yarn, but it probably doesn’t  come close to the mess that you experience with weave. It gets all over your house and the strands follow you around, the mess that comes with braiding hair is super annoying. They look natural. As long as they are done properly you will not be able to tell that they are Yarn Braids. All you have to do is make sure that the end of the yarn is sealed and you have a beautiful braided style. Con The only disadvantage is the ends of the Yarn definitely give it away if they are not sealed by burning them. Otherwise they are a cute, low cost, protective hairstyle.

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  1. Jaz says

    Okay so I wanted to do yarn locs to begin my dread journey. I was going to keep the yarn locs in until my hair grew to my shoulders or a nice length then I was going to cut the extensions off. Can I and should I do this with yarn or should I invest in some Marley hair.

  2. Sade says

    I want to do yarn braids but the color I really want isn’t 100% acrylic. Is 80% acrylic, 20% wool okay to use on hair?

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