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. Here are some benefits of yarn braids if you are considering them:yarn braids

Yagazie Emezie Rocking Yarn Braids


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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.

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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.

Get The Look of Locs Without the Commitment

With yarn braids you can achieve a similar look to dreadlocks without the commitment of locking up your hair. This can help you determine whether you do want to just go for it or it can be just a fun style to change things up with.

The only disadvantage is the ends of the Yarn definitely give it away if they are not sealed properly by burning them. Otherwise they are a cute, low cost long term protective hairstyle, that will give you a break from styling your hair. Although it will be low maintenance do not forget to moisturize your hair with a moisturizing spray product to avoid drying out and damaging your hair.

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  • Im sending my 11 yo daughter away for a 8 wk camp for the summer, so she needs very low maintenance braids that she can maintain herself and will keep for at least 10 weeks. She is very active and sweats a lot. I’m planning to have her hair boxed braided into a shoulder length bob style. Some tell me to use natural hair in her braids because it is soft and nice. Other tell me to use synthetic hair because it looks better for a longer time and sheds less. How about using yarn? Will it last long? Easy to maintain? Soft and non-shedding? Not itchy? Where do I get it? From any regular textile shop? Or are there specific yard products for hair? Thank you!

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