High heat kanekalon is a type of synthetic fiber used for wig making, braids, and dreads. It's quite durable and tough, and has a heat resistance of 250°F (120°C), sometimes higher. It's much softer and silkier than kanekalon and can be a bit slippery. It comes in a considerably wider range of colors than regular kk, though, so sometimes it's worth the effort to work with!
Boiling water sometimes isn't quite hot enough to seal high heat kanekalon. High heat kanekalon does not shrink down like regular kanekalon, and will stay quite soft even when it's set.
We recommend using a steamer or a wet wash cloth and straightener to seal dreads rather than boiling water. For braids, it's best to seal the ends with rubber bands or thread, or use a damp cloth/straightener (like with dreads).
Length: 24" folded, 48" unfolded (60 cm folded, 120 cm unfolded).
Weight: 3.5 ounces (100 g).
Texture: Kinky jumbo braid texture.
Brand: I Kick Shins.
Color: Rainbow (red at the top fading down into neon orange, yellow, cool lime green, aqua, and lilac at the tips). This color is not a blend; the individual strands are multicolored.
In the sixth picture, Brenee is wearing braids made from Rainbow high heat kanekalon.
In the seventh, eighth, and ninth pictures, Alison is wearing a mix of braids, twists, and wrapped dreads made from high heat kanekalon in Barbie Pink, Candyfloss, Mojito, Pale Blue, Pastel Blue, Pure White, Rainbow, Sea Lavender, and Snow Pink, along with solar color change Mood Braid in Ice Sickle, Icy Blue, Italian Ice, and Pink Lemonade.
The last product picture is a color comparison shot that shows Rainbow high heat kanekalon on the left, and kk jumbo braid in Red, Orange, Yellow, Lime Green, Sky Blue, and Orchid from top to bottom on the right.
We do our best to take careful photographs of our products that show their appearance accurately. However, every screen is calibrated differently, and different types of lighting can affect color appearance, so the way a color appears on your device may not be exactly how it looks in person.
We recommend ordering color samples to ensure an accurate match.
We also offer a free color matching service. For custom color matching, just send a sample of your hair--or anything that you want us to match the color of--in a plastic baggy to:
I Kick Shins
690 Roberts Rd #383
Pacifica, CA 94044
Please make sure to put the sample in a plastic bag along with a note indicating what product you want your sample matched with (for example "kanekalon jumbo braid" or "human weaving hair") and your e-mail address in the envelope. When we receive it, we'll match it up and let you know what comes closest.
Please do not put your e-mail address inside the plastic bag. The only thing that should be in the bag is the hair sample.
We are also happy to take color comparison pictures for you. If you'd like to see a few similar colors side by side, contact us and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!