I Kick Shins kanekalon jumbo braid is available in three different styles:
Original: Our original line of kk jumbo braid (in the black packaging) is not pre-stretched and has a very tight crimp to it. It was designed dread-making, so it bunches up a bit when sealed. For best results with braids, you'll want to braid all the way down to the ends without any loose bits, or hold the loose ends straight when dipping. It comes in 100g packs, which is a little bit fuller than average.
Our manufacturer for this hair has gotten a bit inconsistent over the years; some batches come in shinier than others, and sometimes colors change slightly (darker or lighter, more or less vibrant, etc). Make sure to check the description before ordering if you're looking to match hair you purchased previously to ensure that it hasn't changed.
Pre-Stretched 26": This hair is pre-stretched, has a more moderate crimp to it (similar to Amazon 3X), and is quite soft. It comes in 90g packs.
Pre-Stretched 28": This hair is pre-stretched, has more of a traditional jumbo braid texture compared to the 26" hair, but is not as kinky as the regular kk jumbo braid. It comes in 85g packs.
Our kk jumbo braid is not hypoallergenic. We recommend doing an ACV rinse to remove the alkaline lye coating on it prior to installing.