By Hadassah Agbaps - February 27, 2018

Hi people, what's been on?
So, in today's post I'll be sharing my favourite brand of braiding hair for naturalistas in Nigeria!

The most common complaint I've been receiving from Nigerian naturals is this
"When I try to do Ghana weaving or box braids, my hair doesn't last."

I used to do Ghana weaving and one million braids on my natural hair and I was able to have them in for more than 3 weeks. 
I highlighted some ways to preserve your hair styles in this post.

However, I noticed that the current, most popular Expression Kanekalon braiding hair was too smooth and silky to blend properly with kinky, curly natural hair. It was a perfect match for chemically relaxed Type 4 hair though.
To make sure it blended with my natural hair, I'd have to stretch out my hair with threading or a blow dryer but if humidity struck, there goes my perfect blending.

....but sista, I no get choice...
....until now!!!

Enter, Naomi Boom Crochet twist hair!

I never really liked this hair for crochet (too chunky and hard) but untwisted and combed out, this hair is wonderful for braids and Ghana weaving on natural hair.
The blending is "is this your hair??!" good!

And it's even cheaper than Expression braiding hair!
One pack of Expression Braiding hair now goes for N1500 and you may need up to two packs for desired volume. 
One pack of Naomi Boom hair cost N800 and you only need one pack for the two packs of Expression Braiding hair.
It's also not as silky as Expression hair so provides good traction to hold your kinky hair in place while braiding.

The downside to using Naomi Boom Crochet twist to braid are:

- It comes in one length so if you want waistlength braids, you stylishly have to add more hair at the ends.

- It doesn't come in as many colors as Expression so color matching might be a problem if your hair isn't a Color 1 but a Color 1b or 4.

Here are some styles I've had done using Naomi Boom Crochet as braiding hair...

Done on my hair by Praizee's Touch.

Hair styled by Hadassah

Hair styled by Hadassah

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  1. Thank you sooo much for this. 😀😀😀😀

  2. Who would have thought... Oh! You did! Thanks for this update.

  3. this is such a helpful tip!! Thank you!!!

  4. Thanks for this, Hadassah. A quick question: Would one pack be sufficient for braids/twists all through? (as in, braids as opposed to cornrows)

  5. Thanks for this, pls is it hot water friendly


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