So folks have been asking and I’ve been holding back on the details for the afro-kinky wig that I’ve been rocking for the past couple of weeks, because I knew there would be quite a few negative comments with regards to the brand and many of them would be completely warranted.

I decided that for the rest of the winter I for the most part would be rocking protective styles, because my hair has been going through it. Between hormonal changes (birth control, moving/stress) and this harsh cold weather my hair has been shedding like crazy and have not the time for any of it. And so protective styling it is, except we all know I love some big hair, so my version of protective styling will always include some form of extensions. This time I decided to return to my big curly hair look that I use to work regularly circa ’09. I was on a budget and I really wanted to avoid buying this brand of hair, but I really couldn’t find another brand that was accessible and at this price point that I knew my hair would blend with. Plus, I didn’t really want to have to wait to have the hair delivered either so off to the beauty supply store (BSS) I went and out I walked with the infamous Bohyme Brazilian Wave.

Now here’s the BIGGEST note I can give you on this hair: DO NOT WEAR IT AS A SEW IN!!!!! You will be mad when you’re hair turns into a hot tangly mess within the first three weeks. Personally I think for any afro-kinky/curly weave it’s best to turn it into a wig that you have the option to take off at night and when you need to (I knew you want to have your beaux loving nights) you can sew it down and still easily detach it. This texture hair will always be high maintenance hair, no matter the brand you get. It’s similar in texture to your hair, so it will take similar maintenance. That means detangling and if you are going to sleep in it, you will have to twist it down out night. Avoid the trouble, save some coins and make it last longer by creating a wig, I have a tutorial that walks you through the steps. It’s super easy and I HIGHLY recommend it.

bohymeendI have two packs of 14″ installed. I paid $220 for the hair all together. It’s color 1b and 1. And the hair is often sold out, as word on the curb is that it’s hard to manufacture. So I took what colors I could get. If you want to color the hair you would need to get color #2 otherwise it wont’ lift. The hair can be straightened and will look like relaxed Afro textured hair and easily reverts back to curly. It’s A LOT A LOT of hair. SEAL THE WEFTS, the hair sheds like crazy, sealing with Aileene’s Stop Fray is an easy fix. It won’t completely stop the shedding, but it will greatly minimize the shedding and make life a lot easier. I’ll have a video up on how I sealed my hair soon.

Watch my video below for the rest of the details on the hair.

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  1. I cannot believe no one has commented on this awesome awesome video.
    Thank you so much for sharing. I’m definitely gonna be doing this. I’ve had natural (4c as well!) hair for about five years and had almost no hair to show for it (cuz I, like many many other west African women living in west Africa, was totally ignorant of the “religion” that is natural hair care) until a couple of months ago when I began to educate myself when I discovered the huge amount of (free) info that very kind bloggers have put up about natural hair care.
    Anyways, thank you again for sharing….I think i’ma do the straight hair first….until I find the right weave for the Afro-kinky hair.

  2. Hi, I cant watch the vid bc im at work but what brand is it…read the article twice…not seeing it!!!!

  3. Great information! Do you suggest doing a wig for a kinky curly even when it’s shorter? Think longest 10in”

      1. Thanks for the reply! And if I’ve never made my own wig, do you think it’s wise for me to try using your video as guidance or should I maybe pit out the money to have my stylist make it?

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