I want to make dreads or braids, which type of hair do I choose?

If you want to make dreads you can choose from four different types of hair at Dreadshop. To create a clear overview and to show the distinction between the hair types we offer, plus to show the characteristics of Kanekalon , Jumbo Braid and Henlon hair we made the overview below.

The difference between Kanekalon and Henlon hair is that the Kanekalon hair has a slight wavy structure and is a bit stiffer than Henlon hair. Henlon hair has a more soft and silky look, the same goes for the Jumbo Braid hair.  
Henlon hair also has the shiniest look compared to the other hair types.

The Henlon hair is the lightest in weight and is also thinner than, for example, a pack of Jumbo Braid hair or Kanekalon. All hair types are suitable for making dreads, braids and wigs. Of the three hair types Henlon hair is most commonly used for making wigs.

Kanekalon:                                                                                 Jumbo Braid:
Structure: slightly wavy                                                                Structure: slightly wavy
Can you steam it: yes                                                                  Can you steam it: yes
Colour variation: wide range                                                        Colour variation: wide range
Can you make dreads / braids with it: yes                                   Can you make dreads / braids with it: yes
Can you make a wig with it: yes                                                  Can you make a wig with it: yes
Weight: ± 85 gr                                                                             Weight: ± 80-100 gr
Length (folded): 60 cm / 24 inches (folded)                                 Length (folded): 60 cm / 24 inches (folded)
Flame retardant: yes                                                                    Flame retardant: yes

Kanekalon

                                                                     Jumbo Braid


Henlon:                                                                                       
Structure: slightly wavy                                                               
Can you steam it: yes                                                                 
Colour variation: wide range                                                       
Can you make dreads / braids with it: yes                                  
Can you make a wig with it: yes                                                  
Weight: ± 80 gr                                                                           
Length (folded): 60 cm / 24 inches (folded)                                 
Flame retardant: no                                                                     

Henlon Hair                                                                    






Do you want a full set of dreads or braids then you need the following amount of packs with hair:

Kanekalon: 4 to 6 packs
Jumbo Braid: 4 to 6 packs
Henlon: 5 to 7 packs

All four hair types are suitable for making fun, different and awesome creations.

Check out our info pages and YouTube channel for more explanation and inspiration! 


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