I love natural hairstsyling for the purpose of encouraging women to continue their natural hair journey, or to do tutorials that teach women how to style their hair. My client wanted to test out the Black n’ Gold’s Rastafarian Dreadlock line of synthetic kinky hair for her two stranded kinky twists. I have never used this hair before on anyone, so I was also curious to see how it would come out.
The hair comes clumped in several half inch sections, which makes it easy to divvy up the hair up for twisting. I loved the two colors she chose–black and burgundy bundles–and it was very fast to twist with this hair. When twisting her hair, I cut medium parts in her hair to prevent any potential loss of hair. I braided the 1″ of the base and twisted the rest of the way. I trimmed the ends upon completion.
The only problem she experienced was that the hair did not stay very long in her hair and quickly began to come out after a few weeks. Notably, this was after a cruise she went on, so her twists may have been adversely affected by varying environmental factors. Despite her environment or any other circumstances, kinky twists normally last 1-2 months. This did not happen with other brands of hair I had previously twisted with. The only thing I can think of was the silky nature of the synthetic fibers of the Rastafarian dreadlock hair. Perhaps it was the makeup of the hair that, despite the ‘kinkyness’ of the hair, that did not lend to any staying power.
So, I would recommend using this hair if you only plan on wearing your twists for a couple of weeks. If you tend to change your hairstyle every week–this hair is for you. I do not recommend washing your hair while wearing this line of hair (or synthetic hair in general).