High Heat Kanekalon Braid, Dark Cherry Red

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Dark Cherry Red high heat kanekalon

High heat kanekalon is a type of synthetic fiber used for wig making, braids, and dreads. It's quite durable and tough, and has a heat resistance of 250°F (120°C), sometimes higher. It's much softer and silkier than kanekalon and can be a bit slippery. It comes in a considerably wider range of colors than regular kk, though, so sometimes it's worth the effort to work with!

High heat kanekalon does not shrink down like regular kanekalon and will stay quite soft even when it's set.

Boiling water generally isn't hot enough to seal high heat kanekalon. We recommend using a steamer or a wet wash cloth and straightener to seal dreads. High heat kanekalon is best suited for crochet dreads. For braids, it's best to seal the ends with rubber bands or thread, or use a damp cloth/straightener (like with dreads).

Because high heat kanekalon has a smoother texture and comes in smaller bags than kk jumbo braid, it is also less voluminous. We recommend using around 20-50% more bags than you normally would with kk jumbo braid, depending on the style.

Length: 24" folded, 48" unfolded (60 cm folded, 120 cm unfolded).

Weight: 2.8 ounces (80 g).

Texture: Smooth, only very slightly kinky yaky texture. High heat kanekalon is very soft and somewhat slippery compared to regular kanekalon.

Brand: I Kick Shins.

Color: Dark Cherry Red.

The last three product pictures are color comparison shots that show the following:

  • Burgundy kk jumbo braid on the left, Dark Cherry Red high heat kk in the middle, and 118 Blood Red kk jumbo braid on the right.
  • Rose on the left, Dark Cherry Red in the middle, and Black Cherry on the right.  All three colors are high heat kk.
  • Brick on the left, Dark Cherry Red in the middle, and Crimson on the right.  All three colors are high heat kk.

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  • 5

    Posted by Judi on May 12th 2018

    I love this hair! Super soft and silky and the shine is very natural.

  • 1
    Bad hair quality

    Posted by Brittney Mickens on May 4th 2018

    Hair tangles very easliy and its a very poor fiber. The worst hair i ever brought. Im highly disappointed and will never purchase again