High Heat Kanekalon & Henlon

Tough and durable high heat braiding hair, commonly used for wig making, braids, and dreads.

High heat kanekalon is, as the name implies, kanekalon with a high resistance to heat. Henlon is not kanekalon, but behaves the same as high heat kanekalon and comes in the same range of colors. Both types can withstand temperatures around 250°F (120°C), sometimes higher.

Both types of hair tend to stay quite soft even when they're set and will not shrink down the way regular kanekalon does.

They're both much softer and silkier than kanekalon and can be a bit slippery. High heat kanekalon and henlon come in a considerably wider range of colors than regular kk, though, so sometimes they're worth the effort to work with!

We recommend using a steamer or a wet wash cloth and straightener to seal dreads. High heat kanekalon and henlon are 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 and henlon have a smoother texture and are less voluminous than kanekalon jumbo braid, you'll need more of them for any given style. We recommend around 20% more than you'd normally use (so, for example, if you normally use 6-8 packs of kk jumbo braid, 8-10 packs of high heat should be about right).

Bulk ordering discounts are available for high heat kanekalon and henlon braid.
Order 10+ bags of the same color and get 5% off! The shopping cart will automatically apply the discount when you add 10 of the same item to it.