Thursday, March 14, 2013

Curly Sew In: Bohyme Brazilian Wave

Ever since I've been natural, I have opted for curly, natural looking extensions. The first curly weave I ever tried was the Brazilian Wave texture by Bohyme.  I saw so many positive reviews of this hair around the blogosphere and on YouTube I had to try it, but I was taken aback when I saw the package in my local beauty supply store and the picture looked like this:


Despite my concerns about the texture, I bought it anyway and was pretty happy with the results.  The hair looked like the picture fresh out of the package and after blowing it out, but after wetting the hair it had a gorgeous curl pattern.

Fresh install, a wet braid out was done on my leave out hair and the hairstylist brushed out my hair and the weave to blend.
To blend my hair, I usually did small two-strand twists on my leave out hair. I loved that I was able to do braid outs and twist outs on the hair to manipulate the texture to blend better, but sometimes there was a clear texture difference between the sleek, probably 3B-C weave and my coarse, 4 A-B hair.  I believe this was partly due to me being a natural hair newbie struggling to find the right products to style my leave out hair--now I know that my hair can achieve the sleek look using gels like Ecostyler and Kinky Curly Curling Custard so I'm sure I can do a better job now! I do think that this hair was a little shinier than the Halley's Curls Creole Wavy hair that I usually use now. 

horrible blending day! Look at that frizz/poof at the top!

Good hair day! I was told I looked like "Joan" from Girlfriends! 

As with any kinky/curly hair, you have to handle the hair like you would your own to avoid tangles and knots.  I've heard of some people straightening this hair, but I never tried it. I would buy this hair again.  The hair is very soft,  pretty, and versatile, and a major benefit and can be purchased locally at beauty supply stores (I hate having to wait for shipping!) or online at many different vendors (comparison shop!).  

Have you tried the Bohyme Brazilian Wave? 

1 comment:

  1. Really pretty! I think after I take this senegealese install out, I'm gonna do a sew in. I'm just deciding now on what texture. I like this on you!