To avoid this mess, you’ll need to get synthetic yarn instead. Look for labels such as acrylic, polyester, spandex, polypropylene and nylon. Any of these are suitable. When it comes to the thickness of the yarn and the color, that’s totally up to you. Luckily, synthetic yarns are a whole load cheaper than ‘natural wool’ yarn. And good news for allergy sufferers, too – these synthetic yarns are totally usable for those with wool allergies.
You can purchase your synthetic yarn from a number of places, easiest of all being getting your Yarn on Amazon.
Other options include craft stores like Hobby Lobby or Michaels. But you might also find synthetic yarn in the same stores you buy your groceries, like Walmart, for example. Local craft or fabric stores are also likely to stock the yarn you’re looking for. You could also choose to purchase the yarn for your next style online, particularly if you want an unusual color.
One of the best things about synthetic yarn is the price. You’ll probably need about 1 to 2 regular packs for your whole head, meaning you’ll spend around $4 to $7 for the full style if you’re only using one or two colors. If you’re rocking a crazy multicolored style, you’ll need a pack for each color, but you’ll have plenty left over for future styles. Compare that to the price of the braiding hair you would normally get – we bet any money that it’s less. So not only do yarn braids look awesome, they can actually save you money, too.
Picture Examples Of Yarn Braids
Check out some of the different ways you can rock yarn braids.
Love, love, loving this look from this Instagrammer! The shoulder length look is always so fresh and young, and we adore how this looks with yarn braids. The classic black color throughout means this style is suitable for anywhere – work, home, partying, wherever. Awesome.
Go super long:
If you feel like having a black Rapunzel moment, yarn braids like these are an awesome choice. Since yarn is super lightweight, you can get that long braid look you crave without feeling like you’re carrying the weight of the world around on your scalp!
Goth it up:
This gorgeous Instagrammer has put a flash of red at the front of her otherwise black yarn braid style. This gives her an eye-catching, vibrant look that goes perfectly with her dramatic makeup.
Pastels and unicorns:
Amina Mucciolo’s fast becoming famous for her wonderful take on pastel colors. She loves all things unicorn, floral, pastel and pretty, and her hair is no exception. Here she’s got a gorgeous lilac shade, but you can catch her in pink, blue, and pastel color combos on her Instagram.