NOBLE GOLD KINKY BULK HAIR For Crochet Braids – First Impressions.

Crochet Braids have become quite popular in the natural hair community. With different hair brands and textures to choose from, our creativity knows no limits.

Back in August and October 2014, I experimented with crochet braids for the first time using marley hair. That’s pre-sectioned textured hair which comes in a single bunch.  I also explained some pros and cons of the hair and some styling options I employed and maintenance.fotor_Lomogram_2014-08-10_08-32-29-PM FotorCreated

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This time around, I will be experimenting with this bulk hair called Noble Kinky Bulk. My sister got one for herself last week to use for kinky twists and I researched on the hair and the styles made with it, accessed the hair and immediately fell in love and I was like…here comes crochet braids again!  I haven’t actually installed them yet but I will be installing them this coming Saturday. A more detailed review would be done on the hair about 3 weeks post installation just as I did with crochet braids with marley/ kinky braiding hair.

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Name: Noble Gold Kinky Bulk

Price: N700 to N1000

Associated hair styles:

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So here goes my first Impressions and some observations…

 

Product packaging:

Like many other hair packaging, the hair comes with its front side clear but with its other side slightly opaque. The packaging is of high quality. Inside the pack are 20 mini-bundles of hair further arranged into 5 big bundles altogether .This simply means one big bundle contains 4 mini bundles. (The pictures below show 4 big bundles still intact)

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Appearance:

A frizzier looking type 3c-4a kinky-curly curl pattern best describes the appearance of the hair.Unlike the Marley braiding hair which has been pre-joined to look ‘’twist outy’’ and stretched out, this bulk hair has been made to look very realistic and natural. With the wash and go thing going on, some parts of the hair looking very defined, other parts looking less defined, the overall frizz. It also has this realistic springy attribute to it when pulled and released, just like natural hair which seems to blend perfectly well with my natural hair texture.

It is quite hard to identify my hair after twisting the hair with a portion of my natural hair and unravelling the twist.

It is roughly 10 inches unstretched, and about 22 inches (mid back- length I guess) when stretched.  This hair in particular feels less coarse compared to kinky/marley hair brands I have used.

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Picture below: My hair+ hair finger combed out.Taken with Lumia Selfie

Picture below: My hair quickly twisted with hair and unraveled.Taken with Lumia Selfie

Ease of use:

Generally, synthetic kinky hair brands are quite challenging to work with but I believe this hair is not so challenging to work with when braiding or twisting. It detangles fairly easily when I finger detangle with water in small sections. I also noticed it works quite well with water. Water seems to restore it back to its natural pre-curled state after undergoing stress from finger detangling! I didn’t expreiment with combs because I didnt want to ”spoil” the hair..lol..so I cant say how this hair reacts to combs and brushes.

My proposed Look:

I am really going for a more realistic looking mane similar to my current hair volume and length. I really want to experiment with this hair and still feel like am using my hair to do so. This look has been inspired by very few people I found on Youtube.

Here is one of my inspirations:

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Summary:

All in all, this hair would be perfect for crochet braids. I’m so exciting to be trying this soon. I just can’t wait to offload all the hair styling options I would be trying with this hair to you guys. Form rod sets, to braids and braid outs, to twists and twist outs, to afro puff and the list goes on. It’s just so refreshing to know that this hair offers so much styling options to explore.  And hey! Am I the only one who thinks this hair would be incredibly perfect for those faux buns and puffs?

Have you tried this kinky bulk brand before? What was your experience like?

Watch this space for the

-Installation process (post coming up soon)

-Full review of this hair.

Until next time,

Nafisah.

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About nafisah

I'm an architecture student by day and natural hair blogger by night. Join me as I share with you the ups and downs of being an student natural living in Lagos.
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35 Responses to NOBLE GOLD KINKY BULK HAIR For Crochet Braids – First Impressions.

  1. Bookie says:

    I’ve never heard/seen this type of Noble hair but it looks good!
    When I have the energy to do crotchet braids, this will be my first option.

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    • nafisah says:

      Please get your hands on 2 packs. I’m in love with this hair. Much softer and manageable than marley. As I type this, I’m currently weaingr it. Installation processes will be posted soon.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    HI Nafisah! I just stumbled upon your blog and its so helpful and informative! I also had the same idea to do crochet braids when I saw the Nobel Kinky hair brand for sale at my local supermarket. I completely agree with you on the softer texture of the hair in comparison to Marley hair. I will be installing mine tomorrow and I hope it turns out as nice as your Marley hair installation. I also wanted to ask if you added any curling creams to your Marley hair before dipping in hot water? Thanks again for the tips!

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    • nafisah says:

      Awwn. Thank you. The last crochet braids I did, I didn’t apply any products and the hair curled very nicely. I have heard some people say applying no product allows the hair to curl better. I haven’t experimented with products though.

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  3. Oma says:

    Please post installation process soon. Cant wait. I love crochet braids….had only done it once!

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  4. atoskin says:

    Hello Nafisah, i am so thrilled that i stumbled on your blog. I have been on the internet all day searching for DIY crotchet braids. Though there are so many links online, i am glad to finally connect to a fellow Nigerian. I was in Balogun market today searching for marley braids and everyone seemed not to have heard of it so i reluctantly bought the noble twists same as you have and i don’t know how it will turn out. Planning to install it tonight as i have a wedding tomorrow . I honestly thought i made a wrong choice buying the attachment but now i feel better. Please post as soon as you can. Thanks!

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  5. nafisah says:

    The hair isnt bad at all..Its pretty good

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  6. osy says:

    Great to hear that noble kinky is actually nice, I was so sad not to have gotten marley braids at the local market here and I almost gave up. I hope I can make the curls I want with the noble kinky

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  7. Anonymous says:

    I bought the kinky bulk to make a twist. I want to know if i can put it in hot water

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  8. nnenna says:

    please, what’s the hairstyle of the first lady’s picture wearing an ‘I want…” t-shirt?

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  9. sheila says:

    Hi, Jst did d kinky bulk…buh in an afro style. Pls how do I maintain it, or prevent it ftm tangling…wat should I rub on d hair…tanx

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  10. emaye loveth says:

    i like the hair and dat is what am wearing

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  11. Anonymous says:

    I like the hair like serioysly. The 1st time i used it, its was very nice on me. Making me look like a baby. But that is if u buy d original. Its very nice. Am using it again. Thank to noble.i used gold at d tip.

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  12. Jacqueline says:

    Where can I get Noble Gold Kinky Bulk hairpiece in Johannesburg? I’ve been looking everywhere and can not win. Please assist. Thank you.

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  13. AnonymousIgbogal says:

    Jst stumbled on your blog, and am reading up pls show me what you did with the noble gold kinky braids thanks

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  14. Anonymous says:

    Quick question so to detangle this hair u just water and ur fingers I have this hair on now let’s just say it looks like a bush pls help a Naija sister out

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  15. kello says:

    Hey…amazing blog you have here..
    I have just done this hair in vixen and I must say it looks amazing..the only problem is that its a little to bulky, can I use hot water to make it settle a bit..and should I braid it as I put it in hot water…help a sister please
    <3. Thanks in advance.

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  16. Pj says:

    Hi Naffy,I’m also carrying this kinky afro right now,(doing afro for the first time) and it actually feels awkward when I step out,like a bush on my head.pls can you post some afro packing styles?I’m so tempted to uninstall it cos I’m almost discouraged I tried something new. And thanks for coming up with this blog.

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  17. iddy says:

    Pls where can I make periwinkle hair do with the noble kinky in lagos

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  18. Anonymous says:

    How do i curl it?

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  19. ritcy says:

    How do curl it?

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  20. Julia says:

    Sorry were can find this noble kinky gold

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  21. maumau says:

    What kind of attachment as in human hair do I add to my dreads to make it longer and natural

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  22. Anonymous says:

    I will like to become one of the distributors of all sort of ur hairs. and where is ur address located.

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  23. Adebola oluwakemi Hoseni says:

    I will like to become one of the distributors of all sort of ur hairs. and where is ur address located.

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