By Bad Seed
Halley's Curls Miami Relaxed (http://www.halleyscurls.com/store/page26.html)
I did not cut any of the length.
Thoughts on the hair: I kept it in for 3 weeks. I prefer wigs so I can care for my natural hair with a little more TLC. I still have the hair and plan on using it again. It shed a lot b/c I did not seal the wefts so be sure to follow the pre-installation directions. I used a leave in conditioner on it to keep it moisturized and wrapped it at night. Definitely better than cheap curly hair. It is still high maintenance but remember--it's curly hair. Hope this helps.
Whatever braiding pattern you do, make sure the front is small/flat and neat. I sewed a net (regular weaving net that can be purchased at local beauty supply store) onto my braids to make sure everything remained secure.
This is NOT A TUTORIAL. I am just showing my first attempt.