How to Curl Kanekalon

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Kanekalon is a synthetic hair product made by the Japanese company Kaneka. It's commonly used for hair extensions and weaves, as well as wigs and doll hair. Kanekalon is flame-retardant and comes in a variety of styles, including braids, straight extensions and kinky extensions. It comes in more than 120 colors. Straight Kanekalon can be easily curled at home.

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Wind the Kanekalon lock completely around a salon rod and secure it with a rod fastener. Use a large rod for loose curls and a thin rod for tight curls.

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Immerse the rod into hot water at a temperature between 158 to 176 degrees F for 15 seconds.

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Remove the rod from the hot water and gently blot it dry with a clean towel. Allow the Kanekalon to fully air dry.

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Unlock the rod fastener and carefully unwind the curled Kanekalon from the rod. It's now ready to use.