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Mane Concept Afri Naptural 3X Paradise Curl Crochet Hair Review| Lia Lavon

Mane Concept Afri Naptural 3X Paradise Curl Crochet Hair Review| Lia Lavon


Hey Youtube fam! It’s ya girl Lia back again with another video and today’s video as you can see from the title is another
crochet hair review video. And today’s crochet hair as you also saw from the
title is the Mane Concept 3X Paradise Curl hair. Now if you’re not
familiar my crochet hair series welcome. Join the family smash that
subscribe button. And I know I say this in every video but some of you guys out
there are new. Now if you are new this is how my crochet hair review series works.
I come on here first with my first day thoughts of a crochet hair in. Showing
you how it looks in the very first day or the day after install. Not having cut
the hair so showing you exactly how it’ll look if you install it straight
from the pack. Telling you how many braids I have. What
my knots look like? How long of an install it was. Was it a hard install?
Was the hair hard to manipulate and all that. Then I come on here with my one week
thoughts of a crochet hair. Showing you how it looks one week in. Telling you
overall did it go uphill or downhill in a matter of a week. And then I come on
here with my final day of thoughts of a crochet hair. Showing you how it looks on
that very last day meaning the day I’m about to take that hair out. Showing you
how long I was able to wear it or if I was able to wear it longer or if I
should have taken a little bit sooner. I come on here telling you whether it’s
active friendly, water friendly, and overall whether I recommend you out
there try this hair. Now if you want to skip around to certain parts of this
video down below in the description box there will be timestamps but if you kind
of want to walk through the hair and see it as it goes and the progression of this
hair just keep watching to see my first day thoughts of this paradise curl hair.
A few moments later. So now coming on here for my day 1 thoughts on this mane
concept Paradise curl hair. Now first let me get into where I actually purchased
this hair. I purchased this hair with my own coin from Beauty Depot. You guys know I’ve had issues in the past with Beauty Depot. But Beauty Depot and Hair Stop and
Shop are two of the only places that know that heavily carry mane concept.
The issue in the past with Beauty Depot is that I ordered. I waited about a week and
I got no shipping or no any kind of confirmation. So I reached out to them
they were like were like mane concept is on back order but they did refund me my money. My
only issue with them was that they didn’t communicate it to me until I
actually reached out to them. So wasn’t anything major other than the fact
of lack of communication. So I haven’t been a big Beauty Depot fan but when they
come through they do come through. Now I ordered this hair on I believe it was
Sunday. I actually got my hair colored on Saturday. So I’ll insert a picture of what
my hair now looks like. It’s definitely different than this color 2 that you
guys haven’t been used to for a while. But I wear crochet so often how many of
you guys are really gonna notice. But I did color my hair. I wasn’t sure how it
was gonna turn out. I did send my stylist my picture but sometimes you
just never know. So I didn’t want to buy a hair and my hair just be a whole
different color. Cause I sent her the picture of like a brown cinnamon color
and I didn’t know whether it was gonna be a 30, 33, 4, 27 didn’t really
know how my hair was gonna react to it. So on Sunday I of course knew what my
hair looked like so I went ahead and ordered it. And I got my order on
Thursday of this week. So from Sunday to Thursday that’s about what four business
days from the order to the actual arriving at my home. So that’s not really
that bad but it came in. The reason I decided to go with Mane Concept is that
I know they do colors beautifully. That’s the one thing I cannot deny about Mane
Concept. They are one of my favorites for doing colors and I know I’m doing a
colored style. I wanted some color. I actually have two colors in my hair if
you guys cannot tell. I have the color T1B30 as well as T1B27.
Now I actually purchased three packs of T1B30 and two packs of T1B27. Now this
hair is actually not that cheap. It’s not cheap at all. It was actually $9.59 a pack. Meaning I bought five pack. Meaning my total was a
little under $50. Like right at 50 probably with shipping on it. So probably
the most expensive style but I really wanted my like colored hair, hair
to be popping. Up under here my hair is the color 30 and you can kind of see as
it comes through at the top. Now a lot of you guys are probably like why didn’t you just
get a solid 30 color. I really didn’t know how it was gonna look and going forward I might get solid 30 colors. But they don’t actually have a solid 30
in this paradise curl. They only have 1, 1B, 2, 4, 99J, T1B27, T1B30, and T1BBurgendy.
Also if you guys aren’t aware I probably made a statement at the end of
last year beginning of this year that I wasn’t gonna do any mane concept in 2019. And I love you guys for like why. What did they do? They do something wrong? Why are you not trying to Mane Concept? And I was like it’s not that they did
anything wrong. It’s just that I focus so heavily on some hair so much that I
don’t feel like I give other hair shine. And you guys know the brands don’t pay
me to do any of these reviews. Mane concept I did heavily. The beach curl,
the waterfall curl, and all that. And I feel like I’m not saying I drove you
know a lot of business to them but I’m sure a lot of you guys may have
purchased based off of my reviews and that’s incredible. That’s awesome. But I
feel like I want to give other brands shine. Like I don’t want my channel
to be Mane Concept heavy and focused and have a lot of reviews for Mane
Concept. And Mane Concept have a lot of you know a revenue coming in and good
for them because they do make good hair. But I did want to give other brands shine.
But I needed a colored hair and I knew Mane Concept did colored hair well so I
decided to go Mane Concept. Now this hair is a part of their pre-stretched line. And If
you guys know from my Mane Concept waterfall video I do love the Mane
Concept pre-stretched line. I don’t know specifically what they’re doing when
they’re pre-stretching the hair but they are doing something that is making
the hair stand out a little bit more than their non pre-stretched hairs. And
the non pre-stretched hairs that I’ve tried on this channel are the beach curl
and I believe sassy curl is part of their non-prestreched. Now going forward now that I have pre-streched from Mane Concept. It’s gonna be
hard for me to try something that’s not from their pre-stretched line. Also its
pre-stretch it says it’s pre feathered and it’s pre layered for you which is
awesome. They have three that are now part of this pre-stretched, pre-layered and
pre-feathered line. And it’s the steam curl, the deep bay curl, and this paradise curl.
Now what makes this hair different than most. You’re probably like well why is this different. Why are their only three from their pre-stretched line. Now
they have labeled three different strands. So they have the top strands
right here. They have the middle strands and the hairs that you’re supposed to
use at the nape of your hair. I’ve never literally seen this for any
other hair that I’ve tried on this channel to have it outlined like this.
Where you have your nape, your middle strands, and your top strands. Now I ended
up using about four of the packs that I used. So I have this whole pack
that I did not use. I have a lot of hair in my head though. I’m pretty much extra
a lot of the times. So me using four packs you might only need three packs but me
being extra as I am I did use four packs. Now I do have very small braids. I do
have twelve braids going straight back. Some of you guys do nine. Of course it’s
gonna vary depending on how many braids you do. But I have 12 kind of semi
small braids all going straight back I love a straight back break pattern. You
guys know I love it because you can part on any side although I stay with a left
side part. Now I also says at the bottom that there are multi size crochet loops
on this hair too. So the napes are supposed to be a little bit bigger than
the ones that go at the top of your hair and as I installed it I did notice that.
So the step-by-step process for this is to put the nape strands at the nape of
your neck. This bundle is comprised of the largest loops and the thickest
strands – it says for create a natural look but I think they did a typo
there. I would say to create a natural full look at the nape of the neck and
the back of the head. Next is to use the strands labeled middle strands with a
crochet needle to the middle sides of your head. This bundle is comprised of
mid sized strands and loops to provide a natural transition between the nape of
the neck with the top of the head. And then it says step 3 use the bundle
labeled top strands to add hair strands. Use a crochet needle to add hair
strands. This bundle is comprised of small loops and thinner strands for a more
natural-looking installation as these strands are meant to be used at the top
of your hair along the hairline. So that is why they supposedly have these
three strands. So in my install of the hair that’s exactly
I did. I used the nape strands at my nape. I used the middle strands for
the middle and I used the top strands for the top and I used that with all four
packs that I used. Now this is all I have left of one of the packs and this
is the T1B27 color. I didn’t use all the nape strands from one of the packs. So I’ll
just open it up just to show you how it kinda looks. This is kind of how that
looks. Again did not use all this. This is how many that come kind of on the
strand. I’m going to take one off so you can kind of see. This is how the knot looks. It’s pretty thick what I did was I did separate the hair out one time. And then
sometimes I did it additional times. So I’ll be left with three strands it just
depends. So I split the hair where I would either have two strands or three strands
from one individual strand. I didn’t typically do any more than that. So one
strand can give you about three. Some people could probably even do even
smaller. I didn’t want them any smaller than that. It’s very easy to separate and
that’s the thing about mane concept I’ve never had an issue when separating their
hair. But that is how that install went. My install was kind of a longer install. It
took me probably about four hours quite honestly. Probably one of you longer
installs on this channel simply because I think I was paying really close
attention to the nape. I had to make sure I was using the nape.
I couldn’t just grab and go like a lot of my hairs. Like a lot of my hairs they’re just in there so you’re grabbing from there. You just have to be
meticulous about using the napes then getting to the middle. Making sure that
okay I’ve used two packs of nape’s do I need to use some more names. I realized I
had still you know some space so I wanted to go ahead and use up all the
napes before I moved on to the middle before I moved on to the top. Cuz you’re
just gonna have to do proper planning with this hair. Because say you use all
the names of one then you move on to the middle and you’re like oh wait I’m
running out of hair. You just want to make sure you’re meticulous that’s all I
have to say with this hair cuz you do have a little bit of work to do with it.
You got a pre-plan how many packs am I gonna use. Do I use all the napes of this
pack? That’s kind of took the most timing with this hair I would say. Again
this is what the hair looks like uncut and this hair is 18 inches as it says on
the package. I definitely have to say without
cutting it says pre-layered. It is pretty much layered very well surprisingly.
Like I didn’t cut this and this is you know as you can tell it’s shorter than
this hair up here. Did not cut this hair at all. For you guys out there who are
non cutting folk. The people out here who say show me how you cut your hair. Show
me this, that, or the third. This might be up your alley because it does have a
very good layered look about it. If you use it correctly. Like don’t use a nape strand up here because you’re gonna look crazy. Just make sure you’re using the
nape back here, the middles back here, and the tops at the top and you would
probably get a very good layered look. I like this. The one
thing I’m not a huge fan of with this hair and it’s again probably because of my
hair situation is I’m not a big fan of the knots. Although I knot this hair
maybe about two times in the back and the front I did the invisible knot method.
My invisible knots don’t look as good as maybe maybe it’s me having dark hair
or what.That was my one kind of issue with it was it knots weren’t looking as
natural as I typically like them. But again it could be that I’ve dyed my hair so it’s
kind of a different look. I feel like black is a lot easier to get away with
in terms of knots just because it’s black it blends in with your braids it’s not
that bad of a look. So it’s just me getting accustomed to this colored style.
Overall didn’t use any products after I installed this hair. Kind of what you’re
seeing is what you’re getting. I installed it yesterday watched two movies. That’s how I know it took me four hours because both movies were two hours each. I did take a
McDonald’s break in between I’m not counting that because in between those
two movies I ran out got some fries cuz I was like oh I’m still at the back. I’m
still at the back and again like I said I used a lot of hair. I kind of wanted a
bigger hair feel. I’m going to New York next weekend it’s the Big Apple I said
it’s time for a big hair to come through. So again a lot of people are probably like four packs that’s a lot especially for it being a three times pack. I know it’s a
lot but I definitely wanted a two toned color too just because I wanted it to be
extra in terms of bigness and in color. I think they do a good job with their
blends as well. So I think although you can kind of tell like this is of course
a 27 and then these kind of strands right
here are the 30. You can kind of see the difference between a blonde and a 30 is
more that cinnamon brown color. I just like that blend and that look. You guys
let me know does it not look good though. You have to be meticulous again
with your installs though. Make sure you’re picking up one from the blonde. I didn’t
want it to be too blonde heavy. Too 27 heavy and if you go to a stylist they’ll
know how to do it. But when you’re doing yourself that’s again what makes the
install longer. I’m like oh I picked up another 27 okay I gotta pick a 30, pick a 27,
pick a 30. Oh I don’t want too clustered over here looking one color. So you again
that’s what kind of drove this to be a longer install but if you again you’re
using this a solid color using two a straight pack of one it might not take
as long as I did with me. Now like I said I’m going to New York next weekend
so I won’t be back with my one week thoughts of this crochet hair but I will be
back with my two weeks thoughts coming up in two weeks so stay tuned for that. So far
first day I am loving it. I really do like this hair. Like this hair is
giving me a look. Having colored hair is really making me excited. Jazzing
me up a little bit but you guys see how I feel about this hair with my two weeks thoughts coming up right now. Later. So now coming on here for my final week’s
thoughts on this Mane Concept Paradise curl hair. I know a second ago I said I
was coming o here with my two week thoughts on this hair. I did not expect to take
this hair out at week three which it is now. But I am taking this hair out not
because of anything majorly wrong with the hair however I did unexpectedly get
called to a work trip so I will be going on a work trip for a whole week and then
when I come back from that I’m going to a content creating event that I always had
planned. I had that planned for three to four months and I was always going to
that event but I had intentions I’m taking this hair out right before that
event so it would be week four so in essence I’m only taking this hair out a
week earlier than I originally planned and again it’s nothing major to do with
the faults of this hair but I will say this hair does tangle a lot more than
any other main concept that I’ve tried on this channel you guys
know I’m a huge stand for main concept I go up for them sometimes I have to take
bricks away for them because I feel like I go up for them to are like I stand for
them too hard but I love their hair overall in general for the most part but
this hair has tangled way more than any other main concept hair that I’ve tried
and I think it has something to do with this whole pre feathered and pre layered
concept that they have come up with I know it doesn’t have anything to do with
the pre-stretched element of it because I do enjoy their pre-stretched hairs
I think it’s that pre layer in that pre feathered as causing some thinning out
at the ends of this hair which is causing some tangles at the end of this
hair this hair unlike a lot of the main concept here that I’ve tried mainly
specifically the main concept Beach curl and the main concept Waterfall curl this
hair fit is out at the bottom a lot more whereas those krause they may be
consistently the same thickness from out from top to bottom this one this top a
very kind of a thicker then at the bottom it’s kind of thinner which it’s
kind of an essence how natural hair kind of floats your here it’s probably a lot
thicker at the roots and then kind of thins out as you get to the bottom not
super thin but it’s not that same I guess volume sometimes at the roots that
it is at the bottom so I guess in essence is trying to marry a real hair
but in essence with this being synthetic here it is tangling a lot more at the
bottom of course you’re not seeing the full assurance of this tangle because I
did detangle my hair now what I’ve been using in terms of detangling this hair
when I needed to be tangled is here and granted I’ve had to detangle this hair a
lot more then hairs in the past instead of using my Hawaiian silky I tried that
one time or two times I tried it two times this product does not go well with
his hair at all at all at all at all unlike the last hair I tried the a free
natural sénéchaux bantu twist hair in the model model fresh wan curl hair
those hairs really absorb this product where the oil product soaks into the
hair with this hair this sits on top of the hair it’s really just on top of the
hair and it makes the hair feel very stinky I do not like the feeling that
comes with this product in this hair so this is one of the times where
put that Hawaiian Sookie away do not revisit the Hawaiian to live with this
hair leave this out of the equation for this hair what you will need not a huge
fan of this and this hair as well is a mousse mousse I applied to this hair
when i detangle this hair it really works well but it dries this hair out
with very very bad so you’re gonna need a break
Sheena’s spray now you guys know I love my BRX braids she can spray on I don’t
have it to hold up because I’ve used it all off in this hair and I’m going to
need to repurchase it just all my shopping list to go to Tyson and get it
next week but this really really dries out when you use a mousse so for me I
don’t know which product works you know worse or better I mean this is gonna
leave a kind of film on your hair but this is gonna dry your hair out now
drying my hair out and then applying that for you cheating spray just kind of
judge it up a little bit does kind of take away that dryness but then two days
later is your hair’s gonna be better to be dry again if that makes sense so
product wise I haven’t been able to find the remarkable product that’s gonna make
this hair just wow me it’s not really wanting me with the main concept
waterfall Crowe I don’t even really think I needed a product really with pet
hair like that the hair didn’t require a lot of product because it didn’t hang
all a lot this hair is tingling a lot many you’re going to have to detangle it
meaning you’re going to need at a product while you’re detangling it and
neither one of these products really wowed me in that sense and I know a lot
of people are gonna say whoa is you think it’s the color issue because in
the past I’ve said that you know colors do tangle do have a lot more problems
and solid colors but that’s not the cases main concept
and you guys know that with me main concept has always done color well in my
opinion that’s why when the first thing I thought of when I dyed my hair with a
main concept here when I dyed my hair and I knew I was gonna need a colored
hair I was like main concept got it because hands-down they do color well
but it’s something about this hair and I can’t I think it has something to do
with this in you you know pre feathered pre layered
they thought they did a good thing the top strands but the middle strands with
the name strand and all that they came up with a creative idea I just think
that the other versions of their hair just work a lot a lot
better this is an example of maybe being a little bit too creative
another thing that’s just been a me thing with this hair is if you can
notice my hair is 30 at the roots this hair doesn’t match amazingly well and
that’s another reason why I wanted a new hair for my trip and for my content
creator event it’s because I want something where you’re up on me you
can’t really tell now I’ve gotten a lot of compliments in real life I’ve got a
lot of compliment from people and my photos and all that it blends amazingly
well but for me and you guys can probably see right now my hair is a 30
so my hair is kind of matching more so this color than it is the kind of root
color and I knew going into this t1b at main concept doesn’t mean it’s gonna be
a 1b but it also doesn’t mean it’s gonna be like a xxx color so I knew going into
it it may not match amazingly well but it’s again kind of distracting from me
another thing I’m so glad I was able to travel with this hair when I went to New
York I was able to kind of travel with us here without any product so when I
went to New York only having my carry-on bag and that’s it so that means I
couldn’t pack my scissors that means I couldn’t pack my full-size liquid any
products and all that so I really wanted to see how this hair will react with me
not doing anything to this hair it didn’t hold up that well I really by day
one being there wanted to detangle the hair the hair was very dry didn’t have a
product to kind of help with that dryness whereas other hairs that I’ve
traveled with how to really felt like I need their routine with it this hair is
a very I say medium to high maintenance whereas the other main concept hairs
I’ve tried in the past haven’t really required that much maintenance at all so
again it was really good for me to see how this hair really held up when I was
away from products and again this hair was yearning for some products it was
earring for some scissors there were some tangles it was some frizz that was
really coming up and I really wanted to cut out but again if you guys if I get
up in camera it’s not gonna look that bad because I did be tangled this here
last night and I did put some braids she and spray on this here so of course on
camera right now you’re like oh it’s giving me life it’s giving me life there
are other hairs again as I will state at the end of this video that I do feel I
will give you a lot more life than his hair specifically it’s more work and
kind of planning how you’re gonna install this
here this whole pack isn’t gonna do a full head so you’re gonna have to know
prior to installing okay am I gonna need three packs because they come separate
when you have your top strains your middle strands and your nape strands
your nape strands are you gonna need three packs worth of neck strands so
using all the name strand like you’re gonna have to pre-plan rounds with other
hears you can kind of grab a package I’ll grab a pack a go but this one
you’re gonna really have to know okay I’m gonna man eight section I’ve used
one pack of the nape you are new two packs of the nape okay open up a second
pack okay do I need three packs and they open up the third pack the middle okay I
can move on to the middle section so you’re just gonna have to think a lot
more as opposed to other here’s this here it’s also not that cheapest a
little bit more expensive than the other main concept hairs I’ve tried where you
didn’t have to do all this kind of thinking and all this that goes into
this hair now I’m gonna get the question of course is this activewear friendly is
it water friendly after everything I’ve said I do not feel like this hair it
would be my go-to choice I have other main concept here that I have tried on
this channel that I have loved more main concept waterfall curl main concept
Beach curls specifically make my water friendly list whereas this here with the
things that I have explained to you but fitting out of it the more tangles that
come with it I just feel like you’re gonna happen overall better experience
with the main concept Waterfall curl hair now again everything I say in these
videos are my opinion you just gotta take it in my opinion and then watch
other reviews if you want different people’s opinions I think sometimes
people ride out on my opinions or they think you’re wrong or you’re right and
all that I can be wrong I can be right but again this is my opinion on this
hair do I recommend you try this hair no I recommend you try the main concept
Waterfall curl hair I honestly do I think there’s just too many elements
that go on in this hair a good try main concept for coming out with a pre
layered pre whatever pre feathered everything that you’re trying to do with
this you have a third better here’s more inexpensive hair
let’s in a little cool hair but you got to figure out and what am I gonna do how
many pets do I need this is just too much with the other hair that I’ve tried
any concept I think they’re just more grabbing going easy to install more
water friendly more active more friendly less products needed let’s take a like
let’s all that going into the hair but overall I do think it’s a beautiful hair
so again my opinion I think main concept has better hairs out there I do not plan
on trying any of the other two hairs that they have a part of this line I
think they have the deep bay curl and they also have the steam curl don’t have
intentions on trying that I will stick with my other main concept here that I
really love the tear or wave dunno is a curl that you guys out there have really
been wanting me to try I’ll try that the main concept water wave I know you
guys have been wanting me to try that I will try and those hairs because they
seem to be a lot less gimmicky but this hair just wasn’t one of my favorites but
you guys be the judge down below comment your thoughts on this area have you
tried it do you plan on trying it even if you have tried it please let me know
what your opinion of it has been have you tried other main concept here and
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