One of my clients just came back from Nigeria (Africa), and she saw a LOT of yarn braid extensions in all different colors. I introduced yarn braid extensions in a previous blog article under the name of "genie locs."
I also just washed my yarn extension unit, and I realized that the yarn soaks up a LOT of water. Luckily, I can wash the unit without it being on my head, but it went from being weightless in my hands to feeling like a gallon of water. I was amazed at how the yarn sucked up water like a sponge and retained it. Wow! I literally had to wring my yarn unit out as much as I could, and it was still extremely wet. I could not imagine going swimming with yarn extensions in my hair without seeing some breakage later from the water weight of them.
I literally was amazed to discover what seemed like a lightweight hair fix could be devastating when wet and attached to actual hair. I recommend caution when choosing the genie locs service for any extended period of time.