Coarse Yaki and Light Yaki: What is the difference?



Textured hair extensions are more sought than ever especially with more women joining the natural hair movement. Many women that are new to wearing textured human hair extensions often want to know the difference between coarse yaki and light yaki. When it comes to deciding between the two it really boils down to how much texture you really want. It also depends on which texture will match your own natural hair.

What is Light Yaki Human Hair?

Light yaki is named appropriately because it is a lightly textured yaki, whereas you can still have a sleek look with a little texture. The best way to describe it is that it is a perfect match for freshly relaxed African American hair.  Unlike with virgin straight human hair extensions, women that are relaxed will not have to manipulate their leave out to blend. Light yaki will give you the best of both worlds; sleek and textured.

What is Coarse Yaki Human Hair?

Coarse yaki on the other hand is a very textured straight hair. It is best for women that are transitioning to natural. It is a very realistic texture. In its natural state it appears to have crimps similar to those that appear at the roots of natural hair. The crimps gradually become less apparent as you reach the ends of the hair to emulate the look of the transition from relaxed to natural hair. It can also be flat ironed to give a textured straight look. Even when it is flat ironed it looks very realistic due to the coarseness of the texture.

So when choosing between the two it is a matter of whether you want a little texture or a lot of texture. It also depends on if you want a texture that matches your own for a realistic looking install. Either way you can’t go wrong with textured human hair extensions.
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