Ummmmmmmm, OK this was done using a yarn, you know what that is? Wool. That's the general term we use for it here in my Country Nigeria. The vitality here isn't about what the braid was done with but how well the braider did it. Often times, have had a chit-chat with a friend that abhors making her braids with yarns reason is that it pains her so well. Not certain if other ladies are encountering such but I just know that some people will still opt for it despite the whole pain stories. OK, so I like the braid and someday, am very sure am gonna try it out.