As you can see from the pic where the braids are shown...the hair stays protected under the crochet braids allowing you to sport what ever style you want while growing your own hair longer. I could have attached strait, wavy, curly, or colored hair...in any length from short to long. I chose to attach hair with the same texture, color, and basic length as my own hair. That way I did not have to do the front at all...the hair in the front is my hair after adding water and a moisturizer. The easiest way to do that............I wet all of it, wrapped it with a towel...went outside and shook it in every direction....this is the result. Now drip drying.