Protective Style: Crochet Braids

April 06, 2013

For about the past six months or so, I've been rocking crochet braids.  It looks like a weave, but it's really not.  Basically, you cornrow your hair straight back (maybe do a slight angle on the sides) and then use a crochet hook to latch-hook the bulk hair.  I use six packs of the Bobbi Boss Afro Twist ($3.99 each at my local bss) for the longer length that I've been rocking lately, and three packs when I had it shorter.   I like it a lot better than the Freetress Water Wave.  I found that the hair was too soft and the tangles were unmanageable.

It takes my stylist about an hour and a half from beginning to end, and I usually keep them in for four weeks max.  At night, I put the hair in big twists and put on my bonnet.  The only thing that sucks is that you can't wash your hair while wearing this style, so you'll have to resort to cleaning your scalp by some other manner.  I spray the hair every morning with Wet-N-Wavy detangling spray. It keeps the hair soft, detangled and doesn't cause a lot of product buildup.  On my scalp, I use coconut oil or castor oil to keep my natural hair moisturized.  It's a great style for people who are transitioning, want all their hair protected, or for those who just want to add some fullness to their own hair.




































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9 comments

  1. It's gorgeous! What color did you use? 1B or 1?

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  2. I love this style. I just tried it a few weeks ago for the first time. I maintain it by cuttin out the little friz balls every few day and I also did wash it in really warm water. I added baking soda to a water bottle and then ran it through my scalp and scrubbed only at the roots of my head, not the fake hair. and then I rinsed with apple cider vinegar and more really warm water. I was careful not to scrub the weave itsself just my roots. It came out looking great.better than before i washed it. Im ready to go another few weeks!

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  3. I love that you show it long. I've been rocking crochet braids too and wonder if long would be too much but it isn't. It looks great. Thanks again!

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  4. How did your stylist braid your hair underneath?

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  5. I had a question. For your long look did your stylist cut the hair at all? And how did you remove the synthetic look to the hair? I love your hair by the way. I have crochet braids in with Marley hair now but I want to try this brand next for that full look. Thanks

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  6. It looks nice.

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  7. Hey Stacy! Was googling different crochet styles and found you. I love this! I'm going to try it myself this time and hope it turns out just as good as when I usually get it done. Going to try the Bobbi Boss Afro Twist this time (hope you don't mind)!

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  8. how would you return volume to your hair after accidentally wetting it and it getting wispy and limp? PLEASE HELP ME!!

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