First of all (go down low lol :l ) I just want to say a big thank you to our regular tgc readers; your support has been unbelievable and you guys are such a big motivation. Also, welcomeeeeeeee, to our new readers! You should go through our previous posts, you might find one or two articles that’ll really help you out 🙂 . So today, I will be talking about crochet braids!
Now I know when you hear crochet braids, you think about Marley hair and natural hair protective styles BUT I actually mean doing normal kanekalon twists and braids crochet style!
The first time I came across this, I felt like my eyes had just been opened lol; I just had to name this post crochet magic because it feels like magic to me lol *wipes lone tear of joy* . One of my subsequent posts will talk about the basics of crochet braiding; how to do them and the different tools you can use to crochet your hair, braiding patterns because the patterns determine how the partings’ll look.
Now, lets talk pros and cons
. This style might take a while to achieve if you’re doing it yourself. One of the main pros of crochet braiding in General is that you get to do your hair yourself, save some money, try something new and feel like you totally rock (because let’s face it, you do rock! ) but because the bottom plaits will have to be smaller so the hair can be neat and not have weird spacing; it will take longer to do the hair yourself.
Personally, i’d get this done at the salon unless I feel like challenging myself and I know I’m indoors for like a day or two and I can move around with a half-done head of hair in peace lol.
. It can be heavy if too much hair is used so be sure not to put too much tension on your plaits.
. This method is great for your edges!!!!!
Can I get an Amen?! My biggest worry with braids is my edges going on vacation :'( . Then you end up not keeping perfectly good braids for as long as possible because edges are too important to sacrifice. There’s so much less tension on your front hair this way! You can even do small “brush” before you start the plaits to save your edges even more.
. This method is great for natural hair!
Your ends won’t stick out of the braids because they are neatly plaited under! This is so magical to me because my braids get so rough because of rouge strands of hair; so my hair’ll be rough at the base and neat after the point my hair stops 🙁 . This method gets rid of that struggle!
.This method is great for colored braids (if you don’t want your normal color to show at all. Eg. All gold). Your hair is plaited under so it doesn’t show!
.You can easily oil and clean your scalp with this method as well.
.With this method, your braids will last until you get tired of them. I know a lot of students that get braids done right before they leave for school in places like UK and Canada because they probably won’t be able to get braids done there without spending ridiculous prices. This one is for you!
Going on vacation? Want braids that’ll last through out and are easy to clean and maintain? This is for you!
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