I haven’t been great to my hair lately, I did a weave with too much hair out. While it was gorgeous, I know my hair is angry at being straightened. So I needed an all over protective style. Crochet braids take me FOREVER but its so worth it!
I don’t have the patience to do my hair in one sitting so it took me 2 days to do my hair… Here’s the progress
Day one: I braided my hair straight back and crochet the hair in…
Day two: I curled the hair using the method inTheChicNatural’s video it’s like making hanging bantu knots and putting them in a cup of VERY hot water. (burned myself a few times I must admit so have a towel around your neck!) I like this curling method better than the rods because of the less defined and more natural look of the curls
Day three: took out the curls to let the hair dry over night since I was going to sleep anyway…
Tips & Corrections:
Make sure you make the knots hang enough to be able to dip into the water.
Don’t make the knots to big (otherwise you may not like the curls like on the left side of my head I will be re-curling those later and will post a picture or video)
Don’t worry about how “big” the fro is, when you curl it, it will shrink
Don’t be afraid to brush the texture out of the hair before knotting it to curl
Update after 6 days I re-curled the hair
Repost from 2013 from my other blog: I’m back in Crochet Braids again! I’ve had these in for 7 days. I wanted to protect my hair but also have a style that was versatile unlike french braids alone.
As usual, I washed and deep conditioned my hair in preparation for the style. I made the cornrows small, and I secured them at the back of my hair with weaving thread. It took me about four days to do my hair (only because I did not have about 8 hours to sit). I braided my hair straight back except in the front for the bang and around the edges as shown in the picture.
Hopefully this style last two more weeks at least. The hair is rather tangled (as synthetic hair gets). The hair I used was freetress bulk finger roll and a crochet hook.
Spent about $22 total (4 packs of hair). I was starting to feel thinning at the top of my head due to over processing (i went from black hair to red to brown in about 3 months). That is one reason I am wearing this style. To help with that breakage I am using Organic Root Stimulator Fertilizing Serum. I’ve used this before when I had a bald spot when I was 17 (guessing stress but no ida where it came from and glad it is gone now!)
I’ll also use a Q tip with peppermint oil and witch hazel on it (peppermint oil promotes growth and takes away the stinky hair smell we hate and also helps clear the pores so your scalp can breath and grow!)
Take a look at the video below to see more!
Meet the Authors
Bowie & Aviyah are two "High Yellow" girls with curlz in a world of weaves, waves and witches.