Crochet Braids on Natural Hair: Protective Style

Hey Guys! I am back with a new post. Today's post is about a new style I tried on Jordyn, crochet braids. My sis-n-law introduced them to me and I did a little youtube research and watched a ton of videos on them. I went to Wal Mart and purchased this latch hook for just under $2.00. I found it in the craft section where the yarn and crochet needles are. Next I went to my local beauty supply and purchased 2 packs of FreeTress Synthetic hair in Water Wave. I cut the hair in half and only ended up using about 1 1/2 packs.   I started the style on freshly washed and deep conditioned stretched hair. Here is the braid pattern I used I connected all the braids together so I would only have one braid left. I tucked this braid in between the cornrows. To better secure it you can use a little weave thread and secure it that way, it will be a better hold. I also would recommend making your cornrows smaller than mine. After I finished I realized that I should … [Read more...]

Braided Twisted Updo on Natural Hair

Hey Guys! I'm back with another updo style. I started this style on stretched hair and I used the following products: Shea Moisture's Curl Enhancing Smoothie and I also used Creme of Nature's Argan Oil Perfect Edges for Jordyn's edges.   I started the style by making a middle part (horizontally) from ear to ear. I tied the top section off and started work on the bottom half of her head. I made a zig zag part going down the middle of her head and then made two cornrows going up toward the top of her head.   I criss crossed the two cornrows and added them to the top section of hair and created a bun For the front section I sectioned off just a small section of hair and made one big fluffy twist and brought it to one side of her hair and pinned it down underneath the bun The total time for styling was around 20 minutes and this style lasted us for a week. At night I tied her hair down with a satin … [Read more...]

Side Cornrows & Curly Twists

Hello There! I attempted to make one row of small cornrows and one row of big cornrows, but I obviously can't braid small : / oh well I still think the style came out cute I used sponge rollers on the lower half of the twists to get the curls Fake Smile Alert ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Braided & Flat Twist Ponytails

I did alternating cornrows and flat twists in the front with a zig zag part to make two ponytails :)   … [Read more...]

April Hair Carnival: Copy Cat Style

Hello! Welcome to the April Hair Carnival hosted by Brooke from Untrained Hair Mom, this month's theme is Copy Cat Styles. I was thrilled and scared when I was given Natural Hair Care Info as my copy cat style, D.A. does such amazing styles so I had a hard time choosing one. But I decided on this style: Here is the original style    And here is my verison:   I did a ponytail with 3 3-strand twists instead of the box braids only because I was pressed for time. (And apparently I accidentally deleted the picture) But you can see the ponytail a little in the above picture. Check out these other amazing copy cat styles: carnival linky:   … [Read more...]

Cornrows and ponytails

Here is a new style I did for the diva that lasted us a whole week, woo-hoo!Enjoy! … [Read more...]

2 Criss Cross Cornrows into Ponytails

I came up with this style on a whim and I thought it came out pretty cute!I started on freshly washed, conditioned, detangled, dry stretched hairProducts Used:Giovanni Direct Leave-In ConditionerWaterShea Butter MixIgnore my not so straight parts, you know how I am with those : /Enjoy! … [Read more...]