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. After watching a ton of videos on them I was ready to try it out. I went to Wal Mart and purchased this latch hook for just under $2.00. You can find 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.   To start, Jordyn's hair was freshly washed, deep conditioned and then stretched overnight. Here is the braid pattern I used. All the braids were connected together so only one braid was left out. That braid was tucked in between the cornrows. To better secure it you can use a little weave thread and a curved needle, it will give a better hold. Recommendation: make your cornrows smaller than … [Read more...]

Braided Twisted Updo on Natural Hair

Hey Guys! Today's style is another updo style, a braided twisted updo on natural hair. This style is perfect for all ages! To start this style we stretched Jordyn's hair the previous night by using the banded method. The following products were used: Shea Moisture's Curl Enhancing Smoothie as well as Creme of Nature's Argan Oil Perfect Edges for Jordyn's edges.   First make a middle part (horizontally) from ear to ear. Tie up the top section and start work on the bottom half of the head first. Make a zig zag part going down the middle of the head. Next start at the bottom of the head, near the nape of the neck and make two cornrows going up toward the top middle section of the head.   Now it's time to start work on the front section of hair. First take a small section of hair in the front of the head and bobby pin that away for now. Next take the two cornrow braids you made and criss cross them over each other. Then add them to the … [Read more...]

Side Cornrows & Curly Twists

Hello There! We are back with another hairstyle for you guys, this is the side cornrows & curly twists. 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

To start the style, make a horizontal part from ear to ear. For the top half of the head part the sections of hair in whichever way you would like the design to look and make small to medium size flat twists. For a secure and snug look and feel you can add small black rubber bands on each flat twist to hold them in place. For the back section of hair make a zig zag part going down vertically to create two sections of hair. Gather each section of hair into a ponytail and add the remaining hair left over from the flat twists you made on the top section of hair. Now you can add 2-3 small braids in each ponytail. A cute and simple hairstyle that should last for a few days up to a week. Enjoy!   … [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 version:   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

Style: Cornrows and ponytails Here is a new style I did for Jordyn that lasted us a whole week, woo-hoo! To start section off a section in the front of the head from ear to ear. Make a vertical part within that section and create two ponytails. You can then twist or braid the remaining loose hair in each ponytail. For the back section create medium sized cornrows all going in the same direction to one side of the head. Secure each cornrow with a small black rubber band. Twist the loose remaining hair in small/medium size individual twists.     Enjoy! … [Read more...]

2 Criss Cross Cornrows into Ponytails

Style: 2 Criss Cross Cornrows into Ponytails I came up with this style on a whim and I thought it came out pretty cute! Start on freshly washed, conditioned, detangled, dry stretched hair, next part the hair horizontally from ear to ear. then with the top section make a vertical part so that you have two smaller sections. Create two cornrow braids. Leave them be for now. Move to the back section of hair and repeat the same process above (creating two smaller sections). Now grab your two cornrows and criss cross them and connect them to your two ponytails you are making in the back section of hair. You can braid or twist the loose sections of hair and you're done! Products Used: Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner Water Shea Butter Mix     Ignore my not so straight parts, you know how I am with those : /     Enjoy! … [Read more...]