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 mine. After I finished I realized that I should have made smaller braids, my end results would have been better.
Here is what the finished product looked like:
Total time it took to install the braids was 2 hours and the style lasted us one month. At night the hair is secured in a low loose bun and covered with a satin bonnet. I love this style because it doesn’t put any stress on the edges of her hair. Jordyn has very fragile and naturally thin edges to begin with so this protective style was definitely a plus for us. The free access to your scalp is great so you can wash it if you want and/or apply any kind of oil or leave in conditioner or moisturizer. This will definitely be a style to do again in the future!
Have you ever tried crochet braids?