Hairstyle 1: Crochet Braids – Water Wave (and Other Bulk Hair)
Protecting styling usually refers to…you guessed it…protecting your natural hair. Since afro-textured hair is definitely pretty fine (for probably the most part) and fragile, it wants a break every on occasion. Protective styles protect your ends from the elements and from drying out.
Crochet braids are my favorite go-to protective style. They are straightforward to do and (most significantly for braids) easy to take out. And individuals with virtually any length hair can put on them. Bonus: they take less than half the time hair extension application to place in than traditional field braids, micros, or Senegalese! PLUS, you can strive a variety of kinds with crochet.
What are crochet braids
Crochet braids are to not be confused with tree braids, which take a bit of longer to put in. Principally, your hair is in cornrows, braided all the way in which back. In case your hair is long, your ends are tacked up. There are two primary choices after this process is done. 1) It’s possible you’ll select to crochet synthetic/human hair bulk hair by way of your cornrows or 2) crochet pre-braided strands (basically can have the same impact as micros or Senegalese under this feature). Utilizing a crochet pin, which may be purchased at any beauty provide retailer for less than $three (usually around $1.99), you crochet particular person strands by the cornrows. The whole course of should take between three – 5 hours. Obviously, the slower you are at braiding cornrows, the slower the complete process.
How long do crochet braids last
Crochet braids can final anyplace from four – 6 weeks, depending on how rapidly your hair grows. My hair grows pretty quickly so if I use pre-braided strands I will take them out after 4 weeks. Nevertheless, if I exploit bulk hair, especially a sort that is pretty close in texture and elegance to my natural hair, the brand new growth is much less noticeable and I’ll leave it in for the complete 6 weeks.
Under is the finished product utilizing Freetress Water Wave bulk hair in colors 1B and 30. To attain this look you have to about 2 – 3 packs of 22″ minimize in half. As you possibly can see under, my pure hair is about as wispy and curly because the synthetic.
(taken 1 week after braids have been put in)
I adopted my regular shampoo and conditioning regimen after i did wash my hair, with the exception of blow drying. You may get crochet braids wet at anytime, they usually dry pretty rapidly-simply needless to say your actual hair cornrowed underneath will take a little bit longer to dry. To hurry up the process, chances are you’ll use a handheld blow dryer with a diffuser to get some sizzling air directly to the cornrows.