Crochet Braids: Set up #5 ~ Long & Straight Kanekalon Hair
First I moisturised my hair in sections utilizing Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Moisturiser (I am almost out of this so I really have to restock and get another large tub as well as some Bee Mine Deja’s Hair Milk!) and sealed with EVOO.
2. Braid Pattern
I sectioned my hair into two, parting from ear to ear. Next, making a centre parting, I separated the front section in two equal halves. I then sectioned off a small quantity of hair on either aspect of the centre half, large sufficient for me to install 4 small braids on both side. I then dipped my fingers in olive oil [I discover that lubricating my fingers nicely with oil before starting each braid helps extremely with slip, reduces tangles and softens my new growth as I begin the braid and proceed alongside it, resulting in less breakage as braiding the hair entails lots of manipulation] then braided 2 actually small braids close together on the front, however not too tightly. I then braided another three braids on every side so they would be a mirror similar picture of the mirror reverse side. I then braided a further four braids on every facet, barely larger (thicker) than those in the top section. It will be important to install an equal amount of braids so that your type doesn’t end up lop sided. All the braids at the highest ended on the centre prime of my head.
The primary image is how my hair seemed the morning after my wash day which included blowdrying. The second picture exhibits the highest of my braid pattern. The third and fourth pictures show my braid pattern from the aspect and from the again.
I then braided a steady braid which snaked down the how to use hair clips back of my head [finger parting along with means], starting at the top after which finishing at my nape. I didn’t add any extension hair to my braid pattern – it’s all my hair and is so much thicker than my first and second installs!!! I tried to include the ends of the hair braided at the highest but it surely was just wanting too bulky both at the top and on the appropriate hand facet where the braid ended, so I braided two flat braids using the ends of the braids first beginning on my left ear to the centre after which from my right ear to the centre. At the highest I crossed over the centre braids and braided one finish of every facet into the other braid then braided the entire lot together which went down the centre of my head in a backwards direction. I then traced this braid alongside the snake braid and secured it with somewhat weave thread. I also secured the top of the braid at my nape with slightly weave thread. I hope I don’t remorse utilizing the weave thread on the subject of taking this model down however the last time I used a crochet braid to carry it, it didn’t work nicely and unravelled within a number of days….although interested by it now if would have been more safe if I’d used a smaller piece of hair to crochet the tip together….
Next time; I’ll braid the highest going slightly further back so the ends fall lower down the again of my head which means that the bulkiest part is lower down and I’ll see how that works for me.
I took the extension hair, cut it in half down the center [along the elastic band which secures it in the bundle]. I then took one in all the 2 halves and feathered the ends (like this) so they weren’t blunt which gives a more natural look as soon as the hair is put in. I then sectioned out pieces of hair which have been about half inch vast and laid them out alongside the edge of the bath [I did the set up within the bathroom as this room has the best mirror and one of the best lighting, also it is simpler to scrub up the extension hair off the tiled flooring than it’s to vacuum it up off carpet or choose it off the furniture!!!].
I then set about installing the extension hair. I’m not gonna lie to you, it took me a long time to put in this hair, however I am so happy with the outcomes! Installing curly hair [Aftress Waterwave bulk hair] takes me approximately 2hrs this takes lots longer as it’s much less forgiving in terms of gaps! When putting in the hair at the entrance, I split the sections of extension hair in two in order that they were smaller/thinner. Doing this resulted in smaller less visible and more secure knots. I twisted every piece of extension hair in the center so it gave the hair a smaller surface space to feed into the crochet hook and looped it over my pointer finger. I then pushed the crochet / latch hook beneath the cornrow braid, looped the extension hair onto the hook, closed the latch and pulled it again through the braid in the other course to how I had inserted it (i.e. in reverse). I solely pulled via sufficient so that the looped facet of the extension hair was pulled by means of about 2 inches, then I unlatched the hook, changed it with my fingers after which fed the alternative finish of the extension hair by the loop and pulled it tight. The extension hair is then attached to my hair circling the cornrow in a loop. I then took two small sections of extension hair from either facet of the piece I had simply installed and then knotted the hair twice to secure it. Securing the hair this fashion reduces the quantity of shedding along with the danger of you shedding pieces of hair when walking down the street!!!!
The image reveals two rows of hair put in. The sencond image shows the set up with just the highest section to complete. The third image reveals the finished set up and the fourth picture exhibits the knots at the highest which have been pulled apart barely by pulling the hair again in a bun.
Once more I followed pretty much precisely the same course of as demonstrated by TheHealthTees on YouTube. She has updated her set up movies since my first crochet braid install earlier this year. Her movies are very thorough and her clarification of how one can do the braid sample and putting in the hair covers everything that you must know. If you are interested by in doing an identical crochet braid type I might undoubtedly advocate watching videos Half 1, Half 2 and Part three as a part of your analysis. I’ve tried to cover in writing the steps I take as not everybody can view YouTube when they have the opportunity to read blogs, i.e. when they are using their cell phone and making an attempt to keep down their knowledge utilization and let’s face it, when they are reading blogs while they’re at work!
Once all of the hair was put in I coated my face with my new ‘do’ and crept around the house whilst making noises like in the film The Grudge! I then tidied up all the hair that was all around the floor, cleared my hair paraphernalia, tied my new hair up and went to bed! Oh, not earlier than taking some footage and posting a couple on my Facebook page.
The following day I had to go to work. As I work in a company atmosphere I didn’t suppose large disco diva hair could be appropriate for the office so I tamed my hair by placing it into a low bun. I had deliberate on blowdrying the hair that night time however I bought on with different issues that I needed to do as an alternative. So at the moment I needed to go for the low bun once more.
This evening I decided to tackle the blowdrying so armed with a spray bottle of water and my blowdryer, I sectioned my hair and beginning at the again I sprayed my hair and blowdried it a bit of.
I will probably be all over this type when i subsequent go on vacation!!!! I really like Large HAIR however this simply isn’t practical for work.
The primary image reveals the back sectioned off prepared for blow drying and likewise exhibits the texture of the hair beforehand. The second and third photos show the back area blow dried. Fourth picture present the left hand side (right hand side in these pictures) blowdried.
Left facet, not blow dried. Right aspect blowdried.
The primary picture reveals the completely different testure between not blow dried on the right and blowdried on the left.
Sometime over the weekend I plan to place in some perm rods and set the hair into a curly fashion utilizing scorching
water. If I accomplish that I will publish a few photos of the process and the outcomes.