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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Protective Styling With Crochet Braids

Crochet braids seem to be making a major comeback.

Everyone from celebrities, to Instagram beauties have been spotted rocking a variety of crochet braid styles.

Women seem to love the ease of these crochet braids and not to mention, the variety of hairstyles that one can create with a head full of textured hair extensions.

With us being in the middle of winter, it is so important that we keep our hair moisturized and protected from the harsh cold air, and the rising temperatures of our homes. Crochet braids provide us with style and protection, and the look can be achieved in under 3 hours - it doesn't get any better than that.

So What Are Crochet Braids?

Crochet braids are hair extensions that are sewn in or crocheted onto a cornrowed braid. The stylist usually begins by putting the hair into cornrows, making sure that the ends of the braids are hidden. A stylist will usually sew the loose ends to one of the cornrows so that they are not in the way. 

After the cornrows and ends are secure, the stylist will begin to crochet the hair into each cornrow. The stylist should make sure that the entire braid is covered so that there are no holes and has a good amount of volume. 

After all of the hair has been sewn in, the client can decide to have the hair cut into a particular or they may prefer to leave the hair exactly as it is. No matter the choice, the client will be happy with how quick the entire process took. 

Caring for Your Hair While Wearing Crochet Braids

Crochet braids make for a perfect winter protective style but it is important to keep your real hair happy underneath.

Castor Oil And Coconut Oil 

Take a bottle with a nozzle top and add a 3/4 cup of castor oil and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil to it.

Castor oil will work to clean your scalp as well as keep dandruff at bay.

The added coconut oil will keep your scalp moisturized. This will ensure that your hair will be intact when you take your crochet braids down.

Make sure to keep your crochet braids in no longer than 6 weeks.

Enjoy your new, easy look and send us pictures of you rocking your crochet braid styles!

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