By Winnie The Fashionista | Nov 15, 2018
After diamonds, crochet braids are an African girl’s best friend. Faux locs, Mambo Braids, Senegalese Twists, Marley braids…Crochet braids have taken the world by storm. Everyone wants to get in on the action, and it’s not hard to see why.
The only thing better than grandma’s food at Christmas dinner is crochet braids that are light as air. Gone are the days when we used to walk around with twenty-pound braids on our heads. Thank you hair extension gods. Also, crochet braids take just one or two hours to complete.
There are two methods to style your crochet braids:
Whichever method of crochet you use, there are things you should and should not do.
To have your crochet braid styles looking perfect, make sure you do the following:
Avoid having cornrows that are too large or too small. I learnt this the hard way when I went to a London (Greenwich) Salon where the hair stylist plaited some really large cornrows on my head. She then proceeded to crochet faux locs that were way too small for the cornrow. I just wanted to quit public life and live out my days in the Essex countryside recovering from the disaster. So, I ended up looking like this:
If your cornrows are too small, you will need to buy many more packets…Which will cost you a pretty penny especially since crochet braids are pricier than normal braids.
Also, avoid creating large front parts that will reveal a distinction between your hair and the crochet braids.
The ease with which they’re done, the ease with which you can take them down. The versatility is also out of this world. However, they have a downside too. If you use the cornrow method, they tend to give you an unnatural part at the front which is a dead giveaway that you’re wearing crochet braids. Another con is that if you’re using the crochet method of two-strand twists, your hair starts to peek through the braid as time goes by. Especially if your hair and the braids are two different colours. But that’s about it when it comes to negatives of using crochet braids. Personally, I am a believer and a convert who will never go back to regular braids.
To get into more detail, we have jotted down The Pros And Cons Of Protective Styling. See what works for you.
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