Gone are the days when you spend all day at the hair salon; now, you can get it done in 3-4 hours or do it yourself!
We've found that when installing crochet braids, there are four MAIN steps:
- Braid Pattern
1. Soak Your Crochet Braids Before Installing
Crochet braids are made from synthetic hair. Manufacturers create synthetic hair with an alkaline base that makes the hair long-lasting. This base is why you are taking your braids out after two weeks! This base is what is causing your braids to itch.
Here's the solution, soak your hair in Apple Cider Vinegar to remove this alkaline base.
Check out our tutorial here.
2. Prep Your Hair
Crochet braids are a 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 style.
Protective styles protect your natural hair with a low-maintenance hairstyle that keeps your hair tucked away and moisturized.
What are the crochet braids protecting if your hair is not prepped?
𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐓𝐨 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐩 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐇𝐚𝐢𝐫 𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐂𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐭 𝐈𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐥
✅Moisturize (LOC or LCO method)
You can also trim your ends and add a protein treatment as well.
3. Choosing The Right Braid Pattern
The most important part of a crochet installation is the FOUNDATION!
We've found that when choosing a crochet braid pattern, there are three MAIN considerations:
- The Style,
- Your Edges, and
- The Part or Leave Out
Check out our blog post here.
This is the easy part and we have some tutorials that can help!