Four Steps for a Successful Installation

Four Steps for a Successful Installation

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:

  • Soak
  • Prep
  • Braid Pattern
  • Install

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⁣⁣
✅Deep Condition⁣⁣
✅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.

4. Install!

This is the easy part and we have some tutorials that can help!

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