How to Get The Most Out of Your Crochet Braid Installation
Always prep your hair before installing crochet braids.
✓ Deep Condition
✓ Leave Conditioner/Moisturizer
We recommend you soak the braids before installing with Apple Cider Vinegar. This removes the alkaline base that causes irritation when installed.
✓ Fill a bowl with warm water and a cup of apple cider vinegar.
✓ Place the crochet braids into the bowl for 20 minutes.
✓ Remove the hair when you see a white film appear (that's the alkaline base).
✓ Remove the hair from the water and rinse your hair with plain warm water.
✓ Squeeze out the excess water and let the hair air dry, the ACV smell will evaporate once the hair is dry.
✓ Install and style hair as normal!
How to Wash Your Hair
✓ Use a spray bottle of watered down shampoo and spray your scalp with the mixture.
✓ You can lightly massage your scalp with the pads of your fingers.
✓ Optional: Cowash the crochet braids very gently.Then gently rinse out the mixture you used to clean your scalp (and the cowash in the crochet braids).
✓ Optional: Condition the crochet braids as you would condition your normal hair, then rinse out the conditioner.
✓ Condition your own cornrowed hair by spraying it with a light mixture of leave-in conditioner.
✓ Finish by lightly adding a moisturizer to your hair and the added hair and sealing with an oil.
Note: Focus your attention on your scalp and not the crochet hair.
Note: To avoid loosening your hair, wash your crochet braids once every two weeks as opposed to once a week or more frequently.
How to Get Rid of Irritation
Add some apple cider vinegar rinse to a spray bottle and spritz the mixture all over your head. You can also use a scalp anti-itch relief oil or spray.
Maintaining The Style
Keep the crochet hair neat by using mousse to minimize the frizz, you can also trim any flyways every couple days.
Use a water-based moisturizer, spray it on your scalp and natural hair to prevent them from drying out.
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