Protective Styling: Crochet Braids pt. 2

ii know ii have been a little slack in updating you guys on my current hairstyles, but im back to share my new protective style..crochet braids.

ii know when some people hear “crochet braids” they think about the old school curly braids some girls used to rock back in middle school, but oo how times have changed.  check it out..

materials ii used:

  • crochet needle
  • 100% kanekalon braiding hair

to achieve this style you want to have your hair cornrowed going towards the back. you then take small pieces of the braiding hair and crochet it into the cornrow. ii like to start at the back and make my way forwards. this style can be a little bit time-consuming (about 4 hours)  but it can last for weeks at a time, depending on how well you take care it.  for a more detailed tutorial click  HERE.

as you can see from the pics ii have listed, ii left a tiny portion of my hair out in the front to cover the closure of the crochet braids to give it more of a natural look.  YES ii flat ironed my hair..eekkk. but of course ii used a heat protectant and ii DON’T flat-iron it everyday. ii have had these crochet braids in for about a week now and they still look good 🙂

  1. #1 by Whitney Lewis on January 11, 2012 - 1:11 am

    Hey Girlie!!! I am loving the page and etsy shop online. I will definitely be making some purchases!!! I do have a question for you, in reference to the croceht braids. I myself am all about protective styling and I love to wear crochet braids, but I have not tried it with the Kanekalon hair. I was just wondering, how did you get those big luscious curls? Did you use the large flexi rods? If so what was your entire styling process?

    • #2 by chngdmyusername on January 11, 2012 - 10:14 am

      Thanks Chica! for the “kim k” look ii had, ii used four to five big flex rod rollers. ii didn’t put any product on the hair ii just blew it out with the blow dryer first then rolled the hair. very very simple. ii love the kanekalon, it was def worth the $1.99 per pack ii paid! lol

  2. #3 by Whitney Lewis on January 16, 2012 - 3:07 pm

    Thanks Girl!!! I will be trying that look soon, I hope it turns out as lovely as yours!!

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