Life is kind of funny at times. The night before Valentine's Day, I had a hair emergency and found myself scrambling to find not only a hairstyle, but a hair stylist as well. As I remembered a stylist I met the weekend before, I found her Instagram page and saw crochet braids she had installed. I loved them! I had never worn crochet braids before, but I loved how natural they looked. Plus, they reminded me of a sew in I had previously.
I contacted the hair stylist and before I knew it, I had an appointment to have crochet braids installed. The truth is though... I wasn't altogether sure how they were different from a sew-in. Once I arrived, I soon learned the difference.
What's the Difference?
- Hair used is in bulk form instead of weave tracks.
- Once your own hair is braided down, the bulk weave hair is installed using a latch hook.
- The result is less tension on your own hair.
- Easier access to your scalp.
What I love most about crochet braids is how comfortable my hair and scalp feels. I only experienced tension the first night after having them installed and from then on, it hasn't felt like I have anything installed. It's carefree and comfortable! Also, if you are wondering, she used Freetress Bohemian Curl for my braids.
To see a sample of how crochet braids are installed, check out the video below:
Get more details on crochet braids on Longing4Length.
Have you ever rocked crochet braids? Is this a protective style you'd try?
God bless & stay fabellis,