I’m really happy sharing this with you all. I have been rocking my new protective style lately. I tried doing it myself sometime this year but I could not get half way. So this time I went to a salon and was glad I did ’cause it turned out lovely and wasn’t even expensive at allllllll. Yes it wasn’t.
First off, I had earlier gone to the salon to show the Stylist a video of what I wanted to do and to my surprise she knew how to make it. She even mentioned that it was the same technique used in making artificial dreads which I didn’t even know of. I was so excited and told her I would come the next day.
On the D-day, I got there with my Marley hair only to discover that she didn’t even have the latch hook. It was the regular crochet pin she had. Eitherways, I told her to go ahead since I read Tuke’s post sometime about using the same regular pin for her crochet.
I used four packs of Venessa Marley hair (Colour 4).
It was really full. I made a mistake of not cutting the hair before using as ideally I should have just used two packs. However the hair is quite affordable and light. (Would do a review when I’m done rocking it…lol). It took me only two hours to make.
So here are pictures of my crochet braids from start to finish.
So what do you all think? This is officially my first crochet braids and I would definitely be trying more often. hehe
Meanwhile, I’m participating in African Naturalistas Hairline Challenge which requires one not to be on a protective style but I’m doing mine like that…lol. So you are welcome to join. You can find details here.
PS: Kindly join my BBM Channel C003614B6 if you are on BBM, I share tips on natural hair there.