Crotchet Braids Vs Sew In Weaves

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Summer time is rolling around ladies and this is the season where we can really introduce our gorgeous hair to the world. Whether you are natural, relaxed, or in between this is definitely the time to rock that nice braid out or blowout especially after a whole season (ahem, it was such a drab winter wasn’t it?) of rocking protective styles, not that anything is wrong with that of course.

But here is the kicker; I personally know that for my fine strands manipulating my hair into an “out style” such as a braid out for long periods of time can cause some damage.  So for me, protective style season still continues well into the summer and this is where Crochet Braids and Weaves come in. Both of these styles allow for you to change up your hair as much as you please without sacrificing the health of it, not to mention you can retain tons of length too.

In this post we want to look at the pros and cons of both weaves and crotchet braids some of which overlaps for each style, so with that said lets start off with the pros and cons that can apply to both weaves and crochet braids.

Pros

Protection from the elements (and those hands!)

This advantage is definitely a personal favorite of mine as not only do these styles give us a break from styling, detangling, straightening, coloring, and all of the other thousand things that we can do with our hair. They also protect our hair from that beaming sun and windy days that can cause so much damage over time.


Take for instance that red tinge that tend to appear on our ends in the summer time, that is not the hair doing magical or special things it is actually a sign of sun damage (gasp!) . Basically to cut a long story short, these styles do a darn good job at making sure that those random reddish brown “highlights”, and splits do not unexpectedly show up.

Originally posted 2014-05-16 15:00:33.

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About Danni


Hi All! I am Danni and I am a staff writer here at BHI. I am a Graphic Design major and a long time resident of Washington DC. I have been on a healthy hair journey for 3 1/2 years. Within those years , I have went through a relaxed hair journey, a natural hair journey in which I big chopped twice(2nd big chop occurred in November 2013) texturized and now I have big chopped a THIRD TIME! I am 100% natural and here to stay. I am super excited to share information that I learn along the way to those who are just as into healthy hair care as I am and wish everyone best wishes on their healthy hair journey!

About Danni


Hi All! I am Danni and I am a staff writer here at BHI. I am a Graphic Design major and a long time resident of Washington DC. I have been on a healthy hair journey for 3 1/2 years. Within those years , I have went through a relaxed hair journey, a natural hair journey in which I big chopped twice(2nd big chop occurred in November 2013) texturized and now I have big chopped a THIRD TIME! I am 100% natural and here to stay. I am super excited to share information that I learn along the way to those who are just as into healthy hair care as I am and wish everyone best wishes on their healthy hair journey!

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Comments

  1. Carrie Laura-Lee Howe
    Carrie Laura-Lee Howe

    Never done crotchet braids, only done weaves 2 times ever in my life… I usually wear box braids or just my own natural hair… Been growing my own hair relaxer free for a year now… I have box braids in at the moment…Can’t wait to take them out and see how much more growth I have!! 🙂

  2. keisha greene

    I have micro crochet braids in now that i always do myself and other,it was only $1:49 a pack,i love the crochet method. Ladies if u never try them u will like them.

    1. Pamela

      Keisha can you e-mail me step by step video how you do the micro crochet braids? i was told it is strain by strain and i saw it on line however i can’t see how they attach it to your hair and what is the hair on the latch. It appears to be in a small circle sited on a string?

  3. Arlene LivingLife Forde
    Arlene LivingLife Forde

    I wear braids but I have done both in women’s head. Crochet braids are a lot easier to do for me but I depending on the style I would go with weave.

  4. LaTasha

    crochets all day. Such a great variety and inexpensive.

  5. Esther Williams Jordan
    Esther Williams Jordan

    I just can’t do either….I’ve tried!!! So next week I’m trying a wig. Yep a wig. Just for a week at a time. I do love my wash and go.

  6. Elise

    I’ve done both weaves and crochet braids. Im a cheap person when it comes to weaves so I’ve never paid more than 50 for hair and 50 for someone to do it. And the only reason I paid that much was because it was my first prom. Also I didn’t reuse the hair but crochet braids sometimes i reuse the hair afterward depending on what the hair looks like.

  7. Tabatha

    I had latch-hook braids which is basically the same thing and I loved if. It wasn’t as harsh to my hair and it looked great. I was in High school when I got it. it really helped my hair grow cause my hands weren’t in it. I prefer it over weaves.

  8. Gina Love

    I prefer crochet braids over sew in. With crochet braids I still have the ability to oil my scalp. Also, I can wear my braids down, put them in a bun or pull some of my braids up. By the time I’m bored, its time to take them down…there’s more flexibility with crochet braids.

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