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.
►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.