Crochet braids have really made a comeback more than ever and has made an impact as something that woman can do themselves. You have seen successful stories on Instagram, numerous pictures in groups on Facebook, and many pictures on Pinterest being pinned to our “styles to do” boards.
We all want to know how to make this style look as sleek and natural as possible, so we ask many questions and try different tips to make sure that the install is just that. Keep these tips in mind when doing your crochet braids install:
Have a hairspiration photo for the style you want
Having a photo of the style you desire will not only get you geeked for doing it on yourself, but you want to make sure that you stay on course with the hair selection and the braiding pattern. This photo will keep you hyped from the beginning to the passing the finish line of doing this install.
Research the hair brands
Not every Marley or Kanekalon hair is made the same. Make sure to do your research before purchasing many packs of hair for a style you want, to just end up with a big mess.
Ask your questions in Facebook groups, message boards, hair care forums, and of course check out the product reviews. You want to make sure you get the best hair possible for your crochet braids.
Know how many packs of hair you should purchase
Knowing the length of your style will determine how many packs of hair you would need to purchase. If you want shoulder length or shorter, purchase at least 2-3 hair packs.
If you want longer than shoulder length, you should purchase at least 4 packs of hair. Also, determine how big you want your hair.
Some women like the big, bulky look and others want their hair laid right on their head. This will also determine how many packs of hair you should get. Plan accordingly to the style you desire. You don’t want to be on your last bag and only have a third of your install done.
Detangle the hair with a nylon/paddle brush*
For the most sleek and natural look, use a paddle or nylon brush to detangle the hair. Especially if you are planning on putting perm rods* or other curlers in the faux hair for a certain style, detangling the hair will ensure your install will have that sleek finish.