4. How long do they last?
It varies. But with proper upkeep, they can last 4-6 weeks, or even 8 weeks. However, I wouldn’t suggest keeping a style in past 6- 8 weeks. Remember, the goal of protective styling is hair health and retention!
5. How do I treat my scalp and natural hair with crochet braids?
You can separate the hair and get to your scalp and apply oil, or cleanse and moisturize with a spray bottle of your favorite conditioner and oil mixture.
I have never tried washing the hair, simply because the hair is synthetic and I didn’t want to go through the hassle of washing and drying synthetic hair, so I don’t wash my hair, just make sure I tend to my scalp.
6. I just big chopped, is my hair long enough for crochet braids?
I would suggest you consult with your stylist, but as long as you have enough length to catch a braid, than yes, it should be long enough.
7. How do I prepare my hair for crochet braids.
Typically, before any protective style, I give my hair a little extra love. Because remember, your hair is going to be “hidden” and put away for a couple of weeks, so you want to make sure you’re giving it a boost of moisture.
With that said, I make sure to not only wash and deep condition my hair, but also give myself a hot oil treatment to seal in the moisture prior to getting it braided. Then, usually the night before, I blow out my hair.
8. How many packs of hair will I need?
It varies on how full you want your style to be. I generally use 5-6 packs. I love big and full hair. Also, it is important to note that as the weeks go on, the style will shrink, and due to matting and tangles you will have to occasionally just cut out the tangles. So, if you use more packs, the fullness will decrease, but it won’t really be a big deal, and still full.
9. How do I remove the crochet braids?
The easiest way to remove the crochet braids is to cut the hair low to the base of the cornrows right above where the knot is tied. I like to apply a conditioner and oil mixture to make it a bit easier to unravel the cornrows and also prevent unnecessary breakage.
Have you tried crochet braids lately?
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