Offers a wonderful transition for naturals and is also a great protective style for naturals and non-naturals alike. With a crochet braid you can wear your hair with lots of texture options. Most crochet braid styles blend well with natural hair textures.
This style is a great idea for new naturals that aren’t so happy to rock their awkward stage. It is also really cool for long time naturals who are all for length retention. Less Manipulation of your hair means more length. retention.
Crochet braids are great for offering versatility. Some crochet braid options can really look like your hair. Others can offer you looks that are a little different from your usual but still super cute!
I rocked my very first set of crochet braids last summer. I have been rocking crochet sets ever since. I absolutely love it! Even though I am one of those naturals who can get caught up with constantly redoing my hair every other day and sometimes several times a day! I have found less hair loss since I have really eased up on the constant handling. I haven’t really been able to find someone who can install cute crochet braids in my hair the way I would have preferred it to be so I started doing my own braids.
Sure enough I stood out like a sore thumb. Everywhere I went I got compliments on my hair from men and women. It just looked so real. I would have it no other way! lol. But seriously, the way I install my crochet braids it by leaving a small amount of hair around the edges so that I can wear updos and other neat styles like high puffs!
I haven’t really had much of a camera. So this pic will have to do!
I am now serving the Freeport area with natural hair styles such as crochet braids, afro kinky twists, havana twists and straight twists.
Did you know that you can install crochet braids over locs?
Usually people that like dreadlocks, but want the flexibility of changing hair styles, select Kinky Twists. With this style, you don’t have to wait a long time to grow dreads or deal with the process of removing dreads. Your hair will look naturally kinky. Depending upon the type of hair you select, you will get a different look. Consult your hair supplier to get the exact look that you want. The length of time is 4 to 5 hours with one stylist.
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How many times have you heard a woman say that she got a weave and her hair just grew like weeds? The reason this seems to be so is because a properly cared for weave is a great protective style. If your hair is braided completely beneath it, it’s not subject to sun, wind, rain or other weather. For maximum hair growth, however, it’s still important to care for the hair beneath the weave.
You can braid your natural hair or you can opt for braid extensions. Whether your braids are all yours or created with enhancements, you still need to care for your hair and scalp while you’re wearing them.
The Senegalese twists originated from Senegal, West Africa. Just like the individual braids, this style last for many months, but stand out from the crowd. If you like individuals, but want a different look, choose this style. You will definitely turn heads with the Senegalese Twists. Everyone will want to know where you got your hair done. The time length is 4 to 6 hours with one stylist at a short to regular length. They will not unravel, even with loose ends. This beautiful style gives you a very different and distinct look from individual braids.
This twist extension really became popular in the Western Hemisphere namely within the United States and of course the Bahamas when celebrity Beyonce sported this do in Fighting Temptations movie in 2005.
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Summer is pretty much done. Now its time to get your strands ready for the upcoming frizzy season. Hair-wise winter time should be a breeze. But instead ladies tend to let their crown become crispy, limp and eventually break off due to attempting to style using non-protective styling methods.
What exactly is protective styling? In short, protective styling is the most commonly used term by long haired individuals. It does not actually make your hair grow but it does make it possible to prevent breakage since your hair may be breaking off faster than it grows. It literally means keeping your hair ends “protected.”
Try any of these protective styles and see if you experience more hair retention. Just make sure, no matter which way you wear your hair, that your ends are put away.