If you have not yet taken a deep dive in to this gorgeous hairdo, now may be the perfect time to do so. The term crotchet braids refer basically to the way in which the hair is installed not just the weave. So there is no defined hair called crotchet braid. There are several gorgeous styles you can make with crotchet braids.
What weave should I use?
You can make use of the Marley Braids or Ashwari curls of Kanekalon. Using a crotchet pin on already cornrowed hair.
THE healthy hair way to crotchet braids.
Wash and Deep Condition: Make sure your hair is washed, deep conditioned, as well as give yourself a hot oil treatment to seal in moisture prior to braiding. If necessary, give yourself a protein treatment in between your wash and conditioner or use a product with protein in it to help strengthen your hair and prepare for a long term protective style.
Ensure your hair is in good condition: Consider the condition of your hair before you install any long term protective style. Putting braids on top of fresh perm or hair in a weakened state can cause serious damage to your hair. I recommend two weeks after you relax your hair before getting any long term protective style.
Watch out! when taking down your weave: Remove crochet braids is to cut them down close the base of the cornrows, but above where the knot is tied. Be careful not to cut your own hair in your cornrow base. Saturate your hair with an oil of your choice (jojoba, olive oil, etc) to aid in slippage and reduce breakage of hair. Leave the oil in your hair for at least 30 minutes or longer so it penetrates the braiding hair and your natural hair. Unravel your cornrows, the remaining braiding hair should slip out.
Other gorgeous ways to wear Crotchet Braids
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Joann Hair Tip for the week:
When unraveling cornrows after your weave, apply a moisturizer. Preferably do a hot oil treatment prior(with castor or olive oil) – to strengthen your hair and improve elasticity.