Thursday, March 12, 2015


Protective Stylin'- Crochet Braids

This was my second attempt with crochet braids. The first time I was going for the perm rods/soft curls/big hair look. After I was done, I ended up not liking the style. It just didn't turn out the way I wanted.  Le sigh...

So I hopped on the YT (again) binging on crochet braiding videos. Let me just say shout out to all the naturalistas on youtube. Y'all are so creative!!! I was smiling from ear to ear soaking in tips and information on how to install, types of hair to use, braiding patterns, and so on. Watching those videos inspired me and I was ready to try, try, try again. 

I'm so glad I didn't give up. I decided on doing twists instead. Here's how it all went down.

My tools 

Hair bought from local beauty supply store at $4.99 a pack 

I parted my hair around the front, a little on the sides, and the back. I then "box braided" those areas of my hair. Braiding until my hair is secure then I start twisting all the way down. After I was done, I cornrowed the middle part. I believe I had 12 all together. 

Then the fun part begins with the crochet needle. I thought it was going to be difficult but it wasn't. Those tutorials helped a lot. I  was so impressed with my results. 

I made sure not to braid or add too much tension around my edges because I'm trying to re-grow them. It wasn't a big deal because I was going to wear my hair down most of the time and if it was up, I'd camouflage it with headbands or scarfs. 

I plan on keeping this in for about a month and doing more styles. This will allow me to have more time for other things. Can't wait to see what other styles I can do because I'm a little challenged in that area.  


  1. Oh wow! Very nice :) I think I will try this for the summer. I was going to get my hair braided, but I think I will try this out first. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank You! Let me know how it turns out for you. I would love to see your results. Good Luck!