Crochet Braids; How To Do It, The Best Hair To Use And More

How To Do Crochet Braids Step By Step For Beginners

How To Do Crochet Braids, Step By Step

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How to do crochet braidsCrochet braids are an easy style to do. Here are the things you’ll need to get started:

– 1 Latch hook
– Braiding hair of your choice
– 1 pair of scissors (optional)

Step One: Braid The Cornrows

Cornrows are an important step of installing crochet braids. The pattern will be determined by the style that you want.

Step Two: Prepare The Braiding Hair

If the braiding hair is not sectioned out, you can do that at this point. You should also determine the length that you want. If the braiding hair is too long, cut it to your desired length.

Step Three: Install The Crochet Braids

This is the most important part. To install the crochet braids, first take your latch hook, open it and slide it underneath one cornrow. Fold a piece of the braiding hair and loop it onto the hook. Securely close the latch and slide it back to the other side. Now that you have two sides, use your fingers to open up the loop. Pass the ends of the hair into the loop then twist the loop and pass through the ends into the loop a second time. You can also loop through a third time. Pull the ends of the hair to tighten the knot formed at the bottom. Repeat these steps until you complete installing the crochet braids on the entire head.

Watch a video on how to install crochet braids below.

How To Do The Crochet Braids’ Invisible Parts

A black woman with beautiful crochet braidsInvisible parts of the crochet braids are usually for styling purposes. They take a little bit longer to install since the part needs to look as natural as possible. It’s up to you to decide the number of invisible parts you want and where to have them. There are different ways of creating this invisible part. We’ll look at three methods. The first method involves placing the knot on the inner side of the parting. However, many people prefer the knotless method. For the most natural invisible part, especially for a natural hair look, crochet on the hair, not the cornrow. There are also those who leave out some of their hair and blend it with the crochet braids that they have. Remember that the decision lies with you.

How To Make Straight Crochet Braids Curly Or Wavy

Straight crochet braidsIf you’ve bought straight hair for the crochet braids and you want a curly style, there’s no need to worry. You can easily make the straight hair curly within a few minutes. The method you use is the same whether you’ve installed the crochet braids or not. If you’re using synthetic hair, simply take a small portion of the hair and roll it around a perm rod then dip it in a cup filled with hot water. Let it stay in the water for 1 to 2 minutes then remove it and pat it dry with a towel (don’t use an electric hair dryer in this instance, even if it’s a good one). Repeat this for all the crochet braids. It is important to keep in mind that the size of the perm rod will determine the size of the curls. If the perm rods are big, so will the curls. If you’re using human hair, you can form some awesome waves using a flat-iron. Some types of synthetic hair can also be manipulated using heat.

Can You Wash Crochet Braids? And If So, How

A black woman washing her hairWashing crochet braids is a tricky affair. You can co-wash the crochet braids together with your hair just like you’d wash your hair normally. Apply conditioner to your hair then rinse it out. The next step is to air dry the crochet braids and cut out the tangles in the crochet braids once they’re dry. However, most people fear that co-washing will loosen the knots in the crochet braids thus spoiling the crochet braids. If you prefer a clean scalp without interfering with the crochet braids, simply use a spray bottle to spray watered down shampoo to the scalp. Rub the scalp vigorously to remove oil and dirt. Once you’re done, spray a live-in conditioner and apply a sealing oil to keep the hair and scalp moisturized.

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  1. Very informative. Thanks so much for this post. It has helped me so much in my DIY crocheting process. God bless!

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