The hottest hairstyle this summer must be: crochet braids. From tight curly bulk hair, to Havana twist outs & more, we’re seeing crochet braids everywhere! For those of you who don’t already know, crochet braiding is an installation technique for bulk braiding hair. What makes this technique so special is how simple it is, and how natural it looks. While installation may be very easy, proper care will ensure that it lasts for a long time.
Ty Taylor (aka @SnatchedMane), a Wig Designer and Crochet Braid Specialist, shares her tips & tricks for maintaining beautiful crochet braids with us today.
Read on to see what she has to say…
How should you prep your hair for crochet braids?
Before attempting to install crochet braids, you should protect your [own] hair first. I recommend a protein treatment, followed by a deep moisturizing treatment prior to installation. This [will] prevent your hair from breaking and drying out while you’re wearing the protective style.
What are some tips for maintaining crochet braids during hot summer months?
Crochet braids are very easy to maintain during the summer months. All you have to do is shake, fluff and go.
- Depending on the type of hair used you can easily revive crochet braids by co-washing the hair.
- Allow the hair to air dry.
- Never forget to moisturize your scalp
- Crochet braids don’t need any heavy oils, so I would recommend spraying a braid spray to give it some shine.
- At night, you can also pineapple your hair so the curls remain intact.
How long can you leave crochet braids in for?
Crochet braids can last for a few weeks or even a month. It all just depends on how you take care of them.
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