Fall Protective Styling: Crochet Braids

I love trying new things with my hair, so I went online and started searching for fall protective styles. I came across all of these YouTube videos on Crochet Braids. Now, I didn't know people still did these and was thinking early 90's when I saw crochet. However, to my surprise, there were some fabulous styles and great tutorials. 

I honestly cannot remember the brand of hair I used, but I was in searching for the Freetress brand in the Bohemian Curl. I couldn't locate it at my local hair supply store, so I picked out the equivalent in Water Wave Curl. I got two packs of 1b and one pack of 1b/30 blend.

For the install, I used the latch hook technique. It took me a few times to get the hang of it, but once I got going it became easier. You can find a great tutorial here. I cut the hair in half and split the pieces in two sections. I had about 12 cornrolls in the front and 7 in the back. I don't think I Will have so many cornrolls in the front next time.

Once I split the hair it was a little bushy to me. I'm not sure if it was the quality it me over thinking. It took me about 2 hours to install...not bad for the first time. I've had this style for a week now and I do like it, but it is getting bigger. I will post pics soon to show how it holds up. For now I'm big hair don't care!

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