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Crochet Braiding

Crochet braiding (or rather ‘the crochet method’) is a way of adding extensions to one’s hair. As with a weave, the basis of the method is first cornrowing one’s hair then applying the extensions to the cornrows.

Unlike a weave, however, the hair used is loose and not on a weft. And instead of being sewn in, crochet hair is kind of looped under the cornrows with a crochet needle (essentially a hook) and secured with a knot of sorts.

As the name suggests, crochet braids are hair extensions that are literally crocheted into your own hair (braided into cornrows) with a latch hook tool.

The application process is far quicker than that of a traditional sew-in, box braids, or even twists.

There is a minimal stress to the scalp because all done is looping on synthetic hair onto the already braided hair; no pressure or pulling required, which makes this a great protective style. It looks unbelievably realistic.

Treat crochet braids as one’s own hair. Keep the added hair and own hair moisturized by spritizing it with a moisturizing mixture of something like aloe vera water and a leave-in conditioner.

Try not to over moisturize or use too much product; given that one does not has full access to all the tresses, product can build up in the deep nooks and crannies of the cornrows.

Some people like to pineapple their crochet braids, while others simply just cover them with a satin bonnet.

One may also braid the hair up into large loose braids then cover them with a bonnet or scarf.