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Renae’s Journey: DIY Crochet Braids

Over the weekend, when I surprisingly had nothing to do, I decided to doing crochet braids on my hair. And I must say, I am pleased with the outcome!

Since combing out my dreadlocks, styling my hair was a primary concern for me. Many naturals worry about the presentation of their hair more so than keeping it healthy. Washing, conditioning and hot oil treatments are the easy part.

Crochet braids are one of the easiest ways to protect your natural hair. It does not involve a bunch of harsh twisting and pulling and you can still tend to your scalp if necessary.

crochet braids

To achieve this look, you will need a few things:

  • Marley synthetic hair
  • plastic rollers
  • crochet needle
  • pair of scissors

Then, I did these steps:

  1. I separated the Marley hair. Luckily, Marley hair already comes somewhat separated in pieces.
  2. I twisted the Marley hair first as if I was making two strand twists.
  3. I wrapped it around a roller and secured the roller.
  4. I placed all rollers in extremely hot water. After a minute, I removed them from the water and placed on a towel to dry.
  5. It took them a while to completely dry, so I took this time to corn row my hair with straight back braids.
  6. After they completely dried, I unwrapped the hair and cut it in half.
  7. I started to crochet the pieces into my hair, starting from the back and working my up.
  8. With each piece, I tied the hair into a knot twice to secure it.

I think this is a style I could wear for several weeks or until the curls start falling down.

My apologies for not having a video but this is the next best thing. Besides the way she curled them, this is exactly how I did my crochet braids.

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