I’m back in Crochet braids (with pre-twisted hair) again. I decided to give my hair a rest/put it in time out for a little bit. I also wanted to give my hands a rest cause I’ve been doing all sorts of style experiments lately which is nothing new, but it was time to chill for a bit :)
Since I loved my last set of crochet braids so much, I decided to go for that look again. This time around I used hair that was much lighter and softer. I used 5 packs of Rast Afri (Senegal Soul braid) hair although 6 packs would have been ideal, but I made it work.
Since the hair is synthetic, I did my usual soak in vinegar to remove the alkaline base. I decided to braid my hair going all the way back, and then got lazy/tired and decided to do “jumbo” braids towards the back. I know they look raggedy but they were getting covered up, so it didn’t really matter :)
I didn’t cut the braid in half because it would have unraveled. They are pretty long (towards the back) but they are very light and soft, so it doesn’t cause any issues.
I’ve had them in for exactly one week and have been maintaining using this regimen (some products used are different). I plan to wash them tonight and since they are light and it’s hot outside, my hair should be dry by the morning. I’ve been experimenting with styling them different ways and it’s been quite fun. I MAY consider curling the ends before I remove them. Now let’s see if I can make it to 3 weeks with these.
Check out the installation video below
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Until next time