What is Crochet Braids, you might ask.
Crochet Braiding or Crotchet Weaving is the process of attaching pieces of hair extensions to existing cornrows. It is a great protective style because it does not put too much stress on your hair. Installing the braids is very simple and the removal process is quite easy. All you do is just untie the extension that is attached to the cornrow.
Now that we are done that that short introduction to Crochet braiding, I would like to introduce you to my "Going Natural" partner. She and I started to transition the same time after the Hair Show for Natural. She has been really cool with letting me practise different styles on her hair.
The plan for her one month protective style was actually kinky twists, however, she started watching YouTube and feel in love with Crochet Braids. I was up to the challenge, so after 10 mins of watching the videos, we started the adventure.
Since she had already bought hair for the kinky twists, we had to see if they would work for the Crochet Braids. I used Femi Hair - Afro Soul Kinky.
Here are the steps I took to create a crotchet braid hair style.
Cornrow the hair. If the hair is short, braid with extensions and make sure you braid together the ends of the cornrow.
Insert the latch hook under the cornrow braid
Pull the looped hair extension using the hook
After pulling about a inch of the looped hair extension, create a loop knot to fasten the extension to the hair.