This blog post is being written by popular demand.
I literally have had other women of colour stop and ask about my hair. Most have been shocked when I let them know that it was crotchet braids and not my real hair.
Basically this blog posts has been written to explain my crotchet braid process.
Its no surprise that I love big hair. The bigger the hair the closer you are to God. Me myself, I am a natural haired girl – no chemicals can be found on my nappy head. Achieving this look day in and day out would just be too hard as I would be fighting against elements beyond my control.
After extensive research I settled on crotchet braids using hair that could pass as my natural hair.
To achieve this look you’ll need the following things:
- Hair extensions – I used a random afro braid I found in my hair suitcase.
- A long bobby pin – You will need to open it at about a 45 degree angle, as this will be you crotchet instrument. You can also use a crotchet hook but I found that it not only painful but also broke my own hair,
- Scissors – these will allow you to shape and even out the hair.
To lay the foundation for you crotchet braids, cornrow your entire head of hair from the forehead to the nape of the neck.
Starting from the back row, insert your bobby pin under your braid line. Grab a piece of your extension and insert the hair in to the loop created by the bobby pin. Once the extension is secure in the loop pull the bobby pin throw the cornrow ensuring that you are holding on to the end of the extension. Using your fingers pull the extension through the loop and tighten – basically doing a knot to secure the hair.
Repeat step two until you have covered all the cornrow braids on you head.
Cut and style to your heart’s content.
By following these four steps you can achieve the look you want for at least three to four weeks.
Now that is satisfaction!
Earrings – Lovisa, Turtle Neck – Zara.