Crochet braids are a protective style that has swarmed my home state of Connecticut along with the Tri-State area, whole east coast, west coast, south, mid-west and lets just be honest WORLDWIDE this style is here to stay. Durability, long-lasting, a variety of colors are only a few great qualities this protective style has. Providing scalp freedom opposed to a sew-in weave, crochet braids give those wearing the style an opportunity to cleanse and moisturize their scalp frequently which for many protective style wearers is a bonus . Textures range from Kaneakalon straight, Bohemian Curly, Beach waves, Kinky Curls, Faux locs, twist and braids the options are endless.
As a hair artist I enjoy creating various looks using crochet hair.
Certain brands are staples in the crochet braid community.
Shake n Go Freetress brand was the first textured brand I ever worked with.
Their Deep Twist, GoGo Curl and Waterwave are some of my clients favorite hair.
As the years go by more brands are creating and improving their crochet hair. Adding faux locs, goddess locs and box braids to the fold had to be one of the best things to happen for both clients and crochet braid artist. Reducing installation time but having the same if not lengthier style longevity makes it a no-brainer to opt for the crochet alternative opposed to always doing the traditional way.
Our community of crochet braiders are so innovative that we have techniques like Half individuals with Half Crochet or Full-Head individuals using the pre-made locs or braids. These install techniques give the individuals look but only takes 1-3 hours to install. It's AMAZING !!!!!
Brands like Bobbi Boss with their NuLocs crochet locs are natural-looking fresh out the pack and only get better with time. Freetress didn't miss a beat with their crochet box braids, senegalese twist and the GOREGEOUS Bo Locs, Janet Collection gives you a two in one style with the Havana Mambo Twist because you can wear them as twist or unravel them and have a fluffy fierce twist out style. AfriNaptural, ModelModel, Lulutress, Zury, African Collection, Boho Locs are some other brands that have quality textures, I can go on and on listing brands because thankfully so many are coming out with great products.
To every crochet braid wearer keep adorning your tresses with these phenomenal protective style options and for those whom have yet to step on over to the crochet side I encouraging you to do so. Saving time while looking fine. Crochet braids .... You gotta love them !!!!
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