February 20, 2015

Fab Fro Friday: My 4th DIY Crochet Braid Install...

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My 4th crochet braid install above. See pics of my 1st install, 2nd install and 3rd install.
Happy Fab Fro Friday y'all! It's been a few months since I installed crochet braids, but I finally got around to it. This is my 4th DIY install! Yay! This has to be one of the easiest black natural hairstyles to do but I have to be honest, when I finished it this time, I wasn't sure I loved it. Now don't get me wrong, I don't hate it, but I'm not sure I love it either. I've done crochet braids with Marley hair before (see HERE) except I didn't curl it, I just left it as it was. But then I saw so many people curling this hair with awesome results that I wanted to try it out for myself. I will say this, Marley hair is probably the absolute easiest to install because of it's course texture. So I 'll give points to this hair for being really user friendly.

I used 2 packs (I've never used more than 2 packs) of LoMe Natural Kinky Marley Hair in colors #2 and #1B/30 (see above) and I short cut my way throughout this entire process. Let me explain. First I didn't comb out any of this hair or put any product in it. Most people brush or comb out the hair before installing or rolling it on rods, I didn't do that. This hair went from the pack to the rods, which leads me to the second thing I did. I pre-dipped the hair instead of (1) installing (2) rolling (3) then dipping it in hot water while it's on my head. I'm not really a fan of dipping hair in boiling hot water that close to my face, you know? Check the video below for a crochet braid tutorial on using the pre-dip method. 
So in conclusion, I'm pleased enough with the outcome, but I think I'm more pleased with the fact that I feel like I'm getting better and better at installing them. The more you do something, right? Plus I feel I'm like a hairdresser now... and I'm my only client, lol ;)

1 comment:

  1. Hi, this style is so lovely on you. What a wonderful install you accomplished!

    I am thinking about Kinky Twists, yet I have been rocking twist outs and LOVE Them!! The KT's might be on hold for a while.
    Blessings to you!