Crochet Braids as a Protective Style
Some may think that crochet braids are a new style considering how much they are trending currently, but that isn’t the case. Crochet braids have been around for years and for many women that’s been their go-to style to prevent long hours in the salon chair.
I personally believe the natural hair community is taking this style to a whole other level. This style is so beautiful and versatile. Women are becoming more and more creative with their styling techniques for installing crochet braids.
One of the best parts of having crochet braids vs. a sew-in is that you can treat and wash your scalp (which is extremely important). This style can be achieved with various types of hair such as Marley hair, 100% Kanekalon braiding hair, Jamaican braid hair, Cuban twist hair. The hair you use is based on whatever style you are trying to achieve. As a naturalista myself I was very surprised to see that you can even achieve a faux TWA with crochet braids as well. Check out one of my favorite bloggers, Curly Nikki - http://www.curlynikki.com/2015/03/the-faux-big-chop-crochet-twa-tutorial.html. She discusses how beneficial this style is for those who are transitioning or even just considering going natural.
I remember what it was like to take that leap and I truly freaked out at the idea of having short hair. It was truly the best decision I’ve made pertaining to my hair. It grew out and it grew fast within the first year.
Will you try crochet braids as a protective style?
Check out this tutorial by TheChicNatural https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phJvNpzAo-