Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Currently Craving | Crochet Braids + How to do it.

Many moons ago, when I was much younger, these things called crochet braids started to gain popularity.  But, back then, people for whatever reason, opted to by these tiny crimped braids that were made of black and yellow hair that looked like multicolored Ramen noodles .  They were just awful.  But despite my disapproval, my best friend still insisted in installing them and, since she didn't have the ability to braid, I learned how to install them hooked her up with a head full of tiny, serpent-like crimped braids.

One good thing I could say about crochet braids were how easy they were to install and remove.  Plus they protected her hair much better than the glued in tracks she was so addicted to.  Fast forward many years later and crochet braids have made an incredible come back.  But this time, they are highly versatile and splendidly fabulous.  In fact, they're so perfect that I'm now dying to try them.



Can you believe all these gorgeous looks are the result of these easy to install braids?  It's been a while since I handled a crochet needle so I need a bit a practice.  Good thing for us there are plenty of tutorials for us to (re)learn from.  I love this style as an option for the winter time when drier air and fuzzy hats threaten to rob our hair of moisture. 


  1. I'm in love with them too. Do u know the source of the 2nd pic? I like her version.

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  2. Do you know what hair the girl in the second picture used?

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  3. @ Abbi & Sio, according to her Instagram page, she used regular braiding hair (Kanekalon).

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  4. Thank you! What's her IG name?

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  5. Hi Sio, I went back and added her info to the post under her photo. Thanks!

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  6. This is the best thing ever! Thanks so much for posting. I liked this video as a step by step tutorial (I'm not affiliated): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phJvNpzAo-Y

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  7. Shut the door!! These pic look amazing! Lol, yeah I remember the multi color ramen noodle look. They have come a long way. I may have to consider this for an once in a while hair break.

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  8. Wow! I love the crotchet braids from the first picture. I should definitely try it. Although i dont know if marley hair is sold here in Nigeria.

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  9. I have been admiring these for a while but don't know how to install

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  10. Thank you for bringin this to light!! I've watched Youtube, brought my supplies, and cornrowed my hair last night. I'm so excited to get off work tonight and start the crochet!

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  11. @ Tabitha! I'm beyond excited for you. I hope they turn out fabulously. Let us know how it goes.

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