Crochet Braids: Senegalese twists with Wow BraidsHello guys, how've you been?
It appears crochet braids have taken over, with all the brands coming out with their own version of pre-braided/twisted hair. One of them is Wow Braids, which I saw for the first time when my friend Kudi showed up at mine on a Saturday, demanding my crochet services.
The first thing to figure out with crochet is the braid pattern to use. How do you want to wear the hair? Kudi wanted to be able to wear her twists in ponytails and buns; so the sides, front and back had to be neatly braided, with no bulk.
|Crochet braid pattern|
I used a latch hook. If you need to see how to use a latch hook to attach the hair, Youtube is a great resource.
One thing I've noticed- the knot at the root of each braid faces the direction of the latch hook. Here's what I mean-
|Knot is overlying when the latch hook points up.|
|Knot is underlying when the latch hook points down.|
We used three packs, save a few twists from the last pack. I was done in about an hour, give or take twenty minutes.
Think about it. Five or six hours trapped between the knees of a talkative hairdresser, wondering who I offended, are firmly in my past. The first few days of headache and nights of discomfort, being afraid to smile lest I burst a scalp vessel; parting with individual braids at the most embarrassing possible moments, with my precious edges snatched from me. All these things have passed away...
Kudi was very happy with her hair for all these reasons and more. She sent me these pictures.
|I love this messy bun|
UPDATE: Hair was bought from www.wowbraids.com at 2k each, 6k for 3 packs.
I'll leave the links to other crochet hairstyles I've done below:
My first crochet weave with Xpression braiding hair
Bob-length grey box braids
Invisible part crochet braids
Faking a tapered cut and colour with crochet
Crochet braid fail
Have you used the crochet method for braids, twists or a weave? What's your favourite style? Do you like this one? I love to read your comments. :) :*