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December 24, 2022

Crochet Hair Guide 101

Crochet braids are all the rage this season and we absolutely love this latest and trendy hairstyle!

Before we dive into the deep ocean of crochet braids and tell you everything you need to know about them, let’s start with the basics, shall we?

What are crochet braids?

Crocheting the hair is a protective way of styling one’s hair using the weaving technique. As part of this technique, one can latch and hook human or synthetic hair into their natural hair. Think hair extensions, but braids make them better!

Extensions that can be sewn in, come in the form of braids. These extensions can then be worn as rock curls, twists, or even simple straight looks. Pretty cool, isn’t it?

We all know that crochet braids are a protective hairstyle, however, here are a few more reasons why you should get Darling Braids:

Why get crochet braids?

1. Chic and cute

Crochet braids are a great hairstyle that is also protective and super cute! All you need to do is buy a good pack of already twisted or braided hair like the ones from Darling, and with a little patience and effort, you’ll have one of the best hairstyles you could in 2022.

2. Cost Effective

Since crocheting one’s braids is something one can do at home, it saves you a lot of money. However, we do recommend getting them professionally installed.

The hair often used for crochet braids can be as cheap as N1,000 a pack!

3. Time Effective

It may take about 2.5 hours for someone to get their hair crocheted. For those that regularly get box braids or twisted braids, this might not be a lot of time in comparison, however, it might relatively seem longer for those that wear weaves.

How to prep your hair for crochet braids?

While they don’t last as long as box braids, crochet braids are some of the best braid styles. Whether one wants to try braids for short hair, or long hair, here are some points to keep in mind when getting the hairstyle:

  1. Keep your hair clean
  2. Exfoliate to remove any dirt or product build-up
  3. Use hair treatments and masks
  4. Use sulfate-free shampoo
  5. Condition and use moisturizing hair masks
  6. Use hair oils to keep your scalp moisturized

Moisturizing your hair can go a long way in helping it stay protected and look naturally beautiful, however, it’s best to not go over the top and use too many products. Keep your scalp clean, to ensure that the crochet braids lasts and your hair looks just how you want it to!

Care guide for crochet braids

Hair oils are the best way to care for your scalp, before and after a crochet braid install. Always remember that it is essential to moisturize your scalp with some lightweight oil. Using these oils will ensure your scalp remains protected. 

When it comes to sleeping with crochet braids, it is recommended to wear a satin or silk bonnet so the friction is minimized, in turn helping reduce the damage to the hair.

What are some of the best crochet braid hairstyles to try, you ask? Here’s a list:

  1. Bohemian Passion Twists (Passion twist style with bohemian vibes)
  2. Braided Bob Super Long Hairstyle
  3. Butterfly Locs
  4. Curly Locs
  5. Zoey
  6. Natural Twist

A little note to remember

Crochet braids must not be left longer than six weeks.

Crochet braids are some of the most versatile braids. You can use these to get a short and fluffy afro or some twists to a waist-length blowout!

While you read this blog and think about getting yourself some crochet braids, let’s just say we’re already on our way to getting ourselves some extensions. Come with?