Texture Tales: Kim on Living in Germany as a Curly Girl
Crochet Braids, Freetress Water Wave
By: desiremynatural ( 4a, 4b ) | 11.12.14
Prepping Natural HairMy hair was already cleaned, moisturized, and detangled from doing my crochet braids with the Marley before, so that saved me a few steps from prepping my hair. The braid pattern I decided on was a curved and zigzag look so my hair wouldn't be so bulky and I did not want my braids to show. I also wanted to go for the "natural look" with a part on the side. Once finished I used EDEN BodyWorks Peppermint Tea Tree Hair Oil (from Walmart 9.49)to soothe my scalp and massaged for 10 minutes. Crochet Braids Process 1). I took the WW hair out of one of the packs to work with. When working with the crocheting process, I split each pre-set strand in three parts, to have more for the pack. 2). I took my closed latch-hook and maneuvered it under the cornrow, opened the latch then put the selected hair in the hook in a "bunny loop" way, then closed the latch hook. 3). After I feel the hair is secure in the latch-hook, I pulled my tool in reverse back under the cornrow until the "bunny loop" came through.4). I opened the latch-hook and set it down. Then I took the loose strands and pulled them through the "bunny loop." For a secure installation, I looped each strand twice and reinforced it until secure.5). Continue this process around the entire head.