Crochet Braids Overview
With many women going natural nowadays, Crochet Braids are an excellent alternative for protective styling. Styling natural hair can be time consuming and often times frustrating. Even if you have relaxed hair, these braids are still a great option for protective styling especially in the cold months of the year or if you want to give your hair a chemical break. With the many demands of daily life including work, school, grocery shopping, the kids, and housekeeping, hair maintenance can quickly fall at the bottom of your list of things to do. Crochet braids can be a life saver because once you install them, they last for weeks and the bonus is that they are very low maintenance.

The Most Natural Looking Crochet Hair
The most natural looking crochet braids are the coily type, the curly type or the dread lock type. Curly Faux Loc Crochet Braids look very natural once installed. The coily curl pattern at the ends of the braids makes the style suitable for formal occasions as well as for everyday wear. Wear it down or strut Up-dos and look elegant at formal events. So, if you have a special event coming up and you need a quick protective style which can last for weeks after, Curly Faux Loc Crochet Braids are the perfect option. 


How to Maintain Crochet Braids
To keep crochet braids clean is very easy. Just follow the steps below:
  1. Fill a spray bottle with a mild shampoo water mix and saturate braids
  2. Gently squeeze braids (do not rub or they will tangle) as the natural surfactants in shampoo will remove buildup
  3. Rinse completely
  4. Repeat steps 1 and 2 again if necessary and rinse thoroughly
  5. Fill a spray bottle with conditioner and water
  6. Saturate braids and leave in for 2 to 3 minutes (you may want to put a large towel around your neck at this point)
  7. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry
Voila! You now have clean Braids. You can gently blow dry them or go about your day as usual.

Benefits and Versatility
Crochet Braids also provide lots of versatility. The good thing about them is that they come in so many different textures, they can be made suitable for any occasion. One good thing is that these braids protect your hairline when compared to using traditional braids. Traditional braids can put a lot of tension on your hairline resulting in hair loss which may be temporary or permanent. With Crochet Hair, you can create a similar style which lasts just as long without creating unnecessary tension on your hairline. 

Another good thing is that they are very easy to install. Using a crochet hook allows for easy installation. The technique is really not difficult to learn. Just a few tries and you will quickly get the hang of it. There are lots of great videos out there which give good instruction on installing Crochet Hair. Once you learn to install them yourself, you will save yourself some dollars in the process because you will no longer need to visit the salon to achieve a nice braided style. The upswing is that you can change your hairstyle whenever you want without breaking the bank since they are very economically priced. Whether you have a wedding, work, a special event or you just need an everyday style for school or leisure, you can guarantee that crochet braids won't disappoint!
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