Saturday, 9 April 2016

Protective Style Edition | Crotchet Braids

Hello Ladies,
Last week after my not so curly curls left me with a stretched afro, I thought it would be a great opportunity to install some crotchet braids!
I had 2 packs of Cuban pre twisted twists and the idea was to have twists done, but when I realised how little hair is in the pack I toyed with the option of cutting them into half and unravelling the twist to get some lovely curls for my crotchet braids.
So my tools were:
  1. My hands :)
  2. Crotchet needle (Amazon)
  3. 1 ½ packs of Jumbo Cuban Havana twist (link)
  4. Pair of scissors
My installation process was pretty simple, I had one cornrow at the nape of my hair that was horizontal, then the rest of the cornrows just went straight back.
I combined a few cornrows half way to allow for my effortless parting.
I did not use any other hair for my cornrows, apart from my own.
After preparing my cornrows, then it was just crocheting the twist on my hand and looping them twice, there are so many YouTube videos on this process (link).
I absolutely love the end results; I feel this will be my go to protective style for this year. When I just finished installing them I thought I would have them on for 3-4 weeks, but coming to the end of 2 weeks and I would not might taking them out to have a good wash of my scalp and start over again the joys of being your own #hairstylist.

And to maintain my hair, all I used is:
  1. Water
  2. Shea butter
  3. Aussie leave in conditioner
How has your hair been week?

Happy Hair Journeys Ladies! :)


  1. O

    This style is sooo pretty! And I would have never guessed that they were crochet braids! Soooo versatile!

    KLP @

  2. Awww your curls are so pretty! I always thought that cuban twist hair had rough texture, is it rougher than the usualy crochet braids?

    1. Thanks Becca! The hair I used was actually really good, and soft. :)

  3. How did you get the curls that way? Did you use perm rods? I love it

    1. Hi Lilo! I used pre twisted jumbo Marley hair that I unraveled, so I didn't need to do any curling.