"I installed my 7th set of crochet braids earlier this month at 5 weeks post relaxer. I think this is my favourite install to date!!!"
I opted for braiding my hair with 12 braids going backwards and one horizontal braid at the nape. I didn't use any extension hair at the nape as for some reason my hands were not doing what my head was telling them to do. My nape is now longer and stronger than it was when I tried crochet braids for the first time last year, so I think it will be fine.
|As always I started installing hair at the nape first and then working from side to side I installed hair on the braids closest to my ears then the next braid on top and so on and so on until I reached the centre braids. This method of installing the hair ensures that the hair is even in length on both sides as you will generally be using hair from the same section of the same cut pack, rather than a cut half from a pack which could be shorter. For one install I didn't do this and I ended up with one side shorter than the other. I also install an equal number of pieces of hair so I don't end up with one bushy side and one flat side. At the end of the install I go through it and add hair in places if necessary. It took just over 2hrs to install just under 2 packs of Aftress Water Wave hair.|
|My plan is to wear these for another week, maybe two I'll see how it goes - at the moment I really don't want to give them up just yet!!!|
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