PROTECTIVE STYLE 2014 | Crochet Braids with Marley Hair
My current protective style is crochet braids done with Marley hair.
This was my first time doing crochet braids. My braid pattern was simple; I cornrowed around my front edges to protect them and the rest of my braids were braided straight back. I braided my hair so that I could have the option of a side part or a middle part.
I bought 3 packs of Marley hair (2 my natural hair color, 1 a honey blonde) and used 2 1/2 for my entire head. I wanted to use Marley hair because it mimics my natural texture and I wanted a natural look. This style took me 4 hours to complete.
Since installing the crochet braids, I’ve most recently done a twist out with flexi rods on the ends and dipped the hair in hot water. Before that, I was in a rush, so I did several big sections curled on flexi robs just to give the hair some shape. I had trouble curling my hair both times and I’ve since realized my sections were too big. I’ll probably re-curl my hair in the next few days.
So far, I have not moisturized my entire head of hair. I’ve only applied castor oil or coconut oil to my edges and nape area.
I intend to keep this style in for 4-6 weeks.
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Have any of you every done crochet braids? What type of extension hair did you use?
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akwithbraids answered: I am using it now!! Did you edges tingle or feel somewhat itchy?? I have only been using it for a couple of days and applying it 2x a day
No, they did not feel itchy. They did tingle a little at first, but I attributed that to the peppermint oil, which I am no long using.
Edges Challenge Update #1
I know I’m super late with this, but better late than never! To see my before pictures, click here. The first picture is the left side of my head, the second is the right.
In June, I started a healthy edges challenge committing to use a Jamaican black castor oil and peppermint oil blend to massage into my edges nightly.
These past two months I switched over to 100% JBCO and have used it on my edges most nights.
To reiterate from my first post, my hair is fine and low density. I’ve never had really thick edges, however, I started the challenge because I knew my edges were not in a state I’d like them to be in.
It’s kind of hard to fully see due to lighting and my front facing camera, but there has definitely been an improvement since I started this in June.
I will continue to use castor oil over the next few months and may make it a part of my hair care regimen.
Have you used JBCO on your edges before? Did it help?