Water Wave Crochet Braids : Summer Protective Style
I have not done this style in a while, its been maybe over a year, but instantly I remembered why I liked it so much as a protective style. Here are my 3 reason for why crochet braids are a awesome summer protective style!
1. You can do it yourself. I love to find styles that are easy enough to do on my own. It is so simple, you just braid your hair in the pattern that best suits the way yo wish to style the hair (It does not have to be complex you can literally braid your hair straight back) and the process of crocheting the hair is super easy if you need instructions you can find a ton on youtube. It always feels good once you are done to say that you did it yourself!
2. It is inexpensive. The hair used for crochet braids is typically synthetic such as marley hair, straight kanekalon hair, or water wave hair. There are several others but for this style I used the bulk water wave hair by Freetress. The hair was only 4.99 each and you only need 3 packs maybe even two if you like it to be less full. The other thing you need is a crochet hook which cost me 1.00. So in all this style cost me $15. Come on thats a steal!
3. It looks natural. I know some people who wear this style and you wouldn’t even know it were extensions. I think one of the most realistic crochet braids are done with Marley hair using perm rods to curl them ( I will do this style next). Also for those with shorter hair you get the feeling of big curly/ kinky hair.
So if you have not tried the style I totally recommend it as a summer protective style. Its light and breathable and I bet it would look cute on a beach day!