Happy weekend guys!!! It’s a beautiful saturday’s morning. I so much love saturday’s mornings. I get to sleep like a princess after the week’s work. Saturdays are my personal public holidays, and I tend to always utilize it to the fullESTT….
I woke up super excited this morning. I guess that’s the feeling of waking up on the right side of your bed. I thought of dedicating this post to my sisters (non-biological) Lulu and Faridah. Wouldn’t be putting this up if not for them as they keep encouraging me to. Left to me??? *Haha* let’s leave that story for another day.
Today, I will be sharing how I achieved my vixen crochet using kanekalon hair. Cool right? Thought as much.
Are you a student and on a budget but still want to have that ‘fab’ looking hair? Then you’re in the right place because this is just for you. Grab a cup of coffee, sit tight let’s have the talk…
Since 2014, crochet braids have been rising in popularity. They were big in the 90s and popular amongst the African American women, and it seems they are back again. Crochet braids are back on the rise and they are bigger and better than ever.
Today, ladies seem to be rocking crochet braids with more natural looking hair textures and styling them into kinky, curly, braided or straight styles. One of the best things about crochets is the ‘price tag’ because the hairstyle is typically achieved using braiding hair.
Now, we are going to step up our crochet game from the popular traditional crochet braid everyone is basically wearing to the vixen crochet braid.
What makes the vixen crochet braid different from the traditional crochet braid? The former uses the vixen braid pattern, which consist of four cornrowed sections and leave-outs in the middle and perimeter. This pattern gives your crochet a more realistic, natural appearance. Additionally, you get way more style versatility (e.g. ponytail, pigtail, high bun, half up and half down, boxer braids etc). Interesting yeah? Stick around with me as I put you through.
1. Expression kanekalon braiding hair
2. Spiral rods
3. Extra virgin olive oil
4. Franck provost expert nutrition conditioner
5. Blue world hair food
6. Wide tooth comb
8. Latch hook (crochet needle)
9. Thread and needle
1. I cut the kanekalon hair into two equal halves because I wanted length (I ended up using only one pack).
2. I picked the blunt edges in order to achieve a more realistic look.
3. I applied a little portion of blue world hair food and combed out.
4. I then sectioned the hair in small portions and wrapped them around the spiral rods.
5. I got a bowl of boiling water, to it I added two table spoons each of extra virgin olive oil and franck provost expert nutrition conditioner.
PS- I personally love this conditioner because it leaves my hair/weaves extra soft. But you could use any conditioner of your choice.
6. I dipped the spiral rods in the bowl of hot water, and left them in there for about 2-3 minutes. After which I unwrapped them from the rods and allowed to air dry all night.
Like I mentioned earlier, I did a four way part consisting of four cornrowed sections with leave-outs in the middle and perimeter.
Then I crocheted the hair into my braided cornrows using the knotless crochet method.
If you want to see pictorials of how I crochet using the knotless method, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be more than happy to put up a post about it.
You can rock your vixen crochet braids in different styles, looking fabulously amazing at almost no cost.
I really hope you give this a trial as I will be happy to see what you will come up with. Please please please if you decide to go the vixen way with your crochet, TAG MEEE.
How do you style your crochet braids?