Trial and Error: Crochet Braids in the ‘Pines

Never ever Ever EVER Wear Crochet Braids in the Philippines


Ok I may be exaggerating but seriously, I wouldn’t recommend it. The Philippines has two seasons: hot and hottest. Of course I would choose the hottest season to put in crochet braids and within 4 days I was regretting it. I used Marley hair that was reused from the Marley twist that I had in July. I thought MY hair was dry feeling, but this stuff had a rough texture and felt like wool sweater on the top of my head. I could not deal with the constant feeling of a Brillo pad rubbing on the back of my neck. 

I can’t braid but I tried anyway because I’m determined to learn. Well I braided it but I did not do the correct braiding pattern so there are a few gaps and sections that were exposed. The hair was also recycled so there was no defined curl pattern which made the knots near the scalp more noticeable. After manipulating the hair to no avail, I finally took out the hair after 5 days. Next up, I will try box braids or Marley twists. That is, if anyone finally decides to send me some hair!!!


Don’t forget to check out the rest of the “Trial and Error” Series
– The Natural Travelista



Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Trial and Error: Crochet Braids in the ‘Pines

  1. Hi! I have watched in Youtube on how to make the Crochet Braide. Its really amazing that only Africans are gifted to make this and honestly, am interested to get my hair done. May I ask if there is someone who can make crochet braide for me??

    Like

  2. Hi! I have watched in Youtube on how to make the Crochet Braide. Its really amazing that only Africans are gifted to make this and honestly, am interested to get my hair done. May I ask if there is someone who can make crochet braide for me??

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s