Crochet Braids Senegalese Twists Review and Maintenance
I desperately needed a break from my hair decided to go for my favourite style, crochet braids BUT with a twist! Pun not intended but yes I decided to try this style after Glasgow Natural’s started to sell the pre-twisted hair during the summer time. I bought it ages ago and finally put it in, in November. This style carried me through Thanksgiving (just because I’m not in America doesn’t mean I won’t celebrate!), Christmas, and many gym sessions. I ended up taking it out after 5-6 weeks because my new growth was just outrageous.
Hair: Glasgow Naturals & Random Beauty Supply Store (BSS) hair
Packs: 6 packs of Glasgow Naturals and then a jumbo pack from the BSS
Who did it? Manchester based stylist, Nancy of Elyst, who also did my makeup ever so fleeky as you will see in the photos below. I highly recommend her!
Crochet Braids Senegalese Twists Maintenance & Regimen:
Products for Crochet Braid Twists:
- ORS Herbal Cleanse
- Doo Gro Growth Oil
- Jane Carter Solution Quench
So, remember I said I went to the gym? Right. Riiight.
Crochet braids can become a hot and sweaty mess after a hard session. Even though you can wash them, if you’re going to them gym daily the sweat will linger in between wash days. To combat this I used ORS Herbal Cleanser which made my life so much easier! Every 3-4 days I applied this product between my braids and then gently massaged it in with my fingertips. To rinse, I used a washcloth to wipe it down, leaving my scalp nice and fresh. I also applied it to the braids and wiped it off with a warm washcloth, as per the directions.
After cleansing on an almost daily basis, I sprayed my hair with my Jane Carter Solution Quench which aims to add moisture and strengthen hair. This product really left my hair moisturised and when I took the braids out, my hair did not feel dry at all. After using the Jane Carter, I followed up my Doo Gro Growth Oil, because let’s face it, I’m trying to grow some hair!
Ah, I didn’t know how to sleep with these things but I took a cue from my sis and used a new stocking (tight, pantyhose, etc) as a bonnet! You put the part that would go around your waist over your head whilst the hair goes into a leg. I find it is easier to put the hair in a bun on top of my head and then put on the stocking and tie everything up before bed. In the morning, I hit my edges with some gel and tied my satin scarf around the edges whilst I got ready for class. All done!
Benefits of Crochet Twists
- Easier maintenance, don’t have to worry about tangles
- Every day it looks the same, doesn’t frizz and hair will not poke through the actual twist
- Need lots of hair
- New growth is very noticeable
What do you think? Would you try this style? Tweet me!