Crochet Braids Senegalese Twists Maintenance + Photos!

Crochet Braids Senegalese Twists Review and Maintenance

Hello, Hello!

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. 

Quick Facts:

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:

Cleansing:

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.

Moisturising:

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!

crochet braids day 1

Nighttime:

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

Cons

  • Need lots of hair
  • New growth is very noticeable

crochet braids twists

What do you think? Would you try this style? Tweet me!

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