Maybe you love the crochet-braids look, but simply do not have the time, energy or patience to install them on your own hair. You can make a crochet wig instead, which will definitely get done a whole lot faster!
Not familiar with the traditional way to do crochet braids? See this blog post: Need a Protective Hairstyle? Try Crochet Braids
If you’re the type of person who simply cannot keep in styles for too long, because you get bored, the crochet wig will be perfect you. You can remove the wig on a daily basis or whenever you choose. Wigs give you the ability to care for your hair better as well, because there is nothing adding a barrier when you need to moisturize or cleanse your real hair.
What you will need:
- Wig head
- Mesh weave cap
- Cold wave or Perm rods
- Crochet or latch hook
- Marley hair (4 packs of hair for each wig) See our blog post: 4 of The Best Brands of Marley Hair for Crochet Braids
Explanation of the process
In the crochet braid tutorial that we are sharing with you, the hair is curled prior to you installing it on the wig. If you ever had to curl your extension hair using perm rods before you know the severity of using boiling hot water. You have to be extremely careful in order not to burn yourself.
No worries using this technique, you will not have to be on high alert for this. The neat thing is, once you have set all the hair that you are going to use you can get all of your hair curled in one easy step. Simply place all of the hair in a bowl of boiling hot water, pat dry with a towel as you normally would to remove access water and remove from the rod and crochet away.
When you crochet the hair onto the wig it undoubtedly will go a whole lot faster, because you can easily see what you are doing. Whereas when you are doing extensions areas like the back of your head will be very time consuming.
This video by Mynaturalsistas shows two types of crochet wigs: a full head and a half wig. The full head covers your entire head and the half wig allows you to leave some of your hair out for a more natural look.
See this video for an overview how this works: