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Pre-Curling Crochet Braiding Hair + Invisible Roots Method Video

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By far this has been my best crochet braid install ever! I credit this to the brand of crochet hair that I chose and my choice to pre-curl the hair before installing it to my hair.

For my crochet braids I decided to go with the Cuban Twist brand.  YouTubers Border Hammer and My Natural Sisters used this brand for their crochet braids. I loved how natural theirs looked so rather than using any old marley brand I went with this option and was much happier.

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Instead of curling the hair once I installed it, I decided to pre-curl to avoid the risk of burning myself and to have a more perfected curl. The last crochet install I did, I curled the hair once it was already installed and the curls could have been better. Pre-curling the hair also made it easier to install because the hair was less tangly and less troublesome to work with. In the future If I am going for a look that resembles a twist out I will always use this method because it’s less hazardous and easier for me to get the curls the way I like them.

Here is how I pre-curled my hair and a brief look at the invisible roots method.

All in all with cornrowing my hair, detangling the hair + rodding it, then installing the process took about 3 hours. If you don’t want to invest the time in curling the hair you, Curlkalon is a brand of crochet hair that comes pre-curled so you can cut down about an hour or so of time. If you don’t pruchase the hair pre-curled, I recommend doing it yourself before installing to make the process safer for you and to have more control over defining the curl.

Ariane (Editor-in-Chief)

I am Ariane, full-time curly crusader, wife and mom. On this website we offer natural hair products, FREE natural hair tips, style ideas and support. More about my hair journey can be found here.

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2 Comments

  1. It looks great!
    How many packs of hair did you use?

    1. 2 1/2 packs of cuban twist hair.

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