How often should you wash crochet hair?
For the sake of not loosening your hair, err on the side of washing your crochet braids once every two weeks as opposed to once a week or more frequently.
Why do my crochet braids smell?
It usually happens when stylists braid too tightly or when the whole process of braiding is not done correctly. There is nothing worse than infection plus that rotting smell that comes from it. You need to take good care of your scalp and make sure to check it daily, especially if it is itchy.
Can you put mousse on crochet hair?
Some people recommend using alcohol-free mousse for crochet braid maintenance, but I find it leaves a tacky build-up on the hair so I tend not to use it. Trim ends as needed. Crochet hair will inevitably get a bit frizzy at the ends over the life of the style.
Which is better sew in or crochet?
Crochet braids are more affordable than sew-ins. Whether you install it yourself or have it installed, the hair and the labor can eat away at your money, especially if you buy good, quality hair to use. With crochet braids you are saving on the hair for sure.
What kind of hair should I get for crochet braids?
The undisputed queen of straight crochet braids is Kanekalon hair. Its smooth texture makes it look like relaxed natural hair. When it comes to crochet box braids, buy the FreeTress Braid Box Braid. You’ll need several packs depending on the style you want and the size of your head.