CrossFit and Crochet Braids
I am on a personal quest to find an easily maintained hair style that will hold up to the rigors of a high intensity cross fit workout. I tried the twist (the hair twist that is), both the strait and the kinky and of course the ever popular relaxer. Each had its pros and cons - the strait twists were too heavy, the kinky twists were too itchy and the relaxer lost its luster after a single workout. However, all were easily styled and the twists were practically maintenance free. I asked my ultra stylish niece for a few hair style suggestions and she told me about crochet braids. I was intrigued - I have done a few crochet projects but I never thought that I could apply this process to my hair. I did a Google search and my interest was piqued. Next came a search for a stylist that could do this particular braiding technique. It took a few weeks, but I finally found a local stylist who specialized in crochet braiding. Here's the process.
- She did about 13 Corn rows in my hair starting at the front of my head, continuing to the back.
- She used small pieces of Mali Hair and crocheted it onto the cornrowed hair using a latch hook crochet needle. (Tons of to do videos on line) [caption id="attachment_1723" align="aligncenter" width="400"] My crotched head :)[/caption]
- Once she completed the entire head, she rolled the hair onto perm rods - I haven't seen those in a while - so American Hustle :) [caption id="attachment_1718" align="aligncenter" width="400"] :)[/caption]
- Next, she dipped each rolled section in HOT water. I gotta tell you, I was a little freaked out by that part of the process. But, I came away unscathed.
- Finally, the perm rods were removed and viola...