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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Crochet Braids | How To Safely Remove Cuban Twist

How To Safely Remove Crochet Braids Cuban Twist
I've had it! It is time to take out my Cuban Twist Crochet Braids, that I have had in for only 1 1/2 weeks. Yes, I know it's pretty early. But I have a really good reason...maybe more than one reasons why I am taking out this install very early.

Just saying...I absolutely love the texture of the hair. It def matches the natural hair texture. But I just can't take the maintenance of this hair. The curling, boiling water, detangling, shedding, cutting, and repeat is just too much for my lifestyle.

So here I am with the scissors ready to take out this hair and be rid of it once and for all (except when I want to do jumbo twists or braids with it). I don't think I would EVER use this hair for roller set or braid out crochet braids again...

So now the removal...this process took me only 30 minutes to remove!

1). Look at your crochet braids with that determination eyebrow (for good reasons), then part your hair in 4-6 sections that are easy for you to cut the hair.

2). Grab those scissors! Cut a little bit above the knot. (Your hair may have grown in with the knot and you don't want to cut your own hair).

How To Safely Remove Crochet Braids Cuban Twist

3). Once the length of the hair is cut, pull those knotted-suckers out. I like to grunt and growl when I pull them out...GRR! GAH!! UGH!!! YASSS!!!!

4). Now your crochet braids are out! Spray your braiding pattern with a water, oil, and conditioner mixture to lubricate and moisturize your hair. This will also create lots of slip when taking your braids out.

5). USE YOUR FINGERS ONLY!!! Start from the back and make your way to the front of your head for easier removal. Remember to BE GENTLE AND DELICATE! There will be TONS of shed hair. Be careful to not create matting and knots when taking out your braiding pattern.

6). Now that your braiding pattern is out, GO SHAWTY! IT'S YOUR TAKING-YOUR-CROCHET-BRAIDS-OUT-PARTAY!!!...whip your hair back and forth!

7). Detangle THOROUGHLY and continue on with your wash day regimen , with a protein treatment and deep conditioning.

Protective Style Series Vol 3.1 | Pre-dip Marley And Cuban Twist Hair
Protective Style Series Vol 3.2 | Freetress Equal Cuban Twist Braid
Protective Style Series Vol 3.3 | 10 Tips For Successful Crochet Braids
Protective Style Series Vol 3.4 | Questions, Answers, Pros, and Cons of Freetress CubanTwist 

Natural hair says: before you put in another long term style, keep your hair out for at least a week. This will help strengthen your strands back up and get the allotted moisture your hair needs.

Always Desire Your Natural,

Christina J

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