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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Doing Her Hair Series! | Sensationnel Synthetic Braid Snap - FRENCH WAVE

Sensationnel Synthetic Braid Snap - FRENCH WAVE
For her next long-term style, LeAnne wanted to go with long and wavy hair to change up her style. Since it's going into the colder months, she has been crushing on berets and I believe this style will give her the "oui oui mon amour" style she's going for. This will also fit her personality of being girly!

So let's get this started!!!

Hair, Color, And Packs

My sister wants to try long and wavy hair. From the local beauty supply store, we decided to get:
Brand: Sensationnel
Type: French Wave
Color: 2 and 30
Price: $5.99/pack (purchased 5 packs)

Prepping The Hair

It is very important to prep your hair for long-term styling effectively and the correct way. I started by sectioning her hair in 2 sections (bottom and top). I braided two rows (horizontal) at the bottom and two rows across the front (for bangs). Then I braided her hair vertically and the loose braids to finish the braiding pattern.
Crochet Braiding Pattern For Bangs

Crochet Braids Process:

The hair is very soft, fine, and easy to split. I split the extensions in thins strands to help with the knotting/securing process, since the hair is so fine. I took my closed latch-hook and maneuver it under the cornrow, opened the latch then put the selected hair in the hook in a "bunny loop" way, then closed the latch hook.

Sensationnel Synthetic Braid Snap - FRENCH WAVE

After I feel the hair is secure in the latch-hook, I pulled my tool in reverse back under the cornrow until the "bunny loop" came through.  

I opened the latch-hook and set it down. Then I took the loose strands and pulled them through the "bunny loop." For a secure installation, I looped each strand 3 times (rubber bank method) and reinforced it until secure.

This process took 4 hours.

And there you have it!

Check out the crochet braids "help" for more information: 
Natural hair says this style is so easy that anyone can learn and do it! If you a first timer like myself, just be confident in your skills and your work. The install will be beautiful, so don't second guess yourself. Practice will make perfect!

Always Desire Your Natural,

Christina J

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