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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Crochet Braids | How To Wash Crochet Braids

How To Wash Crochet Braids

I have never been one to wash my hair during a crochet braids style.  I would only do a 'quick wipe down weekly,' but that's about it. However, I thought this was not a healthy practice to continue, especially since I typically wash my hair weekly.

These styles can last for a few weeks, but you can stretch how long you will wear the style if you care for your hair underneath as well as the crochet braids. If you moisturize and seal your hair, you will be able to maximize the entire wear of your crochet braids.

So why not wash and condition your own hair while wearing crochet braids?

Well, let's try it out!


Separate crochet braids in 4-6 sections. Roll each section in a bantu knot or two strand twists to reach the braids and scalp easily.
Add the netted cap over the crochet braids to keep the bantu knots secure and to reduce tangling of the crochet braids.

How To Wash Crochet Braids

Run warm water on the hair for 2-5 minutes. Massage the scalp to help break up any product build up. This will also add the MUCH NEEDED moisture back into the braiding foundation.

Pour half the ACV rinse over the scalp and massage your scalp for 2-5 minutes, allowing the ACV to cleanse the scalp. Pour the rest over the bantu knots to rid the crochet braids of any product build up and to cleanse as well.

FreeTress Bohemian Crochet Braids With Bang
Allow the ACV to remain in your hair for 10 minutes before rinsing out with warm water. Continue to massage your scalp to completely rinse out the ACV.

Squeeze the excess water from the bantu knots and allow the hair to air dry until damp. Take off the netted cap. Spray your leave-in conditioner to your braiding foundation and massage that moisture in. Then massage your oil after the leave-in conditioner to seal the moisture. (I used Giovanni and liquid coconut oil ).

Allow your crochet braids to air dry for an hour or two, then take your hair out of the bantu knots. Add a light mousse or light styling product to give your hair a nice bounce and shine!

Optional - use a conditioner to co wash your crochet braids to give a moisturized and healthy look. Your crochet braids will look dull over time. Co washing will give your crochet braids shine and lots of life!

Check out my crochet braids journey!

Protective Style Series Vol 8.1 | FreeTress Bohemian Crochet Braids With Bang
Protective Style Series Vol 8.3 | The Journey Of FreeTress Bohemian Crochet Braids With Bang

Click crochet braids for more articles!

Natural hair says: protective styling does not mean 'set and forget.' It is okay to continue with your healthy hair practices, even with a long-term style. Your healthy hair practices are what keeps your long-term styles as 'long-term styles.'

Always Desire Your Natural,

Christina J 

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