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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Natural Hair Inspiration | Brilliant Beauty: Crochet Braids + SideCornrows/Faux Shaved Side

Brilliant Beauty - Outre 3C Whirly w/ Exposed Side Braids

Oh Em Gee!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I need this style in my life! I've always had a bit of a crush on the shaved sides and would like to try that one day. But for right now, I will try the side cornrows with crochet braids!

This will definitely help with achieving my hair goals for this year. I saw this style and I knew that I just had to do it! So here is my style for the week: Crochet Braids + Side Cornrows/Faux Shaved Side.
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This style was inspired by Brilliant Beauty. I was looking for simple protective and creative style.

Hair, Color, And Packs

From the local beauty supply store, I decided to get:
Brand: Freetress
Color: 4 (2 packs), 30 (1 pack) 
Price: $7.99/pack (purchased from local BSS)

Regimen And Products

It is very important to prep your hair for long-term styling effectively and the correct way. I prepared my hair by doing my wash regimen and also heatless stretched my hair with the Bands N Twists For Stretched Hair

Braiding Pattern

I did my braiding pattern first, then worked on my faux shaved/cornrow sides. I did one vertical braid on top to have the invisible braid illusion.

Crochet Braids + Side Cornrows/Faux Shaved Side
In the back, I braided my hair from the bottom to meet in the middle of my head. This braiding pattern worked very well for the style and it didn't take too long to do.

Crochet Process

I did cut all the hair in half, I did NOT split the hair this time. I add hair using the knotless method to create a natural part. Once the style was complete, I shaped the hair to my liking.
Crochet Braids + Side Cornrows/Faux Shaved Side

I love the idea of the side braids into bantu knots. I did them this way, so I can redo my side braids weekly.
Crochet Braids + Side Cornrows/Faux Shaved Side

The braiding pattern, the hair, and the style ALL came together for me!
Crochet Braids + Side Cornrows/Faux Shaved Side

Check out more Natural Hair Inspirations to give you ideas on your next style!

Stay tuned for more styles!

Natural hair says: if you are in need of some styling inspiration, check out natural hair styles on YouTube to do something new with your hair!
Always Desire Your Natural,

Christina J

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