Crochet Braid installation and hairstyling by Benita Blocker
My client wanted a center part as well as an option to wear a side part. I custom designed her front cornrow pattern to accommodate this request.
She also had soft, fine, relaxed hair. I placed a lot of small cornrows in her hair to make sure the braids could withstand tool manipulation.
I used my Sisterlocks hook tool instead of a latch hook because I felt the latch hook would loosen up the small cornrows too much.
The Freetress Deep Twist hair needs boiling water to prevent it from voluminizing too quickly. I dipped the rods at the final finish because the client brought the hair, but in the future, I would pre-dip this deep twist hair in advance of the crochet braid install.
This hair is a very silky yet textured hair. The silkiness of it encourages a lot of movement in the latching of it. I highly reccommend using double/triple latching to prevent the hair from working its way a loose by itself.
My client wanted a flat look where "less is more." We were excited about her new look!