For the 1st week of this protective style challenge I did crochet braids using kanekalon synthetic hair. You know that hair that is usually $1.99 or 3/$5.00 and is used for braiding.
I was inspired to try this after watching youtuber MzChyvus . On me the style is fuller because I used more than she did. On the video she used about 2 packs of hair and used the blow dryer to flatten it. I used 2 1/2 packs and did not use the blow dryer because I don’t have a comb attachment.
Before getting started I co-washed using VO5 strawberry and cream moisture milk conditioner and followed up with a hot oil treatment using olive oil. After rinsing out the oil section hair into 3 sections and let air dry. Once dry I did 12 cornrows going straight back. Braided the ends into one braid going across. Proceeded to crochet the kanekalon hair into braids. Took about 3 hours to finish the crochet process.