Crochet braids using Expressions hair
Dahvia's Crochet Braids

  • An inexpensive but beautiful protective style
  • Can be kept in for a good deal of time, although I don’t not recommend they be kept in longer than 4-6 weeks
  • Easy to maintain and you can take care of your hidden natural hair while sporting this style
  • flexible for styling and hair/scalp care

Right After the Install

'Smooth N' Shine Mousse' and 'Jane Carter Solution's Wrap and Roll Foam'

At Night

  1. Oil Your Scalp as necessary. I use my Whipped Shea Butter Mixture. You can buy a whipped shea butter HERE.
    Whipped Shea Butter Mixture
    Whipped Shea Butter Mixture
  2. Put hair in a “pineapple” position (which is basically gathering all the hair from the nape up in a super high ponytail at the top of the head)
  3. Sleep with Satin Bonnet

In the Morning

Is the hair dry ?

  • If yes, then we can use oil sheen or simply oil (Olive oil , Jojoba oil , Argon Oil)
Olive Oil and Oil Sheen

How are you edges ?

  • Dry ? Moisturize with Whipped Shea Butter Mixture
  • Need to be laid ? – Use Ossion Ultra Wax Aqua , it provides hold without drying out your edges
Ossion Ultra Wax Aqua

Are there any stray ends ?

  • If yes , Cut them !
Crochet Braids using Ya Man Braiding hair

On Wash Day

  • Hair is best washed in the shower.
  • Apply a conditioning shampoo directly to scalp and massage gently. I always choose to use a conditioning shampoo as opposed to a co-wash while I sport any protective style. This is because it will not make my hair as soft and allow base canerows/cornrows to become loose, hence, improving the longevity of the style .
  • Allow water from the shower to beat down on the top of the head while you gently massage scalp and gently run fingers through crochet braids in a downward motion
  • Towel dry the hair
  • Add a small amount of leave-in conditioner throughout Crochet Braids. Cover your hair with a shower cap or plastic bag for at least ten minutes. This, although an optional step, allows hair to be somewhat rehabilitated and also allows the hair to regain softness .
  •  Check for curls that may need to be re-curled and dipped in hot water
  •  Dry hair under a hooded dryer or air dry .
  • 6 week old crochet braids