Lately I’ve been wanting to do something different with my hair and since I’ve stopped coloring it I had to think of something creative. So I decided to give Crochet Braids a try with Marley Hair.
First I created 5 cornrows with my baby locs, which are barely long enough to stay braided. I did the cornrows wet after I shampooed and retwisted my locs. I felt that this would allow them to stay in better because they would dry in place.
After my hair was dry, I simply used a crochet hook and installed the Marley Hair onto my cornrows. I used about 2.5 packs, which was too much, I think I could have successfully used no more than 2 packs (lesson learned for the next time). The entire installation took me about 2 hours with breaks, so probably about an hour and a half total.
The finished look was a head full of textured hair! Little did I realize it was a heat wave in Maryland, lol so all that hair was kind of a lot.
To tame all the hair, I put in about 12 chunky twists and then tied them back or up out of my face.
Another Stylist at Aveda, whom I adore, wanted to try an updo style on me and of course I let her! She did the updo from the chunky twists and created a funky faux hawk!
To maintain this style I moisturize my locs with Jane Carter Solutions Moisture Mist and sleep with a bonnet on my head, leaving the ends out.
This simple and easy style is protective of my locs because of the low manipulation and very versatile because I can wear it loose, twisted, up, down or however I want! After a few days of fun, I miss my locs but I’ll definitely revisit this style again, maybe try a whole head of Marley Twists after the install next!
July 29, 2013 at 3:48 pm
Trying this as soon as possible. I have a problem with fly away loose hair so this should help.
September 17, 2013 at 6:56 pm
I would’ve loved to see the texture of the hair after you took out those twists! This is such a good idea!
September 17, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Sorry, I made the above comment before I watch the video hehe!
January 13, 2014 at 7:08 pm
Hello, what brand of marley hair did you use, and did you divide into smaller pieces prior to crocheting to your hair? Thanks!
March 21, 2014 at 12:30 pm
This is amazing… I’d love to try this on my locs next winter!
April 10, 2014 at 1:38 pm
This looks fantastic! I can’t want to try this with my hair 🙂
October 14, 2014 at 7:14 pm
Would you be able to show the install to the back?,please and thanks!
October 16, 2014 at 7:46 pm
Take a look at the tutorial video, http://youtu.be/3Ae8S6gpXSY, to see the braiding pattern that I used.