With the growing acceptance of the natural hair in Nigeria and Africa as a whole, a lot of people keep coming up with ways or rather protective styles that would enable them to groom and protect their natural hair from breakage and other damages.
Amongst the many protective styles is the crochet braids which have been gaining popularity silently.
Crotchet braids, just like peep toes and mum jeans, is having a comeback moment which may actually be more than a moment considering how hot and popular it has become.
Having been dominant in the late 1990s and even up to the early 2000, it actually became really popular in Nigeria in the year 2014. These types of braids are currently gaining preference over the human hair due to its natural hair texture and the availability of its diverse choices.
Crotchet braids also known as “latch hook braids” is more or less a practical hairstyle which is done by adding extensions to the hair using a crochet braid needle which usually has a curved edge.
The crochet braid involves making a few cornrows in whatever angle or pattern you want and then lacing the preferred extension on it.
The crochet braids which have been revamped is currently one of the most preferred hair styles as it is really easy and fast to do plus it provides direct access to the scalp unlike the usual sew-ins extensions. It lasts longer and is reusable. Due to its textured and natural appreciation, it has become quite popular and can be found at any beauty shop.
Crotchet braids are usually sold in almost any market, beauty shop or salon in Abuja. It can also be found in both the Garki market and Garki Ultramodern market.
The price however varies depending on the texture one may desire as it ranges from the very synthetic to the almost human-like type of crotchet braids/hair.
One can get crotchet braids for as low as N900 per pack and as high as N20,000 per pack. These braids could be even more expensive depending on the texture and quantity you may desire/require.
Looking for a break from your everyday hair but still want to maintain a natural look? Crochet braids is the definitely the way to go!
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