Crochet Braids

What to Know about the Upkeep of Crochet Braids

Crochet braids are an adaptable, affordable, do-it-yourself friendly, and protective style. You're undoubtedly wondering how to care for crochet braids. Perhaps the maintenance of crochet braids is simple!

Today, we'll go over the fundamentals and how to deal with frequent crochet braid challenges. Read on to learn more.

The Average Lifespan of Crochet Braids

The average wear time is 3 to 8 weeks. The durability of each type varies. Waves like ocean waves and quick curls are less resilient. Crochet passion twists, box braids, faux locs, and similar styles for long-lasting wear. You can wait 6 to 8 weeks between installs. Passion twists, box braids, and Senegalese twists are all reusable hairstyles.

Cleaning and Washing Crochet Braids

When it comes to crochet braids, shampoo residue might be tough to remove, so dilute it. In a bottle, mix shampoo and water until blended.

Massage into the roots with your fingertips (not your nails). Rinse under running water. Gently pat your roots to absorb excess moisture before air-drying, blow-drying. Make certain that your hair dries quickly to prevent mold.

When using mousse or other styling products on crocheted hair, it should be washed out routinely. As a result, you will shampoo your roots and gently rinse your crochet hair.

Lastly, use conditioner sparingly and completely rinse it out of your hair.

Keeping Your Crochet Braids Intact

Crochet knots can loosen and fall out of cornrows due to certain hair types. This is especially common in crochet hair that is looser or shorter in length.

Remember, the hair base should be knotted three times during installation. Figure 8 knots help to keep crochet hair knots from unraveling. 

Caring for Your Crochet Braids at Nighttime

We often forget how much we move when sleeping, as we toss and turn multiple times a night. Now, consider your hair rubbing against a cotton or polyester pillowcase. This, of course, will cause your hair to frizz.

Style hair into a low bun and cover with a satin bonnet or scarf for crochet braids. If you wear a scarf or an adjustable cap to bed, be sure it is not too tight. You will get a headache if your head wrap is too tight and risk hair breakage.

For Frizz-Free Crochet Braids

Most crochet hair is synthetic. Your hair will become tangled. Routinely clip any knots in your hair as well as any stray hairs along with the crochet hair once a week. This improves the neatness of your style. Depending on the texture of your hair, you may need to take extra precautions to keep it from frizzing.

Use a frizz-controlling styling product for braids, twists, and locs. We recommend hair mousse Mist your hair with water or water and conditioner after eliminating split ends and stray hairs. After applying water, apply mousse. 


Now that you know how to maintain beautiful crochet braids, you’ll never have a bad hair day again. Keep these tips in mind as you play up your hairstyle day and night. With that said, don’t hesitate any longer to get the style of your dreams!

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