Crochet Braids FAQ

So this Wednesday will mark four weeks since I got my crochet braids. I decided to list below and answer the frequently asked questions (faq) I’ve been asked since I started rocking this style.

crochet braids

1. Does it look like a natural part up close?

           Yes. Everyone thinks it’s my hair and comments that it looks very natural.

       2. Is it obvious that hair has been added?

           No. Even when I tell people it’s not my hair, they still think that I have my real hair blended in there somewhere.

       3.  How did you do that?

            Click here and watch this video.

       4.  Who did it?

            My hairstylist who owns her own salon in Bowie, MD. Let me know if you want her contact information and I can give it to you.

        5. Did you cut the Marley Hair in half or just use it all directly from the pack?

             My hairstylist cut it in half just as TheChicNaturalista did in this tutorial.

        6. How are you liking it and how long will you keep it in?

 I like it! I definitely don’t miss my Celie Twists. I cringe when I think about them :-/ I like how the curls frame my face and I feel   more  feminine. I  do wish I could wear it straight some days. But this Marley hair out straight is not my cup of tea, the maintenance part. I will probably keep it in for 7 weeks. I am going on my 4th week. I usually keep my protective styles {i.e. extension  braids} in for 7 weeks.   


        7.  Have the curls dropped?

Yes they have because I do Zumba twice a week {all that jumping around and sweating}. However, I’ve only  re-curled them once. This picture below is from this past Saturday. In this picture, my crochet braids have not been curled in 2 weeks. I am going to have them re-curled today.


8. How many packets of Marley hair did you use?

About 3 packs.

9. How do you sleep at night? Do you tie it up?

I put a regular hair net on and no I do not tie it up. I stuff it in the hair net and go to bed.

10. Was the Marley hair brushed before putting it in?

No but it was pulled apart, stretched out and fluffed {a bit}.

11. Was anything put on the Marley hair before it was blow-dried?

No. However, be careful when blow-drying the Marley hair with high heat. It will burn if the heat is too high.

12. Why didn’t you just curl your own hair?

My hair would turn into an Afro after Zumba or a hot shower. I wouldn’t be able to maintain these kind of curls on my real hair {not for long atleast}.

Please comment below if you have any other questions or if you just want me to clarify anything written above.

Thanks for reading 🙂

~Amma Mama

  • Joan B. in S. C.
    October 20, 2014

    Your crochet braids still look fabulous! Your stylist did a great job. It does look very natural. That Marley hair can do almost anything.

    • ammamama
      October 20, 2014

      Thank you! Yea Marley hair is quite versatile. Thanks for reading 🙂

  • Nedoux
    October 20, 2014

    This is a super protective style, the curls are really popping. I am considering getting this done to my hair, I need a break from daily combing.

    • ammamama
      October 20, 2014

      Lol at super,yep!
      Thank you. You should give it a whirl. I know what you mean by taking a break. Not only did I hate my previous everyday style {} but the daily manipulation was taking a toll on my hair’s health. Thanks for reading:-)

  • Elodie
    October 20, 2014

    They still look bomb! Haha yours inspired me to get some … I’m usually very picky about hair.. My little sis and I figured it’s a pretty hairstyle that literally takes not much of you time… So we did the cornrows …and started crocheting … And because I’m so ehhh about hair… I took them out after 2 rows… She hated me… But then the next day I wanted them again lol. She hates me

    • ammamama
      October 21, 2014

      Thanks Elodie!! I am picky to so I understand. You should’ve let her finish though! I would’ve loved to see it on you!! She def hates you…lol Thanks for reading boo 🙂

  • Else Victoria
    October 21, 2014

    Your hair is so flyyy! And your statement necklace collection is everything. 🙂

  • Ariel
    January 11, 2016

    I have a question. I have thin hair and I’m trying to grow it back thicker and healthier. The stylist I went to keep telling me they have to blow out my hair before they braid it and put the crochet hair in. Is this true? I’m like I don’t want them putting heat on my hair every time I get them redone. Can you ask your stylist if this is true or not? I’m trying to save my hair not get it to come off my scalp because it’s getting treated harshly. Thanks.

    • ammamama
      January 13, 2016

      Hey, according to my stylist it depends on the length of a client’s hair. She said that if a client’s hair is short, she may blow dry it gently so it’s stretched enough for her do the cornrows. She said if the client’s hair is long, it’s not mandatory.

  • Tamara
    March 5, 2016

    hi , your hair looks great. I am thinking about trying the style myself. My question is, how often do you wash your crochet braids and what products do you use to maintain them
    A few months ago I tried crotched braids in a longer style with the freetress hair and became knotted and matted within the next day.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *