Crotchet Braids and the joy of not having to do my hair

I enjoy doing my hair. I enjoyed it even more pre-motherhood when I had a little more free time on my hands. With that being said, I also adore the relief of having my hair in a long-term protective style. Not having to worry about styling my hair in the morning for a few weeks is definitely a luxury I greatly enjoy. 

My friend Keisha recently installed Senegalese twists via the crotchet method for me. It only took 2 hours and 15 minutes in comparison to the 6-8 hours installing individual twists takes. If you aren't familiar with the process, crotchet braids are installed by using a latch hook tool to crotchet hair into your corn-braided hair. 

Below you can see the braid pattern of my hair underneath my twists. 

For maintenance I plan to moisturize my hair and scalp underneath the twists every other day or so with Shea Moisture Hold & Shine Moisture Mist

What styles do you employ to give yourself a break from doing your hair?


  1. I love that and have been considering it, but sitting still that long... I don't know. I tend to do twists and leave them in for a week at a time. I need something longer term like what you have so I can go longer between manipulations. My issue is always maintenance. I'll definitely have to consider it.

    Love the new look of the site!

    1. Thanks! I am sooo happy with the new layout. The 2 hours and 15 minutes sitting is SO much more manageable than the usual 6-8 hours for individual twists. Put in a good movie, you'll be done before you know it!

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