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About My Fro: Curlkalon Crochet Braids

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I have decided to give my hair a break over the next few weeks, and I am doing so with my favorite protective style: crochet braids!! I have been a big fan of crochet braids for a while now. I wore them a lot last year and I use to do the whole hot water dipping thing, but after a few burns and hours of wasted time; I decided I needed to try something different! I am so glad I found Curlkalon hair. It is the only brand that has pre-curled textured hair made specifically for crochet braids! This hair is LIFE, and it will save you hours of time.

I decided that I wanted to keep my same signature taper style, so I opted to go for the toni curl (short tight curls) and the Saniya curl (medium curl) 

I started on freshly washed and blow dried hair.

I had my hair braided in a circular pattern. I like this pattern because it's easy for me to install the hair and it will give me a lot of fullness on the top.

I then proceeded to crochet the hair in. I used 3 boxes of Toni curl on the back of my hair and the sides. I used 3 boxes of Saniya curl on the top. You will definitely need 6 boxes of hair for a full head style. 

After all of the hair was installed, I shaped my hair in the taper style by cutting more from the back and keeping the length on the top. I used the 10inch in both curls for my whole head. It is best to get the 10inch when doing a taper style because you wont have to cut as much.

I would also suggest separating the curls on the back because this allows for a more natural look. The CurlKalon hair comes with about 20 or so pieces in the box, but by splitting them in half, you will get more hair. I did this for the back specifically because I did not want too much of a defined curl in the back. Once I moved to the top of my hair, I separated a little but not as much as I did the back because I wanted to keep a little more definition on the top.

I hope you received a little more insight on how I did my crochet braids!! I received a ton of love from this style, so I may have to do a youtube video if there are still more questions! Let me know!! Also try out CurlKalon if you are planning to do crochet braids, it is seriously the best!

Stay CHIC,
Dayna