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    Posted: Aug 17 2010 at 9:52pm
I'm not used to wearing extensions at all so forgive my ignorance.

I understand crochet braids are bulk hair pieces latched onto cornrows verses sew in weave which are tracks sewn onto cornrows. I'm under the impression that that crochet braids take more time than a sew in. What are the benefits then of crochet versus the sew-in.

Here are some I've come up with just by viewing videos.
   easier to do on yourself than a sew in
   easier access to clean scalp than with a sew in
   healthier for hair since no thread attached

I'm trying to figure out why you would choose crochet braids when it takes more time.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 18 2010 at 10:26pm
I don't know why anyone would choose to wear crochet braids.
 
Not to offend anyone but I have NEVER seen a good crochet install or whatever it's called.  It seems as if the technique is meant for synthetic hair.  No offense to anyone I don't care for synthetic hair.
 
My own dear mother use to wear crochet braids ShockedCry.  Help me Jesus!  Smh I couldn't talk her out of doing it. I don't know where I went wrong with her  Embarrassed LOL.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 18 2010 at 11:36pm
LOLLOLLOL ^^^

 OP, with crotchet, there are no leave out and less manipulation of the hair.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 19 2010 at 1:39pm
Why would crochet braids take longer than a weave? 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 31 2010 at 2:01am
Queen Bee, I keep hearing people say it takes longer but maybe it does not. Seems like it would though because you have to cornrow your hair down and then crochet in individual pieces. With a weave you cornrow and then sew on a track. Seems faster but I'm not sure.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 01 2010 at 3:22pm
I love crochet braids with bulk hair.  I've had them with human and synthetic hair.
 
Check out these crochet braids process....
Her final pics
 
Google crochet braids on youtube and you will find a few ladies with crochet braids that look really nice.
 
 
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 01 2010 at 3:50pm
Originally posted by alsaxon alsaxon wrote:

Queen Bee, I keep hearing people say it takes longer but maybe it does not. Seems like it would though because you have to cornrow your hair down and then crochet in individual pieces. With a weave you cornrow and then sew on a track. Seems faster but I'm not sure.
 
I've had them done and it takes about 2-4 hours (depending on how thick and long one's hair is) but then again I had someone else cornrow and put them in.  I imagine if one did them yourself it would take longer.  I do wish I could cornrow my own hair.  Cry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 04 2010 at 1:13pm
I think the weave technique that produces the same result is also known as (interlock or treebraiding) with this when the briads are done very small and close the results are almost flawless.
This lady does a great job if you are in NY the only thing I suggest it that instead of doing the whole head just do the front area that way and sew-in the rest. because the braids are unstable and have to be redone often.
 
 
 
here is al lady using the tool this seems like it amy take a long time, she is doing it strand by strand


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 06 2010 at 8:35am
personally I prefer crochet braids to a sew in. I do like synthetic curl hair esp when I know I like to change my hair up every month.Human hair is ok and I do realize you can reuse it at times( depends on the hair) but in a recession I can think of better things to spend my money on....shoes prehaps...lol.but seriously crocheted hair... it is a simple style and with my natural hair I simple and non tight. I will do a sew in approximately once per year.....besides I do have a few lacefronts that I wear at times so Im cool with that.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 06 2010 at 12:34pm
I love crochet braids with synthetic hair.  I will probably never wear a traditional sew in again.
 
Crochet braids take 3 - 4 hours (3 hours at the salon, 4 hours on my own).
 
There is no blending invloved with crochet braids since there is no leave out hair.  Typically, a sew in with no leave out hair looks like a wig unless one uses a closure.
 
I have seen some gorgeous crochet braids, which I believed was that person's own hair until I asked.
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