Oil Products for Maintenance

Curl activator was a must-have back in the day. Whether you had a Jheri Curl or rocked a natural, oil based products helped to keep your hairdo "outta sight"! Today, those products are still around and they are perfect for maintaining Crochet Braids. Oil based products do wonders for synthetic hair. And no worries, you won't be leaving any grease stains on the back of anyone's chair! Dry hair soaks up the oil and helps to prolong the life of your style. Here are some of the products I keep in my arsenal. S Curl No Drip Curl Activator & Moisturizer Sta Sof Fro Hair & Scalp Spray Right On Curl Activator World of Curls Carefree Curls These products generally cost under $5. A little goes a l

Why We Call Them Crochet Braids...

This debate has been ongoing since Crochet Braids regained popularity in the last 7 years. Crafters are up in arms because the Hair Industry is using the term Crochet. This is my feeble attempt to put this debate to rest. Back in the late 70s and early 80s, individual hair extensions exploded on the music scene with artists like Patrice Rushen, Rick James and Ashford & Simpson. They traveled to countries in Africa and returned to the U.S. with beautiful braids and beads never seen before. American stylists wanted to recreate these looks but needed to find a way to minimize the installation timeframe. Individual plaits could sometimes take days to install. Instead of individually plaiting eac

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