Thursday, November 26, 2015

Crochet braids with Cuban Twist hair on 1 inch flexi rods

Crochet Braids with Cuban Twist hair
So this is my second set of Cuban twist crochet braids. The first set came out after two weeks because my hair was shedding. A lot. Some of the weave pieces were falling out, especially around the hairline. When I took the braids down and washed my hair I saw that I had bald spot on my edges. 
Thinning edges due to post partum shedding

 This is due to post partum hair shedding.  Oh well. They will grow back one day. In the meantime I will be wearing weaves, wigs, and head wraps.

This current sets of braids are with Cuban twist hair set one inch flexi rods.
1 inch flexi rods used to set hair
Cuban twist hair crochet braids
I really like them! I am totally all about big hair lately. And they fall over my thin edges perfectly. I curled the hair before I put it in. I dipped them in hot water to set the curl. I used the knotless crochet method.  There are tons of YouTube tutorials if you need more info.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

National Headwrap Day

Yesterday was National Headwrap Day!
National Headwrap Day

You know, sometimes these Facebook/Instagram holidays are a bit much, but I love head wraps so I totally got in on the action for this one.  And I got my sweet little Lindy Rose involved too!
Amber and Lindy Rose on National Headwrap Day

I love head wraps! Especially since I am experiencing severe post partum hair loss.  😒

National Headwrap Day

Amber and Lindy Rose on National Headwrap Day

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

I'm BACK!!! Cuban Twist Crochet Braids

Crochet braids cuban twist hair
Hello! I know  been gone. Major life changes! For one I have a baby!!!
Her name is Lindy Rose Meka Nono. She was Minnie Mouse for Halloween.
Lindy Rose as Minnie Mouse for Halloween

Amber and Lindy Rose at Times Square NY

 Me and her dad met doing a dance called Lindy Hop so that is where her first name came from. Her dad is from Cameroon so Meka (pronounced Mecca) is her African name. She is the joy or our world. 

Before I it pregnant I was tired of having my hair longer so I cut it short....and colored it pink. After pregnancy my hair took a serious hit! I am 3 months post partum and I have serious shedding. I hear that it can last up to a year after birth so I plan on wearing weaves until it slows down. I currently am back to crochet braids. For this set I used Cuban twist hair and then put it on curl formers and dipped in hot water.

Cuban twist hair Crochet Braids

Amber and Lindy Rose at the Midwest Rueda Exchange

 It turned out great! I will try to keep for at least two weeks. I have a lot more hair I on using for other hair styles.