I found a great use for my crochet needle – IN MY HAIR!!! Yay for crochet braids on women over 40!
Let me catch you up. I learned this technique (familiar to many) called crochet braiding. For those who don’t know about crochet braiding, I braid (or cornrow) the hair that grows from my head. Next, I crochet small hair strands through my resting (or cornrowed) hair. It’s a wonderful protective style that allows me switch up my look from time to time. As you know, I’m over 40 and was curious Crochet Braids, particularly Freestress Brazilian Hair on a woman of my years. I was pleasantly surprised.
What I love most is I can wear this style for weeks (some people wear it months) while my hair is cozily, moisturized, conditioned and tucked away. For those curious, I wash my hair while in this style or undo and re-install.
Well, I did my first install a few weeks ago. I since changed it a gazillion times. I’m a perfectionist and until I learn the technique (just so I can say I’ve mastered it), I’ll continue trying new hair textures and styles again and again.
I really love the versatility and looks I can create with this method.
Another thing this 40-somethinger likes about crochet braids is the that the style is pretty much in tact when I wake in the morning. This reduces my morning chaos considerably.
What do you think? Like? Hate?
I used Freetress Brazilian hair. It only took 2 packs. I was done in about 2 1/2 hours. I like to keep it shoulder-length as it is more natural and reminiscent of my own hair. Crochet Braids – Freestress Brazilian Hair is cute on younger faces, but for me, I like the shorter styles with this curl pattern.
Anyhoo, I’m not sure why I’m embracing all these recent changes. I can’t tell if it’s the confidence of middle age, a middle age crisis or just the kookiness of my personality. Either way, I’m having a ball and really digging these various looks. It’s all part of finding my over-40 swag.
Since we’re talking looking good, have you tried Treska jewelry?