Weave Chronicles: Freetress Deep Twist Crochet Braids

Weave Chronicles: Freetress Deep Twist Crochet Braids

I was not planning on installing Freetress Deep Twist until the new years (yes I have a calendar for my hairstyles!) but since I succeeded (or failed?) in another fail-style, this time I was attempting the Marley Hair Crochet Braids (I'll extrapolate more on that fail next week), I went to plan B since I had some of the freshly bought Deep Twist hair lying around I got from Divatress.com

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Weave Chronicles: Easy Crochet Braids Take-Down w/o Breakage

Weave Chronicles: Easy Crochet Braids Take-Down w/o Breakage

I got the chance to take out my third installment of crochet braids with Freetress Braid Bohemian 1Band some TP1B/530 that has red highlights. It was a fun and new ride (first time with a middle part) but I was really looking forward to renovating my take-down routine post-crochet braids. Previously post crochet braids, my hair was extra dry and breaking everywhere. 

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Weave Chronicles Day 25: Swimming in Freetress Gogo Curl Crochet Braids

Weave Chronicles Day 25: Swimming in Freetress Gogo Curl Crochet Braids

Ok so I lied. I can't help myself. Why did I think I was not going to try out these Freetress Gogo Curl crochet braids in some pool water? I mean I love swimming for one, but then again I really like experimenting with the life cycle of different crochet braids styles.

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Weave Chronicles Day 12: Crochet Braids Gogo Curl Maintenance & Upkeep

Weave Chronicles Day 12: Crochet Braids Gogo Curl Maintenance & Upkeep

So it has been less than two weeks and I am loving my crochet braids style with the Freetress Gogo Curl! I'll be honest when I first installed it, I was kinda like this needs a few days of getting used to because it was reminding me of my lace front wig look and feeling a little synthetic/fake. I thought the problem was that it needed to be cut, layered and shaped because it was just not hanging right; but it turns out that reason for the 'offness' of it was because I had not put enough of the hair in it - especially in the back.

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Weave Chronicles: PhiPhi216 tries out Blonde Crochet Braids

Weave Chronicles: PhiPhi216 tries out Blonde Crochet Braids

PhiPhi216 who coincidentally happens to be my younger sister (hence I have the utmost influence and sometimes persuasive powers over her *wink*) broke out of her usual style - the press and curl (for her actress-on-call-lifestyle) to try a new protective style while we are out vacationing in the Caribbean for 10 days.

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Weave Chronicles: Day 42 - Do they know?

As I have settled into rocking a weave, I sometimes wonder in various situations...do they know I am wearing a weave?! This odd paranoia bordering my own curiosity about people's thoughts comes out in various situations. Situation 1: At club talking to a guy. His eyes are constantly wondering to the top of my head. At first I think maybe he is admiring the awesome short bowl cut I have, but then I break into a sweaty, uncomfortably fear - he is gonna find out I have a weave! *yelp* quick, run into the darker recesses of the club!

Situation 2: In the gym locker room while I peel the sweaty clothes off my body, ruffling my hair in the process. I take the blow dryer to dry out the front and back parts. I catch a side-eye from an octogenarian on a cane - *dun dun dunnnn* granny knows!!!

Situation 3: At the Chiropractor as the doctor takes an 'ultra sound' of my neck. The doctor mentions, "I love your hair, it reminds me of Demi Moore from Ghost". I say, "ha, thanks". OMG she is close enough to see my tracks from under my hair! This compliment is a lie!!!

These situations all occurred within the first month of my weave wearing experience.  Now I have evolved into openly scratching my head and fixing parts of my weave in public...and in front of my boss, my co-worker, the Nordstrom's Rack Sales Clerk... having little regard for what they see, what they think, or what they eventually want to say. and I kinda like it that way!

I'm happy to say I am paranoid free and more comfortable with walking around with my short do. I wish I took this 'who cares' attitude earlier - it would of saved me a lot of time deep in thought analyzing something out of nothing.

Happy Friday!