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. I have tried the Freetress Bohemian Hair and Freetress Gogo Curl in all different colors and styles. I have been hesitant to venture out into the looser curl patterns just because they tend to get more tangled and your part becomes even more pronounced when the hair is not even that curly. On top of that I wanted to attempt this style LONG, which I have never done in any of my previous styles.
I do have to say I prefer Freetress Deep Twist long versus the other hair types when installed only because from the pictures I have have seen it looks like it's too much hair on your head! However, some faces i.e. if you got that Beyonce face which looks good in everything big and lion mane-y, go ahead, but my small face looks like a wild woods-witch woman with all that voluminous curly hair on my head which is why I took a chance with the not-as-voluminous Freetress Deep Twist hair.
How I did this style was more or less the same way I do all my crochet braids styles:
- I did not use the knotless crochet braids technique on my part just because I find my cornrows to be too thick so it looks more obvious than if I do a regular crochet braid. I also find using a small Hair Beader to put in hair at the part makes it look more natural because you can get in under the really small parts of hair at the beginning of the cornrow so you don't have that zig-zag affect.
- It took about 4 hours to put the hair in, longest it has ever taken me for any crochet style and I think that is partly because of the length of the hair and the lack of volume this hair has which means more hair to cover your cornrows underneath
- I had to get the style shaped by my friend afterwards just because I looked like a Polynesian princess with all that hair
Some suggestions and things to consider:
- For the first time ever I had to go buy some Edge Control product because this hair was way smoother and straighter than my baby hairs. I believe most people have some of this in their product arsenal but it was a first for me and I use it often otherwise the fluffiness around your hairline can throw everything off