Happy Friday people.Am here again with yet another crochet braid install, I just love crochet braids and how versatile it is(my opinion). It’s also a very easy protective style that you can make yourself .
I know the economy right now is hard but you can still slay on a budget,its all about being creative with what you can afford.
I used one pack of darling super star in the color purple. I cut the hair into four (4) equal parts and feathered the tip. For a fuller or longer look you’ll need more than one pack of braiding hair.I bought the hair seven hundred naira (700).
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Before flat iron

Now the interesting part, I used a flat iron on low heat to straighten the hair. I alternate between 150 – 170 degrees,if the flat iron is too hot it will melt the hair because it’s synthetic.

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After straightening
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Slaying 👑

I wore it straight for a few days and curled it using my flat iron and flexirods.
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Flexirod results
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Back view. See the black strands?

I really love the texture of the darling super star, its so soft and beautiful every one thought it was a weavon and I haven’t experienced any tangles so far.

Would you try or have you used the darling attachment before? What other brand have you tried and loved?  


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  1. Olaitan says:

    All these crotchet you people are sharing. There is God oh. This is so creative. Like how do you people come up with stuff like this.? I’ve never tried anything crotchet. Donno why lol
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    1. Lol, 😂😂😂😂😂😂, you should give it a try you just might love it .. I learnt from YouTube. I like to crochet my hair because it’s very easy and it’s a protective style I can do really well by myself.

  2. doughyeen says:

    Nice one dear, I love the curls…

    1. Thanks love

  3. doughyeen says:

    Nice one dear, I love the curls

  4. I love the color of the hair. I love like you can curl it also.
    Happiness is…

    1. Thanks dear 😘

  5. My favourite braiding hairs are xpression and impression. It’s so full and the impression is so soft. Love your blog. Will be checking it out more often.

    1. Thanks dear.
      I haven’t tried impression before though.

  6. Hi I’m looking for some darling hair but I’m blue do you know of a place online that will ship to the U.S

    1. Hi love, sorry for replying late I just saw this.
      I do not know where you could order online but I know aliexpress carries colorful braiding hair. though it’s not darling.

      1. Thanks my friend bought me some back from her trip but not enough

        1. Aww.. You could try using it for an Updo then.

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