Jamaican bounce curly crochet hair tutorial
In this Jamaican Bounce Curly Crochet Hair Tutorial we will teach you how to do this cute natural hairstyle. For some time now crochet braids (not to be confused with box braids) have been a growing trend.
Having been popular in the late nineties to early 2000s, this practical hairstyle is back, but is looking a little different from its earlier iteration.
Crochet braids today have been influenced by the natural hair movement; the textures used are more natural-looking and the styles created are styles that you’ll typically see a naturalist sporting (Havana twists, braid outs, flexi rod sets.
Chances are you may mistake crochet braids for someone’s real hair, which is one of the reasons we’re big fans of the look.
If you’re thinking about jumping on the crochet bandwagon, here’s everything you need to know about this trending hairstyle.
Although we say crochet braids as though referring to the hair itself, we’re really talking about the method with which we’re adding the hair.
Crochet braiding (or rather ‘the crochet method’) is a way of adding extensions to one’s hair. As with a weave, the basis of the method is first cornrowing one’s hair then applying the extensions to the cornrows.
Unlike a weave, however, the hair used is loose and not on a weft. And instead of being sewn in, crochet hair is kind of looped under the cornrows with a crochet needle (essentially a hook) and secured with a knot of sorts.
How to style Jamaican bounce curly crochet hair?
There are a number of tutorials on how to install crochet braids. We like TheChicNatural’s tutorial (embedded below). Other crochet-related tutorials worth watching include how to install crochet braids with a bobby pin and how to create an invisible part with crochets. Both of these are also embedded below.
In case you don’t have time to watch videos, here’s a quick step-by-step.
- Cornrow your hair all back (also see braiding patterns).
- Add the crochet hair bit-by-bit by using a crochet needle Slide the needle under the cornrow (latch closed).
- Open the latch, hook the hair onto the needle and close the latch.
- Pull the needle and hair under the cornrow until a medium-sized hoop is formed.
- At this point you should have a loop on one side of the cornrow and ‘tails’ on the other side.
- Fold the tails over the cornrow and put them through the loop. Don’t tighten yet.
- Twist the loop with your fingers and put the tails through the loop again. Do this one more time for luck ;-). Then pull to tighten and secure the hair.
- Your first crochet ‘stitch’ should be secured. Repeat until you’ve covered your whole head.
How to do Jamaican bounce curly crochet hair
- Make sure your hair is nice and clean before you install crochets, or any kind of braids or weave for that matter.
- Make sure your hair is adequately moisturized before installing crochets. Given that you’ll have the braids in for at least a few weeks, you want to make sure your hair isn’t too dry.
- Use your best judgement to space the hair appropriately. Once you have most of the hair installed, feel and look around and ‘edit’ where needed. Add more hair where you might want more volume or take out hair where it feels too thick.
- Be more careful once you get to the front of your hair; you may want to use thinner strips of hair at this point, so that the knots are smaller and less visible
How long does Jamaican bounce curly crochet hair last?
between 4 to 8 weeks
Crochet braid hairstyles last between 4 to 8 weeks or longer depending on the intricacies of your braid pattern, quality of hair installed, and your maintenance routine. Since crochet braids are a long term protective style, be mindful that your natural hair needs care as well.
How many packs of hair do you need for Jamaican bounce curly crochet hair?
How much crochet hair varies depending on the texture and brand, but the general average is 5-6 packs. Crochet locs, braids or twists: 4-5 packs of hair is needed; but if you’re purchasing from Boho Locs, all the hair you’ll need for the entire style will come in one pack!!
Some people pineapple their crochet braids, while others simply just cover them with a satin bonnet. You may also braid the hair up into large loose braids then cover them with a bonnet or scarf.
How to wash Jamaican bounce curly crochet hair
Washing crochet braids is one of the only contentious parts of this style. If you wash them as you usually would wash your own hair or even a weave, you run the risk of loosening the knots.
Some people, don’t wash their hair while they wear crochets. You can probably get away with this if you don’t leave them in for two long and clarify your hair before installing them. There are some pretty involved tutorials on how to wash crochet braids, but the simplest approach is to.
Jamaican bounce curly crochet hair maintenance
- Use a spray bottle of watered down shampoo and spray your scalp with the mixture.
- You can lightly massage your scalp with the pads of your fingers.
- Optional: Cowash the added hair very gently.
- Then gently rinse out the mixture you used to clean your scalp (and the cowash in the added hair).
- Optional: Condition the added hair as you would condition your normal hair. Then rinse out the conditioner.
- Condition your own cornrowed hair by spraying it with a light mixture of leave-in conditioner.
- Finish by lightly adding a moisturizer to your hair and the added hair and sealing with an oil.
- The key to the above approach is focusing your attention on your scalp as opposed to the added hair. You can wash and condition the added hair, but it really depends on the type of hair as well as your own personal preference. Be sure your hair dries thoroughly, so you don’t run into the rare issue mildew forming in your hair. Some people moisturize the crochet hair as well, some don’t.
- For the sake of not loosening your hair, err on the side of washing your crochet braids once every two weeks as opposed to once a week or more frequently.
- Treat your crochet braids as you would your own hair. Keep the added hair and your own hair moisturized by spritizing it with a moisturizing mixture of something like aloe vera water and a leave-in conditioner. Try not to over moisturize or use too much product; given that you don’t have full access to all your tresses, product can build up in the deep nooks and crannies of your cornrows.
Does Jamaican bounce curly crochet hair damaging?
Potential Hair Damage: The process of using the hook may also be damaging for the roots of the hair. If tight cornrow braids are left in the hair too long, they can actually lead to a hair loss condition known as traction alopecia.
How to moisturize your hair in crochet?
Rinse the shampoo and conditioner after applying. Prevent your natural hair and scalp from drying out under crochet braids by spraying them with a water-based moisturizer. Then, massage your favorite oil into your hair and scalp to seal in the moisture and stimulate hair growth.
Are Jamaican bounce curly crochet hair heavy?
Some of the pre twisted braids and locs are heavy some are light weight. Sometimes you need enough to make the style look right. But if you have a heavy type hair try to “brick lay” as much as possible. Or just don’t wear it as long.
Taking out crochet hair
Crochet braids are relatively easy to take out.
- Simply cut the added hair as close to the knots as you can.
- Be careful not to cut your own hair.
- Then unravel your cornrows. The crochet knots should fall out as you unravel your braids.
Jamaican Bounce curly crochet hair is a new way to create natural curls. It is the newest trend in the hair industry, already making waves all over the world.
It is easy to maintain and keep your hair healthy with this method of doing your hair. We conclude that Jamaican Bounce curly crochet hair is a great way to get natural curls in your locks!