Weave Chronicles Day 21: Styling Long Freetress Deep Twist Crochet Braids

Long Freetress Deep Twist Crochet Braids are steadily becoming my favorite crochet style over the Bohemian hair look. It's not because the hair is long but because it is a lot easier to take care of in terms of maintenance (easier than bohemian crochet braids!!) and more fun to wear because you can rock a variety of styles unlike the shorter version of Bohemian crochet braid styles. Besides being able to do a standard pony tail with Deep Twist hair (which I cannot even attempt with the voluminous bohemian hair) I am able to also swoop some of the hair from the front and pin it in the back and also wear it in a side braid.

First Style: Side Swoop

Side Swoopin'
Side Swoopin'

This style only serves the purpose of getting the hair out of my face most of the time. I just take three or four tendrils and lightly pin it in the back of my head with one pin. I make sure the pin doesn't go underneath my cornrows but skims the top of it or catches the loop of another crochet braid if that makes sense. Just make sure to lay your baby hairs flat (Edge Controlor stocking cap works miracles) because more of your own hair will be exposed along your hair line.

Second Style: Side Braid

Long Freetress Deep Twist Crochet Braids
Long Freetress Deep Twist Crochet Braids

I am a big lover of side braids just because it looks so effortless and casual without just doing a regular boring ol pony tail. It's easier than doing a side braid with box braids because you don't have to worry about the gaps, etc. Just braid loosely to the side and secure with a band. Again you side baby hair near your ear might start balling up (mine always are lol) so make sure to smooth that out.

I think there are a lot more styles you can do with this long wavy style, including maybe a bun or braided bun in the back that should just be high enough to cover that chunk of cornrows at the nape of your neck.