There are so many ways to make money and one include having your own box braid or twisted crochet line. Crochet twists are another form of the same concept, only they’re twists, instead of braids. Crochet styles can look mesmerizingly real despite being nothing more than hair extensions attached to natural hair.
Crochet braids are exceptionally easy to accomplish and are low maintenance afterward. The customization options are unlimited since everything from the length, colors and textures can be varied according to personal preference, allowing you to express your unique style. Another perk to this style is that it protects the integrity of natural hair, rather than the usually irreversible damage that results from chemical straightening. This makes crochet braids the perfect hairstyle for when you want to give your natural hair some well-deserved rest.
Crochet braids, also sometimes called latch hook braids are typically made from synthetic hair extensions looped through your natural hair (braided into cornrows). They take some time to create but very easy to install, they can be styled in a variety of ways. Piled on top of your head, pulled back, in a ponytail, or just loose.
Crochet never goes out of trend, so be sure to have lots of them in variety of style and colors if you intend to make this a full or part time business. Almost everyone loves the look and feel of crochet braids.
The best attachment for crochet braids
- Darling attachment
- Expression attachment
- Any nice attachment you know of
What you need
- Table or stool legs
- Hair cream
For those who already know how to braid hair, this steps would be totally easy for you. For those without knowledge of how to braid or twist hair, I would advise looking up some videos on how to braid or twist hair on YouTube, practice with a mannequin before getting started, or better still get someone who can braid to partner with you in the business. Two heads are better than one.
- Decide how long you want your crochet.
- Decide if you want to make box braids, twist or lock crochet.
- With your desired length in mind, cut your attachment
- Draw your attachment to make the tip look more natural and comb it out to prevent tangling (I am sure you have seen your stylist do this hundreds of times)
- Depending on what you want to use, a plastic, stool or table legs. Tie your thread securely from one end of your table or stool legs to the other.
- Take a small amount of attachment (it can be big, depending on how fat or thin you want your crochet) cross it together, place it securely on the thread like you would do on a human hair and braid. Your braids shouldn’t be too tight.
- Repeat process until you’ve exhausted your desired pack of attachment.
- Determine how you want the tip of your crochet to be. it could be curly or straight.
- You can decided to name your crochet after you or whatever name you want to call your brand.
- Pack your box braids neatly in a pack. It is advisable to pack them per the number of attachment use, i.e. the amount of braids one attachment gives you should be neatly sealed in a pack with the description (one attachment), this way it would be easy to determine how many packs your buyers would be needing for full hair.
- Get someone to model your braids or twist, snap a professional branded picture like other hair brands.
- Have a graphic designer come up with a good packaging label and seal.
- Advertise your business both online and offline.