Crochet braids are really in right now especially with the high rise in the amount of women ditching the relaxed hair trend and embracing their natural mane.
Most of the hair extensions readily available to us are mostly straight or wavy textured hair not kinky like our African hair texture (a big shoutout to the hair companies providing kinky hair extensions, not all heroes have to wear capes) which is why the crochet hair trend has become widely accepted here in Nigeria.
After watching YouTube videos for about two months, I decided to try making my own crochet wig. Here is what I used…
Braiding Hair: Noble Gold Kinky Bulk in colour one (I dyed my hair so I can use this colour). This braiding hair costs 900 or 1,000 naira per pack depending on where you purchase it from. I made use of two packs for this wig.
Bobby Pin & Scissors : Instead of the normal crochet needle, I opted for a bobby pin because when I checked the price of a crochet needle on jumia.com it costs 1,200 nairaand a bobby pin costs just 50naira for a pack. My frugal self had me using the bobby pin and it was really easy to use. The Scissors, ofcourse for cutting.
Wig Mesh Cap : I apologize for not taking a picture before I tore it out of the pack, I was too excited to get started. It was quite difficult to find this particular type, walked round Yaba market for over 30minutes before I found it at Mama Tega’s Shop located in Yaba for 200 naira.
After three hours of crocheting, gisting with my mom, watching for love and justice (a telenovela on telemundo) check out the finished product…
I totally love how wig Ifeoma (yes I named it after myself) blends perfectly well with my hair as they are almost of the same texture. Can’t wait to try twisting and curling it, I’d definitely be sharing the results with you.
Do have an amazing weekend, cheers!!!!!!!!!!!