1/4/2014 02:23:39 pm
I've been told that a bad crochet braid can look like a an even worse wig. I am curious about the tree braid too, but I am wondering if it always look like ke hair.
28/1/2015 11:57:36 am
I've had cornrow tree braids and I absolutely LOVE them! I will be getting them again! The only thing is you can't reuse the hair unless you carefully take them out and sort and separate the hair.
1/2/2015 10:09:35 am
I would use fresh hair
11/6/2015 09:41:07 pm
Do your hair have to be very long to get tree braids
27/6/2015 06:20:06 pm
I don't think so, you just use extensions...
28/6/2015 08:09:34 am
Heather..i think trea braids are nicer..they really dont last very long. They dont take too long to get done either. But i am wary of the pulling on the hair line..i have lost my hairline to this and close to tears because i cannot find a product that will make it grow back..i have tried the t444z..but it aint doin much for me..any tips ladies?
28/6/2015 08:54:35 am
Have you tried Jamaican black castor oil?
28/6/2015 08:19:45 am
I like the tree braids as long as they are not done too tight!!
28/6/2015 08:24:18 am
I have done both tree braids and crochet braids. I like both of them but if I had to choose it would be tree braids :)
28/6/2015 08:50:46 am
I prefer crochet braids they secure my natural hair, don't pull my edges and is very natural to other eyes. Plus I can try different styles with it.
28/6/2015 08:56:55 am
I've never had tree braids before but they look like they won't last long but take a while to be installed. I've had crochet braids done with both straight hair, curly, and pre-twisted/braided hair. The thing about the pre-braided hair is that you can reuse them. Soak them in ACV and then gently shampoo. I recommend crochet because they seem like the less stressful on the hair.
28/6/2015 09:24:23 am
I have not done any but if I had to choose I would go for the teatree for a simple fact that this is the first time I have heard of them.
28/6/2015 10:14:41 am
I have a friend that has been wearing tea tree braids ever since I've known her.. (7 years to be exact) she loves them. I used to do crochet braids ... depending on the styles of hair u choose will determine the length of time the crochet braids will stay looking fresh for you. I suggest tea tree braids.
28/6/2015 10:44:48 am
I will think tree braids better than crochet braids. I had them both but the Crochet braids have less options.
28/6/2015 10:53:54 am
I did the for crochet braids in several occasions but I like the tree braids better.
28/6/2015 11:00:32 am
I have not tried either, but if I were going on a trip to an extremely hot climate I might do the tree braids.....it appears as though they can be pulled back and/or off the neck w/ ease
28/6/2015 11:31:16 am
I think crochet braids would be nice. I've been considering them myself
28/6/2015 11:38:33 am
I did tree braids when I was transitioning from my perm back to my natural hair. I loved them. They were easy to maintain and they were also easy to keep off of my neck if I didn't want to wear them down. They were a great part of my natural hair journey.
28/6/2015 01:37:43 pm
I really love tree braids. They are versatile and pretty quickly done. They are a great alternative to micros. I wear them mainly during the summer months. I love the body wave or curly hair.
28/6/2015 02:19:20 pm
Tree braids.. Wow. Never heard of them till today. I would go with that because I've never had it and crochet brAids don't last very long. However the tree braids look tight and makes me think when it's taken out so will my edges. It's up n the air. But tree braids are cute. Anther thought; crochet braids can be done in sections so when the front mess up you can just redo that part. Which makes it more reasonable for a protective style instead of just going for the option of cute.
28/6/2015 02:52:51 pm
I LOVE the versitility of crochet braids! Yes it may look like a wig but I actually prefer it to an actual wig. I have done my own hair in crochet braids and it took me a whole day and a half to finish! I'm hoping it will get easier and I get quicker at putting them in. As for tree braids I have never had then done or tried to do it myself all though I have done what we Caribbean call 'pick and drop' which is similar to tree braids except you attach the hair like single extensions not canerow and plait to the end of your hair and then tie a small knot so the hair doesn't unravel.
28/6/2015 03:07:26 pm
Hello sweetie ! I personally have not tried neither however if I was going to your country I would have to consider the climate and also the fact that I may not want to spent so much time in doing my hair because you have the baby so that being said I would do tea tree braids they look beautiful and is an awesome protective hair style ! Have fun baby enjoy the summer !
28/6/2015 03:08:17 pm
Heather, I've been wearing tree braids for years, and i love them! Just make sure whoever does them, you make sure to tell them NOT to grab your edges. Another thing that I've experienced, is that human hair doesn't last very long doing this style!😕 I like the freetress hair for tree braids.
28/6/2015 03:10:08 pm
BTW, forgot to mention that I've never worn crochet braids😐
28/6/2015 03:53:30 pm
I have never seen the tree braids done before, but I have done and would prefer the crochet because they look to be more gentler on your hair and probably would last longer.
28/6/2015 04:16:58 pm
I love the tree braids. So much so that I will have to find someone to braid my hair for me.
28/6/2015 05:23:14 pm
I have tried the tea tree braids, really nice and easy to handle, back in Ghana it's known as the "African queen" braid
28/6/2015 08:38:41 pm
I did not know that people still did crochet braids/ extensions anymore. It was very popular when I was in middle school. My mother would never let me get them.
28/6/2015 09:14:55 pm
I wore crochet braid styles for 8 months to help me transition from relaxed hair to natural hair. Recently, for a change I tried tree braids. It was a horrible mess. I went to an African braid shop in my city that tried to do the style. After two trips back to the salon to have them "fix" the problem. I still has ro remove them. Waste of my money and time. Research the braider very well.
28/6/2015 10:16:21 pm
I have had both tree braids and crochet braids. I love the tree braids better but you have to be careful with whom you have do it. I went to African b raiders and out of all of them, only one knew exactly how to do it. Some of the other girls came over to watch it being done. I was fortunate to not lose my edges because of how I asked her to style the hair. I used human hair and my style lasted 6-7 weeks. Now with crochet braids I have done them myself for a quick weekend hairdo but I never have keep them on longer than 2 weeks. Imo, they start to look messy but it could be because I did them myself.
28/6/2015 10:31:38 pm
28/6/2015 10:37:39 pm
Crochet braids are my favorite. They're easy to install and they last me up to a month. They take me pretty long to install though (mostly cuz I can't do corn rows). But they are very versatile and the styling options are endless..
28/6/2015 11:01:41 pm
I prefer crochet braids though I have never tried it but would like to one day.
29/6/2015 02:18:30 am
I've had both and I prefer crochets. First, the crochets are easy to install yourself. Tree braids require more skill to look good. Also tree braids look like braids whereas, if done right, crochets can almost look like it's yours. When I had tree braids, I also experienced a lot of shedding. I paid $160, but could only keep them in about a month because it had thinned out so much. I usually keep my crochets in about a month and a half, but at $5 per pack, I still come out pretty good.
29/6/2015 03:05:38 am
I like crochets better easier to put in, last a good month I can shower with them apply heat to the hair to make bigger curls (Kinky hair/marley hair). I never have to worry about my hair drying.
29/6/2015 04:01:07 am
Hi there Heather, I wanted to write to you for a long time and never did. Firstly, let me thank you for your timely info. on natural hair (You are a GOD send) Secondly, I love you, your family and your in-laws very much. I do enjoy your blogs. Now, to your question; I would go for the crochet braids. Not too much tension on the hair according to the video. Bless You. Doriel.
29/6/2015 06:45:55 am
I have not done the Crochet or the tree braids as yet. However, the lady who braids told me that it is better for my edges than the single plaits. I just prefer to stick with the micro-braids for now, since that is all I have done. I have gone natural and more conscious about what hairstyles I do these days. I think you should go for it. It is a trendy style and believe you will like it.
29/6/2015 09:16:44 am
The two styles are lovely but i prefer the crochet style because the cornrows are bigger ,which i believe would be better for the hair.
29/6/2015 02:55:10 pm
The tree braids look very neat but I would not do them just a personal choice, I would probably try the crochet
29/6/2015 03:37:02 pm
I haven't had either I prefer to twist my hair sometimes I braid the front of my hair but other times I just like my afro but I would prefer the crochet because it's easier to maintain.
29/6/2015 07:19:37 pm
honestly, I prefer crochet, although I haven't had tree braids done yet. It usually takes me about 4-6 hours do crochet braiding and I loved the results. Sadly because i traveled out of state and their water was..well different than the one i usually use to wash my hair, my hair began to fall off and i had to cut it down to half an inch( this was around August of last year). Now it is back to the way it was before after taking care of it and such and i think i might go back to crochet braiding in the future.
30/6/2015 03:33:06 pm
I did the crotchet braids before didn't like it too much it broke my hair off , the tea tree braids look good just looks like it takes a long time to do but well worth it....
1/7/2015 03:29:04 pm
I think you should do the tea briads
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