What’s New at VIP? – Crochet Braids, Locs & More

What's New at VIP? - Crochet Braids, Locs & More
We’re thinking about titling a corner of the store “All things crochet” because honey we got it all! From Maverick locs to double-strand passion twists, we stocked up on unique finds and variety packs just for our VIP beauties!

Many of you have DM’ed us with requests on colors and styles. And some even asked advice on the crochet styles. Here are some common questions and concerns we at VIP love to clear up.

How long does crochet braids/twists last?

Typically crochet braids last between four to six weeks. Plus, you can always leave the center in a little longer and touch up the front so it looks fresh.

Does Crochet hair extensions damage your natural hair?

Crochet braids are considered a protective hairstyle for a reason. But even though they don’t damage your hair, it’s all about proper maintenance. Also making sure your hair is healthy before it’s braided down.

The pros biggest tips include using a gentle co-wash, hydrating your hair with a deep conditioner, and using a scalp tonic. Also, don’t be afraid to speak up if your braider does your cornrows too tight. This can cause more damage than good. Most importantly, don’t leave your crochet hairstyle in for longer than six weeks. If you do, it can cause time-consuming pains like hair matting.

How many packs of crochet hair do I need?

Synthetic hair is your best bet for crochet braid. The amount of hair you need depends on the exact look you want to achieve. Typically, this can be between four to eight packs, according to the VIP pros.

Is the crochet braids installation time lengthy?

The process time/installation doesn’t take long at all. If your hair is already washed and blown dry, the entire process should take about 1-2 hours. Essentially, it’s much quicker than a sew-in. And for sure faster than box braids or senegalese braids, etc.

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