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Hair and beauty and money have to be spelled in one line, don’t they? You cannot dispute, even the Bible in 1st Corinthians 11:14 -15 it clearly says, “Doesn’t nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him, but that is a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is given to her as covering.

According to research from The Salon Magazine, the average salon profit margin is 8.2% which is above general business average of 7.7% and is improving year on year. Salon profit margin ranges from 2% to 17% depending on how well the salon is managed.

Definition of Crocheting

Wikipedia defines crotchet braids as a technique for braiding hair that involves crocheting synthetic hair with a latch hook. Crocheting is a protective technique that assists with hair growth if cared for properly. They can be worn straight, curly, twisted or braided.

Beauty Cosmetics and Hair Supply Salon

You can find crocheting braids in any local cosmetics and salon supply stores. I visited a cosmetic and salon supply stores to know the prices. The amount is between Kshs 500 to Kshs 1000 a packet. The beauty salon charge between Kshs 600 to Kshs 2000 to crotchet depending on the style of crotchet you desire.

With the current economy state, we are all looking to save. Learning to self crotchet at home is a simple skill that requires patience of between 2 hours and 2 hours and 30 minutes.

How to Crochet

The first process involves hair braiding with hair lines that move horizontally to the back. The second part is to sew in the loose ends together. Doing the hairlines horizontally for your own self before crocheting is easy but can cause strain on your muscles. If you cannot self braid request an hair stylist to do your hair in Kshs 200 hairlines that are horizontal. After, use a crocheting hook to go through one end of your hairline, open the end and put the crotchet hair and lock the hook. Proceed to pull through your hair and tie a knot. Repeat for all the horizontal lines on your head. This process might take you about 2 hours to 2 hours and 30 minutes but it will save you about Kshs 600 to Kshs 1000 from your local hair salon.

TIP: If you are using one packet of hair, use sparingly at the back of your head. You might also space it using two fingers. At the front part of your head use a finger to measure the distance to separate the braids. This will give the crocheting braid a fuller look.

This hairstyle is easy to braid and locally available. Take advantage and create your look today. Remember how you look determines how you will be viewed. Invest in yourself. You are a bold woman.



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