I love big hair. Which is why my latest protective style is so big and full of personality. My natural texture has changed so much over the last decade. It’s becoming harder and harder to create styles that give me the thick, dense look that I prefer.  So, on my latest trip to my favorite local beauty supply in Nashville (Kim’s Hair Plus), I came across this super thick twist-out crochet braid style and decided to give it a try. Isn’t it cute? Meet Janet Collection’s – 2X Rod Twist Braid.

Janet Collection 2X Rod Twist Crochet Braid | Naturally Stellar http://wp.me/p3XAVE-3bG

Janet Collection 2X Rod Twist Crochet Braid | Naturally Stellar

Janet Collection 2X Rod Twist Crochet Braid | Naturally Stellar

I love the texture and natural sheen of this style.   Fresh out of the pack the hair gives off a really natural look and feel.  It’s bouncy and a bit heavy depending on how many packs you use.  For my style I used a little over 3 double packs.   That may be a lot for most people, but I prefer a nice thick cover plus I love to camouflage my natural braids.

Janet Collection 2X Rod Twist Crochet Braid | Naturally Stellar

Janet Collection 2X Rod Twist Crochet Braid | Naturally Stellar

After a few days of wear, you will likely experience tangles and the individual twists you see here, will lose a bit of definition due to a lot of separating strands.  My solution for that is to give the hair a little trim. Cut off loose strands close to the root, about 2 inches away from your knot.

Janet Collection 2X Rod Twist Crochet Braid | Naturally Stellar

Maintainance Tip: If the worn in, bushy look isn’t for you, you can also rod set or roller set the ends of this hair to regain definition. Just boil some water in a sauce pan, remove from heat and dip the ends of your twists in the water for about 30 seconds.  Squeeze any excess water out with a towel and allow to air dry or dry on low heat with a hair dryer.

Janet Collection 2X Rod Twist Crochet Braid | Naturally Stellar

Janet Collection 2X Rod Twist Crochet Braid | Naturally Stellar

 

Janet Collection 2X Rod Twist Crochet Braid | Naturally Stellar

Janet Collection 2X Rod Twist Crochet Braid | Naturally Stellar

If big hair is your thing and you don’t mind the maintenance or the added weight, I’d recommend this style for you. It’s definitely worth giving it a try.  If available, look for the double pack option.  It’ll save you some money and time on your install. 

Janet Collection 2X Rod Twist Crochet Braid | Naturally Stellar

Janet Collection 2X Rod Twist Crochet Braid | Naturally Stellar

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Founder, Editor-in-Chief of Women's Lifestyle Blog, Naturally Stellar | Beauty Contributor for Hype Hair Magazine | Freelance Writer and Content Creator| Candice is a passionate Nashville-based writer with a love for beauty, urban lifestyle, songwriting, travel, food and business. When she's not busy being Wonder Woman to her family, out exploring or catching up on her British dramas, you can find her sharing something interesting on her blog. Which more than likely she probably wrote at Noon, while eating a bowl of Captain Crunch.

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2 Responses

  1. ebonycprincess

    I just can’t decide if I want to try loose hair or a box braid look with my crochets for the first time! Great tip about boiling water and dipping!

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    • Candice S.

      The box braid style would be a bit less time consuming, if that matters to you. But either one sounds like a plan! I think you’re gonna fall in love with this method Ebony. On my next go round, I want to try some loose kinky hair or a straight look.

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