Natural Hair

7 Step Video: How to do Pre-Dipped Crochet Braids with Marley Hair

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If you are a naturalista, there is no way that you could not have heard about the Crochet Hair craze by now. Not everyone has it, but many are trying it.

If done correctly, crochet braids can/will look like your natural hair. It’s a great protective style that gives you a versatile look. One of my favorite looks is the crochet braids with Marley Hair. I’ve had it twice. The first time, my friend Yolanda installed them, then rolled the hair. I dipped.

The second time, I did everything. I took me allllllllllllllllll day to roll that hair and dip it! I am not exaggerating! So, I loved the look but knew it had to be an easier way.

Enter, pre-dipped marley hair! **The heavens opened up!*

I went to Youtube and watched a few videos and of course, I had to try it for myself.

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I was able to do the process and it turned out NICE! Here are the steps:

1. Get all the tools; Marley Hair (not all hair is created equal. NOIR natural hair holds the curl for a very long time), a crochet tool (.99 cent), perm rollers (beauty supply).

2. Brush out your Marley hair. It has a natural hair pattern, but brush it out so the hair will be smooth when you roll it.

3. Roll the hair on the rollers. Twist it as you roll.

4. Boil water, then dip the hair in the water for a few minutes.

5. Remove the hair from the pot and let it dry. Some people leave it in over night, other’s a few minutes before taking the hair off the rollers. It dries rather quickly. (I left mine over night, but after removing a few – the were dry.)

6. Braid your hair into whatever pattern you need to get the achieved look.

7. Install the hair with the tool and style as desired. Whalaa!!

I even made a video —>

Do you think you will try pre-dipped crochet hair? 



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  • Mia
    December 13, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    I love it! Great idea! Saves time and the curls are even versus breaking your neck to get every inch dipped. Lol!

  • Nic Nac
    December 14, 2014 at 1:55 am

    Too cute! I want to try crochet braids and this looks fantastic! Good job.Thank so much for sharing.

    • Bernetta
      December 14, 2014 at 1:20 pm

      Thanks Nic Nac! Yes, try it!

  • Stacie
    December 16, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    One day I should try this. It’s so cute on you! #BLMgirls

  • Christina J
    December 17, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    So this is so much better than how I tried it! I do your way next time 🙂

  • Ebony
    January 4, 2015 at 8:11 am

    How many packs of hair did you use?

    • Bernetta
      January 4, 2015 at 10:15 pm

      I believe 2.5-3 bags

      • Shaquana
        October 9, 2015 at 10:00 am

        May I ask, why did you use 3 different size perm rods and what was the order you put the perm rods in your head. Example: did you put orange at the bottom, pink in the middle and white at the top????

        • Bernetta
          October 14, 2015 at 9:13 pm

          I used different sizes because I wanted different curl sizes and that’s what I had. It wasn’t a method to how I added them either. Hope that helps.

  • Veronica Warren
    January 17, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Do you cut the hair when you curl it, or do you curl it right out of the pack?

  • Shatavia
    May 5, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    I love the look! How do you preserve the style at night?

    • Bernetta
      May 25, 2015 at 3:22 pm

      I tie it up. The curls stay

      • Dorothy Hall
        July 1, 2015 at 2:30 am

        Thank you for sharing

  • Julia
    August 20, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    Lovely how many pack of marley did you use please

  • tina
    August 28, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    Great job! I just put some in too…do you know if the hair has a limit to how many times you should dip it in hot water? I dipped before I installed and have dipped it twice with rods since I have installed, but it still wont hold the curls the way I want!

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