Marlene's Natural Hair Studio

Marlene's Natural Hair Care Studio is conveniently located at 6405 Brentwood Stair Rd on the east side of Ft Worth. Tarrant county's premier black natural hair salon in Fort Worth, Tx.

If you want a fabulous natural look or beautiful protective style extensions for a fresh short cut book with me today.

We know there is power in looking and feeling your best, which is why we are committed to providing superior individual hair styles with a personal touch. You'll never feel like just another number here! Our specialists take pride on creating memorable experiences by combining beauty knowledge as well as attentive customer service for all of those who visit us.

The History Behind Crochet Braids

Crochet braids, or latch hook braids, have regained popularity in recent years. This process for braiding hair uses a crocheting technique to attach synthetic hair extensions to your natural hair. Many women wear crochet braids to give their natural hair a rest, and crochet braids are known as a complete protective hairstyle which means that your natural hair is not exposed.

A Pop Culture Background
Hair extensions became popular in the late 70s and early 80s. Popular rock stars and celebrities would travel to African countries and return with braided hairstyles and beads. In order to recreate these looks, stylists knew they needed a faster option. Installing individual plaits could take days and be a very tedious process.

A Unique Solution
Stylists and the hair industry took a page out of the crafters’ book by creating yarn braids and installing them using a crochet method. When the trend for braiding grew more and more in the U.S., manufacturers in China started supplying wigs in higher quantities. These premade braids were then used for crochet braids.

A Resurgence in Popularity
Beginning in the 2000s and continuing into more recent years, people starting seeking crochet braids again. It is a protective hairstyle that is fairly quick and easy to install. Stylists fell back on the old-school technique of crochet braids. This style is now often referred to as latch hook braids or interlock braids. Stylists use a latch hook to interlock and re-twist braided hair to a cornrow base.

Conclusion With the growing popularity of YouTube tutorials and do-it-yourself hair guides, crochet braids have become even more common. The protective hairstyle is convenient and easy to install on your own after some practice. While the term “crochet braid” may sound more crafty than stylish, the name refers to the method of installation instead of the braids themselves.