Why Huetiful for your Hair Extensions

By Brenda Johnson-Castillo
Lead Stylist, Huetiful Braid/Extension Department
Instagram: @brenda_huetiful


So, you are wondering, “Why should I go to Huetiful for my weave/extension install”? There are so many salons that have extensions as a service, so why Huetiful? I will give you the answer in three different explanations. This will help you as your looking into what to do with your hair for a protective style in the upcoming Fall/Winter months.

REASON #1. My first answer would be our quality of this service is top notched! Other salons have you come in ready to braid down, not knowing the state of your natural tresses before the install. We start the hair off with a great foundation by shampooing and hydrating of client’s hair before the install. That way your hair and scalp are fresh and ready for installation. Also, if needed the ends can be trimmed before, so that split ends don't affect the outgrowth of this install.

REASON #2. Our HuExtensions are 100% Indian Virgin Hair. The hair is shipped to your stylist AFTER consultation. Once the stylist gets it, they will pre shampoo and hydrate the extensions before installing in order to enhance the wearing experience and the look of the installed hair! Where else can you say they freshly shampoo your extensions before install? Nowhere but Huetiful!

REASON #3. The last reason to trust us is that our stylists are highly trained in all areas of extensions. So, your style will be Instagram, Facebook, and Snap Chat ready! It will not take 12 hours to get it done, either. We understand that your time is valuable and you'd prefer to get your installation at a professional place like a Huetiful Salon. We pride ourselves in one client at a time service. What better way to get in and out and be flawless at your dinner party.

I hope I have answered a few questions you may have on our service. If not, you can book a consult with any of the great and talented stylist here at Huetiful to go into further details. The point is we care about the hair you purchase and the hair still attached to the person. This all around great and amazing service for anyone is looking for a break from doing his or her own hair. Protective styles is just that, Protective. We hold your hair to the highest standards. Let’s welcome the Fall/Winter months with a new hairdo.


3 Benefits of Summertime Crochet Braids

3 Reasons to go with Braids
By Chi Lowe, Huetiful Salon (Atlanta), Sr. Stylist

With summer right around the corner, NOW is the time to decide which 'do is for you!!

1. It's a protective style. Obviously the big draw to braids is that it's a low- maintenance protective style!! Traveling? Busy and on the go with summer activities for you and maybe the family? Protective styles allow you to focus less on your hair and more on enjoying your summer activities. 

2. Less breakage. Braids don't necessarily help your hair grow but they can help keep it from breaking off, which allows it to flourish. There's breakage with any protective style, so one way to minimize it is not to braid it close to the scalp, which is common. Also, crochet box braids provide an opportunity for less tension because your hair is cornrowed and the pre-braided strand is added individually onto the cornrows. It's pretty dope!!

3. 6 weeks of style. What better time than summer for seasonal styles! It's an easy low-maintenance style that allows you the flexibility and versatility of wearing everything from long braids, bohemian style to a full on braided top knot or bun.


FAQs for Crochet Braids

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 
By Sr. Stylist, Chi Lowe, Huetiful Salon (Atlanta)

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These FAQs provide basic information to people who have little or no experience getting crochet braids. The questions has been answered using a combination of experience and research substaniated through my own personal experience.

While I've made every effort to provide good information in these FAQs, you should feel free to do additional research on any subject you disagree with.

How do I prepare my hair for an installation of crochet braids?

At Huetiful Salon we pride ourselves on giving you the best shampoo and conditioning service that includes a deep conditioning hair steam service for great hydration! If necessary, request a protein treatment or use a product with protein in it to help strengthen your hair and prepare for a long term protective style.

I am transitioning from a relaxer, can I wear crochet braids?

Yes! Crochet Braids, like any other protective hairstyle (weave or individual braids), requires braiding of your natural hair whether it's permed or not. However, you should consider the condition of your hair before you install any long term protective style and make the best decision based off the current state of your hair. Relaxing your hair can render your hair weak. Putting braids on top of fresh perm or hair in a weakened state can cause serious damage to your hair.

How many packs of hair will I need for a crochet braid hairstyle?

There are a few variables that determine how much hair you will need to purchase for an installation of crochet braids such as style, length, volume, and bulk hair choice. During your consultation we will discuss how much hair to purchase based on your style choice.

Can braiding hair be added to the cornrows?

Yes! I always add braiding hair to the cornrows to take stress off the natural hair.

Will I need a consultation before getting crochet braids installed?

A consultation is optional though highly recommended. In your consultation we will go over styling choices and hair options. At this time I can examine your hair to make sure it is healthy enough for braiding and take a mental note of what braid pattern I will use to give you your desired look.

What kind of hair do I need for crochet braids?

Synthetic or human loose bulk or braiding hair. This is hair that is not attached to a weft or track as with weaving hair.

What is the best brand of hair for crochet braids?

While I can't answer that questions with absolute certainty since every person has different standards. I can say with any protective hairstyle, the quality of hair does matter. A bad quality of hair will get you bad results. I can say there are brands of synthetic bulk hair that are more commonly used than other brands, to name a few: Freetress, Outre Batik, Model Model, Sensationnel, Femie and Janet Noir for Marley Hair.

I want crochet braids, but I don't know what style to get?

There are a variety of styles you can wear with crochet braids. Some people get overwhelmed with the selection of bulk hair options used to create a crochet braid hairstyle. If you've never had crochet braids before I recommend you do a little research online to see what other crochet braid hairstyles are most appealing to you. This approach may relieve some of the anxiety created from trying to choose a crochet braid hairstyle that best fits your features and personality. Start your search on my instagram page @chilowe_huetiful to see if you can find inspiration from any of the the styles I've created. You can also explore other hairstyle inspirations to create a crochet braid look for you. After you've had your installation of crochet braids installed you will become much more comfortable playing with different crochet braid styling options.

Will I have visible parts in my head?

No! My specific crochet braiding technique gives you a braid pattern that give you ample coverage of your cornrow base.

What kind of volume or fullness will I have with crochet braids?

You can have as much or as little volume with crochet braids as you like. We will discuss how full you want your hair in your consultation so you know how much hair to purchase. One of the benefits of having crochet braids is if you are unhappy with the volume of your hairstyle after an installation you can remove or add as much hair as you need to achieve your desired look.

How do I maintain my crochet braids?

Wear a satin scraf or bonnet to bed each night to keep hair looking fresh. Treat synthetic or human hair with a conditioning spray for human/synthetic hair to prevent tangling, dryness, and frizzing.

How do I treat my scalp and natural hair with crochet braids?

Moisturize a few times a week to prevent your scalp and natural hair from becoming excessively dry. Use a conditioning spray for human hair or you can make your own conditioning spray with different oils and water to keep your hair moisturized. Spray directly on the scalp between the parts on your cornrow base and repeat weekly.

Can I wash my hair with crochet braids?

Yes! An easy way to wash your hair with crochet braids is to use diluted shampoo and a leave in conditioner. Mix shampoo and water in a spray bottle. Spray your cleansing mixture directly on the scalp between the parts in your cornrow base. Massage your entire scalp to release any dirt and/or product build-up. Rinse hair, then spray a leave-in condition on your scalp. Finally, seal in moisture with an oil (coconut, jojoba, olive, etc.) of your choice.

How long will my crochet braid style last?

Crochet braid hairstyles last between 4 to 8 weeks or longer depending on the intricacies of your braid pattern, quality of hair installed, and your maintenance routine. Since crochet braids are a long term protective style, be mindful that your natural hair needs care as well. Leaving your hair braided longer that 8 weeks can increase breakage of your natural hair.

How do I remove my crochet braids?

The easiest way to remove crochet braids is to cut them down close to the base of the cornrows, but above where the knot is tied. Be careful not to cut the natural hair in your cornrow base. Saturate your hair with an oil of your choice (jojoba, olive oil, etc) to aid in slippage and reduce breakage of natural hair. Leave the oil in your hair for at least 30 minutes or longer so it penetrates the braiding hair and your natural hair. Unravel your cornrows, the remaining braiding hair should slip out.