We first discussed the Vixen sew-in last fall in “Why the Vixen Sew-In is the Next Best Thing for Weave-Wearing Naturals”. If you want to read more about the sew-in technique, definitely check out that article. Meanwhile, this article will discuss the trend of Vixen crochet braids!
So what makes the Vixen crochet braids different from your traditional crochet braids? Well, the former uses the Vixen braid pattern — which consists of four cornrowed sections and leave-outs in the middle and perimeter. The pattern gives your crochet braids a more realistic, natural appearance. Additionally, you get way more style versatility (e.g., ponytails, pigtails, half-up and half-downs, pulling the hair back, etc.) than with traditional crochet braids. Just check out these photos:
Do keep in the mind that because more hair is left out, more tender loving care may be needed. However, some ladies have managed to combine the Vixen and knotless technique to avoid leave outs.
If you’re interested in learning how to install Vixen crochet braids, here is a thorough video tutorial:
Have you tried Vixen crochet braids?