How to Install Crochet Passion Twists at Home

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Crochet Passion twists have been the at-home naturalista’s answer to the desirable but hard to maintain Passion Twists that hit social media and vacation get-a-ways all of 2019. With the Covid-19 crisis leaving many of us still stuck at home, now’s the time to self-care and try out different styles on our own hair.

Follow these simple steps to install your own crochet Passion Twists at home!

STEP 1: Gather Your Supplies

Now is your chance to exercise your Amazon prime membership, ladies! Make sure you have all the necessary tools for this look. There’s nothing worse than getting almost done with a new style and having to wait for additional supplies or accessories to come in the mail. You will need 7to 8 packs of Pre-Twisted Crochet Passion Twists. Common brands are Janet Collection, Urban Beauty and Déjà vu hair. Do not make the mistake of ordering loose, curled crochet hair. It’s a common misconception because that hair is usually described as ‘crochet hair’ for the passion twists. You’ll also need a rat tail comb and a crochet needle.

STEP 2: Braid It Down

The braids should start as close to the front of the scalp as possible to provide optimal styling options and a ‘“from-the-scalp” look. Every braid pattern is unique and should be customized to an individual’s head. Someone with a wide-set forehead would need more braids than someone with a very small forehead. Keep in mind the head-to-neck ratio. You don’t want big, bulky braids; however, more than 15 braids can lead to a crowded look. The braids simply need to be flat all around for ideal installation.

STEP 3: Install

Gently open the crochet hook. Slide it under the braid while open. Then grab the crochet hair and close the hook. Slide it back under the braid and loop it. You have now completed a Passion Twist crochet. Repeat this process all over the head. Be sure to leave a finger distance between each crochet so as not to make it overwhelmingly full.

STEP 4: Add Hair Accessories

Now that you’ve successfully installed your new passion twists, gently apply your hair jewels as you see fit. If you’re unsure, have a friend or family member help you. And if that doesn’t work, there are countless YouTube and Instagram tutorial videos to help you along the way.