Marley Crochet Braids - My $23.60 DIY Hairdo

Hello everyone!

First I have to apologize that I let my blog go over the past half year (yikes!!) I've just been busy working on some personal things, self reflecting and a lot of other things, but rest assured I am back with all my crazy antics (yay!).

I am used to doing my own hair since I'm so #teamnatural and #teamfrugal. But typically doing my own hair has been limited to styling my own hair without extensions, and maybe straightening it if I'm feeling adventurous, lol. But a little over a month ago I went on a whim and created my 1st wig (largely because I didn't want to pay someone $500 and wait 2 weeks to have it done.... all in addition to what I already spent on the actual hair......I'm sorry what?!?!?!) It turned out OK (surprisingly) and I got a lot of good feedback, so now I feel like I can conquer anything! I decided though that I wanted my kinks back, and wanted a really big fluffy mane. Last year, I had some kinky weave in which was nice, but was also $180 a pack....and of course I needed 2 packs + paid someone to install it. I decided to go an alternate route this time around and try marley crochet braids and OMG.....I love them! Below are the videos showing how I did it. Anyone, natural or relaxed can achieve this look. Enjoy, and share!! 

Here are a couple of random selfies showing how I styled them in the past week that I've had them in. I'll likely be restyling them into a new pattern just for fun pretty soon, and should create a new video showing that too.

How I wore it on most days. O, and I loooove that pencil skirt! 

How I wore it on most days. O, and I loooove that pencil skirt! 

I felt like being a little more conservative in the office today.....so there you have it. Pig tails!

I felt like being a little more conservative in the office today.....so there you have it. Pig tails!