DIY – Crochet Braids.

Hi Guys!!!

Been a minute or two yea? Well, I got robbed a few days ago at ‘knife point’. Everything I had on me was taken, phones et al. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, some more personal stuff followed and i’ve been sulking ever since.

Even though I feel like dementors have sucked out the happiness in me, I’m trying to stay positive.

On to todays post. I made up my mind to install the crochet braids myself when I called my stylist and she charged me N6,500. Say what now. I got so annoyed, I took to youtube and watched enough videos. By the time I was done, I was feeling like a pro. I got the necessary things needed for my crochet braids and set to work on Saturday.

My first ever DIY.


  • Expression attachment.
  • Coconut oil for my scalp and to oil the attachment.
  • Denman Brush.
  • Crochet Hook – Got it for N1,000 from a shop at Ikeja under bridge.
  • Scissors.


DIY3Braid Pattern.

From watching videos on youtube, I learnt that the braid pattern is important. I wanted a pattern that would allow different partings when packing my hair so I opted for this.

I started my hair on Saturday at 1:20pm and by 2pm this is what I had achieved.


 I finally finished crocheting my hair on Sunday at about 11am. By 2pm, I had curled it.

Sad part is, the expression attachement I bought was fake. Arrrrgh!!

DIY5The final look.

I’m sorry I don’t have more pictures to show you all how awesome my hair looks. Blame it on those naughty thieves. But I’m mighty proud of myself on my first DIY.

With all that has happened, I kind of lost track of the dates. My sis only just reminded me that tomorrow is Christmas day. Merry Christmas loves.

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  • Ugo December 24, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Sorry to hear what happened, Glad you’re okay. Merry Christmas to you too

    • Grace Gigi December 24, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      Thank you very much.. Happy Holidays.

  • Nedoux December 24, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Hi Grace,

    I am so sorry to hear about this horrid incident, I hope you are alright? *hugs*

    Try to stay positive, thank God they only took replaceable things but you are alive and well to eat Christmas rice and chicken. Halleluyah! 😀

    Your hair came out great, well done! I once tried to do DIY crochet braids with Expression Multi, but i got tired after a short while because my arms hurt badly. Lol

    Your shirt has a groovy vintage vibe, I love it.

    Compliments of the season!

  • Tochi December 24, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Gigi! Nice one,You look good. Sorry about the robbery.

  • Berry Dakara December 24, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Oh no! When? Where? How? I’m sorry you had to go through that.

    Thank God you weren’t harmed though.

    I know things might look bleak now, but find tiny things to be thankful for to lift your spirit up.

    The hair looks nice though – where did you buy the Expressions that they’re fake?

    Berry Dakara Blog

    • Grace Gigi December 24, 2015 at 1:50 pm

      Hey Berry. It happened 5mins or so away from my house. Yea, I’m trying to keep myself happy tho its hard atm. I bought the attachment from lagos market o. So annoying.

  • Lade December 24, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Aww so sorry dear, I’m glad you’re alright!!
    You are fast oo in installing that in 40mins, your hair still looks awesome! Seasons greetings

    • Grace Gigi December 24, 2015 at 2:52 pm

      Thanks love. After 40 mins my engine knocked o lol

  • ann December 24, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Fake attachment or not your hair looks great. Well done.
    Sorry about the robbery. May God replenish all lost a hundred fold IJN.

  • Naturalgirlonabudget December 24, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    Really really sorry to hear about the robbery. And 6500 really? These people joke! The hair turned out nice jare..

    • Grace Gigi December 25, 2015 at 6:19 am

      Thanks dear and yes they joke way too much. I intend to try out more styles.

  • En_kay December 25, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Sorry dear.
    They have taken all ur problems with them.

    You did mighty good for a first timer.
    Been looking for the crochet needles since forever.
    Email please…cos I wouldlove if u would help me get one…

    • Grace Gigi December 25, 2015 at 11:06 am

      Hi dear. Oh yes they have. Sure, I could help you get one.

  • Enyene Raph December 25, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Sorry about the robbery dear, Thank God you’re alright.
    Your first ever DIY??? And it turned out so nice…Thumbs up…I’m inspired🙋

    • Grace Gigi December 25, 2015 at 2:31 pm

      Yes my first DIY ever. Thank you very much. Yes im okay

  • thoniaspeaks December 26, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    They can take your material valuables but not your creativity, your spirit, your goals and how awesome you are and will be! Keep going higher and great job with your first DIY

    #IWasThereWhenYouStarted! #BestSeeItfirstCousinOfLife hehehe…

    • Grace Gigi December 26, 2015 at 2:51 pm

      Looool thanks love. Oh yes you were there

  • jackline December 27, 2015 at 7:36 am

    I am also so sorry for what happened to you. Thank gosh that you are safe and sound. Good job with the crochet braids

  • Naijasinglegirl December 28, 2015 at 10:26 am

    So sorrry about the robbery. im glad they didn’t hurt you, You’d be fine, Don’t worry

  • NK December 30, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    So sorry about the incident. Nice try. The hair looks great for a first trial.

  • Jen January 1, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Wow, knife point! So sorry hun.
    Btw, you did a good job with the crochet braids! Well done!

  • Skinnybrownie January 2, 2016 at 1:06 am

    I personally love the look.
    I started doing my PS myself too as I can’t fork out the money to pay stylist.
    It just required time and I have that in abundance


I appreciate all your comments!

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