Janet Collection Havana Mambo Braids Review
Hair we go again!
One thing I love about my afro hair texture is its ability to be transformed into many differing styles! The Black woman has always adorned her hair through the millennia and this year, one trend that looks set to take off is that of the crochet braid installment procedure for single braids and plaits.
Braids, twists and now afro textured bulk have been a staple way to style afro hair. The styles enable the wearer to create innovative finishes, from mico plains to bouncing curls whilst protecting the wearer’s hair from daily manipulation allowing it to grow.
The downsides are that it took a long time for these styles to be completed (most of the day had to be dedicated to the installation) and could stress the fragile hairline area causing tension alopecia and the permanent loss of hair.
The crochet method of installation overcomes both of these issues as each plain or braid come PRE-TWISTED/PLAITED and is installed using the looping method. To find out more about crochet braids click here.
At the tail end of last year I tried out the new Janet Collection Havana Mambo braids, which were installed by Audrey Nyemi-Tei, a talented stylist and founder of A-Touch Professional
When I first started to see these braids on the social media circuit I knew I HAD to get them, having fallen in love with the speed of installation using the crochet method.
About today! Getting ready to enter 2016 in style! I have heard a lot this hair and looking forward to trying it out! Purchased 6 packs from @becrochetcreation. It is great to be able to support another #wocinbusiness! #getreadygetreadygetready #2016tingz #hair #crochet #afro #protectivestyles #business #instabeauty #instastyle
As forementioned, the braids come pre-twisted, with a hole at the top end to form the crochet loop. I used 6 packs of the 24 inch length to get a full look and the time taken to install from the ‘cornrow’ stage took a mere 1.5 hours! It looks like the way we ‘braid’ our hair is set for a revolution!
Happy New Year!!!! Sooo excited for the year ahead! Love love love my new Havana Mambo Braids! Installed in 1.5 hours flat by @atouchprofessional!! Smiles all round…it’s going to be a fab year! #brownbeauty #beautychat #bbloggers #brownbloggers #happynewyear #2016tingz A photo posted by Nats (@beautypulselondon) on
The nozzle is also perfect for getting right into the cornrow base too! This oil is available at Superdrug.
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I have been wearing the braids for nearly 6 weeks or so and I love them! I am extremely impressed with the wear and longevity. I have recently loosened the twists – another major advantage – you can essentially get two styles for the price of one!
My #JanetCollection Havana Mambo Braids twisted and loosed! It’s great to have the option to switch up the style! Read my full review here >>http://beautypulselondon.com/lets-mambo-janet-collection-havana-mambo-braids-review/ Search ‘Mambo Braids’ on beautypulselondon.com #brownbeauty #brownblogger#bblogger #melanin #blackgirlmagic #hair #protectivestyle #braids #crochet #mambobraids #naturalhair #naturalhairuk #style #instastyle A photo posted by Nats (@beautypulselondon) on
Let me know if you have tried these new braids and how you got one…oh and look out for more styles throughout 2016!