Buying anything online can be nerve-wracking, but buying crochet weave online brings a special kind of anxiety. You’re constantly wondering: Will it tangle? Is it durable? How long will it last? Does it have lice?! Calm down. There are some simple steps you can take to ensure that you find the best crochet weave hair online:

1. Figure out the look you want

This step might seem obvious, but many persons become overwhelmed scouring the internet for weaves in general, and then they get lost in the never-ending world of hair. Spend some time looking at pictures of crochet weaves and decide on the style you want (whether twists, curls, an afro, or otherwise), the colours you’d prefer, and the length that you want to go with.  After you’ve done this, you can move on to the next step.

2. Learn about different hair types

When you have a solid idea of what you’re looking for, narrow your search for the particular type of weave that you’ll need to buy. They come in variations of human or synthetic, so do your research.While you’re investigating that, find out about the maintenance of each type of hair, and figure out which one(s) you can realistically manage.

3. Look at reviews of hair brands

After you’ve decided on the type of hair you want, do some research on the brands. You’ll want to choose a good quality brand that won’t have your crown looking like a rat nest after a week. To get this information, check the online ratings and reviews of brands on major retail sites. If you have friends who have worn crochet weave, ask them about the brands they’ve used and which ones they prefer. You can also check YouTube for reviews, but bear in mind that some of these vloggers receive samples from suppliers in exchange for a good review. Instead, look for videos done by everyday persons who can give you an honest review about their crochet weave purchase.

4. Compare prices on reputable websites

At this point, you should have decided on the perfect brand, texture, and length of your desired crochet weave hair. Now it’s time for the tedious process of comparing prices on different (reputable) websites; it’s NOT the time to be a miser!  By now, you should have a good idea of what you can afford, but if you see a too-good-to-be-true deal, then it probably is. Start your price comparison by looking at the prices of the good quality crochet weave hair that you’ve identified, and compare it to the prices of ones with poorer reviews. This is a good way to benchmark a reasonable price for the hair you want.

As you go through the different retail websites, make sure you thoroughly read the product descriptions so that you can make a fair comparison between identical crochet weaves. Also, the descriptions should indicate where the hair was sourced from. With this information, you can quickly research the supplier’s quality standards to determine if the hair was ethically sourced and free of creepy crawlies.

5. Source a sample

If you are still skeptical and prefer to see and touch the hair before you make a purchase, some companies would be happy to send you a sample for a small fee. Try to build rapport with the vendors and see if they will accommodate you. That way, you can be sure that you are making the right purchase, and getting the best crochet weave hair.

That’s it, folks! Your fool-proof way of finding the best crochet weave hair online. As you can see, a lot of the work is on you, so take some time out of your day and do the research. After all, you want to make sure that your money is well-spent on good quality hair.