Want to give a breather to your hair while also looking fabulous? Crochet braids are the way to go!
This is a protective yet chic hairstyle that closely resembles a weave. In this, your hair is initially braided into cornrows, but not very tightly, so as not to put excessive tension on your scalp. It gives a miss to sewing extensions, and instead, the extensions are threaded through your braids with a crochet needle and secured with a twist-and-knot technique.
Incredibly versatile, stylish, and easy, crochet braids can be done all by yourself! Yes, you heard it right. Just master a few tricks, and save those expensive trips to the salon!
Also, note that crochet braids will last depending on many factors, including how complex your braiding pattern is, the quality of the extensions, and the maintenance routine you follow. Generally speaking, crochet braids can last from anywhere between four to eight weeks. Keep in mind that it is not advisable to keep your braids for over two months as it can put undue stress on your natural hair, leading to breakage.
So what are you waiting for? Give your Afro-textured natural hair and fresh makeover with these popular crochet braids from around the world!
This crochet braids version is the perfect pick for you to channelize the inner 90’s kid in you without having to go through hour-long sittings at the salon. You can also purchase pre-made crochet box braids and get done with them within a couple of hours and a little more.
Knotless Crochet Braids
Many women out there love the idea of switching up their hair quite frequently- they will be glad to try this! Knotless/invisible crochet braids hide your knots in areas that often show up when you part your hair or try different styles.
Jamaican Bounce Crochet Braids
This is a neck-grazing hairstyle that adds oodles of bounce and volume to your hair, making it come alive! Its characteristic appeal lies in the tight yet large ringlets that perfectly frame your face and complement your overall look.
Marley Crochet Hair
This is thicker and coarser than traditional synthetic hair and looks quite similar to natural hair. This typically involves using the knotless/invisible root technique. Often worn in twists, this hairstyle lends a natural look to your face.
Senegalese Twist Crochet Braids
This type of crochet braids usually uses Kanekalon hair, ensuring a smoother and tighter finish. What you get is a more defined look that looks less dreadlock-like, thanks to the individual braids that are smaller in diameter than Marley or Havana twists.
Straight Crochet Braids
If you thought crochet braids aren’t meant for straight hair, well, think again. These unique braids can work wonders for even women with straight hair! Depending on the nature of your extensions, you can ace this look by simply blow-drying them or using a hair straightener to get a polished finish.
Curly Crochet Braids
Luscious curls are something that almost every woman has desired at some point in time. Well, the good news is, you can flaunt them in the form of curly crochet braids that come in a wide variety of natural-looking styles. Be it long beach curls or soft waves, or even tight ringlets; there are so many options to experiment with!
You can use a wide variety of hair for these braids. It depends on the look and color you want, besides your budget. Irrespective of using pre-curled, pre-styled, or pre-colored hair, synthetic hair options usually guarantee better results. Since the cornrows are not braided as tightly as in other styles, this is an excellent option to give your scalp a break.
However, you need to maintain a regular washing and conditioning regime, just as you would do with any protective hairstyle. Keeping your hair and scalp moisturized as well as healthy pay also promotes new growth.
While many women avoid washing their hair altogether when wearing a crochet hairstyle, you can choose to spray some diluted shampoo on your roots. Massage your scalp a little before rinsing out the mixture. You can use a watered-down, leave-in conditioner on the added hair, but make sure you avoid the roots.
Rock the look, and thank us later!