The Best Crochet Hair to Buy for Braids, Twists and Faux Locs

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By: Beatrice Kariuki | Photo: @SlimRashae

Going natural is the best decision I ever made. Retaining length and learning to take care of my 4c kinky hair pattern has been nothing but a head-turning experience. When it comes to your natural hair there are plenty of hairstyles you can rock. But do you know that the easiest way to get a perfect head of box braids, twists or faux locs is by crocheting? Using the crochet method for these styles saves time because you’re using hair that’s already braided, twisted or loc’d! We have an in-depth look at crochets braiding here and we weigh the pros and cons of installing styles like box braids via crochets here. When using this method for braids et al, the key is finding the best crochet hair for the style you’re looking to achieve. So, via our favorite vloggers, we’ve rounded up a variety of looks and hair used to crochet your next box braids, twists or locs!

A few considerations:

  • The number of packs you use depends on your desired volume. In general, you might have to buy between three to eight packs to achieve the fullness you want. Head’s up: a lot of crochet hair are now sold in bundles of 4 – 8 packs.
  • Be sure to leave enough space in between each piece of crochet hair to avoid a look that is too voluminous.
  • Remember to moisturize your own hair regularly (more on maintaining your hair here) to avoid shedding resulting from dryness and breakage once you remove your crochets.
  • But don’t over do it with product. Minimize product usage on your hair, so it’s not weighed down, and use a satin bonnet nightly.

Browse photos (click to expand) and see videos and hair deets further below!

Pre-Loc’d Locs Crochet Hair

  • Vlogger: TastePINK ( Follow her on IG)
  • Style: Waist length, two-colored crochet lots with hair jewelry
  • Hair Used: Model Model Crochet Glance Braid 2x Bo Loc 20’’
  • Color: Mixed Colors
  • Quantity:
    • 4.5 packs of 0T 30
    • 1/2 pack of Caramelt
    • 1/2 pack of Lulu Tress Water
    • Note: the style can also be done with 5 packs of mixed color hair

Box-Braid Crochet Hair

  • Vlogger: MZgigibaby (Follow her on IG)
  • Style: Shoulder length, medium width braids
  • Hair Used: FreeTress Large Box Braids
  • Color: 1B (off black) and TT27 (blonde)
  • Quantity: 1 bundle of 8 packs

Hair for Crochet Twists

  • Vlogger: Jai Marii (Follow her on IG)
  • Style: Shoulder length, medium length passion width
  • Hair Used: 12″ Spring Twist
  • Color: M1B 30
  • Quantity: 2 packs
  • Vlogger: Freedom Styles ( Follow her on IG)
  • Style: Shoulder length medium width twists
  • Hair Used: Pencil Mambo (check your local beauty supply store)
  • Color: 1
  • Quantity: 3 packs
  • Vlogger: Mary K. Bella (Follow her on IG)
  • Stye: Shoulder length, medium width spring twists
  • Hair Used: Toyotress 12″ Bob Spring Twists (select the 12″ option)
  • Color: 1B
  • Quantity: 1 bundle of 7 packs
  • Vlogger: CassieThatGirl (Follow her on IG)
  • Style: Lower back length, medium width Senegalese twists
  • Hair Used: Jumbo Senegalese twists 24″
  • Color: 4
  • Quantity: 3.5 Packs

We all want great protective styles that give our natural tresses a break. If you’re craving a new protective look that takes relatively less time, consider the styles we’ve curated here and don’t forget to take good care of your hair while you have them in. Here are a few tips for maintaining and washing crochets. You can also view our protective styles guidelines here! Happy styling.

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