14 Crochet Braid Styles and The Hair They Used

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Since 2014 crochet braids have been rising in popularity. But the crochet braids we’re seeing today are very different from the ones that were popular back in the late 90s/early 2000s. Today many are wearing crochets with more natural looking hair textures and styling them into kinky, curly, braided or straight styles.

One of the best things about crotchets is the price tag. Because the hairstyle is typically achieved using braiding hair, you may only be spending $3 – $10 a pack (perhaps $12 – $40 a head). That said, it’s hard to imagine why anyone would spend hundreds on kinky textured weaves (but they have their advantages too).

We’re all about crochets right now, so we’ve rounded up some of our favorite looks (courtesy of some fabulous vloggers) and, for your convenience, listed what type of braiding hair each vlogger used. Enjoy!

[Oh by the way 👋🏾, if you’re thinking about getting a protective style, our short film, Pretty Shouldn’t Hurt, is a must-watch. Also learn all about safe protective styling here.]

Kinky Textures

crochet braids kinky short
  • The Look: a highlighted medium sized ‘fro
  • Vlogger: Jessica Pettway, check out her tutorial.
  • Hair: Two-three bundles of kinky blonde sugar hair by Xpress Your Kinks (they seem to be a hair salon)
  • The Look: kinky shoulder length locks
  • Vlogger: Kymberli Brenzell, check out her tutorial
  • Hair: Outre X-Pression, Style: Kinky Curl Crochet Hair, Length: 24in (5.5 packs); Get it on Amazon

Curly Looks

  • The Look: shoulder-length curls with highlights. This look and looks like it are typically achieved by curling the hair with flexi rods, perm rods or bantu-knot like curls
  • Vlogger: BorderHammer, check out her tutorial
  • Hair: Cuban Twist – Shake-N-Go, get it on Amazon
  • Note This look
  • The Look: armpit length curls
  • Vlogger: AseaMae Natural, watch her tutorial
  • Hair: LoMe Marley Braiding Hair (A little over 4 packs)
  • Available on Amazon UK (ships to France)
  • The Look: twist out, blogger Kiitanaxo first rocked this look with twists then unraveled them to get these gorgeous waves.
  • Vlogger: Kiitanaxo, watch her tutorial
  • Hair: Havana Mambo Twists – 12″, get it on Amazon
  • The Look:  two-colored twist out. What’s great about tastePINK’s crochets is that it’s a wig. She made it using a mesh cap and a styrofoam wig head. It only took her an hour!
  • Vlogger: tastePINK, check out her tutorial
  • Hair: two packs of Janet Collection (Noir) 2X (2-n-1 Value Pack) 24″ Havana Mambo Twist in Color #4 AND #30, browse colors on Amazon

Deep Twists

  • The Look: long shiny small curls, 1B
  • Vlogger: tastePINK, check out her night time routine tutorial
  • Hair: about 5 packs of Freetress Deep Twist, get it on Amazon
  • The Look: long shiny small curls, black
  • Vlogger: Beautycanbraid, watch her tutorial
  • Hair: 3 packs of Freetress Deep Twist, get it on Amazon

Wavy Looks

  • The Look: Soft long bouncy waves. Vlogger BeautyEnthused got this look with quite a few steps, but the key steps were brushing the hair out, curling it with flex rods over night, then gently separating the curls.
  • Vlogger: BeautyEnthused, watch her tutorial
  • Hair: 5 packs of Freetress Equal Jamaican Twist Braiding Hair in a color 1B, 16″, get it on Amazon
  • The Look: Soft medium length bouncy waves. This look was achieved a bit more simply than the previous one. CurlyCrushCrystal used already twisted hair, unraveled them, brushed them then added water and gel.
  • Vlogger: CurlyCrushCrystal, watch her tutorial
  • Hair: Janet Collection Havana Mambo Twist 24″ (6 packs), browse the colors on Amazon

Straight Crochet Braids

  • The Look: bone straight ‘Pocahontas’ hair
  • Vlogger: Mary K. Bella Entertainer, she goes into detail about the hair here
  • Hair: two packs of Kanekelon braiding hair, get it on Amazon

Locs & Twists

  • The Look: faux locs
  • Vlogger: Traeh, watch her tutorial
  • Hair: Sensationnel Braid Plus, Style: Nubian Locs, Color: 1 (5 Packs)
  • The Look: Thin twists. Crochet braids are a great way to rock twists or braids because they can be done in much less time!
  • Vlogger: AseaMae Natural, watch her tutorial
  • Hair: 6 Packs of X-Pression Senegalese Twist 24″ in color 2, browse hair on Amazon
  • The Look: Jumbo purple twists. Watch the video in the link below to see how TheBrilliantBeauty got this look and kept her hairline and part looking natural.
  • Vlogger: TheBrilliantBeauty, watch her tutorial
  • Hair: 6.5 packs of Afri Naptural Bantu Twist, get it on Amazon
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