16 New Dazzling Crochet Braid Styles For Black Women

Crochet braids were always around, but thanks to some creative stylists, crochet braids have been re-invented in a whole new way! Keep scrolling for some fun and protective crochet braid styles.

Curly Crochet Bob

Curly Crochet Bob hairstyleInstagram @hairbyoj

Q&A with style creator, Hair by OJ
Hairstylist @ Hair by OJ in London, U.K.

How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is a curly crochet braid style which is very popular. The bob style is very trendy and works great in the summer. It is also a great protective style!

What tips or products do you recommend to recreate this look?

If you want to recreate this look with your natural hair for instance, you could use a curling creme or you could do a ‘twist out’. If you don’t mind using heat, you can use a curling wand or even rollers. The options are endless!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for those with natural hair that they want to put away and protect. The bob shape will suit a small face or heart shaped face, but I’m sure anyone can pull it off with the right cut!

Carefree Crochet

Carefree Crochet hairstyleInstagram @simonesstyles

Q&A with style creator, Simone Little
The Hair Whisperer @ Simone’s Styles in Lanham, MD


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

We used the crochet braid method the create this look. I love that it has a youthful, carefree look about it.

What tips or products do you recommend to recreate this look?

We used the Water Wave hair by the brand Freetress. To make this look easier to manage, I suggest the “bulk” version of that hair.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Most clients get crochet braids in order to give themselves a break from styling the hair on the daily basis. That being said, this crochet braid style does take a little maintenance. If you have ten minutes a day to maintain this hair, then it’s definitely for you! It can be styled for any occasion because the versatility makes pinups possible.

Creative Crochet

Q&A with style creator, Rebecca Emmanuel
Crochet Braids Specialist @ Becrochet in Surrey Quays / London, U.K


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is the go-to hairstyle that gives a client 101 ways to style an install. It’s the most effective when it comes to style retention. The strands last longest and require absolutely no maintenance whatsoever unless the client prefers.This hair is perfect for clients with active lifestyles.

My favorite things about this look are that it is quick to install, it protects the hair without breakage, it is easy to achieve the single plait look, and it is flattering, stylish and can be worn in a number of different styles.

What tips or products do you recommend to recreate this look?

To recreate the hair, you will need a crochet latch hook, crochet twist (hair piece), comb and oils to apply on the scalp. One important tip when braiding the hair is not to braid the edges too tight to avoid breakage or receding frontline.

To help maintain the twist extension, you can run hair mousse (extra hold) through when needed. This helps to hold the shape and refresh it, eliminating that dry and dull appearance. You also want to make sure to moisturize your scalp daily with natural oils.

TIP: To lay down edges and help ensure the hair looks neat and clean, I recommend the client use Edge Control.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This hair is recommended for all clients looking to protect their hair, especially clients who have a busy lifestyle. Clients with a thinner hairline might not get the best result as their hair might have a receding look when styled in a bun. All face shapes can enjoy this install because of the option to style in so many different ways.

Sassy Crochet Braids

Sassy Crochet Braids hairstyleInstagram @moni_blessit1

Q&A with style creator, La Trece Ward
Cosmetologist @ J’adore Hair and Nails Studio in Las Vegas, NV


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it? 

This is a natural and playful look with a little sass to it. It is fast and convenient to do. My favorite things about this crochet braids style is that it looks natural and gives an appearance that it’s individual box braids when it’s actually not.

What tips or products do you recommend to recreate this look?

YouTube has good tutorials for individual crochets. Know your braiding products and what works for your hair or clients. On this particular client, no braiding products were used, only oil sheen at the ends. Some clients, depending on hair texture, will need products for braiding.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Any client that desires this look can achieve it. I think it looks best on oval or round faces clients. All hair types and lifestyles can wear it too!

Simple But Edgy

Simple But Edgy hairstyleInstagram @kinkykurls7

Q&A with style creator, Tanacia Onika
Freelance Hair Braider @ Kinky Kurls in Athens, GA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as a simple but edgy crochet braided loc style. The favorite things about this style are the versatility and also the simplicity to it. This style can be structured in three different ways with two invisible parts and one middle part.

What tips or products do you recommend to recreate this look?

Since the client’s hair is braided under the style, I suggest oiling the scalp at least every three days. This will help to avoid build up and dry scalp. Some of the products my clients use consist of mainly organic oils, such as coconut oil and olive oil. Any oil can be used to help keep the scalp moisturized. This will help to keep the style lasting longer.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The type of hair that I recommend would be someone with course afro texture. This will help to keep the braids secure and tight underneath. This can be worn with any face shape and lifestyle.

Creative Locs

Creative Locs hairstyleInstagram @haircandy2017

Q&A with style creator, Candice Forde
Hairstylist @ Hair Candy Salon in Parkville, MD


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is the crochet faux locs style. What I love about this style is that it lasts a month or longer depending on the person. I also love the fact that it only takes two hours to install this look.

What tips or products do you recommend to recreate this look?

One tip is that you should always use synthetic braiding hair when braiding your natural hair into a pattern so that the style stays nice and tight. I also purchased hair accessories that I found at Michael’s craft store to create a more dramatic and unique style. No products was used for this style, but if your hair tends to be dry, you may want to apply a light oil such as coconut oil.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I believe any client can wear this style, but it is usually seen on Naturalistas!

Trendy Crochet Weave

Q&A with style creator, Brittany Allensworth
Traveling Stylist @ Crowned by Brittany in Lafayette, IN


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a trendy crochet weave that is bound to make a statement in any environment. These curls are absolutely perfect for the spring and summer months. It’s classy, it’s chic, it’s convenient, and it’s versatile.

My favorite thing about this style is how affordable it is. This install gives you the look of a full sew-in with a closure, but for a fraction of the cost! What is there not to like about this style?

What tips or products do you recommend to recreate this look?

Because this is a protective style, you’ll want to start off with freshly washed, conditioned and moisturized hair. The foundation is the most important aspect of the style. There are a number of braid patterns that can be used depending on how my clients want to style their hair, but regardless of whatever pattern is chosen, the braids should be installed in a way that provides a smooth foundation. In order to achieve the most natural look in the parting area, I use smaller braids and a modified knotless method when installing the hair onto the braids.

In regard to maintenance, I always recommend that clients get a satin hair bonnet to sleep in. This prevents the hair from rubbing against itself and causing frizz. I also advise clients to cut the frizz away. Frizz leads to tangling which leads to matting. Lastly, because this is synthetic hair, I do not advise using anything on the hair besides water and alcohol-free mousse. Avoid using a mousse that contains alcohol due to the drying effect it has on the hair.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

One of the many things I love about this style is that it does not discriminate. All clients of varying face shapes and hair types are able to rock this style and look fabulous while doing so. It is important to find a stylist that knows how to cut and shape the hair so as to make the style their clients’ very own.

Kinkier textured hair typically gets longer wear out of this style. Crochet weaving is perfect for someone looking for an inexpensive protective style, and/or someone on-the-go and looking for a convenient style that requires minimum maintenance.

Crochet Goddess Locs

Q&A with style creator, Faith Campbell
Master Cosmetologist @ A Better U Salon in Hiram, GA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

These are crochet goddess locs and they are very similar to natural dread locs. My favorite thing about this particular hairstyle is that it’s very versatile you can style it just as you would style natural locs.

What tips or products do you recommend to recreate this look?

To achieve this look, all you need are seven packs of the Freetress goddess locs crochet hair, a crochet needle, a comb, and clips to hold your hair on place. No products are needed for this particular style.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The great thing about this style is that anyone can wear it. No matter the age, shape or lifestyle, this hairstyle can fit anyone.

Fun & Funky

Q&A with style creator, Taria Franklin
Hairstylist @ Outrageous Beauty Owings Mills, MD


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is fun and funky! My favorite thing about it is that it is so low maintenance that anyone can maintain it. You can also make this style as big as you like.

What tips or products do you recommend to recreate this look?

To recreate this look you can use X-Pression Whirly Loop crochet hair. Use a light oil to give it some sheen and you are all set. Make sure to pull each curl bundle apart for best results.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this style for anyone looking to give their hair a rest. It is also perfect for a client that is on-the-go and likes versatile styles.

Senegal Twists

Senegal Twists hairstyleInstagram @crown_beauties

Q&A with style creator, Jael R.W
Owner-Stylist @ Crown Beauties Georgetown, Guyana


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a quick protective style option that is low maintenence and lasts about four to eight weeks. These Senegal Twists are tightly wrapped twists that are not easily unraveled unless the client deliberately attempts to do so for a more wavy look.

My favorite thing about this look is the versatility it offers and also the fact that it gives a client’s hair the chance to grow out (easy access to scalp to add hair food between the cornrows).

What tips or products do you recommend to recreate this look?

When dealing with this hair, keep in mind “less is more”. Hair food should only be added directly to the scalp. I usually joke with my clients that “fake hair can’t grow”. Instead, every now and then you may add a little gloss (hair glosser/polisher) or sheen spray to the crochet hair (in this case the Senegal Twists) for a fresh up.

Another tip is that even though hair may feel loose, don’t pull the hair too tight. Remember, your natural hair has extensions on it which adds a little weight and if pulled tight can cause edges to strain.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

These crochet braid styles are pretty much for anyone whose natural hair can get braided! They are a lifesaver for the “woman on the go”, especially in the case of mornings when preparing for work. Your hair won’t  take forever to get slayed! This look is also a time saver for the woman who wants twists but doesn’t want to sit for hours to get it done. This look was done in two hours and 15 minutes. Last but not least, these twists go with any face shape and can easily be altered by the choice of styling to suit face structure.

Versatile Crochet

Q&A with style creator, Aquice Bookert
Hairstylist @ Salon Inspirations in Columbia, SC


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it? 

I would this describe this look as a versatile style. My favorite thing about it is that you can wear so many different ways.

What tips or products do you recommend to recreate this look? 

I would definitely recommend that you keep it detangled and use mousse and a little oil spray.

What type of client would you recommend this look for? 

This a great protective style for natural and relaxed hair. It will fit any face shape because you have so much versatility with this style.

Low Maintenance Beauty

Low Maintenance Beauty hairstyleInstagram @lizzdavieshair

Q&A with style creator, Lizz Davies
Freelance Hairstylist @ Lizz Davies Hair in Birmingham, U.K.


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a tight curled look using extensions with an ombre effect. My favorite thing about this look is the versatility it brings. This look can be parted to the side, in middle, put up in a bun, and even more if you are creative!

What tips or products do you recommend to recreate this look?

First you need to purchase good crochet extensions, which you can usually find in a hair and beauty shop or beauty supply store in the US. You also need a good cornrowed base and a crochet needle. After the hair is installed, apply mousse and trim and shape to finish.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I would recommend this look for people with afro textured hair in order to create a solid cornrowed base. This is also great for people with shorter hair who want a longer look. In accordance to lifestyle, this would suit those who like to wake up and go in the morning or those with busy schedules as it does not require much upkeep.

Natural & Protective

Q&A with style creator, Cuera Johnson
Protective Hairstylist @ Haute On A Mission Hair in Cleveland, OH


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

With this specific look, her natural hair is cornrowed to the back, and then the synthetic hair (Kima Brazillian Twist) was applied with a crochet hook to install. My favorite thing about this look is how natural it looks. You can’t even tell these are crochet braids because I go above and beyond with all of my clients to ensure that this protective style is very natural looking.

What tips or products do you recommend to recreate this look?

To recreate this look, you will need to buy four packs of Kima Brazillian Twist hair, a crochet hook, edge control, and a comb. Depending on your client’s hair texture or if you are doing this style on yourself, you may want to apply braiding hair to your base when braiding to ensure that your braids are secured.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This is a protective style option is ideal for all hair textures and lengths. This includes relaxed, natural, pressed and transitioning hair.

Crochet Goddess

Crochet Goddess hairstyleInstagram @braidedbyava

Q&A with style creator, Ava Selmon
Co-Owner @ Natural Girl Hair Imports in Chicago, IL


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as crochet goddess locs. It is perfect for summer! My favorite thing about this look is that all of your hair is braided and the “locs” are attached to the braids which offers protective styling.

What tips or products do you recommend to recreate this look?

This hair is very low maintenance. To achieve this look, you would just need to purchase the Freetress Goddess Loc crochet hair extensions.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The perfect client for this look is one that wants a funky, fun look. Over the years, locs have a bad reputation for being unkempt and strictly for a rebellious individual. Today they are very beautiful and also provide a fun, edgy look.

Versatile and Fun

Versatile and Fun hairstyleInstagram @marcybeaute

Q&A with style creator, Marcy Ebangha
Makeup Artist @ Hair by Marcybeaute in Laurel, MD


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a fun, exceptionally versatile and protective natural hairstyle.

My favorite thing about this look is that it take less time to install as compared to sew-in braids. It also takes less time to remove and the scalp breathes easier.

What tips or products do you recommend to recreate this look?

To create this look, you will need braiding extension hair to do the cornrows, a latch hook tool, Goddess Locs hair, and hair moisturizer. My best tip is to always moisturize your roots and keep the scalp oiled. Do not braids the cornrows too tight because this is a protective hairstyle.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

In my opinion this style will look good on anyone and everyone. It’s versatile, fun to play around, and always easy to maintain.

Full Crochet Braids

Full Crochet Braids hairstyle Instagram @simonesstyles

Q&A with style creator, Simone Little
Natural Hairstylist @ Simone’s Styles in Lanham, MD


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

These are crochet braids using Gogo Curl hair by the brand Freetress. I love how the hair is full but not frizzy.

What tips or products do you recommend to recreate this look?

When this hair is installed, just be sure not to separate it too much. After install, use mousse to take the air out so it won’t be too full!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This style works great for women who need to have their hair look a certain way for a professional environment. It’s a long-term protective style, so if you are busy and on the go, this style works great!