20 Hottest Crochet Hairstyles for Black Women Right Now

Crochet braids and hairstyles

Crochet hairstyles were always around, but thanks to some creative stylists, they have been re-invented in a whole new way! If you’re a black woman on your natural hair journey, then you’re in the right place to find your next protective style.

Check out these amazing and protective crochet braids, twists, locks, dreads and more below!

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Bohemian Twist

Bohemian Twist Crochet Hairstyles
Instagram @hairforhotheads

Bohemian twists create that sleek, stylish finish that ladies will love! The style features loose strands and ends to bring out a softer touch. It looks great when matched with a waist-level length. These twists make a rocker chic hairstyle!

Cute Crochet Braid with Loose Curls

Q&A with style creator, Ifedayo Michael
Braider @ Love Braids Houston in Katy, TX

How would you describe this look?

I love these crochet braids because it’s a lot different from all box braids we’ve been doing for a long time. It looks unique and different, and you can as well style it as you like.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Maintain the curls with mousse and use a good product. Also, it lasts longer.

Braided Deep Twist

Braided Deep Twist
Instagram @bomb____chelle

Q&A with style creator, Michelle Carter
Stylist @ Salon Noa in Virginia Beach, VA


How would you describe this look?

This look is definitely your go to if you want to try color but afraid to go all out.

My favorite thing about this style is that it says “I’m conservative but I like to party”, with the pop of pink saying it all!

Any advice for someone considering it?

Go for it. Be sure to have a professional like me to install. Be sure to get treatment before and after and use Influance hair care products like rosemary stimulating spray, organic complex and coconut milk leave-in conditioner to maintain the scalp.

In addition, to keep it up and out of the way during resting hours simply use a large rubber band to put in a ponytail and tie a scarf and voila!

Micro Crochet Braids

Q&A with style creator, Joan Dellavalle
Hairstylist / Owner @ Ebony and Ivory Hair and Beauty in Perth, Australia


How would you describe this look?

These crochet micro braids are authentic, stylish, and diverse. My favorite thing about this look is how it can be authentic and diverse for some many ladies young and old. This braid look has the ability to complete and complement a style for my client in so many ways. This look will give my client so many diverse styling options and help protect her hair.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Find yourself a stylist that understands your hair type. Have a consultation. Just like you would for a color, hair extensions, or hair cut. Do have a consultation prior to your braiding.

Don’t be scared to ask questions before going ahead as it is important for someone to understand the tension and thickness to use on different hair textures. The material to use on your hair type etc. Ask for what options are available braids come in some many different methods from

Normal braids, crochet, twists, and wigs or braided piece options are endless. Also, length and sizes are endless too.

Make sure you do a treatment before your braiding and during I highly recommend Olaplex. This range works for all hair types. Now with Olaplex 4 shampoo and 5 conditioner available, this is yours to go for when wearing braids. Your hair still needs moisturizing and conditioning while in braids!  So find a brand that will do this for your hair.

Braids are diverse, fun, protect your hair and suits so many lifestyles, so go for a style and colors that suit your personality, work environment, and lifestyle. Most of all, have fun wearing them. After all, braids have a way of bringing beautiful compliments from so many people your way.

The Havana Twist

The Havana Twist Crochet Hairstyle
Instagram @karotrancista

Pull off the Havana twist and channel your inner diva! Big crochet hairstyles like this make a neat, fuller result that looks great when long. Add a few strands with a dark blonde hue to give the hair a little dimension.

Curly Crochet Bob Hairstyle

Curly Crochet Bob hairstyle
Instagram @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 braids style which is very popular. The crochet hairstyles done in a bob are very trendy and works great in the summer. It is also a great protective style! The curls are definitely the key to this super cute hairstyle.

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 these crochet braids 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!

Long Crochet Braids

Long Crochet Braids
Instagram @_glowstudio

Those neat long crochet braids are a gem! Looking at this crochet braid method, it radiates a youthful and carefree vibe. Natural curls can work great with this hairstyle. Even so, the Water Wave hair by the brand Freetress is great to use, too! Water Wave is an excellent product for creating these crochet braid.

Jumbo Crochet Braids

Jumbo crochet braids
Instagram @karotrancista

These jumbo crochet braids are guaranteed to stand out! Jumbo braids go very well on most face shapes. To recreate the crochet braiding, get a crochet latch hook, pieces of crochet twist, and a comb. Don’t forget the oils to apply on the scalp. One crucial tip is not to braid the edges too tight to avoid breakage or receding frontline. The result is gonna be a tremendous crochet hairstyle!

Kinky Twists

Kinky Twists crochet braids
Instagram @authentickinksbymeisha

Kinky twists are fun to wear. These create a crochet braids style, giving that bouncy, full-bodied shape. They even appear stunning and cute on any woman! With these kinks, keep the scalp always cool and dry to prevent irritation.

The Mambo Twist

The Mambo Twist crochet hairstyle
Instagram @crowned_by_brittany_

The mambo twist makes such a straightforward, yet edgy crochet braided loc style. Any lady wearing it can steal attention due to its vast shape. When wearing it, oil the scalp at least every three days to avoid buildup and dry scalp. It’ll also help the style to last longer.

Faux Locs

Creative Locs hairstyle
Instagram @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 to the crochet braids.

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 Medium Crochet Weave

Trendy Medium Crochet Weave
Instagram @niseyo_hair

Who’s obsessed with a trendy medium crochet weave? These locks create a vast-looking hairstyle, and that what makes it eye-catching. Since it’s a protective style, start off with freshly washed and conditioned hair. It’s an important aspect to pull it off. The style is sure to work with natural kinks.

Crochet Goddess Locs

Crochet Goddess Locs
Instagram @styledbypk

Crochet goddess locs give hair a lot more body and structure. With a deep side part, it provides a show-stopping edge. And similar to natural dread locs, this style offers fullness. Use peppermint oil if the hair needs a little moisturizer.

Jumbo Twists

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.

The Senegalese Twist

Senegalese Braids
Instagram @ecostinhahair

Stylist Eva kept it real with a wonderful handiwork of thick braids. Not only does it protect the hair, it also is a statement in itself!

Crochet Braided Goddess Updo

Crochet Goddess hairstyle
Instagram @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 and if you are looking for hairstyles fit for goddesses, then here you go. 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.

Marley Hair

Marley Hair Crochet
Instagram @i_do_hair_studios

Long Marley hair is a protective natural hairstyle that ladies with kinks must try! These crochet braids are fun to wear. With a long length, it offers versatility to a few styles and updos. When wearing these twists, always moisturize the roots and keep the scalp oiled. Maintenance is the key, so it lasts longer.

Short Crochet Braids

Short Crochet Braids
Instagram @meya__sophia

The short crochet braids turn out to be both alluring and demure. A woman who wears it would feel a lot of confidence. When this hair is installed, be sure not to separate it too much. After installing, use mousse to take the air out, so it won’t be too full!