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.
Before your next hair appointment, check out these photos of amazing and protective crochet braids hairstyles!
Crochet Bohemian Twist
Bohemian twist crochet braids create that sleek, stylish finish. The style features waist-length crochet twists with curly ends to bring out a softer touch. These twists make a rocker chic hairstyle!
Cute Crochet Braids with Loose Curls
These crochet box braids with loose curls look unique and creative, and you can style them any way you’d like. This hairstyle was created by braider Ifedayo Michael from Katy, TX.
“For this crochet braids hairstyle, keep the curls with mousse and use a good product. It lasts longer if maintained properly,” Michael notes.
Crochet Braided Deep Twist
These crochet twists in a half updo with strands of magenta can definitely your go-to if you want to try a new hair color.
Hairstylist Michelle Carter of Virginia says to women wanting this wavy crochet hair is to go for it. She adds, “Be sure to have a professional install them. 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.”
Micro Crochet Braids
These crochet micro braids were created by stylist Joan Dellavalle of Australia..
“Micro crochet braids styles have the ability to complete and complement ladies in so many ways. This will give you so many diverse styling options and can help protect the hair,” states Dellavalle.
When asked for tips, Dellavalle advises, “Find yourself a stylist that understands your hair type. Have a consultation. Just like you would for a color, hair extensions, or haircut – have a consultation prior to your braiding.”
Normal braids, crochet, passion twists, and wigs or braided piece options are endless. Also, length and sizes are endless, too.
The Crochet Havana Twist Hairstyle
Pull off the Havana twist with big crochet hairstyles like this for a fuller result that looks great when long.
Add a few strands with a dark blonde hue to give the hair a little dimension. And maybe jazz up these crochet braids with a high bun for a smart-looking style.
Curly Crochet Bob Hairstyle
This style is a layered crochet bob, which is very popular and a great protective style! According to stylist OJ from London, the curls are definitely the key to this super cute hairstyle.
Straight hair is fun but a curly bob crochet hairstyle like this is very trendy and works great in the summer.
“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 to boost the volume and movement. The options are endless,” OJ emphasizes.
OJ recommends these 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. Nevertheless, any African-American woman can pull it off with the right cut!
Long Crochet Braids
Those neat long crochet braids radiate a youthful and carefree vibe. Natural curls can work great with this hairstyle. Even so, the Water Wave hair by the brand Freetress will do the job, too! Water Wave is an excellent product for creating new crochet hair styles like this one.
Jumbo Crochet Braids
Jumbo individual 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.
Kinky Twists on Crochet Hair
Kinky or spring twists with crochet curls give that bouncy, full-bodied shape. They even appear stunning and cute on any black woman! With these kinks, keep the scalp always cool and dry to prevent irritation.
The Crochet Mambo Twist
The mambo twist for curly hair makes such a straightforward, yet edgy crochet braided loc style. Any lady wearing it can steal attention due to its vast shape. When wearing a crochet hairstyle, oil the scalp at least every three days to avoid buildup and dry scalp. It’ll also help the style to last longer.
Crochet Faux Locs
This look is the crochet faux locs style by hairstylist Candice Forde of Parkville, MD.
“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,” Forde states.
One tip that Forde provides 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. Any women can wear these crochet faux locks, but it’s usually seen on Naturalistas!
Trendy Medium Crochet Weave
Who’s obsessed with a trendy medium crochet weave? These locks create a vast-looking hairstyle, and 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 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.
Crochet Jumbo Twists
These jumbo curly crochet braids were designed by Taria Franklin, a hairstylist from Maryland. It’s low-maintenance and you can make this style as big as you like.
To recreate this look, Franklin suggests, “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.”
Franklin recommends crochet hairstyles for women looking to give their tresses a rest. It’s also perfect for a lady that’s on-the-go and likes versatile styles.
The Crochet Senegalese Twist
Stylist Eva kept it real with a wonderful handiwork of half-up, half-down crochet hairstyle with thick Senegalese twists. Not only does it protect the hair, it also is a statement in itself!
Crochet Braided Goddess Updo
This look is described as crochet goddess waves in a high ponytail updo.
“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,” stylist Ava Selmon of Chicago notes.
This hair is very low-maintenance. To achieve this look, you would just need to purchase the Freetress Goddess Loc crochet hair extensions.
The perfect woman for this crochet hair in a ponytail is one that wants a funky, fun look. Selmon explains, “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.”
Crochet Marley Hair
Long Marley hair is a protective natural hairstyle that ladies with kinks must try! This side-parted crochet hairstyle is fun to wear. With a long length, it offers versatility in styling, like 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
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. For crochet styles like this, use mousse to take the air out, so they won’t feel and look too full!