26 Hottest Crochet Braids Styles of 2022 – Braids, Twists & Locs

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

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!

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Sweet Crochet Box Braids with Curly Ends
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#1: Sweet Crochet Box Braids with Curly Ends

Crochet box braids, or faux locs with curly ends, are a quick but amazing protective style for women on the go. If you’re deciding between individually crocheted braids or braids installed in rows, think about how you plan to wear your new style. I suggest exploring the extensive options that crochet braids can offer. There are countless colors, lengths, and wave patterns to choose from.

Afro Crochet Curls
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#2: Afro Crochet Curls

Even if your natural hair isn’t the curl pattern you want, you can still get Afro crochet curls. Ask your braider to use the crochet technique. If you want to, choose from different patterns when getting your crochet installed.

Boho-Inspired Crochet Braids with Blonde Highlights
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#3: Boho-Inspired Braids with Blonde Highlights

Boho-inspired braids with blonde highlights are a beautiful clash of two timeless styles. A traditional sew-in in the back and Fulani-inspired braids at the top, a design like this can help you get the best of both worlds in hair design. And, this can happen while your natural hair is still fully protected. If other women can mesh different styles together, so can you!

Very Long Crochet Braids for Black Ladies
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#4: Very Long Crochet Braids

If you’re too short on time for a full-length braiding session, these very long crochet braids could be the answer to your troubles. Because the curls are already prepped, a crochet hook is all that’s needed to install them. Be prepared to have your hair braided down, similar to a wig base. Don’t forget to consult your braider about the best curl pattern and length for your style.

#5: 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!

Passion twist crochet braids
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#6: Passion Twist Crochet Braids

Passion twist crochet braids are a great way to add length and volume but still have a lightweight protective style. This type of crochet will save you time on the install as the hair is pre-braided. Protect with a satin cap at night to preserve your hairstyle. If you want less tension on your scalp, opt for knotless crochet braids.

Amazing twist-out crochet braids
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#7: Amazing Twist-Out Crochet Braids

These are twist-out crochet braids for waves or curls that create a youthful hairstyle. The natural girl knows the struggle of getting a perfect twist out. These long crochet beach waves can give you some added length for a longer-lasting protective hairstyle.

#8: Trendy Half-Braided Crochet Hair

Half-braided crochet hair reduces the length of time for installing your locks. Great for someone with fine hair to achieve volume without tension on your follicles. Best achieved with the cornrow method.

Gorgeous cornrows and crochet braids
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#9: Gorgeous Cornrows and Crochet Braids

Try cornrows and crochet braids as your next protective style. Crochet hairstyles are great for adding volume, cornrows to the front will give you control and make pulling it back easier on the days you just want to tame the mane.

#10: 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.  For this crochet braids hairstyle, keep the curls with mousse and use a good product. It lasts longer if maintained properly.

Vivid Crochet Braided Deep Twist
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#11: Vivid Crochet Braided Deep Twist

These crochet twists in a half updo with strands of magenta can definitely be your go-to if you want to try new hair color. 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.

#12: Beautiful Micro Crochet Braids

These crochet micro braids are super trendy right now. 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 your hair.

Find yourself a stylist that understands your hair type. Have a consultation. Just like you would for 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, the length and sizes are endless, too.

The Crochet Havana Twist Hairstyle
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#13: 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 your hair a little dimension. And maybe jazz up these crochet braids with a high bun for a smart-looking style.

Curly Crochet Bob hairstyle
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#14: Curly Crochet Bob Hairstyle

This style is a layered crochet bob with very wispy bangs, and it’s a very popular and great protective style! 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. I recommend these braids for those with natural hair that they want to put away and protect. The bob shape will suit a small face or a heart-shaped face. Nevertheless, any African-American woman can pull it off with the right cut!

Popular Long Crochet Braids
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#15: Popular 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.

Amazing jumbo crochet braids
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#16: Amazing 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.

#17: Sweet 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.

#18: 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.

Sassy Crochet Faux Locs
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#19: Sassy Crochet Faux Locs

This look is the crochet faux locs style lasts a month or longer depending on the person. I also love the fact that it only takes two hours to install this look. You should always use synthetic braiding hair when braiding your natural hair into a pattern so that the style stays nice and tight. Any woman can wear these crochet faux locks, but it’s usually seen on Naturalistas!

Trendy Medium Crochet Weave
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#20: 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.

Classic Crochet Goddess Locs
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#21: Classic 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 your hair needs a little moisturizer.

#22: Classy Crochet Jumbo Twists

These jumbo curly crochet braids are low-maintenance and you can make this style as big as you like. To recreate this look, 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. I recommend 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
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#23: The Crochet Senegalese Twist

Stylist Eva kept it real with a wonderful handiwork of half-up half-down crochet style with thick Senegalese twists. Not only does it protect your hair, but it also is a statement in itself!

Beautiful Crochet Braided Goddess Updo
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#24: Beautiful 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 offer protective styling.

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. 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.

#25: Feminine 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.

Casual Short Crochet Braids
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#26: Casual 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 short crochet styles like this, use mousse to take the air out, so they won’t feel and look too full!




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