For some time now crochet braids have been a growing trend. Having been popular in the late nineties to early 00s, this practical hairstyle is back, but is looking a little different from its earlier iteration. Crochet braids today have been influenced by the natural hair movement; the textures used are more natural-looking and the styles created are styles that you’ll typically see a naturalista sporting (havana twists, braid outs, flexi rod sets; . Chances are you may mistake crochet braids for someone’s real hair, which is one of the reasons we’re big fans of the look. If you’re thinking about jumping on the crochet bandwagon, here’s everything you need to know about this trending hairstyle.
Crochet braiding (or rather ‘the crochet method’) is a way of adding extensions to one’s hair. As with a weave, the basis of the method is first cornrowing one’s hair then applying the extensions to the cornrows. Unlike a weave, however, the hair used is loose and not on a weft. And instead of being sewn in, crochet hair is kind of looped under the cornrows with a crochet needle (essentially a hook) and secured with a knot of sorts.
It’s super convenient for people sporting natural hair as a protective style, it makes the hair neater and it also lasts longer unlike the normal braids.It also takes less time in making and it’s a lot lighter than your regular braids.Here is the fun part, it comes in various sizes, colours and textures and since it’s trending now there’s no harm is trying one out.
There are pictures of various types of crochet braids: