31 Crochet Braids Hairstyles
- Natural Hair With Protective Extensions!

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Girrrrrl! Latch hook braids are BY FAR one of the most versatile protective hairstyling methods on God’s green earth. And the best part is that (when done correctly) they look so dope...

I’m gonna show you a gang of gorgeous styles and I know you’re gonna appreciate that the cute protective hairstyles that you can create with crochet hair often look more like traditional Black natural hairstyles.

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So look:

I searched the net for the cutest short, medium and crochet braid hairstyles that will give you an idea of how great Black women look while rocking these Amazing hairstyles!

You'll see gorgeous women with kinky-textured hair wearing these high-fashion crochet styles all over Instagram and Pinterest…

Many of these hairstyles are DIY and make great braided protective styles too…

...and they are super-versatile!

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What Are Crochet Braids?

The name "crochet braids" isn’t specific to the type of hair that’s used to create a certain style, instead, crochet braids, also known as latch hook braids, is the unique technique of actually crocheting synthetic hair extensions into a woman's braided natural hair with a latch hook or crochet hook.

While crochet braids are a hybrid of traditional braids, they're also considered to be similar to weaves.

Crochet braiding (sometimes called ‘the crochet method’) is a way of adding extensions to one’s hair on top of braids. As with a weave, the basis of this method is first cornrowing the hair and then applying the extensions to the cornrows.

Crochet braids in the 21st century have been heavily influenced by the natural hair movement; many of the textures used are more natural-looking and the styles created are fashions that you’ll typically see a sexy naturalista rocking as a protective style, styles such as...havana twist hairstyles, braid outs, flexi rod sets,etc.

These hairstyles often look so natural that you might mistake crochet braids for someone’s real hair, which is one of the main reasons this style is so crazy popular these days.



The Benefit of Crochet Braids Hairstyles

One of the things you gotta love about crochet braids is the look and feel. When properly maintained, they serve as an effective protective style that can help in your hair health and growth efforts.

Here are some other benefits of crochet braids:

  • Crochet braids are a very “doable” DIY hairstyle. 
  • Your cornrow braids don’t need to be perfect as they’ll be covered with extension hair.
  • Crochet braid styles are inexpensive (cheap) to create. 
  • You can make this protective style look very natural.
  • Crochet braids can be installed in only a few hours.

And what would life be without variety? You gotta love the fact that you can wear crochet braids in a bunch of different chic hairstyles. Crochet braid styles look amazing no matter whether they are twisted, curled, straight or braided.

Let's look at some of the different varieties you can try!




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Although the installation process for crochet braids is uniform for the most part, the beauty of this Black hairstyle is that the final results can look drastically different from the next woman's crocheted braid protective style.

These crochet braids are elegantly worn by our sister @sammylashae - She is absolutely OWNING this protective hairstyle.

Hey, if you're gonna rock the mic, rock the mic right (or hairstyle, haa!)! If you visit her page, tell her "NHP sent me!"



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You gotta love the flair on Gisandra's tight and gorgeously exotic crochet protective hairstyle.

Gisandra is a beautiful natural hair Youtuber with type 4 hair and her page is full of cute hairstyles. She looks forward to making type 4c hairstyles trendier than ever!

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Many folks see these 100% crochet braided & long straight hairstyles by Titi Lola and swear up-and-down that it's either her real hair or a wig, it's not sis...

You can see more from her, Titi Lola is a Black makeup artist and master hair stylist who specializes in seamless-hairline crochet braids. 

If you visit her page, tell her "NHP sent me!".

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Don't make me get on my "DJ Khaled" tip, but here's ANOTHA ONE from Titi Lola. Gotta love this long hairstyle look.

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This crochet braid style is being rocked by Jess Monique Thomas, this sista is a natural hair Youtuber and considers herself the "wig & crochet slayer", I'd have to agree sis! 

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WOW! We have to bow down to the royalty of these crochet braid butterfly locs on our sista Mary K. Bella.  

Much like myself, Mary is a "Melanin enthusiast"...

She shows off alot of cute Black hairstyles and she has a growing Youtube channel. If you visit her Black hairstyles IG page, tell her "NHP sent me!".



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These are some super-dope crochet braids with the cute spiral curls and twists on the ends worn by Vandry King a teacher and up-and-coming Youtuber, check her educational-yet-not-boring channel called Brain Snacks.

I love how her channel gives you some knowledge while she's looking super cute in a bunch of different Black hairstyles that will give you hairstyle ideas for days baaaaby! If you visit her channel tell her "NHP sent me!". 



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Let's keep it 100... It feels amazing when you KNOW you look like a real life natural hair model....

I love to see us shining and looking like THE NEW standard of beauty.

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These long and curly ombre crochet braids on the gorgeous Deborah Fernanda are straight BUTTA BABY.  

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FAQs About Crochet Braids

Do crochet braids damage your hair?

Crochet braids are a versatile protective hairstyle that shouldn’t damage your natural hair, as long as the underlying braids are done correctly. Show your locks some love with regular shampooing, deep conditioning treatments, and regular upkeep and you should always remove your crochet braids within 8 weeks.

How long do crochet braids last?

Crochet braid hairstyles can last up to 4-8 weeks or longer depending on the intricacies of your braid pattern, the quality of crochet hair installed, and your maintenance routine. Remember, although crochet braids are a long-term protective style, keep in mind that your natural hair needs care as well.

Can you go swimming with crochet braids?

You can still have the joy of rocking cute crochet braids while swimming, you just need a different hair type that can handle wear & tear from swimming. If you have a tighter curl pattern, you should do a full crochet braid installation rather than leaving any hair out if you plan on swimming.

Do crochet braids damage edges?

Crochet braids won’t damage edges if you cornrow your hair down, from the top of scalp towards the ear, if you constantly cornrow straight back from your edge it can eventually cause damage. Especially when women leave crochets in for 3 months or more.

Do Crochet Braids last longer than regular braids?

Crochet braids can often last longer than regular braids but it really depends on what type and quality of crochet hair you get. That’s why we give recommendations of the best hair for crochet braids.

Can I wash my crochet braids?

Yes, crochet braids can be washed, quickly and easily. To wash, avoid using hot water because boiling hot water is used to set curls in synthetic hair. If crochet braids are washed in hot water, the hair will set in the agitated state that it was washed in, making tangles and matting.

What type of hair is best for crochet braids?

The consensus “queen of straight crochet braids” is Kanekalon hair. Its smooth texture makes it look like relaxed natural hair. If we’re talking about crochet box braids, FreeTress box braided hair is some of the best. You'll need several packs depending on the crochet style you want and your scalp size.




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This is a unique crochet braid hairstyle idea for you if I've ever seen one!

These crochet braids were done by celebrity stylist April B. in Atlanta Georgia, if you book with her or visit her Black hairstyle ideas Instagram page tell her "NHP sent me!".



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The "Grip And Twist" salon is responsible for this short and curly crochet braid style. This Black hair salon has is located in Columbia, South Carolina.  

I love seeing how this master braider specialist is able to take a full crochet weave installment and taper it down sooo naturally! Making this short hairstyle for Black women look so authentic and real! 

The Grip and Twist salon also specializes in Butterfly Braids, Edges Refresher, Feed-ins and Stitch Braids, Knotless Braids/Box Braids, Protective Styles Over Locs, Soft Locs, Distressed Locs, Butterfly Locs, Traditional Faux Locs, Twist hairstyles and more.

If you book with their Columbia, SC salon or vist their Black hairstyles Instagram, tell them "NHP sent me!".



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Are you feeling the versatility and vibes like I am?

So many different hairstyle ideas, so little time to wear them all!

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Crochet hairstyles are making a major comeback, and it's easy to see why. This is 100% undeniable #BlackGirlMagic, straight-up-and-down.




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Can't nobody fix they face and say these crochet braid hairstyles on Youtuber and natural hair blogger, "SouthernSophis", aren't the BOMB.com.

These are so neat, defined and sexy!

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SouthernSophis here wearing another dope Black hair style, these long kinky curly crochet braids are shiny and sleek.

This is a great party vibe hairstyle.



How to DIY Crochet Braids Step-by-Step

Here’s a quick “How to DIY crochet braids” step-by-step list...

  1. Cornrow your hair (preferably from the top of the scalp towards the ears).
  2. Add the crochet hair bit-by-bit by using a crochet needle or bobby pin.
  3. Slide the crochet needle under the cornrow (with the latch closed).
  4. Open the latch, hook the crochet hair onto the needle and close the latch.
  5. Pull the crochet needle and hair under the cornrow until a medium-sized hoop is formed.
  6. At this point you should have a loop on one side of the cornrow and the loop ends (or tails) on the other side.
  7. Fold the tails over the cornrow and put them through the loop. Don’t tighten yet.
  8. Twist the loop with your fingers and put the tails through the loop again. Do this one more time for more stability. After that, pull to tighten and secure the hair in place.
  9. Your first crochet ‘stitch’ should be securely fastened in place. Repeat until you’ve covered your entire head.

A few tips for installing crochet braids:

  • Make sure your hair is nice and clean before you install crochet braids, or any kind of hair weave for that matter.
  • Be certain your natural hair is sufficiently moisturized before installing crochet braids because you’ll likely have the braids in for at least a few weeks. It’s important to make sure that your hair isn’t overly dry.
  • Use your best judgement to space the hair appropriately. Once you have most of the crochet hair installed, look and feel around to make adjustments where necessary. Add more weave hair where you might want more volume or take out hair where it feels too thick.
  • Use caution near your front hairline, it may help to use thinner strips of hair near the edges so that the knots are smaller and less visible. 

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The brown color crochet faux locs above are so chic and lively! Don't you agree?

LOVE IT!



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This luxuriosly wavy crochet quick weave bob using Kima Ocean Wave crochet hair is a partless crochet, and is great for women who don't care to have a part and rather use the flip method, it's also less damaging to your edges.

This was styled by "Crochets and More By Delilah" salon.

Delilah is a seamless crochet technician in the Jackson/Clinton, Mississippi area.

If you book with this Black hairstyle expert or visit her Instagram, tell her "NHP sent me!".



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OMG, this is one gorgeous crochet box braid bob hairstyle.

Hey! If you have well-lit Black hairstyle photos that you want featured, hit me up by email. I can't guarantee you'll get NHP approved, if it's a good, high-quality photo though, there's a good chance for you to get the feature!

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Here's one of Delilah's crochet bob installs, these illusion crochet braids scream "FIERCE"!

This Black hairstyle idea is sleek, straight, super-neat and chic.

This salon is killin' the crochet braid game in Mississippi!



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A closeup view of this gorgeous crochet bob install.

Enjoy!



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This crochet afro looks like an authentic, black-fist-in-the-air real Black Panther afro from the 1970's.

The afro crochet braid hairstyle might be the most impressive in my opinion.

This Black hairstyle idea was brought to life by PRETTYGLORY ARTISTRY salon in Pompano Beach, Florida.

The chief hair stylist is also a beauty influencer, makeup artist and beauty blogger.

If you visit her salon or see more Black hairstyles on her IG tell her "NHP sent me!".

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Check out Ms.Naturally Mary and her amazing kinky curly crochet braids, so defined and protective. You betta work it sista!

Mary is a natural hair Youtuber, Beauty & Lifestyle Influencer. If you visit her or see more Black hairstyle ideas on her IG, tell her "NHP sent me!".



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Have you seen crochet butterfly locs in person before?

They're a STUNNING Black hairstyle!

This Black hair model goes by the name "Jasmine Defined".

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Here's a look at some longer brownish-blonde color mixed butterfly locs, these are a perfect Black hairstyle to rock on a girls trip, imagine walking down the beachside in Jamaica (or anywhere in the Caribbean) and turning heads left and right with this crochet braid hairstyle idea.

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One really cool thing about butterfly loc crochet braid styles is that they are a perfect way to display cute silver and gold hair accessories, beads, trinkets, rings and such.

If you visit @jassl_ on Instagram and see her attractive Black hairstyles, tell her "NHP sent me!".




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Here are some seductively cute reddish crochet braids on up-and-coming natural hair Youtber and hair influencer "Dear Claire".

She has a bunch of cool braided and braidless crochet Black hairsyles, if you visit this sistas Youtube channel, be sure to tell her ,"NHP sent me!"



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That feeling when you change the game with the most innovative and unique crochet braid hairstyles while rocking sun-kissed melanated skin...

..you have no choice besides feeling BLESSED.



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We are sitting royally my baby! NHP shows you too many Black hairstyles to count.

Find a good local salon or DIY it, and then rock your hairstyles like a true Queen. Regal, confident and self-assured.

That's how we do...



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This super-dope wavy-curly crochet braid job was done by Ava S., she calls herself the "Knotless Crochet Q.U.E.E.N of Chicago".

@BraidedByAva is Co-owner of Natural Girl Hair Imports and she doesn't like to see janky crochet braids.

She says that because crochet braids have been around for at LEAST 30 years...

...there is ABSOLUTELY NO REASON for your knots to show.

A proper installation takes a bit more time and patience but the finished result is worth it.



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If you're in the Chicago, Illinois area you can hit BraidedByAva up for this Black hairstyle. This hair is the hot ombre hippie locs hair by Freetress brand.

Aren't they cute!?!?



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This is a full crochet install. Absolutely no leave out. Great for “giving your hair a break”. 

So plush and curly!



HOW TO: Easy Crochet Braid Pattern [VIDEO]

Enjoy the easy crochet braid pattern video above. This technique can be used for doing crotchet wigs and any other crochet hairstyle.

Best Crochet Braiding Hair - Product Recommendations:

The type of hair you use with crochet braids can make-or-break the look. So, I busted my cutie-patootie to put together a pretty definitive list of popular, best-selling and well-rated crochet braiding hair options to buy.

In a nutshell, here are the best hair brands you’ll see many people using:

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