Crochet braids make a chic protective hairstyle that’s achieved by attaching a braided hair extension to a woman’s natural hair using a latch or crochet hook, hence the name.
This keeps your hair off your face, where styling tools or weather elements can’t damage it.
Ava Selmon, a hairdresser based in Chicago, gave some helpful pointers for ladies who want to recreate this style.
💡 Key Things to Know First
Do your research on the braid texture you wish to wear.
Find a stylist who specializes in this look—someone who can make it appear natural that’s growing from the scalp, unlike a big wig.
The biggest benefit is that there is no hair left out. No need to worry about blending your hair into the weave texture. Plus, it makes it easy for you to get up and go!
The only drawback is that the hair is synthetic and doesn’t last as long as a human hair install. There’s also human hair, but it’s expensive, so most people stick to synthetic.
Check out these stunning pictures of crochet braids in various styles for your next look!