7 Gorgeous Ways to Wear Crochet Braids
Crochet braids have been a big hair favourite this year. It seems like the fashion trend has caught on and I'm pretty sure most of you have heard of this style at least once or through other people. Although it seems like a new trend, crochet braids have been around since the 80's.
This has definitely become more popular as single plaits and twists often require long hours of sitting down and pretty much take up the large part of the day, and this is equally the same for weaves. Recently we have started moving towards quick, easy and low maintenance hairstyles.
In case you didn't know how it is done, when your hair is cornrowed down, you pass strands of hair extensions through it attached to a crochet needle and make a knot. This means you can have single braids or twists within an hour!
1. Big Unravelled Twists, Crochet Braids
So for this look, you can use the jumbo havana or senegalese twists and once attached to the cornrows you can begin to unravel one by one. This style is great if your crochet twists are getting a little old and need some revamping. Be sure to add an oil or silk sheen for extra shine!
2. Tight Kinky Curly, Crochet Braids
This look is used with a very tight kinky curl and gives a soft afro look. You can find something similar by clicking here. Be sure to check for how it feels, as some of these can be supersoft and light and can vary from hair to hair.
3. Jumbo Plaited, Crochet Braids
This by far is my favourite, who doesn't love jumbo plaits. Plaits tend to be flatter, so in order to make sure the cornrows aren't visible underneath, its always great to add some single plaits with extensions around the perimeter of your head. No one will be able to tell the difference between the crochet braids and the single braids.
4. Jumbo Havana Twists, Crochet Braids
These twists are exactly like the twists in the first picture but with the twists intact. The great thing about these twists is that you can wear it either way. These are gorgeous and can be worn down or in a high pony tail (poetic justice style). These havana braids have a rounded coil pattern and are very loose, soft and lightweight.
5. Jumbo Senegalese Twists, Crochet Braids
These big twists are perfect if you want a more kinky twist style. They are a little coarser and the coils are much tighter than the havana twists. These can vary from medium weight to heavy and 4-5 packs goes a long way. They are a great alternative for the jumbo havana twists and can blend perfectly well with natural hair.
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6. Short Jumbo Havana Twists, Crochet Braids
We thought we'd throw in a little bit of colour! Crochet braids come in all different lengths and colours and sizes. These add great variety and are great if you like to change your hair colour and style. If we haven't mentioned this before, crochet braids are reusable, so you can swap and change them how often you like.
7) Jumbo Loose Twists, Crochet Braids
And last but not least, we have the jumbo loose twists, these twists are the by bar the biggest, bounciest and come in long and extreme lengths. The great thing about them is that even though they are quite long braids they still are light to medium weight, because they are loose. They are great for those who have fine hair and carry heavy braids. What I also love is the fact that you can add hair accessories to really make your hair look beautiful!
If you would like to try crochet braids, we'v e added some links to where you can get some of your hair supplies.
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