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40 Versatile Crochet Braids Styles To Try on Your Natural Hair Next

Protective styling season is upon us. To get you ready, I have put together this list of the most stylish crochet braid hairstyle right now.

In this post, I will be sharing a variety of crochet braid hairstyles suitable for all hair textures and lengths.

One thing I love about crochet braids is that they are so easy to install and takedown. It’s also an ideal styling option for someone who is trying to grow their hair out or cover up bald edges.

You can either install the hair by yourself or get a hairstylist to do it for you. Whatever option you end up choosing, please make sure you don’t braid your hair too tight.

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How can I take care of my natural hair while it’s in crochet braids?

It’s crucial that you take care of your hair underneath. To do that, I recommend using one of these leave-in conditioner sprays, so that you can moisturize your hair without applying heavy creams.

You should also lubricate your scalp with one of these hair growth oils so that your scalp doesn’t dry out while your hair is in a protective style.

How do I prevent itchy scalp when I have hair extensions on?

If you find that your hair itches after installing hair extensions, I suggest pre-soaking the hair extensions piece in a bowl of diluted apple cider vinegar. You can then wash off the vinegar smell with your favourite shampoo and rinse off with conditioner to add extra softness to the hair.

How long can I keep crochet braids in for?

You can keep them in for up to 6-8 weeks depending on how your scalp feels and the environment you’re in. For example, if it’s very hot where you’re at, you might only need to keep the crochet in for about 4 weeks so that your scalp can get some fresh air.

Are crochet braids damaging to my hair?

Depending on how your hairstylist braids the cornrows underneath your crochet, it may or may not damage your hair. This is why it’s so crucial to inform your hairstylist to loosen up when braiding. You should also caution her when braiding the hair around your edges.

If possible, you should have her leave your edges loose, and you can just use an edge control gel to define the baby hair. This way, you can enjoy your hairstyle without experiencing damage.


Does crochet braids break the hair?

No, it doesn’t break your hair. The only thing that will break your hair is if your crochet is too tight or the cornrows are too tight. You can also experience breakage if you completely neglect your own hair underneath and you don’t moisturize it at all.

How many packs of hair do I need for crochet braids?

Depending on the style and length you’re going for, you might need up to ten packs of hair. Most crochet hair pieces on Amazon or Wal-Mart usually come in a bundle, so you can buy enough packs for your hair.


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1. Red Crochet with Bantu Knots and Fulani Braids

Hair Used: Jamaican Bounce Hair

bantu knot red crochet braids hairstyles

2. Spiral Curl With Bantu Knots on the Side

Hair Used: Jamaican Bounce Hair

jamaican bounce curly hair crochet braids

3. River Goddess Locs Crochet Braids With Leave Out

This hairstyle went viral on Pinterest and I noticed that a lot of people have been asking me what hair was used and how this hairstyle was achieved.

To learn how to achieve this hairstyle, please read this blog post where it details how to do faux locs.

If you don’t want to be clicking around, I understand, I’ll just summarize how to get it done right here.

So this hairstyle was achieved by wrapping kanekalon hair such as Xpressions or kinky hair such as Cuban twist or Marley twist hair around individually braided hair to create the faux locs. Then, wavy crochet hair such as the Freetress deep wave hair was crocheted into each faux loc to create this wavy look.

Hair Used: Faux Locs and Freetress Deep Wave Hair or a similar hair pack

Goddess locs crochet braids styles

4. Passion Twists Crochet Braids

Hair Used: Passion Twists Pre-Looped Crochet Hair

passion twist crochet braids

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5. Spring Twists Crochet Braids

Hair Used: Spring Twists Pre-Looped Crochet Hair

spring twists crochet braids

6. Boho Hippie Crochet Braids

Hair Used: 7 Packs – 20inch Crochet Box Braids with Curly Ends box braids crochet braids on short natural hair

7. Bouncy Curls Crochet Braids

Hair Used: 20 Inches Toni Curls Crochet 

bouncy curls crochet braids on 4c hair

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8. Box Braids Half-Up Half-Down Crochet Braids

Hair Used: 7 Packs Pre-Looped Braided Hair box braids crochet braids

9. Caribbean Curls

Hair Used: 4 Packs of 24″ Bahamas Curl X-Pression BraidCaribbean curl crochet braid styles

10. Curly Faux Locs Bob

Hair Used: 12″ Deep Wavy Faux Locs Crochet Hair

Curly Faux Locs Bob

11. Goddess Locs Crochet Braids

Hair Used: 6 Packs Soft Faux Locs Crochet Hair 

burgundy faux locs crochet braids

12. Curly Hair Crochet With Bangs

Hair Used: Jerry Curly Twist Hair

Curly Hair Crochet Braids Styles

13. Dominican Water Waves Crochet Braids

Hair Used: 4 Packs Bahamas Curl X-Pression Braid

Dominican Water Waves Crochet Braids

14. Fulani Braids With Kima Crochet at the Back

Hair Used: Marley Bob Water Wave Crochet Hair

Crochet Braids Style

15. Top Knot Half-up Half-Down With Curly Hair

Hair Used: Deep Wave Crochet Hair

Crochet Braids Hairstyles on natural hair

crochet braids for short hair

16. Invisible Part Wand Curls

Hair Used: 6 Packs Wand Curl Crochet HairShort Crochet Braids Styles

17. Gogo Curl Short Bob Crochet Braid

Hair Used: Jamaican Bounce Crochet

short curly crochet hairstyles

18. No Cornrow Crochet Braid

Hair Used: Pre-Looped Faux Locs Crochet Braids

no cornrow crochet faux locs

19. Senegalese Twists Crochet Braid

Hair Used: 6 Packs of Havana Mambo Twists Crochet Braids 

Senegalese Twists Crochet Braid

20. Knot-less Straight Hair With No Leave-Out

Hair Used: Pre-Loop Crochet Yaky 

straight hair crochet braids

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21. Wavy Hair Crochet Braids With Human Hair Extensions

Hair Used: Pre-looped Italian Yaki 

crochet braid with human hair

22. Versatile Deep Wave Crochet Braids

Hair Used: 6-Pack FreeTress Synthetic Hair Braids Deep Twist 

Crochet Braid Hairstyles on african american hair

23. Chunky Havana Twists Crochet Braid with Side Cornrow

Hair Used: Havana Mambo Twists Hair

Crochet Braid styles with marley hair

24. Marley Twists Crochet With Braid Rings

Hair Used: Burgundy Havana Mambo Twists or Senegalese Twists Crochet

burgundy senegalese twist crochet braids

25. Kinky Twists With Twisted Hair at the front to give off a braided finish

You can either install pre-looped Marley twists for a faster install or you can crochet Marley hair and twist each individual hair to achieve this look.

Hair Used: Pre-looped Marley Twist crochet or Loose Marley hair packs

crochet braid hairstyle with kinky twist game of fros

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26. Mohawk Curly Hair Crochet Braid

Hair Used: 10″ Bohemian Curl Crochet

Crochet Braid with Cornrows

27. Mohawk on Unraveled Jamaican Bounce Hair

Hair Used: Jamaican Bounce Hair

Crochet Braid Hairstyles

28. Ocean Wave Short Hair Crochet

Hair Used: Ocean Wave Hair

water wave crochet braids

29. Shoulder Length Ombre Jamaican Bounce

Hair Used: Ombre Jamaican Bounce Hair

Crochet braids styles

30. Versatile Burgundy Jerry Curl

Hair Used: Burgundy Deep Wave or Marlybob Crochet Hair 

burgundy crochet hair styles for round faces

31. Sassy Curl Crochet Braid

Hair Used: Marly Bob Crochet Hair 

crochet braids styles for short hair

32. Ombre Curls Crochet

Hair Used: Marley Bob Crochet Hair 

crochet braids styles for short hair

33. Box Braids Crochet Braids With Shaved Sides

Hair Used: Box Braids Crochet Hair 

box braids Crochet braids styles on 4c hair

34. Short Curly Crochet With a Side Braid

Hair Used: 8″ Marlybob Crochet Hair

Marley bob Crochet braids on short natural hair

35. Spanish Curl Crochet Braids

Hair Used: Afro kinky Curly Jerry Curl Crochet 

Crochet braids styles on black hair

36. Tea Braid Crochet

Hair Used: Ocean Wave Hair

crochet braids on short natural hair

37. Twist Out Crochet

This hair was twisted using a kinky hair pack and it was then unraveled a few days later to create this thickness and curls.

Hair Used: Afro Kinky Marley Braids 

marley braids Crochet braids on natural hair

38. Vixen Crochet Up-do With Marley Hair

Hair Used: Afro Kinky Curly Hair Crochet Hair Packs 
crochet braids hairstyles on natural hair

39. Vixen and Knotless Crochet with Kanekalon hair

Hair Used: Xpressions Braiding Hair
vixen knotless crochet braids

40. Knotless Crochet Without Leave Out

Hair Used: Braiding Hair extension or similar Yaki hair extensions

knotless crochet braids with yaki hair

In Conclusion

There are several crochet braids hairstyles to try. The hairstyle you go with will be dependent on how you want your hair to look.

To prolong the lifetime of your hairstyle, be sure to wrap your hair at night with a silk scarf and secure it with a satin bonnet. Over time, your edges might start to loosen up, so to keep your hair looking neat, just use an edge control gel with an edge brush to keep your edges defined.

Which crochet braid hairstyle will you be trying next? Let us know on the Instagram page. 

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