Crochet braids can be done with a variety of hair textures and types, including synthetic and human hair. They are a popular option because they are quick and easy to install, and can last for several weeks with proper care.
Crochet braids are a popular and easy-to-do hairstyle that involves crocheting hair extensions onto a cornrowed base. A step-by-step guide on how to do crochet braids:
Crochet hair extensions
Start by washing and conditioning your hair, and blow-drying it straight.
Create cornrows on your head using a rat tail comb. You can either do straight back cornrows or create a pattern of your choice. The size of the cornrows should be small enough to easily attach the crochet hair.
Use a hair tie to secure the end of the cornrow.
Take the crochet needle and slide the hook through the base of the cornrow. Then, use the hook to grab a section of the crochet hair extension and pull it through the cornrow.
Fold the section of the crochet hair in half, with the loop on one side and the two strands on the other side.
Take the two strands and loop them through the looped side of the crochet hair.
Tighten the loop and pull the two strands down to secure the crochet hair onto the cornrow.
Repeat this process, adding more crochet hair extensions until you have covered the entire head.
Trim any excess hair with scissors to create an even look.
Style the crochet braids as desired. You can leave them loose, pull them back into a ponytail or bun, or create a half-up, half-down style.
Note: Be sure to take good care of your crochet braids to keep them looking great for longer. This includes washing and conditioning your hair regularly, using a satin scarf or pillowcase to protect your hair at night, and avoiding excessive heat styling.