Crochet braids are a type of protective hairstyle that involves braiding extensions into cornrows using a crochet needle. The crochet needle is used to pull the extension hair through the cornrows, creating a loop. The extension hair is then secured by knotting it onto the cornrow. The process is repeated until the entire head is covered with braids.
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.
To do crochet braids with cornrows, follow these steps:
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. The size of the cornrows should be small enough to easily attach the crochet hair. You can either do straight back cornrows or create a pattern of your choice.
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.
Grab a section of the crochet hair extension and fold it in half. Place the looped end of the extension on the crochet needle and pull it through the cornrow.
Insert the two ends of the extension through the loop and pull tightly to secure it to the cornrow.
Repeat steps 4-6 until you have covered the entire head.
Once all of the cornrows have been covered with crochet hair extensions, 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: It's important to make sure that the crochet hair extensions are tightly secured to the cornrows to prevent them from falling out. If you notice any extensions that are loose or slipping, use the crochet needle to re-insert them through the cornrow and secure them again.