20 Cool Crochet Braids for Your Inspiration

Crochet braids, also sometimes called latch hook braids. They are typically made from synthetic hair extensions looped through your natural hair (braided into cornrows). Crochet twists are another form of the same concept, only they’re twists, instead of braids. While they take some time and patience to create, once they’re done, they can be styled in a variety of ways—piled on top of your head, pulled back, in a ponytail, or just loose. When you decide to take them out, you can wear your hair naturally. Let`s see the variants!

#1: Dramatic Piled-Up Braids
Style your hair any way you want once your extensions are added. Here, crochet braids are pulled back and piled on top of the head to create a look fit for a queen. How to wash: use a tiny bit of shampoo on your scalp only, and rinse carefully.
Half Up Bun For Crochet BraidsInstagram / @hairmiracle._

#2: Pulled-Back Crochet Twist Braids
This crochet hair style features pulled-back chunky, layered twists that are held in place with bobby pins. Medium-to- long twist braids like these are easy to style, whether you’re aiming for a casual or elegant look.
Thick Layered Twists BraidsInstagram / @jalamadisignaturesalon

#3: Long Straight Hair
Girls who like a new hairstyle every day, can go for straight natural hair extensions. They look like your own hair that you’ll love to style without any fair of damage. Here, long black hair is lush and glossy.
Long Crochet HairInstagram / @tqueenhairsalon

#4: Long Curly Hair
Crochet hair can be worn curly for a carefree, bohemian style. These flowing waves look gorgeous whether you’re wearing a T-shirt, a suit, or a cocktail dress.
Long Wavy Crochet Braids HairstyleInstagram / @ebonybertisha

#5: Layered Micro Braids
In this look, crochet hair takes the form of tiny braids worn loose and casual. Clip them back, or put them in a ponytail to switch things up.
Shoulder-Length Crochet BraidsInstagram / @sjprotectivestyles

#6: Short Curly Crop
When you need a break from braids, short, curly, crochet hair is the best way to go. Dress this hairstyle up with dangling earrings.
Short Curly Natural HairstyleInstagram / @vanitybydanit

#7: Crochet Twist Hair
If you don’t want to break your head over how to style your hair every day, get a side part hairstyle with crochet braids. With a medium length and layered braids or twists, it’s a complete look with zero styling time needed.
Medium Lenght Thick Crochet TwistsInstagram / @taletteb

#8: Natural Corkscrew Curls
Long layers pump up the volume of this curly style. You can achieve these crochet braids styles by using freetress hair. Once the look is created, it’s easy to style.
Mid-Length Natural Curly HairstyleInstagram / @sjprotectivestyles

#9: Romantic Curls
When you want to look elegant for an important event, like a job interview or party, use synthetic hair to simplify the process. Create a side part, and if you want to put in some extra effort, use a curling iron to add some big curls that you can then finger-comb into soft waves.
Side-Parted Curled Hairstyle For Crochet HairInstagram / @crownedbyd2

#10: Lush Crochet Twist Braids
These gorgeous crochet twist braids are modern and unique, demanding to be noticed (and maybe touched—look out!). When you want a more dressed-down style, pull them back into a ponytail, or even two.
Long Layered Crochet Twists BraidsInstagram / @hairbytess_

#11: Voluminous Crochet Braids
You may need to achieve this look with kanekalon hair. Bold crochet hair styles like this one can take a ton of time to install, but the effect is worth it. Here, the braids are sideswept, for a cool asymmetrical ‘do that amazes with its volume and texture.
Big Crochet HairInstagram / @divascabelos

#12: Cool Blonde Curls
Corkscrew twist curls make an even bigger statement in a bright blonde hue. Style this look with your fingers or a pick comb to really enhance the volume. More is more!
Medium Natural Blonde Hairstyle CrochetInstagram / @hairbeenatural

#13: Crochet Hair with Bangs
Want to make your curly bob unique? Try this 1980’s inspired bob with bangs that are generously piled on top, above your forehead. Something that you can’t achieve with natural hair is easy with crochet braids.
Curly Bob Crochet HairstyleInstagram / @beautybysheri

#14: Crochet Micro Braids
Long, sideswept crochet twist hair looks beautifully casual. The sharp extra long ends are fun in movement. To channel your inner queen, sweep the braids into a twist or ponytail.
Long Side Swept TwistsInstagram / @grip_and_twist

#15: Curly Layered Bob
Short shaggy layers and bangs create a super-cute rounded bob. Pair it with bold accessories or bright outfits to further translate its fun, carefree vibes. Shorter hair is easier to style, so if you’re sick of waiting for your hair to be done, try this lighthearted option.
African American Curly Bob With BangsInstagram / @tqueenhairsalon

#16: Soft Twist Out Lob
In this classic style soft crochet twists are parted on the side and worn down. Pull hair up for a more polished look that goes from work to date night in a snap.
Medium Side Parted Natural HairstyleInstagram / @crownedbyd2

#17: S-Shaped Waves
Dramatic, edgy waves can be achieved with marley hair or kanekalon hair. This is one of the more unique crochet hairstyles thanks to its color and curvy waves. Its shorter length and rich auburn hue provide a gorgeous-looking style perfect for any event.
African American Curly Auburn BobInstagram / @hairbeenatural

#18: Vivid Crochet Braids
The long crochet braids get extra oomph from a bright magenta hue and strategically placed beads. Part of the fun of synthetic hair extensions is that you can play with color! Go red, purple, blue, blonde…or mix it up!
Long Marsala Crochet BraidsInstagram / @kissbykriss

#19: Braided Updo
Natural hair is braided into cornrows and twisted into a bun at the back to create a laconic and beautiful style, which works at the office, at home, at the gym, or elsewhere. Add synthetic braids at the back if you want a larger chignon. Just coil the ends of the braids and secure with bobby pins.
Cornrows With A BunInstagram / @stylezbykey

#20: Long Curls
Crochet braids hairstyles promise a chic look, no matter where you’re headed. This long, curly style can be achieved with marley crochet braids hair or kanekalon hair, and styled easily with your fingers or a pick comb.
Side Parted Long Natural HairstyleInstagram / @curledbyb

Crochet braids are one of the most versatile hairstyle trends for black hair to emerge this year. Whether you create your crochet look with human hair, synthetic hair, or a combination of the two, styling is easy once the braids have been added. Get inspired by the images above, and recreate these looks. Or, use the pictures as a jumping-off point to try your own thing and create a totally new style!

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