40 Crochet Braids Hairstyles 2017
Crochet braids are not a new look for black hair, by any means, but it seems that they’re growing in popularity. This is even more so the case with more and more artists putting their own individual twists on the look to bring it more up to date and modern.
Known by other names, such as latch hook braids, these 40 crochet braids hairstyles 2017 are actually really simple to do, even if you’re a relative novice. With so many options to personalize and customise it to how you like it, the protective style could just be the next thing on your hair to-do list. And, just in case you needed a little inspiration, here are a few looks that we think you’re going to really love:
1 – Bold & Red Crochet Braids Hairstyles
For when you want a look that is fabulous as it is fierce, how about adding some color into your ‘do? While we’re on the subject of this awesome look, let’s have a brief moment for how amazing the hair accessories look here too. Beads to wires, it doesn’t matter how you customise them, just make sure you customise them so that they rock for you.
2 – Shoulder Length Crochet Braid Hairstyles
The longer your crochet braids, the hotter it will be to wear them. If you’re rocking these braids during the summer, all that heat will mean one thing … Frizz! We know that you’d love the long locks to be in summer, but keeping things short or pinned back is the best way to make the locks last longer. Otherwise, that frizz will set in much sooner, with or without your vast array of smoothing products.
3 – Big, Bronde & Beautiful Crochet Braid Hairstyles
Wow, these are a fabulous look, don’t you think? Would you be fierce enough to rock colors this vibrant? Or crochet braids this big? That’s the thing about these great extensions, there are so many ways in which you can spice them up, as shown by the beautiful designs displayed on this page.
4 – Tight Boho Curly Vibes
When it comes to maintenance, crochet braids are one of the easiest natural and protective styles to take care of. There are a few rules that you definitely can’t ignore, and one of the most important of these is to ensure you either have a silk scarf wrapped around your locks before you go to bed at night, to prevent hair from being tugged and pulled, or that you have a silk pillow case or covering.
5 – Crochet Braids Hairstyles 2017 with Bangs
Frizz is one of the worst things to deal with when you rock these fabulous crochet braids hairstyles 2017, but there are plenty of ways in which you can protect it from affecting your ‘fro. We’ve mentioned that you should always rock a silk scarf or pillowcase at night to prevent rubbing and tugging. Another trick you should definitely take notice of is to use a protective conditioning product to keep everything in check. Oiling and conditioning of the cornrows are important but doesn’t need to be dome as regularly as taking care of those flyaways. Even if you start with a tight twist and loosen it out over time, the maintenance of the style stays the same. That’s why so many women love it.
6 – Ivory Curl Crochet Braids
You will need to make sure that you’re buying hair from a reliable and reputable source. Cheap hair will have a cheap finished result, and if you’re paying big bucks for someone to spend hours on your hair, the last thing you’ll want is for it to look cheap at the end. Not all hair is made the same, even when you’re looking at Kanekalon or Marley hair. Cheap hair usually means a cheap mess. Don’t fall victim to overpriced, poor quality hair extensions bought over the internet.
7 – Poppin’ Pink Crochet Braids
Most crochet braid hairstyles will last somewhere in the region of four to eight weeks, but the more you take care of it, the longer it will last. Make sure you know how to take care of hairstyles like these BEFORE you have them done. The last thing you’ll want is for your look to fall apart because you just didn’t know how to take care of it properly.
8 – Faux Bob Crochet Braid Locs
For when you want something fast and simple, and that doesn’t need lots of additional styling and upheaval, shorter, bob-like designs are a great option. Longer length comes with additional weight, and this can have a stress-inducing effect on your own hair, as well as your scalp. Shorter hair gives you a break for a while, and also allows you to save some time when it comes to your ‘do.
9 – Box Braided Crochet Braids
One of the smartest things you can do before having your crochet braids installed is to find as many pictures that you like as possible. When you take all of your pictures to your stylist, they’ll have a really good idea of what you do and do not like, and then there’s a higher chance that you’ll walk out of the salon with something you actually love.
10 – Curly, Long & Flowing
Let your crochet braids flow free, long and curly, just like you can see here, for a romantic do’ that would easily suit any event. You can easily throw the hair back and pinned for when it’s too hot to wear it down like that, but with the right dress or outfit, we think this hair would be a killer for a glamorous occasion.
11 – Platinum Ivory Crochet Braid Curls
If you’ve been thinking about trying a bold and new color for a long time, but can’t seem to make yourself tell the hairstylist that what you really something bright and funky, here’s the time to try. Extensions can be just as easily taken out as it can be installed in the first place, giving you easier ways to try the things you really want to try. If you really don’t like it, just change it up for something else. It really is as simple as that.
12 – Purple Yarn Crochet Braids
Yarn is often considered to be the cheapest version of crochet braids, and it also is the best option for when you really don’t have time for those fine, fly-away hairs. The synthetic makeup means that you can opt for big and bold colors, and when you have hat option, why wouldn’t you take it? Is it time to think outside the box with your new ‘do?
13 – Bobbed Crochet Twists
Of course, if you don’t have a clue, you could always ask your hair stylist what they suggest. They do this for a living, so they know what will work and what won’t. You should really listen to your stylist when they tell you their opinion on your newest hair thoughts or inspiration.
14 – A Flash of Red
You must remember that longer crochet braids hairstyles 2017 will require more packs of hair, and that’s often the mistake that many women make when they try these new styles for the first time. If you want particularly long hair, it’s more than likely going to be necessary to buy three, four of even five packs of hair. Don’t think that two or three will be enough. Shorter hair, on the other hand, will require less of it. We would always recommend buying more rather than less though. You don’t want to be halfway through your new do only to find out you don’t have enough of the stuff to complete it.
15 – Cute on Top Curly Faux Locs Crochet
The more volume you want in your locks, the more hair packs you will need to buy. A few extensions here and there will add a bit of oomph, but not too much. If you want a really big boost, more hair and plenty of bouncing curls is definitely a great to get started.
16 – Face-Framing Red Crochet Highlights
If you want just one product that is guaranteed to keep your bright and bouncing crochet trucks in check, shea butter is most definitely it. Although sleeker, straighter and wavier styles could actually be weighed down by a heavy moisturising cream, the tight curls live for the stuff. It’s great for all over your body too, not just your hair.
17 – Sassy Pixie Crochet Style
Before you head to get your crochet braids installed, make sure you do all the things you need to do before you get there. This will often mean giving your hair a good wash to make sure no product residue is left in there. A deep conditioning treatment is important too. Remember that this is the last time you will have the chance to do this for at least a good few weeks.
18 – Red & Accessorized Crochet Box Braids
If you have the possibility, a protein mask on your hair before you have any kind of protective style installed is going to be a very good idea. You are basically fattening the hair up with the nutrients it needs before it goes into hibernation for the winer. The protective styles will do their job of protecting from above the hair, but the protein treatment will work some way to taking care of the hair from deep within.
19 – Cute & Huge Curls with Highlights
You can always add a few peekaboo colors into your crochet braids, whether that’s blonde, blue, pink, green, or whatever color you like. You can always start with something quite subtle, a few flashes here and there, working up to more and brighter shades as and when your mood allows.
20 – Short & Cute Box Braids
We would highly recommend that you book yourself a consolation with your hairstylist before you take any hair action. What happens if you are not comfortable with the person you have been booked in with? What if you disagree with a certain style of method of fixing your hair. You won’t be happy with the look if you can’t communicate what you want properly, and you won’t be able to do this with someone you’re not happy with.
21 – Rich & Warm S-Shaped Waves
If you’re having a hard time with flyaway hairs, and also find that virtually no product works to smooth it out, it might be time to keep your hair products in the fridge. We are so used to wearing various beauty products before we use them on our face or hair, but you shouldn’t do this with the products that you intend to control your frizz and flyaways with. Instead, use a small toothbrush to grab the product directly from the tub or pot, and then brush it lightly over the areas that need it.
22 – Faux Bangs, Piled On Top
With some clever twisting and pinning, you could easily give yourself faux bangs. That’s even the case when you don’t have lots of length on your side too, as proudly displayed by this stunning look. Simply pile it all on top, hold in place with a few pins, and you’ve got a faux-bang look that’ll see you right through the day and night, and bring in the compliments too.
23 – Curly Short Crop
For when you’ve had enough of lots of lengths, how about going for a short and curly crop, as achieved by these crazy cute crochet curls. With short hair, you can play around with much bigger accessories. When you wear your hair down a lot, earrings and other things can be overshadowed and hidden by your locks. When you have your hair short, cute and curly like this, you can add your best, blingiest earrings and wear them with pride.
24 – French Deep Crochet Curls
As you try to make the transition to natural hair, crochet braids will always be your first and safest ally. An affordable style that is easy to do and can be cleverly designed and styled at the same time? It’s the most realistic protective look you’ll get your hands on, and that’s what makes them a winner for so many women around the globe. If they’re good enough for Queen Bey, they’re definitely good enough for us.
25 – Purple Crochet Braids
How do you feel about purple? It’s a bold and brave look, but one that we most definitely love. If you feel like making a really big and drastic change, a bold new color is definitely a great way of doing it. You must also remember that you won’t need to go through bleaching, lightening and colouring treatments when you ad extensions into the mix. It own’t be damaging on your own natural hair, because it’s not your own natural hair.
26 – Large & Twisted
Are you in a hair rut? Crochet braids are a perfect style to have as a feature style, or even as a mid-way style. While you make up your mind what kind of style you want to look, installing these will give you the length that can be cut later on, and also styled into a whole range of twisted and turned ways. For when you don’t really know what to do with your locks, crochet braids are a sensible choice that you can easily jazz up.
27 – Featured & Piled High
Crochet braids actually come in a number of formats and styles and generally refers to any hair that is installed using this cornrow and hooked-through process. If you’re planning to apply this yourself at home, it might be worth looking at those that are already pre-attached with the style in place, for example, twists. If you’re having a hard time working out where to start, have a look through Youtube. There are so many videos to watch, ranging from installation tutorials to design how-to’s, and they’re definitely a great place to start in the world of protective and natural styles.
28 – Tribal Space Buns
Some hairstylists have referred to crochet braids as every girl’s dream hairstyle, and when you think about it, there’s some truth to back that statement. As well as being a great protective style, it’s easy to put in, take care of, and receives a whole bunch of compliments. What more could you want from your ‘do?
29 – Lovingly Twisted Crochet Braids Hairstyles
Crochet braids are so popular because they look natural. With the right quality of hair, these braids don’t look like extensions at all, especially when they’re done the right way, by someone who knows what they are doing. This isn’t a job for the amateurs unless you want it to look like its been done by an amateur. Think of the expense as an investment.
30 – Silvery-Grey Crochet Fabulousness
The better the quality of your hair extensions, the better it will look at the end. You really do get what you pay for in the beauty world, and although more expensive doesn’t always mean better, the higher price tag often accompanies the higher quality of hair. You can get human hair, synthetic hair, and more, and the one you decide will need to be worked out taking into consideration your budget as well as your preferences.
31 – Adorable Crochet Updo
There are so many different styles and types of hair to go for that it can actually seem quite daunting to get started with it all. Taking a peek on the internet and taking in all the styles available is a good place to start, but forums and other places will also provide you with relatively honest pros and cons for all. From there, you can make up your own mind. Just remember — what works for your friend might not work for you, and vice versa.
32 – Over to the Side Crochet Braids
You have more options than ever when it comes to picking a unique crochet braid hairstyle, but we would definitely recommend having a look around on the internet to find the right kind of looks for you. When you have so many options open to you, it can be hard to know where to start. If you take a few images of the kind of looks you really like to your stylist, they’ll have a much better idea of what kind of finished look to give you. The two of you will need to communicate with each other really well to ensure the finished result sone that you’re both happy with.
33 – Honey over Brown Crochet Braids Hairstyles 2017
Unlike other hair styling that often require plenty of products and heated styling tools in order to add volume, crochet braids can add volume instantly, as if by magic. The more packs of hair that you add, and the more curls that you add, the bigger your hair will be. You will also need to remember that tighter curls will often mean a shorter and more ‘puffy’ style, something you will need to take into account.
34 – Perfectly Preened Bun on Top
Looking for a fierce look that screams “no nonsense”? How about this piled-high look? It’s got attitude, will take you just mere moments first thing in the morning, and will get you noticed for all the right reasons throughout the rest of your day. What more could you possibly want?
35 – Sassy & Fun Crochet Braid Hairstyles 2017
It was back in the nineties that crochet braids first started becoming popular, but as with many hair fashions, it’s come back with a vengeance. The good thing about the newer types of crochet braids is that they are more realistic. They’re also much easier to install and work with. Just a couple of hours now with your hair stylist, and for the rest of the time you’re wearing them, your hair will be ready in no time at all.
36 – Senegalese Twist Crochet Braids
One of the most amazing things about these crochet braids hairstyles 2017, of course, is the fact that it can give you much longer locks instantly. If you have shorter hair than you’d like, the braids enable you to add a few inches, as if by magic, without having to cause any serious damage to your hair. If you can spare the time to have this stunning look installed, you’ll be laughing all the way to your Instagram page. You know a shot like this would make the perfect new profile picture.
37 – Kinky & Curly Crochet Braids
We’ve already mentioned that crochet braids offer you a protective style that looks great, but did you also know that the style of braid also offers you plenty of ways to get experimental and inventive? You can add a wide range of changes into the mix, such as textures, lengths, colors and more, and you can do all of these things without putting too much stress or damage on your own natural locks.
38 – Long and Lovely Crochet Braids
One of the easiest ways to install these crochet braids hairstyles 2017 is to first braid your natural hair into cornrows. When the extensions are ready to go in, a hook pushed the hair through in a looping style, hence the name “latch hook braids”, giving you a style that is as fabulous as it is seamless, and there are no harsh or dangerous adhesives to worry about. It’s the perfect thing to give your own hair a good break for a while.
39 – Head-Wrapped Crochet Braids
For those days when you don’t feel like giving your hair everything you’ve got, add a hair wrap with a beautiful scarf and call it a day. Once you’ve mastered the art of wrapping your hair in these cute and actually very simple styles, your hairstyle will take up virtually zero time out of your day. when you’re busy, and most of us are, those extra minutes could be spent catching up on your beauty sleep, or making sure your brows are super fleeky!
40 – Zig-Zag Parting Crochet Braids
What better way to put your own stamp on these beautiful crochet braid styles than by adding a cool parting. This zig-zag parting, for example, is super easy to install, and although the red is fabulous, you could even replace it with any color you liked. If you were feeling blue, add some blue. How about blonde? Feeling the highlights vibe? There are endless possibilities and we can’t wait to see what you come up with!
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