The Crochet Braids Trend
Crochet braids is a type of hair extension which involves corn rowing your natural hair by using a crochet hook to attach strands of the hair extension to your hair. It is also called “latch hook braids”. Crochet braided hair style are so 1999. It is most common amongst those in the black community. People of African and Caribbean descent often have hair that is kinky and thick, and most braids mimic this look.
This style is so hot, popular and classic, it’s a way to wear a protective style by braiding your hair and latching textured hair into them. It can be considered a weave that just uses a different method for attaching the extensions to your natural hair. You can style the kinky hair in a variety of ways to make it more versatile and it looks just like your natural hair.
Is this a trend? Or is it here to stay? Questions I ask myself. Crochet is a firestorm and it is just getting started, and I am looking forward to the new and creative ways that ladies are going to wear them in the months and years to come.
To do a crochet braid you simply need a standard craft latch hook crochet needle. It seems that the type with the curved handles works the best for most people but the straight needles are also fine.
Crochet braids are well known for some reasons. Here are a couple:
- It is easy to make and maintain
- It is easy to apply.
- If you want a break from your everyday hair but still want a natural look with a cute style, Crochet braids is the hairstyle for you.
- You can attempt a very different hairdo and length without changing your natural hair
- They’re a protective hairstyle that gives your natural hair a break
- Because the extensions you choose will have their own distinctive style, your crochet braids probably won’t require much styling to look great
- It’s easier to wash your hair and treat your scalp with crochet braids installed as opposed to sewn-in tracks
- You can rock crochet braids is with a pop of color
- You can style it in different ways.
How to Maintain Crochet Braided Hair
This style is quiet simple to maintain.
- Deep condition your hair before the installation
- Refrain from pulling the actual crochet as it is hooked unto the braids and can cause further damage, especially to your edges.
- Moisturize with a spritz moisturizer
- Oil scalp, as needed.
- Utilize a satin/silk pillow/bonnet/scarf at night.