If you are blessed with textured hair but have not tried a crochet braid hairstyle ever, ugh, you are missing on the good stuff. But fret not, honey, we are here to tell you the what, why, and how of this lesser-known but oh-so-gorgeous hairstyle.

At first glance, you might believe they are genuine. But crochet braids, also known as latch hook braids, are made from synthetic hair extensions looped through your natural tresses using a crochet needle. If you have heard of crochet twists, then they are basically the same idea, just they are twists, not braids. Don't worry, crochet braids are not that difficult to achieve. You just need to be a little patient when creating them. But you will surely love how you look once they are done. Guess what? They may take you two to three hours to install them but they can last up to eight weeks! Woah, how fabulous!

Are crochet braids painful?

NO. You don't have to be scared of these awesome latch hook braids, sissy. They are not painful. Crochet braids are actually a protective style, and yes, IT PROTECTS THE HAIR! It protects your mane against chemicals and harsh weather. And if you worry about faux hair cutting your real tresses, your hair will be safe if you take proper care of your crochet braids.

Now let's take a look at the variants!

Short Curly Crop

Can't stand the heat? Take a break from long, heavy hair. Short crochet hair is the solution! Rock this style with your favorite dangling earrings.

Voluminous Kinky Textured

I can't believe too much volume can be this stunning. And this is the best thing about crochet braids-- you can make it as thick or thin as you want it!

Purple 'Fro

Ugh, why this crochet hair so chic? Its purple hue alternates the light and dark, making it look like real hair. So appealing!

Red Twist Crochet

Okay, here's another bold and brave color that you can flaunt. Plus the twisted tresses are so pretty you won't be able to stop gushing over them!

Crochet Straight

There are days that we just want to rock straight hair but most of the time we are so busy and can't actually straighten our hair. Plus the fact that hair straightening tools can harm our tresses. This crochet hairstyle is your best option.

Super Long Curls

If you are not into big curls, you can have tiny curls that look so beautiful. This style is also perfect for those who are in the mood for long hair.

Passion Twists

Achieving this pretty hairstyle will take you four to eight hours to install but I think it is so worth it. Look at those gorgeous locks!

Crochet Hunty

Want your hair to be this good? Using six to seven packs of Freetress water wave hair can help you achieve this lightweight crochet hairstyle.

Crochet Water Wave

How about this flattering water wave hairstyle? This is lightweight too and can last up to six weeks with proper maintenance. Perfect for when you are having a girls' night out.

Springy Afro Twist

Twist it as you mean it! Show off this stunning crochet hairstyle and your girlfriends will be absolutely jealous!

Knotless Box Braids

Feel like you want to pull your braids up into a bun? Slay this crochet box braid style. But be sure your hair is at least four inches long to copy this look.

Crochet Box Braid

Another chic box braid style that you will definitely want to imitate right now. It requires you to pull your braids up in buns that look totally cute and pretty.

The best thing about crochet braids?

  • Aside from protecting your hair as we mentioned earlier, crochet braids are cheap. The fact that you can use regular fake hair instead of utilizing real human hair is what makes the cost less. Plus, you can do it yourself because crochet braids are just easy to install.
  • There are numerous styles you can do with crochet braids. Just like the ones we shared with you.
  • Three hours is not that long if you are used to doing box and twist braids. The installation process of crochet braids is fast and easy.

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