African Hair Styles – Crochet Braids

Crochet Braids

If you are in search of an eye-catching protective hair style to help keep your natural strands healthy and promote hair growth, consider crochet braids as they make installation effortless! They look stunning as well. Crochet braids come in all lengths, widths, and thicknesses – from long and slim styles to sleek updos! Crochet braids offer endless styling opportunities from messy textured looks to sophisticated updos.

Box Braids

Box braids are an iconic African hair style. A great protective style, they can last weeks at a time with minimum maintenance required. Plus, their design makes maintenance much simpler! Combining braided strands and crochet beads creates an eye-catching style. Feeling bold? Add color into the mix by coloring your crochet braids! One of the easiest and most stylish ways to upgrade your braids is with pops of color. For instance, wearing purple braids adorned with silver beads for an exciting festival vibe could work wonderfully, or using colored elastic bands as pops of hue throughout your locks can add just the right touch of flair.

Senegalese Twists

Senegalese twists offer many stylish yet protective looks for those wanting a fashionable yet protective hairstyle. You can use either braid hair extensions such as Kanekalon or Marley hair, or your natural locks, to achieve this style easily and it looks beautiful with all shades of hair such as black, brown and blonde locks. Deep side part with twisted hair is an evergreen classic look that never goes out of style. Not only can it highlight an eye-catching pair of earrings, but two-tone twists can even add some drama if desired! Alternatively, for something a bit more casual try the Senegalese twist style of half up/half down hair. Perfect for casual days out with family and friends; add flair with accessories like head scarves or silk wraps to complete this look!

Havana Twists

Havana twists are an effortless protective hairstyle that looks fantastic at any length. They last up to eight weeks with regular washings, providing your natural locks with all of the hydration and nourishment it requires. Senegalese twists resemble Havana twists in that both styles use rope twists secured on real hair, yet differ due to their use of different types and size of hair types. While Senegalese twists employ Kanekalon hair that creates an airy and defined style, while Havana twists use Marley or Havana braiding hair which has coarse and kinky textures for an uneven finish. Groover suggests pulling back Havana twists into a low bun with loose ends for an effortless and chic finish. She also advises using lightweight oil as a moisturizer during the styling process to keep strands soft and shiny.

Curly Crochet Braids

Curly styles like this lush caramel brown crochet braid hairstyle are ideal for those seeking a luxuriously textured yet sensuous style. This shoulder-length style features beautifully shaped layers to build volume and add bounce, with the front being gently swept back for an eye-catching and balanced face frame. Your stylist can also use straight crochet hair to craft sleek and sophisticated protective styles using straight crochet braids. When selecting synthetic fibers that mimic natural locks such as Kanekalon or Freetress for the braids, tie cornrows over them to secure this protective style. If you’re still not quite ready to commit to a bolder hue, crochet hair extensions offer an excellent way to experiment. From classic ombre hues to bold orange shades, your crochet braids will remain healthy-looking since they won’t come into direct contact with your real locks that may tangle and dry out more quickly than needed.