African Hair Styles – Protect Your hair With Crochet Braids

Crochet braids offer a flexible, affordable protective style option without damaging natural hair – an attractive combination. Crochet braids, also called latch hook braids,, allow you to experiment with length and texture without harming natural locks. Sometimes, you prefer medium-sized braids; other times, you may opt for more significant twists. One great aspect of crochet hairstyles is their long-term durability when cared for properly.

Senegalese Twists

Senegalese twists offer an elegant yet resilient protective style option, lasting 4-6 weeks to protect natural hair from harm. However, any longer may cause stress on the scalp and lead to hair loss. Deep side parts will add feminine charm to your Senegalese twists, complementing them beautifully when combined with hoop earrings. Or, for something unique and exciting, try pairing your Senegalese twists with a colorful bandana for an adorable and versatile style – ideal for a day or evening out!

Jumbo Twists

One popular way to style crochet braids is the half-up, half-down style. This allows for versatile looks with thick or thin twists; in this example, the model chose narrow twists that resemble bangs and swept them over one shoulder. Jumbo braiding hair provides extra length while offering plenty of styling options, from curly ones to side parts, crimped texture, or bronde highlights. Discuss colors and textures with your stylist beforehand for maximum effect!

Afro Braids

Crochet braids provide the ideal protective style for natural hair when installed by a qualified hair care specialist, cornrowing your own locks before tucking it under added strands like box braids or Senegalese twists. Braiding patterns have long been used to convey marital status, religion, age, wealth, and rank within African communities. For instance, homemakers involved in polygamous relationships often wore braided patterns that taunted rival wives who might try to take over. Crochet braids can last for six weeks with proper care and protection from nightly use by using a satin scarf or bonnet.

Synthetic Braids

Create an eye-catching holographic effect with these long crochet twists in a vibrant magenta hue. While their style demands attention, they look equally gorgeous when worn in a ponytail or high bun. Comparative to human hair, synthetic braids tend to be less prone to tangling and dryness. Furthermore, they appear more natural while lasting longer. Unfortunately, they are not as soft and may lead to scalp irritation. To prevent this, it’s crucial to use leave-in conditioners and oils without over moistening. Furthermore, it is also vital to regularly shampoo hair to remove irritants such as product build-up. Again, consider having your stylist clean the hair after installation for extra peace of mind.

Boho Braids

Just take a glance on TikTok or Instagram, and you’ll quickly notice boho braids (also referred to as goddess braids) making waves as the go-to style for weddings and other formal events. These box braid extensions with loose or wavy tendrils flowing out are increasingly sought-after by users and provide an option suitable for boho brides looking for a unique style statement. Maintaining braided styles is also easier than picking-and-drop styles due to using human rather than synthetic hair. To achieve maximum results, stylists suggest deep conditioning them once every week and covering them at night with silk or satin bonnets; this will keep the braids moisturized while helping the strands blend in seamlessly with natural hair.