What are crochet braids?
Crochet braid, also referred to as hook or latch braids, is a technique used to attach loose braiding hair onto your natural hair.
With this technique, your hair will be braided individually or going straight-back and then the hair will be attached to the braids using a crochet hook.
Also, it is important to note that crochet braid is sometimes used to refer to the hair itself that is used to create the various crochet braid styles.
And with so many women looking for appropriate alternatives to weaves and braids (box braids, twists, locs etc.), this search for a more natural-looking style sky-rocketed the love for crochet in to the spotlight.
So, what makes crochet so different from other styles:
- Crochet styles are by far the best protective style option available. This is because the only manipulation your hair will experience is from the braiding process (cornrows) and the looping method. Other than that, your hair will be tucked away and will be highly protected.
- Crochet styles can be done at home. The best thing about crochet is how easy it is to do. It is relatively easy to grasp and is pretty repetitive once you’ve gotten the first few steps down. There really is no need to go to the salon to get your hair done, you can easily do your own hair in the comfort of your home.
Another great thing about crochet is how good it looks on everyone. Literally! Crochet braids have now become a staple hairstyle for many women looking for a natural hairstyle that will blend well with their own natural hair. So, go ahead, make crochet your next style. You won’t regret it.