One of the hottest summer trends for 2014 is carrying into fall with even more hot styles. This protective style is for anyone who wants fun, funky styles while their hair is nicely braided down and out of harm’s way. You really get the best of both worlds with crochet braids because there is no glue, adhesive, thread, or wig cap getting in the way and damaging your tresses. You still have access to your scalp so you can properly nourish it and even seal your at the base of your braids!
10 Styles with Crochet Braids
3 Bun Styles
Chizi Duru shows how to ‘bun it up’ when you are well into your crochet braids (about a month) and need some style suggestions to camouflage the new growth. She’s got three bun looks that are sure to please and the biggest concern may be edge control if you are using hair that’s not quite the same texture as your own.
1. Fanned out bun
The first look is a fanned out bun with a semi-wide scarf around the edges that covers your new growth and eliminates the need for edge control if you don’t want it.
2. Fanned out twisted bun
Here is a high ponytail with the bun twisted around and fanned out to make it fuller. The black scarf is still around the edges to conceal the new growth.
3. Messy twisted bun
If you want a tad bit of height to your bun with a messy style, then this bun is perfect. It’s twisted but slightly turned up and more about height than width. Again, the black scarf takes care of the new growth.
Elegant Dorothy Dandridge Inspired
DoLLface EMME shares two glammed styles on straight crocheted hair that only requires two strands twists. Besides your fingers for twisting, the only other tool needed would be a few bobby pins for pinning the twists into place.
Elegant but edgy
This is about six to eight two strands twists on medium to long straight crocheted hair that are then flat twisted together around the base of her head to one side and then given a loop that gives this glammed Hollywood style its edge. This is a great look that will keep all eyes on you, and an off the shoulder top will really bring the whole style its chicness.
Dorothy Dandridge Divaness
In this amazing look where Ms. Dandridge is the muse, we remove the twisted loop and braid it before turning it into a spiral bun or flower slightly on the face for a gorgeous style that is still perfect with the off the shoulder top.
10 Crochet Hairstyles
If you want basic everyday styles that require no real effort or time, then AGirlsCurls has ten (that’s right ten) looks that are great for the curly crocheted hair. A few pins, a few twists, and even some funky headbands are the only necessary tools…wait a minute…thinking outside the box is a requirement too with these fun styles she comes up with.
Flexi Rod Crochet Braids
Do you want to add curls to your straight-haired crochet braids? Stephanie Calvert shows how to get that quick roller set look without waiting hours or trying to sleep in rollers overnight. With some caution and hot water she gets her desired effect. She braided hair into semi-big sections, added a flexi rod at the base, and dipped each section into hot water for a quick curl. She ends up with hair bouncy curls and only pineapples the hair at night. Hair getting too puffy over a few days? Well, then restart the process to refresh the look.
6 Ways to Style Crochet Braids
With Xpressyourkinks hair, you get six great styles from Jessica Pettway in this quick tutorial on some pretty popular and funky styles to rock this fall. On highly texturized crocheted hair she masterfully creates the styles below with a few accessories like bobby pins and a multi-colored scarf. All are easy, hot, can be created on curly, wavy, and even straight crocheted hair!