35 Crochet Hairstyles With Curly Hair
Over the past few years, crochet braids have become increasingly popular, and for good reason: crochet braids serve as an ideal protective style and the type of hair used closely resembles many natural hair textures. In fact, at first glance, it’s sometimes difficult to distinguish crochet braids from a twist out or rod set on natural hair. In addition to the styling versatility that comes along with crochet braids, they are also very easy to install, making them a great option for those who want to go the DIY route. Here’s all you need to know about crochet braids, plus 35 curly crochet hair styles.
1What Are Crochet Braids?
The term crochet braids can be a little confusing because the name describes the installation process rather than the style’s actual appearance. Crochet braids are a protective hairstyle created by first braiding your natural hair into cornrows (different braid patterns can be used for different styles). You can also add braiding hair to the cornrows for extra protection. Then, a crochet needle is used to pull a small section of synthetic hair through the braid. The hair is then tied into a knot to secure. This process is repeated until the entire head is done. As an alternative, you can also use a cornrow cap. This will allow you to avoid hooking the crochet needle into your natural hair. However, for the best results, you’ll still want to keep your natural hair cornrowed underneath the cap so that it can lay as flat as possible. Some people prefer this option while others find it to be redundant.
2Maintaining Curly Crochet Braids
Crochet braids are pretty easy to maintain; most styles will last for several days at a time if you cover your head with a satin bonnet or scarf at night. You can use a lightweight moisturizer every few days as needed and braid or twist the hair at night to refresh styles, but you’ll want to stay away from heavy products. Synthetic hair has different needs than natural hair. It’s also important to keep your hair and scalp moisturized underneath your crochet braids. Like any other protective style, it’s also important not to leave crochet braids in too long. Four weeks is an ideal amount of time to wear crochet braids, though you may be able to extend the style a little longer.
3Benefits Of Crochet Braids
One of the major benefits of crochet braids is that the installation process doesn’t put tension on your hair and scalp the way certain protective styles do. The easy installation process is also a plus because it requires less time spent in the stylist’s chair or in your bathroom mirror at home. Crochet braids are also ideal if you want a protective style that has a natural appearance that resembles your natural hair texture. The hair that’s most commonly used for crochet braids is usually pretty inexpensive, which is another plus, and you can find crochet hair in a variety of colors, textures, and lengths. If you’re looking for a versatile protective style that’s easy to install and take down, crochet braids are a great option. Here are 35 curly crochet styles to choose from.
Our Favourite Crochet Hairstyles with Curly Hair
4Purple Ombre Curly Crochet Braids
These pretty purple ombre crochet braids are sure to turn heads everywhere you go. This look can be achieved by using black crochet hair in the back and slightly shorter purple hair in the front and at the top of the head, or by simply buying ombre colored hair.
5Ice Blue Curly Crochet Style Braids
These gorgeous ice blue crochet braids are styled in loose, carefree curls. Crochet braids give you the freedom to experiment with all types of colors and fulfill your desire for mermaid hair without exposing your natural hair to permanent hair dye.
6Crochet Braids Bob
This chic curly bob is a perfect choice if you want a shorter protective style. You can trim the crochet hair to create natural-looking layers and bangs in the front.
7Golden Brown Tapered Crochet Braids
These short golden brown crochet braids create an extremely natural-looking tapered hairstyle. This style is great if you want the look of a tapered haircut without the commitment.
8Blonde Crochet Braids Long Curly Hair
These stunning blonde crochet braids are the perfect protective style for the summer months or any time of year for that matter. A peak of your natural hair color at the roots adds to the style’s natural appearance.
9Dark Blue Curly Crochet Braids
These gorgeous crochet braids are tinged with a dark blue hue, making this style ideal for those who want a more subtle pop of color.
10Deep Wave Curly Crochet Styles
These crochet braids are a great choice if you want small, tight waves. You can wear as is, or easily style it in a number of ways for more versatility.
11Crochet Curly Hair Styles With Headscarf
A colorful headscarf can dress up any style: crochet braids included. Tie your favorite headscarf like a headband in the front of your head to help keep the hair out of your face and take a simple style to the next level.
12Silver Crochet Braids
These stunning crochet braids prove that silver hair can be stylish and youthful at the same time. While this color may not be for everyone, it’s certainly a look you won’t necessarily see every day.
13Half Up Half Down Crochet Braids
This simple but cute half up half down style is a great way to quickly change up the look of your crochet braids. Just gather some of the hair in the front into a high ponytail and secure, and you’re ready to go.
14Purple Crochet Braids
Vibrant purple crochet braids are strikingly gorgeous, especially when styled into three mini buns in the front and paired with a matching purple lip, as pictured here.
15Short Golden Crochet Braids
These short, sun-kissed crochet braids have an extremely natural look. This style is a great choice if you want a short, low maintenance protective style with a pop of color.
16Blonde Crochet Braids
These curly blonde crochet braids are another great way to experiment with color short-term while maintaining a natural-looking texture. This is a great summertime or beach vacation look.
17Grey and Pink Crochet Braids
This combination of grey, pink, and black crochet hair creates a truly unique and gorgeous protective style. This look is a great choice if you want a style you won’t see anywhere else.
18Ombre Crochet Braids
Two-toned ombre hair is used to create these gorgeous crochet braids. Styled with a simple side part, this style has an incredibly natural look.
19Royal Blue Crochet Braids
These royal blue, waist-length crochet braids are not for the timid. This gorgeous style is sure to attract plenty of stares and compliments with its vibrant color and flawless curls.
20Voluminous Crochet Braids
If you like big hair, these beautiful, voluminous crochet braids might be right for you. The hair is parted on one side and the curls fall right around the shoulders. This look is great if you want a simple, natural-looking protective style.
21Red Ombre Crochet Braids
These red ombre shoulder-length crochet braids offer a nice amount of styling versatility. You can wear them down or play around with other simple styles like this half pulled back style.
22Sun-Kissed Crochet Braids with Curly Human Hair
These pretty sun-kissed crochet braids are a great choice if you want a really natural-looking protective style. Whether you want curls that are similar to your natural curl pattern or you want to change it up with a new look, this style is a great choice.
23Hot Pink Crochet Braids With Bangs
If you like bright colors, you’ll fall in love with these hot pink crochet braids. The dark color at the roots gives this style a really natural look, despite its gorgeous out of this world color.
24Two-Toned Tapered Crochet Braids
This beautiful two-toned tapered look really demonstrates the styling versatility of crochet braids. This look, which resembles a rod set on a tapered haircut, is a great choice if you want to try a new look without committing to a cut and dye job.
25Spiral Curl Crochet Braids With Highlights
These bob-length crochet braids are a great choice if you like bouncy spiral curls that have body and volume. Subtle brown highlights add a little pop of color to this style.
26Two-Toned Crochet Braid Bob
These two-toned crochet braids are styled into a cute curly bob. Crochet braids that use this type of hair guarantee perfect, uniform curls every time, but still manage to look incredibly natural.
27Long Crochet Braids With Side Part
If you want a simple protective style that will give you styling versatility, these crochet braids are a great choice. Styled with a simple side part, these crochet braids fall right around the chest – an ideal length that will easily allow you to style the hair into a bun or ponytail when you’re ready to change up your look.
28Crochet Braids With Gold Accents
These pretty crochet braids with golden highlights are so natural-looking you’d swear this style was a wash and go on natural hair.
29Golden Brown Tapered Crochet Braids
Here’s another flawless tapered crochet style. This style is a great way to achieve the look of a perfectly executed straw or rod set without having to manipulate your natural hair.
30Side Part Crochet Braids
These crochet braids look just like a classic rod set on natural hair with a side part. If you want to give your natural hair a break and achieve long-lasting curls that you can easily maintain at night, crochet braids like these are a great option.
31Short Crochet Braids
This style is another great example of the versatility of crochet braids. Whether you want a protective style that’s close to your current length or you want a preview of what you’d look like with a short haircut, these crochet braids will get the job done.
32Crochet Braids With Bangs
Adding short hair in the front to create bangs is a great way to style crochet braids. Bangs give the style some dimension and keep the hair out of your eyes.This style is also a great way to experiment with bangs without the long-term commitment.
33Stacked Bob Crochet Braids
These crochet braids are styled into a stacked bob – longer in the front and shorter in the back. To achieve this look, just have your stylist shape up the back with scissors after installation. This is a great way to temporarily wear a new style without having to cut your own hair.
34Asymmetrical Crochet Braids
These crochet braids are longer on one side than the other and styled with a side part. Asymmetrical haircuts are gorgeous, but the grow out process can be tricky. This style temporarily gives you the look of a funky asymmetrical look while allowing you to give your natural hair a break.
35Crochet Braids With Golden Streaks
These crochet braids are styled with a side part and bangs, giving the style some shape and dimension. Golden brown streaks add a pop of color and make these crochet braids stand out. This look is ideal if you want natural-looking, voluminous curls.
36Crochet Braids With Burgundy Highlights
If you’re not ready to dive right into a totally new hair color, burgundy highlights are a great starting point: it’s a more muted, subtle color and it’s mixed with dark brown or black hair, which balances out the color.
37Crochet Braids With Tight Curls
One of the pros of using crochet hair is the variety of different curl patterns and colors available. Finding a color and curl type that matches your own is usually a pretty easy task. But you can also easily change up your look by getting crochet braids with curls that are looser or tighter than your natural curls. These crochet braids are a great choice if you want the look of a perfectly defined wash and go on tight curls.
38Red Crochet Braids
These red crochet braids are the perfect summer or vacation hairstyle. They’re cute and easy to maintain and this particular shade of red looks great on many different skin tones.
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