Shikha Mittal


Get Obsessed with Crochet Hairstyle

Are you also obsessed with protective hairstyle? Have you ever tried crochet braiding? If no and you want to know about crochet braiding then read on and grab the full guide about crochet hairstyling.

What is Crochet Hairstyle?

Crotchet braids was popular in the 1990’s, it is a revived hairstyle. This hairstyle will give you a celebrity look because of its wavy look. Crochet hairstyles are created with crochet braids, by first creating cornrows then adds extensions to the cornrows. Crochet hair can be worn straight, braided, twisted, or curly, and can last up to eight weeks if cared for properly. In simple words crochet braids are made of synthetic hair that’s sewed or crocheted into your hair. For those who love to go the natural way, crochet braids are the best option! As-

  • It’s super quick and very easy to install. 
  • It is accessible to everyone.
  • They are cheap.
  • they allow for the scalp to be free and don’t interfere with the hair’s natural edges.
  • They are easy to maintain without worrying about tracks or wefts coming loose
  • There are tons of different hair curl patterns to try. Every time you get a new crochet style, you could look different.
  • It gives you look like a natural hair texture.
  • Great for ladies transitioning and just want a break from their everyday hair but still want a natural look with a cute style!

How to get Crochet Hairstyle?

  • Wash and dry your hair. It may be a while before you can thoroughly wash your natural hair after crocheting in hair extensions. Shampoo and condition your natural hair as you normally would. Deep Condition with either a deep conditioner or hair mask, apply to hair, cover with cap, apply a leave in conditioner as well as a moisturizer to make sure hair is properly moisturized. Then, air dry or blow dries it thoroughly. If you are prone to dryness or itchiness on your scalp, you can apply a small amount of hair oil to your scalp to moisturize it. Purchase a product meant for moisturizing your scalp and hair. Coconut oil also works well!
  • Like clean scalp is important, cleaning of hair extension is also important. Because you know hair extensions come from overseas. been in the same packaging for weeks or even months and washing is before installing ensures the removal of any dirt, chemicals, or even small bugs that may have gotten into the packaging.
  • Consider how you want your hair to fall. For instance, if you typically have a side part, then you will want to make sure your braid pattern is swooping to side so it is framing your face the way you like it to. For the most part, a straight back braid patter works for 90% of all crochet installs. Go for neat cornrows that protect your hair and also make the crochets look more natural. Cornrow your hair all back 
  • Insert crochet needle under the cornrow.  Attach a piece of braiding hair to the hook, and close the latch.  Pull the crochet needle through, and hold the loop open.  Twist the loop once, and pull the two strands of braiding hair through the loop. Again twist the loop, and pull the hair through again 1-2x for extra security. Repeat until you’ve covered your whole head.

More things you need to know about crochet braids

Crochet braids last between four to six weeks, and you can always leave the center in a little longer and touch up the front (aka the parameters of your hairline) so it looks fresh.

It is important to know that the Crochet Braids cornrow foundation is a vital element in the protective hair styling process. Especially when pulling the crochet braid hair through the cornrows with a crochet tool, braiding too tight can be painful. Tight braids can cause balding by pulling hair out around headline and nape.  Tight braiding cornrows will make your relaxing night into painful. Creating a firm, yet gentle cornrow foundation for your teen Crochet Braids will make the hair styling process for your child a great experience and it will also cause less “picking” and itching at the scalp.

Maintenance of braids is the crucial part. Cleaning, conditioning, and moisturizing are the best ways to maintain crochet braids. You must use a good moisturizer to hydrate and seal your hair. You may choose a moisturizer that helps to nourish the scalp underneath the crochet braids. Ignoring it may only lead to itching, bacteria, and wetness that won’t dry properly. There are more ways of maintaining the hair that you must read ahead.
How to Remove Crochet Braids:

Cut crochet braids halfway; do not cut close to the base of the braids.  You could either comb them to remove the crochet braids or pull by the knot to remove. Be sure to shampoo with a clarifying shampoo to help get all the product buildup of scalp, followed by a moisturizing shampoo, deep condition & get a trim.