Crochet Braids have been a popular style In Raleigh, NC for quite a while and were seen quite a bit in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. It is a very cute style and is great to see it come back. The reason it has come back is that it has come back with a slightly different look. The natural hair people have greatly influenced the new look in the Crochet Braids.
Overall, the Crochet Braids have textures that are more natural in appearance. As a result, the styles that have developed have a more natural je ne sais quoi, such as havana twist or braid outs. it is not uncommon for people to mistake crochet braids for real hair and you can expect to receive plenty of compliments on your Crochet Braid, not to mention numerous questions from people about where you had your Crochet Braid done.
Crochet Braids don’t necessarily refer to a particular look, but rather the manner in which the braid is added to the hair. Crochet braiding is also referred to as the crochet method. It is similar to the weave in which the natural hair is first cornrowed and then the extensions are then added to the cornrows.
The difference between the weave and the crochet braid though, is that with the crochet braid, the hair that is used is loose and not on a weft. Crochet braids also are not sewn in like weaves. Instead, a crochet needle is used to loop the hair under the cornrows and affixed a type of knot.
A nice feature of Crochet Braids is that they are relatively inexpensive. The Crochet braid styles today have a natural appearance to them, so Kanekalon hair or other types of hair that is pre-braided is or twisted. Crochet braids are also inexpensive because they are somewhat quick and easy to do, unlike box braids or some of the twists. On the downside, crochet braids do not last as long as the other types of braids, such as box braids. Additionally, Crochet Braids are somewhat more difficult to wash and maintain.