Crochet Braids: 15 Fly Protective Styles

November 14, 2014  |  

Crochet braids are on fire right now in both the natural hair and relaxed hair communities and we know why: it’s fast, affordable, versatile and gives your hair a much needed break especially during the colder months.

Here are some pretty simple DIY steps via XOVAIN.com to put in your own if you choose.

What You’ll Need:

3 packs of braiding hair of your choice

Latch Hook

1 pair of scissors (if you choose to cut length)

 

STEP 1: Determine Braid Pattern: The braid pattern is equally important as the installation of the hair. The way you braid your hair will determine how the style will fall.

STEP 2: Braiding hair. Depending upon the length (22 inches or more usually ) you may need to fold the hair in half and cut it with a pair of scissors in order to obtain a more realistic length, as well as some volume.

STEP 3: Installation. Begin by taking your latch hook in your hand.  With the latch open, slide it underneath the braid. Take the hair and fold it to your desired length.

For example: If you want short hair, keep the ends even. If you prefer the hair a little longer, separate the ends where one side is longer than the other.

STEP 4: Loop the hair onto the hook. IMPORTANT: CLOSE THE LATCH SECURELY order to avoid it from opening and tugging at your own hair. Reverse and slide the hair back underneath the braid.

STEP 5: Remove the hook. Take two fingers to create an opening at the loop.

STEP 6: Feed the ends of the hairs through the hole. Now, twist the loop and feed the ends in the loop once again.  Pull and secure.

STEP 7: Separate the hair into two parts.  Tie the hair, pull, and secure tightly. Repeat these steps until the full head is complete.

All images courtesy of individuals on Pinterest

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