Without these key steps, your crochet hair will look unnatural, fake and bumpy at the roots–ew. For my natural hair girls, this method is perfect to have people ask “wow, how did you get your hair to grow so much!” I love crochet as it’s a great protective style to boost hair growth, for length retention and reduce manipulation which is BAD for your hair. Often times, we brush our hair up in ponytails daily, which pulls out our hair and prevents it from flourishing to our maximum hair potential. Crochet is perfect for maintaining your natural hair look, while giving your hair a break and time to breathe and GROW– without tapping into the ‘fake’ fully however there’s nothing more distasteful to me than weave that’s obviously fake! It defeats the purpose! I think how your hair blends with this crochet hair is super important, and is way too often overlooked. I personally hate those bumpy looking crochet hairstyles that give crochet styles a bad reputation!
I hate this look.
How I achieve natural-looking crochet twist outs? It’s easy!
Gather your tools! Grab a crochet hair of your liking and similar enough to your hair type or texture! For this look, I chose the “Jamaican Bounce” (available worldwide at your local beauty supply store). I also grabbed my crochet tools, hand mirror to help with seeing the back of my head, a scarf and eco styler gel . I used 4 packs for this look!
The braid pattern is key. About 8-10 cornrows back, and a LEAVE OUT at the front. Just as a leave out is required with a weave? It’s the same with crochet hair
Separate the curls in two, as super defined curls are UNNATURAL. Nobody’s natural hair is frizz-free and has gravity defying curls. Unravel a bit, then start the process. The crochet tools make this whole process easy! A simple through the cornrow, hook the hair onto it, pull it back and make a knot. It’s much harder explaining through words but if you’re here, I’d like to assume you know the ropes of actually installing the hair, if not, come through youtube.
Undo the leave out you had at the front from the original braid pattern. Your natural hair will immediately blend seamlessly with the crochet hair like a lovely twist out. For a neater, more well kept look–I personally like to dampen the leave out, add Eco Styler Olive Oil to it, use a few hair pins to secure the leave out to blend with the crochet and thats it! The ecostyler plus the dampness creates subtle waves in my hair whilst making it shiny and healthy looking.
Crochet hair is a fun way to achieve your ‘natural hair goals’ without actually doing so! Fake it til you make it is what I like to say. I hope this short hair post has guided you on how to achieve this look!
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