Ways to style crotchet braids
Crotchet braids can be such a fun protective style to choose as I mentioned in my previous post. The problem is how to style when you’re tired of just having your hair down or in a bun.
This post presents 5 ways to style your crotchet braids.
5) Front fish braid
This style literally takes less than 5 minutes to do. Start by side parting your braids either to the left or the right. Then pick a large chunk of braids from the side you’ve partitioned. Braid it into a large braid. Pick up the rest of your hair from the other side and use a hair tie to secure both sides at the back.
4) Messy top knot
Emphasis on the messy part. This style is a go to for nights out or doing any physical activities. It’s messiness allows you to be active without worrying that your style will move. It’s also super comfortable. ‘IF YOU HAVE OCD DON’T GO FOR THIS STYLE’.
Just partition a small part of the front of your hair. Tie it up in a loose ponytail and tuck in the end of the ponytail. Keep loosening the ponytail to your desired effect. Pin down the edges with some bobby pins incase you feel that it is too loose.
3) Side frontal crown
This is a modified version of a common half up, half down style. First make a side part either on the left or the right side of your hair. Grab the first three rows of your crotchet braids and twist them individually towards the back of your hair. The beauty of this style is that you don’t need to braid or plait your hair. You just roll. When you roll both sides of your braids, carefully bring them together and use a hair tie to secure. The picture of the back gives you a better idea.
2) Frontal Crown
This style and the previous side frontal crown look pretty similar but the difference is that the first is largely parted to the side meaning the crown is dominant on the side you choose. For this style, you part your braids in the center and follow the same process by rolling both sections towards the back of your hair.
1) Front braid bun
This style takes the most effort out of the five but its worth it. When you’re feeling fancy and wanna do a style that stands out this is winner. This style starts out like the first style(front fish braid). When you’ve secured the top braid you sweep up all your hair and secure it in a high ponytail. You then tuck your braids clockwise into a bun. The back picture will also give you a good idea. You can choose to do the front braid in a braided plait or twist.
Hope you have fun trying a few of these styles!
NB: I usually leave out the front of the lines for my crotchet braids as I want to reduce the tension on my hairline.
From Anitaglam with love!