If you’re familiar with the natural hair community, you know that protective styles are a must. Whether you’re protecting your coils from freezing winter weather or just want a break from a week or two of styling routines, a good protective style can do the trick.
Designed to give your hair a chance to rest, when properly styled, protective styles are considered beneficial. That’s because they’re low-handle (you don’t play with your hair every day) and also work to protect your hair from everyday stressors (heat-related breakage, moisture-sapping cold temperatures, and behavior lazy in hair care that can sabotage your healthy hair progress).
It’s no secret that protective styling options abound when you’re ready to give your hair a break. But one popular choice that’s a fun twist (literally and figuratively) are crochet braids. If you’re unfamiliar, these are a great styling option that offer great versatility and are so easy you can even DIY them if you’re working on a budget. Or, if you prefer to be pampered, you can easily find stylists who can pull off this look in no time.
So if this is your first time hearing the phrase “crochet braids,” get ready for this friendly deep dive into a popular natural hairline style.