37 Fun Crochet Box Braids Hairstyles For You To Try Now in 2024

Key Takeaways
  • Crochet box braids are a versatile and popular protective hairstyle.
  • They provide a great way to protect natural hair while allowing for various styling options.
  • They can be worn for different occasions, from casual to formal, and are famous for their stylish appearance.
  • Crochet box braids are gentle on your natural hair, reducing the risk of breakage and promoting hair growth.
  • Like any hairstyle, crochet box braids can be a form of self-expression. They allow you to showcase your individuality, creativity, and confidence through your hair, and you can adapt them to convey personal style and stories.

These crochet box braid hairstyles are both alluring and straightforward. Here are 37 ways to wear this easy-going trend. We all love the beauty, style, and versatility of box braids, but it can be quite the task if we’re honest.

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From buying the hair to installation and upkeep, box braids are an investment of both time and money. That’s why we thank the hair gods and goddesses for crochet braids.

This braiding style involves plaiting straight back cornrows and installing the pre-looped braiding hair of your choice into the cornrows—the ultimate in convenience and simplicity. Interestingly enough, it’s been around since the 16th century.

It first showed up on the African continent and has grown in methodology and form over time. They succeeded in popularity during the 2010s because of their accessibility and comfort.

Crochet braids can turn a novice into a pro, and they’ve become one of the best DIY braiding styles. Some variations don’t even need cornrows! 

Before You Get Started

  • Ensure your hair and scalp are clean and well-moisturized to promote a healthy environment for braiding.
  • Choose high-quality synthetic or human hair extensions in the desired color and length.
  • Familiarize yourself with the crochet braiding technique and gather all necessary tools, including a latch hook, hairpins, and a crochet needle.
  • Decide on the size and length of the box braids you want, considering your preferred style and the health of your natural hair.

Binge on these bouncy, curly, straight, and satisfying crochet box braids hairstyles and choose your following great style. 

1. Passion Twist Crochet Box Braids 

Passion Twist Crochet Box Braids 

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Combining two ultra-trendy braiding elements always gives a brilliant result. You have the passion twist and the crochet braid, forming this bouncy hybrid of light hair.

Many people love passion twists, but the biggest complaint is that it’s a challenging method to master.

The twisting motion is an acquired skill, and you have to make sure you don’t frizz your strands up too quickly. That’s why pre-looped crochet passion twists are where it’s at. 

You can either buy them pre-twisted and install them, or buy free tress or lulu tress hair and twist it yourself.

Since these braids are so light, and you’re using the crochet method, you’ll barely feel a thing. Just make sure you don’t overload your cornrows, as it’ll create a bulky effect. 

2. Pencil Brown Crochet Box Braids

Pencil Brown Crochet Box Braids

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When you look at the intricacy of these pencil braids, it’s easy to see why anyone would opt for the crochet version. Installing such thin box braids would be time-consuming and tiring for your fingers.

It’s also hard to get this kind of uniformity with traditional braiding. With crochet, you can get the consistency you’ve always strived for and take on complicated styles that require a professional’s hands.

With small braids like these, it’s easy to miscalculate how many you’ll need, so buy 3-4 jumbo packs or 6-8 regular packs of pencil braids.

If you’re going to go bold, pick something like this earthy brown with red accents. You don’t have to worry about the colors not mixing with your natural hair since it’ll be hidden. If you keep scrolling, you’ll see how wild crochet colors can be. 

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3. Poetic Justice Crochet Box Braids

Poetic Justice Crochet Braids

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Poetic justice braids made easy! Finally, you can copy this classic look without worrying about the tension it creates when improperly installed. You’ll also never feel the weight of traditional poetic justice braids, so your edges will sing your praises.

Depending on how thick you want these braids, create space that’s at least pinky width between each braid so that your natural roots can breathe. 

Black, as always, is the vivid color when picking poetic justice braids. Still, you can take a look to another level with clips, beads, or any hair jewelry of your choice.

Try gold cuffs on one strand, like the picture above, or go crazy with cowrie shells, strings, and beads, which you’ll see as you read along. 

4. Icy White Crochet Box Braids

Icy White Crochet Braids

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Ice, ice, baby! Everybody loves an ice queen chic look, and these crochet faux locs are as remarkable. Unfortunately, platinum, white-blonde hair is so hard to achieve. It requires multiple rounds of bleaching and toning that can damage your natural hair.

Go for a crochet version to avoid that scandal and go long. Keep your curls and locks protected by choosing the lightest braiding color. 

You don’t have to worry about coming off as older, which most people think about when they see white or silver hair.

The look is so bold and bright that it adds a youthful, edgy touch. Rock this style with dramatic makeup and some dripped-out edges. You’ll be mistaken for X-men’s Storm, which isn’t bad. 

5. Senegalese Twist Crochet Box Braids

Senegalese Twist Crochet Braid

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Yet another style beloved for its aesthetic and beauty and loathed for its meticulous installation. Senegalese twists come in all shapes and sizes. Still, the super small ones can give you a headache, literally and metaphorically, if they’re not done right.

Some might give up when they see how small and tight these braids are. But, with the crochet option, you beat the hassle. 

Since you don’t have to worry about getting the method right, you can opt for an electrifying blue like the one above. The versatility also extends to daily styling.

You can wrap these light paper braids into a bun or go for a half-up, half-down look. If you want these twists to look natural, leave some edges out and style them. 

6. Medium Twist Crochet Box Braids

Medium Twist Crochet Braids

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If the last look was too small for your liking, why not meet your crochet braids in the middle? It’s the perfect size for anyone who wants to rock their crochet twists in a bun or low and loose.

They’re also thick enough to add hair jewelry but thin enough to leave out the weight of a bulky braid. The chocolate brown also works well with most skin tones. 

The swirls also create this elegant Medusa effect that elevates your style. The same rule applies when it comes to moderating the bulk.

Always install a small amount first, and build on the look as you go. Make sure your scalp and cornrows don’t feel too tight or strained. If they do, take some out so that your hair can breathe. 

7. Coil Twists Crochet Box Braids

Coil Twists Crochet Box Braids

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This is the perfect cross between a spring twist and passion twist, and it’s way bouncier than both of them combined. This coil formation is reminiscent of phone cords from the 90s and early 2000s.

The springy texture bounces as you walk, and it’s a lot of fun to play with. If you really want to cause a stir, get a vibrant color like this red and black blend. 

You can try this look yourself, and here’s how. Buy three different lengths and start with the longest at the bottom. When you reach the middle, switch to medium-length coils and finish off the top with the shortest strands you have.

While this style is cute, it might not be the best for anyone who loves a ponytail or bun. The light bounce means you’ll disfigure the curls if you pull on them too much. For ultimate freshness, wear it down and let the curls drop independently. 

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8. Tan Twist Crochet Box Braids

Tan Twist Crochet Braids

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This tan variation of the medium, Senegalese twist adds an ashy, muted tint. It also has excellent, silky elements that catch the light during the day.

Color is one of the most important categories to consider when choosing a new style. If you’re olive-toned, this tan will work perfectly for you, but adjust if your skin is on the paler or darker side. 

You can always experiment with different shades and add a mix of brown highlights to create dimension and weight to the crochet twists.

Depending on which side you want to part your hair, you can go for a criss-cross base pattern or straight backs. It’s all up to you. 

Style Guide to Crochet Box Braids

  • Versatile Extensions: Crochet box braids Hairstyles offer versatility, allowing for various styles, from casual to elegant.
  • Time-Efficient: They are a time-saving option, ideal for those with a busy lifestyle.
  • Play with Length: Experiment with different braid lengths to achieve your desired look, whether long and flowing or short and sassy.
  • Low Maintenance: Crochet box braids are relatively low-maintenance; routine care involves gentle washing and occasional re-styling.
  • Color Options: Opt for natural or vibrant colors to match your style and add flair to your overall look.

9. Green Kinky Twist Crochet Box Braids

Green Kinky Twist Crochet Braids

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It’s time to go green! Get it? This olive green long bob, or lob if you prefer, is a significant crochet variation that adds an element of texture to traditional twists.

The kinky hair texture forms a tighter, rope-like twist that lasts longer due to the friction each strand causes when it’s wrapped. Let your dark roots shine to create positive shadows and depths. 

The genius thing about buying this hair pre-made is you don’t have to worry about sealing the ends by burning them.

Instead, each braid has been expertly wrapped and burned at the ends, removing the hazard that stops people from trying this style at home. 

10. Red Flames Crochet Box Braids

Red Flames Crochet Braids

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Red will always be a go-to color when trying box braids, and these curly faux locs bring the heat! You can buy these pre-made with the water wave hair attached or try to create your own custom crochet loc with two separate packs of hair.

To do that, combine pre-made short, red faux locs with smooth, water wave hair extensions. Then, with a crochet hook, attach the water wave hair to the ends of the faux locs, and there you go!

If you want to go for a modern, Gen-Z-inspired style, tie the front part of your crochet braids into a top knot ponytail. Use a light blue or light pink scrunchie for a “chill girl” aesthetic. To keep the ends intact, apply mousse every week. 

11. Ombre Cascade Curly Crochet Box Braids

Ombre Cascade Curly Crochet Box Braids

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Have you ever seen an ombre braid blended so beautifully? The uniformity, color shading, and shape create the perfect coily twist. The dark roots blend with your natural hair, resulting in a seamless transition.

As you move down the shaft, you have this caramel, cocoa brown mix that draws your eye in before surprising you with a blonde pop at the ends. 

This spring twist version is tighter than passion twists, so you create a chunkier braid as you go along. Again, it’s best to buy these pre-made so that you don’t get frustrated as you try to duplicate this look yourself.

The layered effect is created by sweeping your hair back and letting it naturally fall. Since the hair is bouncy, don’t worry about overloading your cornrows.

12. Bounce Curl Crochet Box Braids

Bounce Curl Crochet Box Braid

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Yet another creative, curly crochet look, this is a cost-effective alternative to human hair extensions. Want to try a bob? Go for crochet braids. Need a more extended cut? Crochet braids are the answer.

You don’t have to cut or grow your hair out to get these curly tresses. Simply pick the crochet texture of your choice and install. These curls are large and wavy, so they look best when installed close together. You can even comb them out for a puffy curl. 

Since the hair is synthetic, you don’t have to worry about the curls growing limp or dropping. Instead, simply wear this style in a pineapple top knot when you go to bed, and your rings should remain in tip-top shape. 

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13. Loose Curl Crochet Box Braids

Loose Curl Crochet Box Braids

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This is a slimmer version of the cascading ombre twists we all love. They create a wide, voluminous appeal that’s fun and flirty. You can buy the ombre twists, split them into three pieces, create a new braid, or buy pre-made twists.

The first option allows you to customize your size and perfect your twisting skills. You can also save money by buying fewer hair packs and splitting them. With the second option, you’ll have to buy more minor twists, so you could end up buying more. 

Since the curls are more voluminous, you’ll have to take extra care of the ends so that they don’t overwhelm you with frizz. Also, it’s best to stick with mousse over gel or moisturizer with synthetic hair as the hair won’t absorb it. 

14. Cornrow & Crochet Box Braids

Cornrow & Crochet Braids

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Since crochet braids already feature cornrows, it’ll be easier to let them shine with this half and half look. At the front, you have traditional feed-in braids that lead to the back.

You can stick to conventional cornrows or incorporate the stitch braid method for additional intricacy. For the braids at the back, add some crochet jumbo braids to create your own braids like the ones pictured above. 

It looks complex, but it isn’t. Just pick your favorite ombre color and pre-braid your desired amount of box braids, leaving out the ends.

Add curl formers or Flexi-rods to the ends, and dip them in hot water for the thick wave effect. Loop them in then back and live your best box braid life.

This is a pretty unique look, so you can be just as eccentric with your edges. This horn shape is ferocious, so try it out, or go for your favorite swirls.

15. Mixed Bag Medley Crochet Box Braids

Mixed Bag Medley Braids

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Swirls, colors, and textures, oh my! There’s a lever of fun that’s hard to resist when adding various colors to your hair.

This fun bag of fiery colors is excellent for anyone that wants more variety with their box braids. You can customize your crochet hair to fit your personal aesthetic. Go for complementary or monochromatic color variations.

You can also go for contrasting colors if you want a spicier option. The yellow, orange, and red mimic a sunset. 

If you want to try this exact look, ensure that you have a predominantly solid color like black, brown, or even blonde. That way, the different tones, and shades can pop, creating an incredible photogenic moment.   

16. Curly Faux Loc Crochet Box Braids

Curly Faux Loc Braids

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This style is tough to pull off when it’s not pre-made because it requires you to dip the entire faux loc in hot water, which can take ages to dry.

However, these wavy, warped faux locs come ready to go. Also, unlike traditionally heavy faux locs, they barely weigh a thing. 

As pictured above, they’re so light that you can style them into a ponytail immediately after installation.

Since the hair is rougher than usual, make sure there’s enough space between your cornrows and the crochet loop. This prevents any itching or irritation. Check out the easy installation tutorial below.

17. Silky Micro Crochet Box Braids

Silky Micro Crochet Braids

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We love micro braids. They’re a fantastic way to lengthen your hair and keep a long-lasting style. Too bad they’re a headache to install. Micro braids are also notorious for pinching your roots and weakening your strands when installed the wrong way.

To avoid this, go for a wavy, silky crochet version. The honey blond softens your face while adding a sprinkling of color.

You need some free tress hair that loops or creates a curve at the top and some willpower. These are installed in small sections, so they take longer than most crochet styles. 

If you want to pull this look off, loop each strand three or four times. That will ensure they don’t unravel or get loose at the roots. Then, weave the crochet hair at the top of the cornrow. This way, the loop isn’t stretched beyond its limit. 

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18. Jumbo Bob Twists Crochet Box Braids

Jumbo Bob Twists Braids

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Is bigger always better? When it comes to these bouncy twists, the answer is a loud yes. Jumbo twists aren’t going away soon, so why not try this chunky bob? These twists mimic the trendy Jamaican bounce texture.

These curls are expensive and winding for a quick crochet look that doesn’t strain your pockets. Since they take up so much space on your head, you can get away with installing less. 

Sweep the hair in front for a sultry look, or clip them back for a formal occasion. This hair is also great for beads and jewelry, as the accessories will stay in place due to the size and twist method. 

19. Havana Twist Crochet Box Braids Hairstyles

Havana Twist Hairstyle 

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A famous cross between the Senegalese and Marley twist, Havana twists are perfect for those who love a bit of texture in their tresses. Since they mimic natural locs, they’ll get better as they age and won’t need much maintenance.

They’re usually worn long, but try this chin-length bob if you want to stand out. It will stay out of your way when you’re active and look cute for those dressed-up days. 

This style works best for anyone with tight curls, as the texture will match their natural hair accurately. If you’re the type that gets irritated when braiding hair touches your face, try pinning the sides back into a maiden-style braid. 

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20. Glowy Goddess Crochet Box Braids Hairstyle

Glowy Goddess Hairstyle

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If Aphrodite could appear in human form, this is the hair she’d have. Beautiful, flowy, thick, long goddess braids live up to their name. If you’ve always wanted this look, but don’t know how to do it at home, now’s your chance.

Here’s what you’ll need. Some crochet faux locs, water wave extensions, and some decorative string.

The great thing about a crochet version of this style is that you don’t need to braid in the wavy strands. Instead, you can just loop them in with the faux locs. 

The decorative string is really up to you. You can double up on colors, like the purple and white variation, or go with singles.

To enhance the look even further, try some wooden beads. Long, short, funny shaped, whichever bears draw your attention, try them out! Finally, add a few hair cuffs for that royal goddess feel. 

Pro Tip:

A Pro tip for crochet box braids is to make sure you have a solid foundation by properly braiding your hair or using braiding hair extensions. It ensures that the crochet box braids are secure and long-lasting.

21. Slim Bob Crochet Box Braids Hairstyle 

Slim Bob Hairstyle 

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The Slim Bob Crochet Box Braids hairstyles perfectly combines a short-to-medium bob haircut, offering a protective and stylish option.

With clean lines and versatility, the slim bob accentuates the face and provides a range of styling possibilities, making it an excellent choice for those looking for a trendy look.

Thick-to-thin box braids give off the classic 90 vibes we’d all love to achieve. Get these braids if you want bulk at the top and wispy movement at the bottom. They also create a triangle shape that accentuates your chin and jawline.

This swept-back look establishes a level of seriousness, but you can also part them down the middle or to the side. 

If this look is a little plain for you, add some hair beads or string around the front to frame your face and draw attention to your eyes. 

22. Jumbo Twist Crochet Box Braids Hairstyle 

Jumbo Twist Crochet hairstyle

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Long and accessible, these jumbo twists have never been more effortless! You don’t need a profound “grip game” with this crochet version. All you need is 3-4 packets of Jumbo twists and the ability to cornrow your hair. 

Here’s a hack that will help those who are cornrow challenged. First, head to your local stylist and tell them that you want to get plain, straight-back cornrows without feed-in extensions. 7-10 cornrows should work for a jumbo look like this.

Then, you can go home and install the hair yourself. It’s a great way to save money and still get the look you want. 

23. Fluffy Marley Crochet Box Braids Hairstyles 

Fluffy Marley Crochet Box Braids Hairstyles 

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Large and in charge, these loose fluffy Marley braids combine Diana Ross’s fierceness with Beyonce’s glamor. It’s one of the easiest crochet braids to install because you don’t have to do anything but loop them in.

What’s excellent about Marley’s hair is the texture. So you don’t have to worry about it slipping or loosening. Instead, just loop it once and let the texture do the rest. If you want an extra punch, incorporate streaks of brown.  

The sheer volume of the hair might look intimidating, but don’t be scared. There’s a way to maintain this mane without taming a tumbleweed of frizz.

Just braid the hair into thick sections before you sleep at night. You can wear a silk bonnet or scarf. Alternatively, you can sleep on a satin pillowcase. 

24. Dimensional Yarn Crochet Box Braids Hairstyles

Dimensional Yarn Hairstyle

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Celebrating the best of box braids, these dimensional braids include twists, three-strand, and four-strand braids rolled into one.

Look closely at each braid. It’s like a greatest hits collection. The variety creates this substantial, rope-like thickness, as unique as they come.

It’s hard to pull this off with raw Kanekalon hair, so buy them pre-made and go for the light and airy yarn option. 

Yarn braids have become extremely popular over the past decade, despite being an ancient way of extending your hair. Yarn increases the durability of your braids, making this architectural variation possible.

It’s like weaving or knitting being taken to the next level. You should definitely try the long variation so that everybody can appreciate the skills it takes to create such a braid.

Black and purple also go well together, so don’t be afraid to mix and match the two or do a half and half style. 

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25. Blonde Bombshell Faux Locs Crochet Box Braids Hairstyles

Blonde Bombshell Faux Locs

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This style `are intricately wrapped or braided around sections of your hair. In this hairstyle, the extensions are installed using the crochet method, ensuring a secure and seamless attachment.

This hairstyle offers the benefits of both protective styling and creative expression. The blonde color adds a bold and fashion-forward statement, while the combination of faux locs and crochet box braids provides versatility and reduced styling time.

Blonde, long, and super stylish, these bombshell faux locs are the best way to put some sultriness in your hair.

Blonde adds dimension to your face because its light color and locs add structure. Pinup the sides with a light-colored bobby pin to elevate this look, and let the rest fall around your shoulders. 

These specific locks are hollow, unlike the usual crochet faux locs, so they’re even lighter. They come as one long braid that you can bend in half and loop to form two locs. That makes them a more economically viable option.

You can be bold and dye your roots blonde to match your extensions or keep the dark root, platinum blonde vibe. 

26. Jumbo Wavy Faux Locs Crochet Box Braids Hairstyles 

Jumbo Wavy Faux Locs Crochet hairstyle

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These juicy faux crochet locs combine the beautiful mega box braids we can’t get enough of with some goddess elements that pop often. These locs are done using the individual method to make things even better.

To get this look without getting the bulk, section off your hair into box braids without adding extensions. After that, you can crochet the hair into the individual natural braid and then tuck the natural hair into your faux loc. 

Most crochet faux locs like these are hollow, so your natural braided hair should fit right in, protecting it from daily manipulation. 

27. Body Wave Micro Crochet Box Braids Hairstyle 

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You’d be forgiven for mistaking this hair for a weave. It’s long, luscious, and full of body wave curls. This is just one of the many ways you can rock crochet hair and substitute it for expensive human hair extensions.

You won’t need to heat style them either. All you need is some mousse and your fingers. Whenever you feel the hair tangling, squeeze some mousse into your hands and gently rake them through the extensions.  

Looking at the roots, you’ll see that each braid is looped 5-6 times. This is because the hair is extremely smooth and prone to slipping loose.

To combat that, ensure that you twirl your strands adequately and tie a knot immediately after. In addition, you could twist this hair into sections at night and trim the ends regularly to eliminate any loose or hanging strands. 

28. Teal Top Knot Crochet Box Braids Hairstyle 

Teal Top Knot Hairstyle

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In this hairstyle, hair is installed using the crochet method, allowing various styling options and protecting natural hair.

The braids at the crown of the head are gathered and tied into a top knot, creating a neat way to showcase the teal color while keeping hair out of the face. 

This teal tower of locs is a great way to switch things up. Why not go for an unusual burst of color that always adds life to your face and outfit.

It’s perfect for any skin tone, primarily because it draws attention to your natural undertones. You can still let your natural hair shine with some corkscrew edges. Top things off some edge control to hold them in place. 

You can hold your seafoam locs in a mega bun for those days when you’ve got to run many errands. To embellish your bun, add a few feathers. It will create a bohemian, chilled-out vibe and show off your creativity. 

29. Oil Slick Holographic Crochet Box Braids Hairstyle 

Oil Slick Holographic Hairstyle 

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Holographic hair really took off in 2015 after a series of stylists started highlighting the brilliant color effect through different hairstyles.

The braiding community quickly elevated the trend, and now we have these otherworldly crochet braids, and we’re glad for it!

It resembles the night sky or those puddles of oil that catch the light at night, but in the best way.

You can mix and match the various strands as you like or go along with the template above. When they’re pulled back, the minimal waves create a cloudlike motion that looks as light as a feather. 

30. Deep Blue Sea Crochet Box Braids Hairstyle 

Deep Blue Sea Crochet Hairstyle 

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The beautiful thing about crochet braids is the variety they offer. Where else could you get these oceanic waves?

You could practically swim in her flowing hair. The deep, rich blue mimics open waters, giving a soft yet strong aesthetic.

Another great thing about these pre-made locs is that you don’t have to deal with the hassle of dying your own braiding hair. Having dark roots here only adds to the style, creating a shadowy deep sea.  

You can have baby hairs “on swim” and add some hair jewels to mimic the legendary pirates’ treasure at the bottom of the ocean. It’s also an excellent style for a themed party or just an everyday look. 

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31. Tight Rope Twist Crochet Box Braids Hairstyle 

Tight Rope Twist Crochet Hairstyle 

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If you’ve ever tried to install your own pencil or rope twists, you know just how tedious the process can be. You have to hold the strands tightly and create a woven pattern that’s hard to maintain as you move down the hair shaft.

So it’s really a job for professional braiders. However, you can get the look without the strain with crochet box braids. These honey brown braids are light and beautiful, so the rope pattern works amazingly with them. 

For a full-on Goldilocks or Rapunzel look, get them extra long. That way, everyone can see the beautiful effect such a tight rope formation can have.

Since these braids are slim, you’ll have to make sure you get the right amount of braids. Most regular packs don’t have a lot of rope twists, so buy around 5 packets. 

32. Rihanna Inspired Crochet Box Braids Hairstyles 

Rihanna Inspired Hairstyle

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Rihanna has been a constant source of inspiration for fashion, especially hair. She’s done it all. From red and short to black and long, she’s a trailblazer.

So when she rocked those gigantic faux locs for her part in the Oceans 8 movie, we went wild. Thick, sectioned, and light as a feather, this crochet version cuts the bulk while maintaining the “bad gal RiRi” aesthetic.  

If you want to stick to the classic look, go for black faux locs, and install them using the individual crochet method. The great thing about this specific style is that it ages like fine wine. The puffier your roots get, the better.

It will only add to the authenticity of your locs, so don’t worry about keeping everything extra sleek. Let your locs be as accessible as Riri’s sense of style.  

33. Chic Crochet Box Braids

Chic Crochet Box Braids

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Boho chic is the word to live by for crochet braids. These small, pre-braided strands are quick and effective. You can go for a mid-neck length that lets the curls fall around the bottom of your face.

This is a great way to draw attention to your shoulders and create balance from the top of your head to the bottom. 

To create a realistic effect, braid small cornrows. For example, 11-12 slim cornrows with no extensions will ensure your roots look like individual box braids and not a line of crochet hair. 

34. Slick Shaved Sides Crochet Box Braids Hairstyle 

Slick Shaved Sides Hairstyle 

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These crochet braids will shine once you try the shaved sides look. It creates the perfect pedestal to show off your sultry twists, and you won’t even have to use that much hair!

Of course, you can choose whichever crochet braid you want, but these super long Senegalese twists add softness to your edgy side cut, giving you the best of both worlds. 

If you want to add extra elements that create movement, you can mix in different braid colors and hair jewelry.

Hair art is another great way to take this look to the next level. This is what most barbers love doing. Carving in shapes and lines creates fun dimensions. 

Keep in Mind:

  • Hair Health Matters: Prioritize the health of your natural hair. Ensure it is well-moisturized and in good condition before installing crochet box braids to prevent breakage and damage.
  • Right Hair Tools: Use quality hair elastics and bobby pins that are gentle on your hair, reducing the risk of snagging or breakage during the styling process.
  • Balanced Tension: Avoid pulling your hair too tightly when installing the braids. Excessive tension can lead to scalp discomfort and hair breakage. 
  • Avoid Overstyling: Minimize the use of heat styling tools and excessive hair products to prevent damage and maintain the overall health of your natural hair.

35. Mohawk Updo Crochet Box Braids Hairstyle

Mohawk Updo Crochet Hairstyle

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If you really want to embody the rock and roll freedom that braids give, try this double-edged mohawk and shaved sides look. You can go for this “in your face” silver bullet color and sweep your hair into a structured braid bun.

It seems complicated, but it isn’t. Just pull your hair to the top, and braid a major cornrow. Tuck in any unwanted ends with a bobby pin, and you’re ready to go. 

The great thing about using crochet braids with this look is that it doesn’t create any unnecessary tension, so you can style this mohawk as often as you’d like. 

36. Slim Faux Locs Crochet Box Braids Hairstyles 

Slim Faux Locs Hairstyle

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Thin is in, so try these slim faux locs on for size. We’re so used to seeing chunky locs, so you’ll draw some serious attention when you step out in smaller braids. Smaller locs are a great way to go out during the summer.

They’ll provide enough breathing room and can easily be swept into a bun or ponytail without being too bulky. 

Make sure you opt for hollow locs, as they’re practically weightless. 

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37. Long & Luscious Crochet Box Braids Hairstyles

Long & Luscious Hairstyle 

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair! Of course, we couldn’t round out this list without highlighting an extra-long crochet box braid. Long hair always attracts attention.

Whether it’s sheer envy or curiosity, it’s a great way to get some heads turning in your direction. Go for long goddess faux locs that combine softness with striking appeal.

You can either buy super long crochet locs, which can be challenging to find, or buy regular crochet locs and link them together. 

This hairstyle is typically wrapped or braided around sections of your hair to create the appearance of locs. In the case of the slim faux locs crochet box braids Hairstyles, the extensions are installed using the crochet method, ensuring a secure and seamless attachment.

This hairstyle offers a range of benefits, including hair protection, reduced styling time, and the ability to experiment with different colors and lengths.

The combination of slim faux locs and crochet box braids results in a unique, head-turning style that suits various occasions and personal preferences.

Since the hair is super long, it’s perfect for a vacation. You won’t run errands or do any activity that forces you to put your hair into a functional bun. Instead, just soak up the sun and stay gorgeous.

38. Brownish Curl Crochet Box Braids

Brownish Curl Braids

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This brownish curl crochet box braids combine box braids with curls, incorporating shades of brown. Synthetic hair extensions are attached to your hair using a crochet method, giving the appearance that the braids are growing directly from your scalp.

These braids are fashionable and protective, shielding your hair from potential damage caused by environmental factors and styling practices, and the brownish tones of the hair extensions provide a natural look, complementing various skin tones.

Try once these brownish curl crochet to look fashionable. Crochet braids are undisputed for beauty and convenience, but you probably still have questions. So let’s break down the ins and outs. 


Crochet box braids Hairstyles are a practical and stylish hairstyle. They combine traditional box braids’ aesthetics with the crochet technique’s convenience.

This protective and versatile hairstyle involves attaching synthetic or human hair extensions to your natural hair with a crochet hook. The result is a seamless and natural-looking blend that offers aesthetic appeal and hair protection.

Crochet box braids come in various lengths, colors, and textures, making expressing your style effortless. They also minimize stress on your natural hair and scalp while allowing creative styling options.

Crochet box braids are low-maintenance and suitable for busy individuals. Proper care ensures longevity and health, including regular cleansing, moisturizing, and avoiding excessive tension.

Whether looking for a temporary change or a long-lasting protective style, crochet box braids Hairstyles offer a practical and fashionable solution that celebrates individuality and beauty.

Now that you’ve done your research, it’s time to plunge! Dive into this in-depth tutorial on how to get the best crochet box braids Hairstyles ever. 

Monique Johnson