Natural Looking Crotchet Braid Extensions Tutorial

Natural Looking Crotchet Braid Tutorail Created Using A Bobby Pin

If you are anything like me, when I first went natural my plan was to concentrate mostly on my natural hair only occasionally eying up hair extensions as a styling choice. I’m proud to say that I stuck to my plan for the most part and even today, I tend to prefer protective styles with my own hair, no extensions added.

One thing that I learned very early on in my hair journey, even during my occasional stint with weaves, was that the combo of straight hair extensions with some of my own hair left out was a huge waste of time and energy.

The extension hair matched my own immediately after flat ironing but about two hours, even though my natural hair remained straight, there was a distinct difference in textures which meant another quick trip to the mirror heat tool in hand.

If my tolerance for weaves was longer than my usual 3 week period, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that if this trend had continued, I would have found myself dealing with a ton of heat damage to my leave out hair.

Thankfully though I learned my lesson and stuck with more “natural” textured weaves in which I could just do a braid out to blend my hair with the extension hair and be done with styling for the remainder of the week. Majority of my hair remained protected and even my leave out hair was benefiting from low manipulation styling, a win win situation.

Crotchet braids are great because if you do not plan to leave any hair of your own out, depending on the hair that you choose and density that you install at the top, you can get some seriously natural looking hairstyles that to a certain extent remain ‘true’ to your kinky roots.


In this easy tutorial Jouelzy shows us how she created this gorgeous natural looking style using nothing more than a bobby pin and the extension hair. So if you have lost your latch hook crotchet needle or you don’t really want to purchase one but want to enjoy the versatility of crotchet braids, then watch on!

Originally posted 2013-12-24 20:00:16.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

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Comments

  1. Kelly D. Manning
    Kelly D. Manning

    Love it! you make it look so easy! I gave up and my cornrow are not tight enough ~ I found a place in Brooklyn that does them! Can’t wait until I save up the money to get mine!! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Victoria Renee
    Victoria Renee

    I tried this hair still but I used a crochet tool. my hair was fabulous but it shedded like crazy I cant stand shedding.

  3. boredem

    i wonder what her face look like without makeup …

  4. claud-uk

    Great tutorial but very annoying facial expressions

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