Crochet braids are on the rise, as many popular YouTubers are seen sporting natural-looking hair that actually serves as a protective style. The versatility of the crochet braid hairstyle is what makes it so appealing from straight hair to large braids and afros, this is definitely a styling method that you can never get tired of. Since this style allows easy access to the scalp, you are able to wash your hair and grease your scalp while sporting crochet braids. It has been found that the best hair to use when installing crochet braids is Marley hair, mainly because it mimics the coarse texture of natural hair.
How to Do The Marley Crochet Braids
Crochet braids can be created using various types of hair extensions, but Marley hair is one of the best choices. You can make crochet hair on your own if you have a Denman brush and a latch hook. Here is what to do
• Wash your hair as you usually do
• Blow dry your hair or wait for it to dry naturally
• Separate the hair into sections and braid it. Cornrows are the simplest choice
• Take out the Marley locks
• Use latch hook to weave strands of Marley hair under the braids
• Loop the hair through twice
• Tug at the braid to secure the hair
• Use Denman brush to brush the hair out
Popular Crochet Braids Using Marley Hair
Marley hair can be straightened, styled in braids, twists and locs and even curled on rods or rollers for big, voluminous curls. If you’re interested in crochet braids but don’t know which look to choose, here are 10 crochet braids with Marley hair hairstyles that we love:
1. Big, Sexy Curls
If you’re a fan of big hair, then this style is definitely for you. This look can be achieved by styling the Marley hair with a wand curler, or setting the hair on flexi rods.
2. Braidout With Marley
This crochet hair has been styled in a braid out which is one of the easiest natural hairstyles to attempt. If you are not used to styling Marley hair, try braiding the hair in plaits and leaving it braided overnight. In the morning, take the braids down and you will have gorgeous results.
3. Cute and Curled
These ringlet curls are all-the-rage. If you’re looking for a great style for crochet braids with Marley hair, then try setting your hair on medium-sized flexi rods for a uniform look.
4. Big and Bold
If you’re not opposed to rocking it big, just install your crochet braids and comb it out in order to channel your inner Chaka Khan. Go hard or go home, right?
5. Short Chunky Twists
Twists are a great style that is easy to achieve with Marley hair. Installing crochet braids with Marley hair is made especially easy when the hair is already twisted. This will decrease the time spent installing them without sacrificing the quality of your overall look.
6. Faux Locs Marley Crochet Braid
If you like a little bit more length, try these long faux locs. Some Marley hair suppliers have pre-wrapped ‘locs’ that install just as easily as the twists do!
7. Crochet Box Braids
These crochet braids are a God-send. Not only can you install them in about ¼ of the time it takes to install traditional box braids, they don’t add stress or tension to your edges and won’t slip out of the hair.
8. Springy Coils
This crochet braid hairstyle has been coiled using either perm rods, skinny flexi rods, or a small barrel curling wand. The great volume is achieved because of the density of the Marley hair.
If you want to rock straight hair without running the risk of damaging your own, this is another style that can be achieved with crochet braids that use Marley hair. A lot of Marley blends can withstand up to 400°F, but it’s best to pay attention to the heat limit that your Marley blend has so that you don’t run the risk of burning the hair.
10. Short and Tapered Marley Crochet Braid
If you’re interested in trying out a shorter style without the commitment of cutting your actual hair, then this crochet braids hairstyle might be the perfect choice for you. The Marley hair that was used already comes in a curled state, but if yours doesn’t you can achieve these curls by setting the hair on small perm rods.
As you can see, there’s really no style you can’t achieve when you install crochet braids with Marley hair. It really is the quickest, most simple solution for long-term protective hairstyling.
What is your favorite crochet braids hairstyle?