Get the Look: Crochet Braids without Cornrows (The Ultimate Guide)

Get the Look: Crochet Braids without Cornrows (The Ultimate Guide)

Crochet braids have become increasingly popular among women who want to add length and volume to their hair while protecting their natural hair. The traditional way to install crochet braids is by braiding the hair into cornrows, but this method can be time-consuming and painful for some people. Fortunately, there is a way to install crochet braids without cornrows, and it’s easy to do it yourself at home. 

Here’s how:

Step 1: Wash and Prepare Your Hair 

Before installing your crochet braids, washing your hair thoroughly and conditioning it is important. Make sure your hair is completely dry before you begin the installation process.

Step 2: Section Your Hair 

Divide your hair into two sections and clip each section out of the way. This will make it easier to work with each section as you create your braid pattern.

Step 3: Create Your Foundation 

To create the foundation, you’ll need to braid your hair into each other to create a cornrow. This might sound complicated, so we created a tutorial to should you how to achieve this.

Braid Pattern Tutorial

We also included a tutorial on how to tuck the ends.

Step 4: Install The Crochet Braids 

Now it’s time to install the crochet braids. Insert a crochet needle into the middle of the plaits, hook the hair extensions onto the crochet hook, and latch it. Then, insert the crochet hook through the braids and pull the hair extension through. Once the hair extension is through the braid, tie a knot at the base of the hair extension to secure it in place. Continue this process until you have installed all the desired crochet braids

Step 5: Style Your Crochet Braids 

Once all the crochet braids are installed, you can style them as desired. You can trim them to your desired length, curl them, or straighten them. Take care of your crochet braids to ensure they last as long as possible.


Installing crochet braids is a great way to achieve a protective style without the hassle of braiding. It’s also a great way to experiment with different hairstyles without damaging your natural hair. With a little practice and patience, you can easily install crochet braids on your own and enjoy your new look.

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