4 Very Easy Beginner-Friendly Crochet Hairstyles For Black Women

3 Very Easy To Do Crochet Hairstyles For Beginners From wavy to using, Kanekalon, and unraveled crochet twist. These three crochet hairstyles are both easy and beginner friendly.

In this post, I am going to give you 3 easy to do crochet hairstyles for black women that are also beginner-friendly. I promise you that if I (having no formal cosmetology training) can do it then so can you. Along with each crochet, the hairstyle is a video so that you can see exactly how to pull these styles off.

And it should go without saying that the benefit of these styles is that they are protective styles and they take way, less time to do than traditional weaving methods. Since they are beginner-friendly that means they are forgiving if you mess up.  For example, you do not have to know how to cornrow like a pro because your crochet will cover your braids. And the braiding part is pretty much the hardest part of the tutorial. Anyway. Why don’t we jump right into the tutorials? shall well.

What You Will Need

Like most crochet hairstyles for black women, you are going to need crochet needles for all the styles.  You can click here to get a pack of them. 

Crochet Hairstyles For Black Women #1 The Jumbo Twist and #2 The Unravel

Crochet Hairstyles For Black Women

I have already written a blog on this and it is how to do the Havana twist and how to do the unraveling.  For the sake of understanding how to do this hairstyle, I have included how to do both the Havana twist and the unraveling. This is one of my favorite crochets and it took less than two hours to do. It take about 7 packs of hair.  But you can use less if you want your hairstyle to be less full. You can click here to get the hair. 

As a bonus.  Here are several different styles that you can do as well, once you have the jumbo braids in.  Check out my video below.

  • Step One: First you need to cornrow your hair. You do not have to be an expert in braiding because the cornrows will be covered up anyway by the twist. You can just braid your real hair straight back.

 

  • Step two: Crochet the Havana twist into your real hair.  You can look at the video on how to do this. Make sure that you put each twist at least about an inch apart.  I used about 6 packs of hair on my head total and the style was VERY thick.

 

  • Step Three: Ensure that all of your real hair is covered by the crochet braids, you can also feel free to slick down your edges if need be.

 

  • Step Four: Unravel the twist. Try not to be too rough. The last thing you want to do is to unravel the twist and have them start to tangle.  Then you will just look crazy.
  • Step Five: Once your twist is unraveled depending on how much hair you use, your hair at this point may be looking crazy and unruly.  So what you want to do is simply get some scissors and trim up the bottom to shorten it and to share it. And literally, that is it.

Crochet Hairstyles For Black Women # 1 ~ Video Hair Crochet Tutorial

Check out my full video tutorial down below to get a step-by-step video guide on how to do the jumbo twist.

Crochet Hairstyles For Black Women #2 ~ Unravel Video

Unraveling your crochet hairstyle can give you an entirely new look.  You can check out my video down below for a full tutorial on how to unravel your jumbo twist and wear it as a style.

Crochet Hairstyles For Black Women #3 Crochet Using Kanekalon Hair

Crochet Hairstyles For Black Women

This hairstyle is probably the most affordable and versatile hairstyle.  All you are going to do is to get loose braiding hair and crochet it to your hair.  For this style to make it look more real you can leave the edges out to blend with your hair.  Each pack of braiding hair pack cost anywhere between $1-$3 depending on what type of braiding hair you use.  I used two packs of the x-pressions hair (click here to get the hair) and I cut each pack of hair in half.

The style can take a very long time, it took me 5 hours to do this style on my own.  You can watch the video below to see how exactly I did it.

  • Step One Your cornrow pattern needs to be braided straight back and be pretty close together. Be sure to leave the edges of your hair out.
  • Step Two: Get a small piece of braiding hair and loop the hair under your cornrowed hair. (Remember watch the video below to see how to do this).
  • Step Three: In order to lock the hair in place, loop the hair three times back and forth and pull tightly.  (Also on the video).
  • Step Four: Add a blow dryer to the hair. And since the hair is fake hair you want to keep the heat on the lowest setting.  You do not want the braiding hair to melt and all your hard work going to waste.
  • Step Five: You then want to flat iron the edges of your hair, to help your real hair blend in with the fake hair. And that is it!

Crochet Hairstyles For Black Women #4 Crochet Using Curly Hair

Crochet Hairstyles For Black Women

I am not even going to lie, this type of crochet took the longest.  Not because it was super hard to do but the hair was hard to deal with. When you have curly synthetic hair is has a tendency to get tangled very easily.  The downside to the is that you have to be very careful with the hair AND your hairstyle may not last as long if you do not tie it up at night or something because the hair will get frizzy. But I still love the look and it took about four packs to complete. Click here to get the hair.

  • Step One Your cornrow pattern needs to be braided straight back and be pretty close together. Notice that there were some cross patterns in my hair. This helps the overall hairstyle look more natural. 
  • Step Two: Get a small piece of braiding hair and loop the hair under your cornrowed hair. (Remember watch the video below to see how to do this).
  • Step Three: In order to lock the hair in place, loop the hair three times back and forth and pull tightly.  (Also on the video). 
  • Step Four:  This step is optional.  I chose to cut the hair a little shorter and shape it.
  • Step Five: You can add the product to the hair and tied it up with a silk bonnet.  It will help the hair lay flat and not get as frizzy. Even though it is synthetic hair it can respond to products. 

These are the three crochet hairstyles for black women that are really easy to follow and are beginner-friendly. If you know someone who loves doing their own hair and trying new styles then feel free to share this post with them.

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