20 crochet hairstyles you’ll want to recreate ASAP

Dibs on the Yara Shahidi-inspired ponytail.

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I don’t know about you, but going natural was one of the best beauty decisions I’ve made in a long time. After doing the big chop and rocking protective hairstyles, my hair has retained length and I’ve learned to love and take care of my 3c/4a curl pattern. Thankfully, when it comes to natural hair, there’s no shortage of hairstyles that we can rock (see: jumbo braids, micro braids, and twist outs). But did you know one of the easiest ways to get perfect curls is with a crochet hairstyle?

Allow me to introduce you: First, your hair is braided into cornrows, but instead of sewing in your extensions, your braider uses a crochet needle to loop the unwefted hair into your braids. And if you have a chill-AF approach to your hair routine like me, curly crochet hairstyles and braids are a genuinely perfect way to achieve some major #hairgoals with minimal fuss. Ahead, 20 gorgeous curly crochet hairstyles that look bomb on every hair length, colour, and texture. Prepare to show you braider these looks ASAP.

1 This pink and black curly crochet hairstyle

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If you’re not ready to commit to a full head of bubblegum pink ringlets, add fun flares of colour to recreate this whimsical curly crochet hairstyle. For a looser curl pattern, reach for a throwback favourite: flexible curlers. No need to sit under a dryer for an hour, just wrap your damp hair around the curlers, pop on a satin bonnet, then go to sleep. In the morning, you’ll wake up with long-lasting curls and no heat damage.

2 This embellished ponytail crochet hairstyle

After your braider completes this cool crochet hairstyle, add a few gold-tone hair charms throughout your updo. Remember: Just because your hair is in a protective style doesn’t mean you should dial back on your styling products, so keep your scalp hydrated with your favourite lightweight moisturiser.

3 This shoulder-length crochet hairstyle

If you want to give off Marley vibes without the longterm commitment of dreadlocks, opt for crochet faux locs instead. Pro tip:Prevent flyaways by misting your hair with a leave-in conditioner.

4 This passion twist crochet hairstyle

Passion twists are the new wave of curly crochet hairstyles (they’re kinda like the cooler, ~artsier~ version of their polished counterparts, like Senegalese twists). Use a hair tie without the metal to keep your ponytail in place without snagging your hair.

5 This short curly crochet hairstyle

Short curly crochet hairstyles are suuuuper pretty, and with the right professional cut, they can show off your killer face structure. Play up your ringlets and rub a curl-defining cream throughout your strands. Pro tip: Fluff up your face-framing curly crochet hairstyle with a wide-tooth comb.

6 This blonde crochet hairstyle

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Okay, fine, I’ll admit it: watching Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child music videos made me want to get blonde highlights in high school. A protective crochet hairstyle will let you experiment with blonde hair without damaging your natural texture. Just don’t forget to use a colour-safe shampoo and conditioner to maintain the vibrancy of your newly blonde locks.

7 This jumbo Senegalese twist crochet hairstyle

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A jumbo crochet hairstyle is cute AF and will have you dreaming about the Afropunk lineup in the dead of the winter. Add some sheen to your hair and keep your scalp hydrated with a fast-absorbing hair oil.

8 This honey-brown crochet hairstyle

I saw Ciara rocking honey-brown hair, so I obviously got honey-brown hair, too. For the most complementary dye job, leave it to the professionals, but feel free to add adjustable gold-tone links to crochet hairstyles for an unexpected accent detail.

9 This dark-magenta crochet hairstyle

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Level up your crochet hairstyle and go for a bold hair color like these dark-magenta faux locs. Just like dark-purple eyeliner makes brown eyes pop, this flattering magenta hue will also complement your skin tone. Don’t forget to apply a sheen spray for extra moisture and shine.

10 This half-braided curly crochet hairstyle

Braids in the front, party in the back. This curly crochet hairstyle is not only trendy, but so g’damn pretty. After you make it through your gruelling gym workout, be sure torun a damp microfiber cloth with a little bit of a hydrating shampoo on it in-between your braids to keep them fresh until your next salon appointment.

11 This extra-long curly crochet hairstyle

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Look like you just stepped off the plane from the Caribbean with this waist-grazing curly crochet hairstyle. To keep your hair from looking flat, ask your hairstylist to cut a few layers. And don’t be afraid to use a lightweight volumising foam to add body and play-up the curls of your new crochet hairstyle.

12 This curly crochet side-ponytail hairstyle

Enhance the curl pattern of your curly crochet hairstyle with a wave gel, which eliminates frizz and locks your slicked-back style in place. For extra texture, use a wave brush to distribute the gel throughout your hair and to prevent any dreaded white flakes from showing up.

13 This kinky-straight crochet hairstyle

Love the look of a blowout, but don’t want to risk causing heat damage to your natural hair? Same. Next time you hit up your braider, let them know you want to use a kinky-straight hair texture to fake a natural-looking blowout. Just don’t forget to show your crochet hairstyle some love and spritz a lightweight leave-in conditioner onto your strands regularly.

14 This half-up curly crochet hairstyle

Bantu knots are always a win, but switch things up and wrap two buns at the front of your hair. Keep your edges in check, and brush a non-flaky edge control along your hairline.

15 This crochet faux-locs hairstyle

Tyra Banks, Meagan Goode, and Ciara have all worn crochet faux locs, and so can you. For a statement-making crochet hairstyle, wrap half of your hair into a topknot and secure with a few bobby pins.

16 This red curly crochet hairstyle

Remember when Rihanna shocked us all and dyed her hair red back in 2010? Take a page from Bad Gal Riri’s beauty book, and go for a less intimidating auburn curly crochet hairstyle instead. If you want to save some money, make sure you use a hair dye specifically formulated for natural hair.

17 This side-part curly crochet hairstyle

Use a rat-tail comb to create a deep side part in your curly crochet hairstyle. For extra hold, rub a dab of edge control along your part and at your edges to keep your baby hairs in place.

18 This pink curly crochet hairstyle

What’s even better than a curly crochet hairstyle? An ombré pink version, duh! A tighter curl pattern is the perfect way to create a more realistic-looking crochet hairstyle. Use a skinny curling iron to randomly add more curls throughout your hair and to re-curl any strands that loosen up over time.

19 This braided ponytail curly crochet hairstyle

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Your Instagram selfie game will reach a new level after you recreate this insanely gorgeous curly crochet hairstyle. The voluminous curly high ponytail and gold hair cuffs will stand out in your latest Insta and IRL at holiday parties.

20 This voluminous curly crochet hairstyle

Score some major volume and use a crochet hairstyle that’s similar to your hair’s natural curl pattern. Pro tip: Add a few pumps of volumising mousse to your curly crochet hairstyle, and your curls will be full and popping all day long.

This post originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com.

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