Crochet is hands down one of my favorite hair extension install methods of all time.
It’s convenient, cost-effective, and can be easily done from the comfort of your own home. Not to mention that synthetic hair texture technology has improved over the years.
We now have a bunch of crochet braid options that mimic our natural hair no matter if it’s kinky, curly, blown out, or twisted up — there’s a little bit of something for everybody.
If you haven’t yet found your perfect crochet hair match, check out a few of these textures that do an incredible job of mimicking natural hair of all types.
Have you ever seen a perfect chunky twist out on 4C hair? This is exactly what the texture of Punta Cana Twists is like, just a tad smaller.
Like most crochet twists, this hair can be unraveled and brushed out into a voluminous head of hair that mimics a natural afro.
If you really want this look to be completely unclockable, you can do some light layering to frame your face, shape into a medium-length fro, or throw in a flexi rod set.
If you’ve ever wanted to wear Marley twists that looked like they were growing out of your scalp, but couldn’t find a texture kinky enough to blend in with your natural hair, you’re in luck.
The Springy Afro Twists by Outre blend beautifully with Type 4 and Type 3/4 mixes.
This hair can also be untwisted and worn with a small amount of leave-out, but do keep in mind that it’s prone to tangling and won’t last as long as if you were to keep it twisted up.
A textured ponytail or bun is one of the best natural protective and low-manipulation styles to do because you don’t have to worry about slicking down your hair down straight.
This hair from FreeTress’ Nature Touch collection is a great option for the style because not only does it look like natural hair, but unlike other crochet hair, it’s soft and feels like it, too.
A few failed twist-outs and flexi rod sets are basically a natural woman’s rite of passage, but what if I told you I found the cheat code?
You can get a full head of perfectly formed, bouncy rod curls without any of the extra effort with Rod Set Crochet Braids from Royal Zury.
They look super natural and all you really need is one pack for a complete look.
Looking for straight crochet hair is different than obtaining a straight wig or bundles because most straight textures end up being entirely too silky to look like a natural head of hair.
That’s why this blowout straight texture from Outre is a life saver. It does, indeed, look like blown out natural or relaxed hair with a light one-pass press.
This hair works best with the illusion or knotless crochet method to limit the amounts of lumps and bumps that are visible once you complete the style.
For my 3B and 3C girls, I know finding a good crochet hair to match your texture can be frustrating because there’s either a little too much kink or the curls are far too silky to match your hair.
his Coily 3C texture from LuluTress is a dead ringer for a fresh wash and go on healthy Type 3 hair. Plus, it’s the only type of hair I truly trust with a leave-out.
Do you have any favorite crochet hair textures? Let us know in the comments below.