10 Styles That Will Make Your Crochet Braids Feel New Again

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"Wild Thoughts" was the song of the summer, and, in a lucky twist of fate, wild and wavy hair was the aesthetic. Even though it's time to bid a tearful goodbye to rosé, frosé, and the like, that doesn't mean that we're letting go of our 'big hair don't care vibes' anytime soon. The easiest way to score the look when you want to (also) baby your 'do ahead of a long winter of heat styling? Crochet braids.
The protective style is synonymous with lots of loose curls and the hair usually used (Marley) is light as a feather — a welcome alternative to wearing cumbersome box braids and heavy twists. But sometimes, you can get stuck doing the same two or three looks with your crochets (top knots, high ponytails, double ponytails — you get it).
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Don't fret if you're in an end-of-summer hair rut, because these Instagrammers have found pretty nifty ways to get more bang for their buck with their crochet braids.
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Photo courtesy of Sabrina's Beauty.
Try: Bantu Knots

For this style, Camille of Sabrina's Beauty in Orlando, Florida, used two to three packs of 4A bohemian curl hair, then added Bantu knots for added interest.
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Try: A Color Refresh

Remember the days when people actually wanted to hide their grays? Neither do we.
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Photo: Via @hairglambychaka.
If you want to DIY your dye job, Black Girl Long Hair suggests starting off with white or blond hair, then coloring it yourself.
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Photo: Via @yankahglamgoddess.
Any style that flatters your skin tone and saves you from damaging your real hair is an automatic win.
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Photo: Via @beautifulsoulbraids093.
Try: An On-Trend Bob

Beach waves with all the bump — and no gritty texturizer spray.
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Photo: Via @vivianbeautyandstyle.
@Vivianbeautyandstyle curled her own hair by braiding small sections all over, then warmed them up with hot water.
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The sci-fi bob has never looked so cool.
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Try: A Sleek Ponytail

The texture of this hair elevates this ponytail from its stick-straight counterparts.
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Behold: Real-life Rapunzel vibes.
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Photo: Via @touchedbykeena.
How adorable is this bun? What's even better, this style can be preserved overnight with the help of a scarf.
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