If you’re feeling the crochet braid look, but you don’t have hair that’s long enough to cornrow then the crochet braid wig might be the way to go. Crochet braids are very popular this season and natural ladies are finding more ways to keep the trend going. Crochet braids are creative and versatile, but the style doesn’t last very long. This is partly because of the kind of hair that is used to create the style. Now, ladies have figured out a way to keep the style longer without having to sacrifice the look. Let’s look at how you can create a crochet braid wig!
What You’ll Need:
1. A wig head
2. A weave cap
3. Perm rods (if you desire)
4. Crochet hook (also known as a latch hook)
5. Hair of your choice for your wig
6. Boiling water
7. A comb
8. A pair of scissors
My Natural Sistas
Natural hair YouTuber, My Natural Sistas has an excellent YouTube tutorial on creating both long and short crochet wigs. Her hair of choice for her short, curly and springy crochet wig was Marley Braiding Hair. The hair was combed out, cut in half and wrapped around pink perm rods. My Natural Sistas made sure to twist the hair as she wrapped it around each rod.
Twisting the hair as it’s being wrapped is what gives the hair a defined curl. After rodding the hair, she places the rods in a bowl and adds boiling water. After sitting for 15 seconds and cooling off for 5 minutes, the rods are ready to crochet. My Natural Sistas takes her crochet needle and puts it through one of the wig cap holes, while pulling one of the rodded curls through four holes. The looping part is the same as if you are doing regular crochet braids. Finally, a knot is tied at the base of each curl to secure.
My Natural Sistas uses a different process for the longer wig that she created using 16 inch Cuban Twist Braiding Hair. Instead of curling the hair first, she crocheted the hair on the wig cap first then rolled the hair. Instead of rolling the hair all the way up, My Natural Sistas stopped about three quarters of the way. She even has some leave out in the front, making the wig look very natural.
Another great crochet wig tutorial is this one by natural hair beauty, MsAmberGlamour. She used Marley Braiding Hair for her crochet braid wig and curled it with perm rods after she installed the hair on her wig cap. To give her wig a pop of color, she used red Marley Braiding Hair in the front of her wig. She uses the same looping technique as My Natural Sistas and ties a knot at the base of the cap.
Because she only used four packs of hair, MsAmbeGlamour made sure to space the hair out on the cap so that there were no visible spaces or bald spots on the wig. After installing and applying perm rods, she dipped the whole wig in a pot of boiling water. She left the rods in overnight and unraveled her curls in the morning.
If you’re like me and don’t know how to cornrow well enough for the base of crochet braids, then you’re probably really excited to see these crochet braid wig tutorials. The crochet braid wigs are the most convenient and natural looking wigs that I’ve seen for women who have natural hair. The best part is that you don’t have to spend a ton of money on the hair or installation because you can do it yourself.
Have you ever made a crochet wig? Will you try it out soon?