illusion crochet braids

Illusion Crochet braids are the BEST protective style!

Is crochet hair still in style in 2024?

Well we hear it all the time!

Crochet braids are for old people! Only aunties get crochet braids! Crochet could NEVER look natural!

Well the game has changed and crochet braids aren't the same as they used to be. Crochet braids has leveled up multiple times since it's resurgence in the early 2010s and the recent changes make it the PERFECT protective Style.

The main type most people think of with crochet braids are the traditional type.

Traditional Crochet Braids

Traditional Crochet Braids are the type where the knots are visible. 

Knotless Crochet Braids

After awhile some people moved away from traditional crochet braids and started doing knotless crochet braids.


With knotless crochet braids the knots are hidden but the seams are still visible. The seams are the individual pieces of hair that fold over, and conceal the braid as seen above. 
Parting, and pulling the hair up or back make the seams more conspicuous.

Illusion Crochet Braids | Invisible Crochet Braids

How to do Illusion Crochet Braids? or How to do Invisible Crochet Braids?

Both are used interchangeably to refer to the same type of crochet braids..

They are essentially knotless crochet braids taken up a level.

Illusion, Invisible, Seamless are used interchangeably and refer to the same type of crochet braids.
The most popular type is the 360° Illusion Crochet Braids.

illusion crochet braids

360° means the seams, around the entire perimeter of the head, are blended into the hairline. This creates the look or illusion that the hair is growing from the scalp. 
Blending may also include: teasing, backcombing, plucking or manipulating the parting sections of the install (middle part, side part etc). Many 360° installs allow for 5-7 parting sections, but some stylists may only offer 1-2 parting sections.

Since the illusion is created for the entire hairline and parting sections, this means there is NO leave out hair required! The intense blending, makes 360° Illusion crochet braid installs incredibly versatile. Installs can be worn down, as a half-up half down, worn up in a ponytail or bun.

Some stylists offer illusion crochet braids with just the front hairline (from ear to ear) also known as the 180° Illusion Crochet braids.

illusion hairline crochet braids

Wefted Human Hair Illusion Crochet Braids

Crochet Braids leveled up again with the introduction of Wefted Human Hair Illusion Crochet Braids. 

But what does that mean? The hair is not crocheted with Bulk Human Hair nor is any hair cut from the weft or track. Both the weft and the attached hair are crocheted and concealed into the braids. 

This technique is not only limited to Illusion crochet braids but can be combined with a traditional sew-in and replace lace frontals and lace closures. 

Regardless of the type, all Illusion crochet braids provide people an inconspicuous protective style with no leave out hair required, free and easy access to the scalp for, on average, between 6-8 weeks or up to 10 weeks depending on the hair used, braiding pattern, and maintenance routine.


Introducing the Illusion Crochet Needle

Are you ready to take your crochet hair game to the next level? Look no further than the Illusion Crochet Needle. This innovative tool is designed to make the crocheting process even easier and more efficient.

illusion crochet braids

With its thin handle and large loop hook, the Illusion Crochet Needle allows for effortless insertion and looping of synthetic and human hair extensions, saving you time and effort.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to effortlessly crochet your hair with the Illusion Crochet Needle. 

This article was reposted and reworked with the consent of: The Crochet Clique



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