To do latch hook braids, also called crochet braids, cornrow the hair, slide a latch hook underneath one cornrow, and use it to pull a synthetic hair extension through to the other side. Tie the extension around the cornrow, and repeat this technique over the entire head.
Latch hook braids are popular because they do not place a lot of stress on the scalp and natural hair, according to Xovain. The braids also require less installation time than traditional sew-in weaves.
To care for latch hook braids, moisturize the scalp regularly, and wear a satin cap or headscarf while sleeping. Keeping the braids dry also extends the life of this style.