Crochet braids are a form of protective hairstyling. Just like weaves (sew-in), individual braids, or cornrows, crochet braids are meant to give natural hair rest from daily manipulation. Crochet braids are a complete protective hairstyle so there is no natural hair exposed. The natural hair is braided into cornrows using the stylist's braid pattern of choice. Next, pieces of bulk (human or synthetic [including pre-braided or pre-twisted]) hair is strategically added by pulling it underneath different sections of the cornrows with a crochet hook until the desired style is achieved.