25 Cute Criss Cross Knotless Braids

criss cross knotless braids

Criss cross knotless braids otherwise known as rubber band knotless braids are a protective braided hairstyle featuring different criss cross sections done using rubber bands at the front. This braided hairstyle can last up to a maximum of four weeks. However, you might need to refresh the front part with the criss crossed sectioned after about two weeks to keep them looking fresh and neat. However, this duration usually depends with the texture of your hair.

You can transition the criss crossed sections at the front to regular knotless braids if you plan on keeping them in for longer. If you feel like that is too much work then you can opt to refresh the criss crossed sections at the front part after two weeks or thereabout. However, with the latter you get to enjoy rocking two different braided hairstyles without digging deeper into your pockets.

Here are some of the things you’ll need to do cute criss cross knotless braids;

  • A rat tail comb
  • Rubber bands
  • Shine n jam conditioning gel
  • Prestretched braiding hair
  • Edge control

A Step by Step Procedure on How to do Criss Cross Knotless Braids

Part your clean, stretched or straightened and moisturized hair to two different sections. The front part of the head should be ¼ of the hair with the remaining ¾ at the back.

You’ll do the criss crossed rubber band sections at the front with the ¼ part of the sectioned hair and braid at the back.

You can start by doing the knotless braids at the back or the criss crossed sections at the front depending on your personal preference.

If you choose to start with doing the criss crossed rubber band sections at the front, you need to first decide the total number of sections you want before parting the hair. Remember to apply a generous amount of shine n jam conditioning gel to tame any flyaways for a fresh and neat look.

Part the parted sections to two halves then section them individually using rubber bands. The number of sections you are going to secure using the rubber bands is a matter of personal preference depending on the size you are going for.

After securing the parted sections with the rubber bands, criss cross the parts going in the opposite direction. You will then transition the criss crossed sections into a braid.

After you are done with the criss crossed sections at the front, you can now do the knotless braids at the back. Apply mousse all over the head when you finish and use edge control to lay the edges.

You can watch detailed visuals if you find the parting process a bit complicated.

Extra Tips

  • Oil the rubber bands before use to prevent hair breakage and damage.
  • You can do criss cross knotless braids without using the rubber bands.
  • The rubber bands don’t have to be black. You can go for any color of your choice especially if you are going for a bold look and extra pop.
  • You can accessorize your criss cross knotless braids with beads and strings.

Doing Criss Cross Knotless Braids without Using Rubber Bands

You can do criss cross knotless braids without using rubber bands at the front part of the head. However, some people still believe that criss cross knotless braids done with rubber bands look a lot better. It’s possible to achieve similar results or even better without the rubber bands.

You can do criss cross knotless braids without rubber bands using two different methods:

Using Brazilian yarn wool to twist the parted sections individually that would otherwise have used rubber bands.

Braid the parted sectioned that you are supposed to secure using rubber bands before criss crossing them. This is an excellent alternative for those who want to keep their criss cross knotless braids in for longer. Now that you are conversant with how to do criss cross knotless braids with the rubber bands and without, let’s look at some of the styles you should try.

Criss Cross Knotless Braids Hairstyles

1. Medium Criss Cross Knotless Braids

@braidedbymy

2. Red Criss Cross Knotless Braids

@therealslay._

3. Criss Cross Knotless Braids with Beads

@bodied.by.ker

4. Boho Criss Cross Knotless Braids

@therealslay._

5. Jumbo Criss Cross Knotless Braids

@jjustbraidsinfo

6. Multi Tone Criss Cross Knotless Braids

@bodied.by.ker

7. Criss Cross Knotless Braids with Curly Ends

@justbraidsinfo

8. Large Criss Cross Knotless Braids with Beads

@barbianastyles_

9. Criss Cross Rubber Band Knotless

@key.styless

10. Space Buns Criss Cross Knotless Braids

@braidsambassador

11. Medium Criss Cross Knotless Braids

@arrisdollhouse

12. Black and Blonde Criss Cross Knotless Braids

@dadouhair

13. Criss Cross Knotless Braids with Color

@braidbarldn

14. Ombre Criss Cross Knotless Braids

Ombre Criss Cross Knotless Braids
@hairbymulann

15. White Rubber Bands Criss Cross Knotless Braids

@arrisdollhouse

16. Small Criss Cross Knotless Braids

@bodied.by.ker

17. Kids Criss Cross Knotless Braids

@braideddollz_

18. Half Stitch Half Criss Cross Knotless Braids

@braidsby_veronica

19. Braided Criss Cross Knotless Braids

@braidsby_veronica

20. Kids Criss Cross Knotless Braids with Beads

Criss Cross Knotless Braids with Beads for Kids
@qweenpiovoso

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