60 Trendy Criss Cross Braids Knotless Hairstyles in 2024

Criss Cross knotless braids, also known as rubber band knotless braids, is a type of protective braided hairstyle that features braids crisscrossing with each at the front using rubber bands.

Crisscross knotless braids are a beautiful and elegant way to braid your hair. It is an innovating and exciting new hairstyle that is taking the world by storm.

The reason behind rubber band hairstyles’ huge success is the way this style embraces traditional and modern styles to create the ultimate unique and eye-catching look. Additionally, this style is incredibly versatile and can be transformed into many different styles that are equally lightweight and easy to manage.

People prefer getting criss cross braids with rubber bands because it also provides them protection from heat and chemicals. You don’t need to use a lot of products to maintain this style.

Plus, it protects your natural hair from breakage caused by the natural environment and even promotes scalp health. It gives you an array of styling options and can last up to 4 to 6 weeks if properly cared for.

How to do Criss Cross Knotless Braids?

Before you start following our instructions on how to do Criss cross knotless braids, it is important that you gather the right supplies. These are:

  • A rat tail comb
  • Rubber bands
  • Leave-in conditioner or conditioning gel
  • Pre-stretched braiding hair
  • Edge Control

Step-by-Step Guide to Criss Cross with Rubber Bands

Step 1

Start off by parting your clean, moisturized, and either stretched or straightened hair into two different sections- top and bottom.

Use the rat tail comb to brush your hair into 2 sections that are even in size. Then divide it even further with the front part of your head with one-fourth hair and the remaining at the back.

The Criss cross rubber band style will only be done on one-fourth of your hair which is at the front and the rest of your hair will be braided.

Step 2

Decide the number of Criss cross rubber band sections you want at the front and only then begin parting your hair. While sectioning your hair, apply a conditioning gel to tame all of the flyaways.

Now part the parted sections into two halves and secure them using rubber bands. After securing the part, Crisscross the individual parts in the opposite direction.

Step 3

Once you have completed Crisscrossing the parts in the opposite direction, you will move forward to the next step which is transitioning into a braid.

In this tutorial, we are going to do knotless braids at the back. Knotless braids involve threading the ends of the hair. This ends up creating a uniform finish with a secured base.

Securing the ends ensures that the braid pattern remains intact and the hair does not unravel. Once you are done with your braids, apply the mouse all over your hair for edge control and to lay the edges.

How to Maintain Criss Cross Knotless Braids?

In order to maintain your Crisscross knotless braid for at least 4 to 6 weeks, follow these tips:

Moisturize hair regularly

Try to moisturize your hair regularly with leave-in conditioners and other topicals. By moisturizing your braids regularly, you prevent breakage and ensure that your braids look neat.

Avoid getting wet

We recommend avoiding getting your braids wet because water can cause the untimely loosening and unraveling of braids. In the event of your braids getting accidentally wet, it is important that you apply either hair oil or a leave-in conditioner in order to maintain the braid pattern.

Use the right products

Make sure that you are using products that promote the health of your natural hair while styling your hair. We recommend avoiding all products with a lot of alcohol in them and even avoiding using any heavy oils.

Usually, rather than providing moisture, these products dry out the hair and cause it to unravel. It is best to use either a lightweight mouse or gel to keep the braids in place.

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