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50 Cute Criss Cross Knotless Braids Hairstyles

Criss cross knotless braids also know as rubber band knotless braids are a braided hairstyle that feature criss crossed sections at the front typically done using rubber bands.

Criss cross knotless braids can last for up to 4 weeks but a refresh on the criss crossed section at the front might be needed after 2 weeks depending on your hair texture.

If you want to keep your criss cross knotless braids in for long, we recommend taking out the criss cross section done at the front after 2 to 3 weeks and transitioning them to regular knotless braids.

This way, you’ll get to rock 2 hairstyles without spending more money to get both hairstyles done afresh.

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To do criss cross knotless braids, you’ll need:

  1. Pre-stretched braiding hair.
  2. Rat tail comb.
  3. Shine n jam.
  4. Rubber bands.

How to do criss cross knotless braids

Start by parting cleaned, moisturised and straightened or stretched hair into two sections. A 1/4 at the front and 3/4 at the back.

The 1/4 sectioned hair at the front is what you’ll use to do the criss cross rubber band braids.

You can either start with braiding the criss cross section at the front or the knotless braids at the back.

Should you choose the former, decide how many criss cross sections you want at the front and part the hair accordingly.

Ps- Shine n jam should be used at each step of the parting process to achieve a neat look.

You’ll then part the already parted sections into two equal halves which will then be sectioned into individual ‘rubber banded’ sections.

The number of individually ‘rubber banded’ sections you’ll have are also up to you.

After you’re done with securing each individual section using rubber bands, you will criss cross the sections on the opposite sides.

The criss cross sections will then be transitioned into a braid.

You will then do the knotless braids the back, lay you or your client’s edges, apply some mousse and you’re done.

We know the parting process sounds complicated which is why we always link videos you can refer to.

For a detailed visual of how to do criss cross knotless braids, please watch the video linked below.

YouTube video

Things to note:

  1. You don’t have to use black rubber bands. You can use whichever color you’d like to use.
  2. Criss cross knotless braids can be done without rubber bands.
  3. You can add beads to your criss cross knotless braids.
  4. The rubber bands you’ll use should be dipped in some oil to avoid hair breakage.

How to do criss cross knotless braids without rubber bands

As earlier mentioned, criss cross knotless braids can be done without using rubber bands at the front.

Now while we personally think criss cross knotless braids done using rubber bands look better, it is possible to achieve something similar without using rubber bands

This can be done using two methods.

In the first method, Brazilian yarn wool is used to twist the individual parted sections that you would have used rubber bands on.

Please refer to the video linked below for a detailed visual.

YouTube video

In the second method, the individual sections you would have use drubber bands on are braided before being criss crossed.

This is a good alternative for people who want their criss cross braids to last longer.

50 Cute Criss Cross Knotless Braids Hairstyles

Now that you know how to do criss cross knotless braids with and without rubber band, here’s 50 cute criss cross knotless braids you need to try.

1) Medium Criss Cross Knotless Braids

medium criss cross knotless braids
@braidedbymy

2) Red Criss Cross Knotless Braids

red criss cross knotless braids
@therealslay._

3) Criss Cross Knotless Braids with Beads

short criss cross knotless braids with beads
@bodied.by.ker

4) Red Boho Criss Cross Knotless Braids

red criss cross knotless braids
@therealslay._

5) Jumbo Criss cross Knotless Braids

jumbo criss cross knotless braids
@jjustbraidsinfo

6) Criss Cross Knotless Braids with Beads

criss cross knotless braids with beads
@bodied.by.ker

7) Jumbo Criss Cross Knotless Braids

jumbo criss cross knotless braids
@justbraidsinfo

8) Mixed Color Criss Cross Knotless Braids

criss cross knotless braids with color
@braids_heaven

9) Criss Cross Knotless Braids with Beads

criss cross knotless braids with beads
@malkia_mobilesalon

10) Criss Cross Knotless Braids with Curly Ends

criss cross knotless braids with curly ends
@cronwedbysy

11) Large Criss Cross Knotless Braids with Beads

jumbo criss cross knotless braids
@barbianastyles_

12) Criss Cross Knotless Braids with Color

mixed colors blonde criss cross knotless. braids
@dadouhair

13) Criss Cross Rubber Band Knotless

criss cross knotless braids
@key.styless

14) Space Buns Criss Cross Knotless Braids

criss cross knotless braids in space buns
@braidsambassador

15) Medium Criss Cross Knotless Braids

medium criss cross knotless braids
@arrisdollhouse

16) Blonde and Black Criss Cross Knotless Braids

half blonde half black mixed color criss cross knotless braids
@dadouhair

17) Criss Cross Knotless Braids with Color

criss cross knotless braids with color
@braidbarldn

18) Ombre Criss Cross Knotless Braids

ombre criss cross knotless braids
@hairbymulann

19) Mixed Colors Criss Cross Knotless Braids

mixed color criss cross knotless braids
@arrisdollhouse

20) Criss Cross Knotless Braids with White Rubber Bands

criss cross knotless braids with white rubber bands
@hairbymulann

21) Small Criss Cross Knotless Braids

thigh length criss cross knotless braids
@bodied.by.ker

22) Kids Criss Cross Knotless Braids

half purple half black criss cross knotless braids with beads, criss cross knotless braids with color
@braideddollz_

23) Half Stitch Half Criss Cross Knotless Braids

half stitch half braided criss cross knotless braids
@braidsby_veronica

24) Braided Criss Cross Knotless Braids

half stitch braids half criss cross knotless braids
@braidsby_veronica

25) Criss Cross Knotless Braids with Beads for Kids

criss cross knotless braids with beads for kids, criss cross knotless braids with color
@qweenpiovoso

26) Burgundy criss cross knotless braids

burgundy criss cross knotless bands
@hairbywaavyk

27) Burgundy rubber band knotless braids

burgundy criss cross knotless braids
@hairbywaavyk

28) Burgundy criss cross knotless braids

burgundy criss cross knotless braids
@hairbywaavyk

29) Criss cross knotless braids with beads

30) Criss cross knotless braids with beads

criss cross knotless braids with beads

31) Medium criss crosss knotless braids

@jadeandjala

32) Medium rubber band knotless braids

@jadeandjala

33) Smedium criss cross knotless braids

@jadeandjala

34) Smedium criss cross knotless braids

smedium criss cross knotless
@jadeandjala

35) Smedium criss cross knotless braids

smedium criss cross knotless braids
@jadeandjala

36) Mixed criss cross knotless braids

mixed criss cross knotless braids

37) Large criss cross knotless braids

38) Mixed colors criss cross knotless braids

@crownedbysy

39) Rubber band knotless braids

rubber band knotless braids
@aarinhair

40) Mixed colors criss cross knotless braids

mixed criss cross knotless braids
@crownedbysy

41) Rubber band knotless braids

rubber band knotless braids
@braids_heaven

42) Rubber band knotless braids

rubber band knotless braids
@aarinhair

43) Peekaboo criss cross knotless braids

peekaboo criss cross knotless braids
@luxstylesbymia

44)

medium criss  cross knotless braids
@kskreationz

45) Boho criss cross knotless braids

boho criss cross knotless braids
@d.m_braids

46) Medium criss cross knotless braids

medium criss cross knotless braids
@bre_braided_you

47) Smedium criss cross knotless braids

smedium criss cross knotless braids
@braidsbarldn

48) Criss cross knotless braids

criss cross knotless braids
@bre_braided_you

49) Medium criss cross knotless braids

medium criss cross knotless braids
@prettydollish_

50) Mixed colors criss cross knotless braids

mixed colours criss cross knotless braids
@braidbarldn

Which one of these criss cross knotless braids hairstyles will you be trying?

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