My new crochet braids tools: 1) Fusion hook (small latch hook) and 2) Hair Threader. Those with ultra curly/kinky hair benefit from the thinner tools. Those with shorter relaxed hair desiring crochet braids will also benefit from these thinner tools.
The popular latch hook pictured on the left seems too bulky to use on people with relaxed hair. I used the Sisterlock tool on a prior crochet braid client, but I felt that I needed a closure latch on the Sisterlock hook tool. So the Fusion hook tool is perfect because it is less bulky, and it is a latch hook tool.
The fusion (latch) hook can be purchased from Sally's Beauty Supply.
The bulk hair and braid hair options are expanding. I have seen everything from Romance curls to Corkscrew curls.