Are you ready to embrace your inner royalty and adorn yourself with a queenly hairstyle? Consider the exquisite braided crown, a timeless and elegant hairstyle that exudes grace and sophistication. Whether you’re getting ready for a special occasion or want to add a touch of regal charm to your everyday look, learning how to make a braided crown will open up a world of hairstyling possibilities.
We’ll go over the materials and tools you’ll need to make the braided crown, as well as the essential techniques for flawless execution, in this blog. We’ll look at how to part your hair, divide it into sections, and use braiding techniques to build the foundation of your crown. You’ll learn how to secure the braids, cross them over your head, and conceal the ends for a polished and seamless finish.
Have you never braided before? Not a problem! Our guide is intended for novice and experienced stylists, including clear and concise instructions and helpful visuals to ensure your success. We’ll also review common problems and provide troubleshooting tips to help you overcome them.
So, whether you’re getting ready for a wedding or prom or simply looking for a unique everyday hairstyle, our blog will provide the knowledge and inspiration you need to create a braided crown that will impress everyone. Prepare to channel your inner queen with a hairstyle that exudes confidence, beauty, and grace.
Are you prepared to embark on this braided crown journey? Stay tuned for the first step in preparing your hair and creating the foundation for your regal crown. Prepare to embrace your inner queen and the power of the braided crown!
• Hairbrush or comb
• Hair elastic or clear elastic bands
• Bobby pins
• Texturizing spray or dry shampoo (optional)
Let’s get this party started. Prepare your hair as follows:
Step 01: Prepare your hair.
1. Begin with clean, dry hair. Start by washing your hair with a gentle shampoo and conditioner appropriate for your hair type. Towel-dry your hair until it’s slightly damp, or use a blow dryer on low heat to completely dry it. To achieve a smooth and manageable braid, start with dry hair.
2. Detangle your hair:
Gently detangle your hair from roots to ends with a wide-tooth comb or a brush with soft bristles. This step is critical for removing any knots or tangles, as it will make braiding much easier and result in a neater result.
3. Use a styling product:
To give the braid grip and hold, use a small amount of styling product, such as a lightweight mousse, gel, or texturizing spray. This keeps the braid in place and prevents slippage.
Note: Try using organic and natural hair care products to avoid side effects.
STEP 02: Braiding the crown.
1. Make a clean middle part:
Make a clean middle part from your brow to the nape of your neck. This is an important step in achieving a symmetrical and balanced braided crown. Use the end of a comb or the tip of your finger to make a precise parting.
2. Divide your hair:
Once you’ve achieved your desired middle part, divide your hair into two equal sections—left and right. Clip or tie one side away temporarily so it does not get in the way of working on the other.
3. Begin the braid:
Take a small section of hair near your hairline from the front of your unclipped side. To begin your braid, divide it into three equal strands. Cross the right strand across the middle strand, then the left strand across the middle strand. This is the fundamental method for making a three-strand braid, also known as a regular or traditional braid. You can try making Dutch braids or French braids as well.
4. Add more hair:
Add more hair to your braid after completing the initial strand crossing. Please pick up a small section of hair from the right side of your head and add it to the right strand as you cross it over the middle. Cross the left strand over the center, incorporating a small section of left-side hair. Continue braiding, alternately adding hair from each side until you reach the nape of your neck.
5. Tie with an elastic:
By the time you get to the nape of your neck, you should have incorporated all of the hair from that side into your braid. To keep the braid in place, use a hair elastic or clear elastic band to secure the end. Steps 4–6 should be repeated on the opposite side of your head to create a second braid.
6. Cross the braids:
Now that you have two braids, it’s time to make the crown. Place the left braid across your head, just above your ears. Bobby pin the end of the left braid, tucking them discreetly underneath it. Rep with the right braid, crossing it over the left braid and securing it with bobby pins.
7. Hide the ends:
Hide the loose ends of the braids to create a seamless and polished look. Tuck the end of the left braid underneath the right braid and secure it with bobby pins. Similarly, tuck the right braid’s end beneath the left braid’s end and secure it with bobby pins. Make sure to strategically place the bobby pins to keep the braids in place and have a clean appearance.
8. Finishing touches:
Once you’ve secured the braids and hidden the ends, add a final flourish to your braided crown. Gently pull on the braid loops to loosen them slightly and create a fuller, more voluminous look. This step will help to improve the crown’s overall shape and dimension. Spray your braided crown with hairspray to keep it in place throughout the day or evening.
Congratulations! You have created an exquisite braided crown. In the mirror, admire your stunning hairstyle and enjoy the compliments that will undoubtedly come your way. Remember that practice makes perfect, so don’t be afraid to try variations such as bohemian style, waterfall crown, retro style etc. and embellishments to personalize and make your braided crown your own.