I hope you are having a beautiful Tuesday thus far! It’s a little gross and rainy in my area of the world…which is okay, I’m feeling a bit under the weather myself, so I appreciate the weather outside reflecting that in a way.
My body, nor the weather, is happy about us being back at work today.
But instead of just sitting here and being sad about it, I have decided to write. 🙂
I’ve had a lot of requests, since my Back to School post went up…about a MONTH ago (oops) asking if I could talk through how I do my crown braid! Well, I have finally gotten around to granting your request…! Sorry it has taken me so long….AH.
But without further ado, a simple 2(ish) step guide to crown braid!
The Night Before
I usually start this process by showering the night before I want to have a crown braid. I then let it dry a bit, comb it out, and part it down the middle. Once my hair is completely dry, I then do two standard braids on each side of my head, making sure they’re loose enough to fit over my ears (however, if you sleep in them, like I usually do, this should help loosen the braids up enough by morning)! Secure with clear hair ties, if you’ve got them; if not, not a big deal…I just find it’s easier to hide them if they aren’t a super bright color 🙂
Since you did so much of the work last night, all you really have to do this morning is take your two braids and fixate them to the top of your head with a couple of bobby pins. It should look something like this:
During this step I try to ensure that I tuck the hair ties under the opposite braid, so it just looks like one continual braid….however, that isn’t always an easy task and can take awhile for you to get it looking like you want to. This final step is just for securing the braid to your head and moving things around a bit until you’re happy with the result. Which, I will tell you, this gets easier as you do it more often. Trial and error is a great way to learn this!
And that’s it!
Here are a few photos of the final product that I have done a couple times in the last month, if you’re in need of a little inspiration or just for context: