Crown braid: Feel like a princess with this hairstyle

All Things Hair Team | 28 January 2019
Crown braid: Closeup shot of an Asian woman wearing a red top with black hair in a crown braid
10 minutes Style Easy

You may not be an actual princess living in a palace, but you can have a crown of your own. Create a crown braid for your short hair and look fab as a princess should be.

You may not have an actual tiara complete with diamonds and crystals, but you can have your very own crown. How? Using your hair! It is indeed your crowning glory. Feel like royalty every single day by putting your lob or shoulder-length hair in a crown braid. Here’s how.



10 Easy steps to create a crown braid for short hair



Crown braid: Asian woman wearing a red top with shoulder length black hair
1

Wash your hair

Use DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo and DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Conditioner to make your hair soft, manageable, and easy to style. These products also help nourish your strands to make them healthy.

 

Crown braid: Asian woman parting her shoulder length black hair using a tail comb
2

Part your hair

Get a tail comb and use it to part your hair in the middle. Begin parting from your hairline, then extend it up to your crown.

Crown braid: Asian woman spraying sea salt spray on her shoulder length dark hair
3

Texturize

Spritz TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray on your hair to add texture. This will give your hair some grip, make it easier to braid.

 

Crown braid: Back shot of an Asian woman dividing her shoulder length black hair into two vertical sections
4

Divide hair

Divide your hair into two vertical sections. Simply follow your center part and extend it all the way to your nape as a guide in dividing your hair. Put each section on the left and right side of your hair.

Crown braid: Asian woman braiding one side of her shoulder length dark hair
5

Start braiding

Create a three-strand braid on one section of your hair from the ear level down to your tips. Secure with an elastic.

If you don’t have an elastic, you can form a knot at your tips by sticking your fingers in and flipping the ends twice or thrice.

Crown braid: Asian woman with shoulder length dark hair pinning her braid on top of her head
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Pin the braid

Lift your braid and pin the tips on top of your head. The braid should now run from the top of your head to the side, and down to your ear level. You can use as many pins as necessary.

Crown braid: Asian woman braiding one side of her dark shoulder length hair
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Repeat

Do the same on the other section of your hair. Make sure that the braid is securely pinned on top of your head.

Crown braid: Closeup shot of an Asian woman pulling the sides of her crown braid
8

Pull your braids

Pin the stray hair strands on top of your head. Then, gently pull your braids at the sides to give it a fuller look.

Crown braid: Asian woman loosening a few strands of her dark hair from her crown braid
9

Loosen up

Pull a few strands of hair and make them frame your face to create a softer, more romantic look.

Crown braid: Asian woman with dark hair in a crown braid wearing a red top sitting in a restaurant
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Hey there, princess!

It’s time you fulfill your royal duties, and one of these is being your best self every day. You can wear this ‘do if you want to add a bit of glam to a casual outfit, or if you want to put your short or medium-length hair in an updo. This hairstyle is pretty versatile, and you can wear it both to casual and formal events.

Get the products you need for this hairstyle by using these links:
DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo
DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Conditioner
TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray

It’s fascinating how two three-strand braids can be upgraded into an updo. This goes to show that you can create fab hairstyles even by using simple hairstyling techniques. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to put your hair in a crown braid.

Next read: Take your braid to the next level by combining it with a bun. Here are the best braided bun hairstyles to try.