How to Braid Short Hair: Two Hairstyles to Try Now

Learn how to braid short hair by checking out this tutorial.

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Wearing short hair is perfect for the summer season, especially since we live in a tropical country. We get to feel presko even if the temperatures are rising. But what keeps some Pinays from cutting their tresses is the fear of not being able to style their short hair, much less braid it! Don’t worry because we’re here to show you how to braid short hair. Check out this tutorial and learn that braided short hair is possible and easy!

How to Braid Short Hair: S-Braided Bangs

This hairstyle is going to jazz up your short hair, even when you’re just staying at home. It’s simple and sweet. It’s also a practical hairstyle when you’re bangs are starting to grow and you want to keep your fringe from poking your eyes.


Prep your hair

Now that it’s summer, it’s important to pay close attention to your scalp, as the heat and humidity may cause dandruff. We recommend washing your hair with products that help beat these white flakes like CLEAR Complete Soft Care Anti-Dandruff Shampoo and Cream Silk Dandruff-Free Hair Reborn Conditioner.

Girl is holding her shampoo

Divide a small section of hair

Gather some strands of hair near your hairline. Then, divide this section into three smaller parts.

how to braid short hair: girl is making three sections of hair on her hairline

Create a Dutch Braid

Cross the left section under the middle section, then, the right section under the new middle section. Secure with a clear elastic.

how to braid short hair: girl is braiding her hair

Add volume to your braid

Gently pull the sides of the braid to make it look thicker.

how to braid short hair: girl is pulling some sections of her braid

Lift the braid slightly

Insert the end of a tail comb to the braid and pull it up gently. This will make your braid look even fuller, especially if you have thin hair.

#Tip: Hide the elastic by tucking the end of the braid underneath the rest of your hair.

how to braid short hair: girl is using a tailcomb to create volume on her hair

Pin it

Secure the braid with a bobby pin. For a more polished look, insert the bobby pin in an area where it can’t be seen.

girl is inserting a bobby pin to her hair


To smooth out your braid and make it last longer, spritz TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray on your hair.

Asian woman spraying hairspray on her braided short hair


Your simple braided short hair is complete! Do you love it? Because we do. We’re sure it looks good on you.

how to braid short hair: girl poses with her braided short hair

How to Braid Short Hair: Double Ponytail with Braids

Feeling preppy? Then, go for this cute and easy-to-make double ponytail with braids. Nobody said grown-ups can’t wear a cute hairstyle like this. Go ahead and reminisce your schoolgirl days by learning how to braid short hair this way.


Divide your hair

Using a tail comb, part your hair into two vertical sections.

how to braid short hair: girl's back view is seen to show how she sections her hair with a tailcomb

Clip the right section

This will separate the right section so you can work on the left section more easily.

girl's back view is showing her clipping one section of hair

Clip additional sections of hair

Get two small sections of hair from the front and clip them to keep them in place.

how to braid short hair: girl is clipping front sections of hair

Tie the back section

Put the left section of hair at the back in a low pigtail using an elastic. 

girl's back view is visible as she shows how she makes a pigtail

Braid the front section

Unclip one front section, divide it into three smaller parts, and create a three-strand braid.

girl is braiding a section of front hair

Secure the braid and pigtail

Wrap the braid around your pigtail elastic. Then, secure the braid with another elastic and a bobby pin.

girl is wrapping her braid around the elastic

Repeat the process

Do the same steps on the right side of your hair. 

Girl is braiding the other side of her hair


You’ve learned another way to braid short hair. How nice! Go share this tutorial with your friends so they, too, can braid their bobs and lobs.

girl is showing off her braided short hair

These two ways on how to braid short hair can help make hairstyling even more exciting. They also show that you can be creative with your hair—no matter the length—and wear any hairstyle you like. Have fun!