Tutorial: How to Create a Cool Snake Braid Bun

Alyssa François | 01 November 2018
how to create a snake braid

Get creative with your hair with a cool snake braid technique.

Do you love braids? Do you love buns? If you’ve answered yes to both, we’ve got the ‘it’ hairstyle that you’ve got to try that combines both styles into one fun braided hairstyle. Enter the snake braid, a cool new hybrid of a low bun and French plaits that meld together, forming a stylish updo. You can say that we’re mildly obsessed with this fun hairstyle that’s super versatile for school, work and your weekend adventures. Read on to try out the latest braided hair trend:

Snake Braid Tutorial: How to Get this Look

snake braid on clean hair

Start with clean hair.

To begin your snake braided bun, begin with refreshed and hair. If you haven’t washed your hair in a day or so, revive your locks and soak up some of your hair oils by using some dry shampoo like Dove Hair Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo. Bonus: This product won’t leave any visible residue!

snake braid: apply serum

Apply some serum to your hair.

Apply some serum to your hair to help tame frizz, like TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Serum. These snake braid hairstyles will be a whole lot easier if your hair is smooth and soft.

snake braid: comb hair

Comb your hair.

Comb the serum throughout your hair for even distribution. Create your middle part with the assistance of your comb and fingers.

a woman wearing a red long sleeve starting twisting her hair

Create your first braid.

Start with your first braid by dividing your hair into three sections. Then create your three-strand braid.

snake braid: next braid

Braid to the ends.

For each section of your hair, be sure to braid your hair all the way down until the very ends. This will help keep your braids tidy and ensure that they won’t be loose before you create your bun.

snake braid: secure your hair

Create your back sections.

Create three even sections at the back of your hair. Secure the middle section with a ponytail holder. This will serve as the base for your snake braided bun.

snake braid: braided sections

Complete the braiding.

Complete braiding your sections, including your ponytail. Wrap the braided ponytail into a tight mini bun. You want to make this part small so there’s room to layer your remaining braids around it explained in the following steps.

snake braid: wrap hair with bobby pins

Wrap braided sections around bun.

Wrap each braided section of your hair around your newly created bun. Then secure this braided bun in place with some carefully-placed bobby pins.

snake braid tutorial: final look

Your snake braid is done!

Look at that snake braid in your hair! Awesome work! Now, tame any wayward strands or frizz by applying some additional serum to the base of your hair. Then, spray your snake braid with some hairspray, like Dove Style+Care Extra Hold Non-Aerosol Hairspray, to ensure that it stays in place. Formulated with Nutri-Style Complex, this hairspray helps give your hair proper holding power without leaving your locks feeling sticky. A shine spray such as Bed Head for TIGI Headrush Shine Spray helps give that lasting pop of shine.

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