Tutorial: How to Create a Fun Under Braids Style

Learn how to create this under braids and pony hairstyle.

Two-in-one hairstyles are everything. Why try out just one hairstyle when you can rock two (and in some cases, more)? Take the under braid look for example, which is a chic hidden braided hairstyle that features a trendy three-braid combo and a vintage-inspired ’80s ponytail. Yup, the under braid look is back and better than ever!

A simple hairstyle that you can try on medium-to-long hair, you really just need some clips, a hair tie, and a simple braiding technique to nail this look. Read on to discover how to make the coolest hairstyle with a ponytail today.

1

Start with refreshed hair.

Before you start, you’ll need to have refreshed and oil-free hair. Try out Dove Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo to remove excess grease from your hair which will make the braiding process easier. 

2

Separate your hair.

Brush your hair to get any knots out. Plus, this simple technique will ensure that you have smooth and manageable locks. Then, use a comb to separate your hair into three even sections. At the mid-point, twist your hair, then clip each section in place with a large duckbill clip.

3

Create your under braid.

Work section by section from the bottom of your hair towards the top. Make sure you gently pull each strand of hair to create a snug braid. 

4

Secure at the crown of your head

Work your way to the top, and hold the style together with your duckbill clip. When you are done, go on to the next section.

5

Hold braids together.

Once you have completed the process, release your clips. Gather your braids together into one ponytail.

6

Form a ponytail.

Form a ponytail with your hair using a hair tie. You can opt for a retro ’80s side ponytail or a classic high ponytail for this look.

7

Add oil for shine.

To up the shine factor while taming frizz, add some oil to your ponytail, like Nexxus Infinite Nourishing Hair Oil (not pictured). Infused with a blend of six oils, this product helps make hair soft and manageable.

8

Done!

Set hair with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Texture Hold Level 1 and you’re totally ready to rock this look! Show off your unique ponytail that quickly turns into an under braid from behind. Welcome to the ultimate trendy, two-in-one combo. Love!