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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.

Step 1

Start with refreshed hair.

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

under braids tutorial clean hair
Step 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.

girl separating hair with clips
Step 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. 

Create your braid.
Step 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.

Begin braiding hair
Step 5

Hold braids together.

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

Completed Braids
Step 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.

final braid and ponytail look
Step 7

Add oil for shine.

To up the shine factor while taming frizz, add some oil to your ponytail, like Nexxus Clean & Pure Nourishing Detox 5-in-1 Invisible Hair Oil. Infused with a blend of six oils, this product helps make hair soft and manageable.

Add oil to smooth hair and create shine
Step 8


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!

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