How to Get Curly Braids in 7 Easy Steps

Master a new (and super easy!) way to show off your gorgeous curly hair with a curly braided hair tutorial.

curly braided hairstyles hair tutorial

Curly hair is undeniably a fabulous hair type. We know, though, that just like other hair types, it also has to deal with its own set of challenges, including making sure it gets proper, consistent hydration. As a way to enhance your hair, half-up curly braided hairstyles are fun, easy and super fashionable. We love this look for everyday outings because it’s quick and a great way to switch up your style. Plus, this style allows you to define and show off amazing curls, all while adding new skills to your repertoire. Sign us up!

Read on to learn more about how to master this look, including the key products you’ll need for your particular hair type:

Get curly braids with this step-by-step tutorial


Start with clean hair.

Start your curly braided hairstyle with clean and conditioned hair. For your particular hair type, use a curl-centric wash and care system, like TRESemmé Flawless Curls Shampoo and Conditioner. This duo works to nourish hair while also helping to detangle keep frizz at bay.

braided hairstyles tutorial starts with clean hair

Apply some serum.

Allow your hair to air-dry, or dry it with a diffuser if you’re pressed for time. On dry hair, apply Suave Define and Shine Serum Gel throughout your hair. This lightweight serum works to nourish your hair, making it shiny and ready for styling.

curly braided hair

Create a middle part.

Separate your hair into two even sections. Use the ends of your comb to further perfect your middle part. Use your fingers and your comb to refine and smooth down additional strands. Do this until you achieve a crisp and perfectly aligned middle part. Now we’re ready to start the curly braided hairstyle.

curly braided hairstyles: create middle part

Section and braid.

Let’s create the curly braided hairstyle! On your preferred side, start by dividing the top section of your hair into three pieces. Then, working at an angle, take the right piece across and over the middle, bringing it all the way to the left. Then take the left over the middle and cross over to the right. Do this until you reach the ends, and secure your braid with an elastic.

curly braided hairstyles tutorial: start braiding

Repeat on the other side.

Repeat the three-strand braiding process on your other side.

curly braided hairstyles tutorial: two braids

Connect the braids

Bring your two braids to the middle of your head and tie them together with another elastic.

curly braided hairstyles: ponytail

Lock in your style!

You did it! You achieved an easy curly braided hairstyle that you can wear with ease all day long. For some extra insurance that your style will last, spray on a hairspray, like TRESemmé Curl Locking Styling Spray, throughout your hair. This product works to resist humidity and to lock in your curls.

curly braided hairstyles: final look

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