Tutorial: Mastering Half-Up Curly Braided Hairstyles

Serena Norr | 06 May 2017
curly braided hairstyles hair tutorial
10mins Style Easy

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

You go, curl. (Sorry, we had to.) But really: Curly hair is an incredible hair type that we just can’t help but admire. However, we do get that you also have to deal with a whole other set of challenges, including additional time styling your hair and getting your curls to fall just right. But once you better understand your hair texture, endless options are at your disposal, such as in the case of fun half-up curly braided hairstyles. As a way to enhance your hair, half-up curly braids are fun, easy and super fashionable. Plus, this style allows you to define and show off your amazing curls, all the while adding a new skills into 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 the Look: Curly Braid Tutorial

braided hairstyles tutorial starts with clean hair

Start with clean hair.

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

curly braided 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 Dove Absolute Curls Supreme Serum throughout your hair. This lightweight serum works to nourish your hair, making it shiny and ready for styling.

curly braided hairstyles: create middle part

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.

curly braided hairstyles tutorial: start braiding

Section and braid.

Now it’s time to get braiding! 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 in place by tying on a hair elastic.

curly braided hairstyles tutorial: two braids

Repeat on the other side.

Repeat the three-strand braiding process on your other side and you’ll have a look like this.

curly braided hairstyles: ponytail

Connect the braids

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

curly braided hairstyles: final look

Lock in your style!

You did it! You achieved an easy curly 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.

Looking for more braided styles? Check out these easy curly styles for festival season.

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