Are you going to celebrate the best of fall by checking out your local Oktoberfest this year? Get into the spirit of the season with one of our favorite Oktoberfest braids. Read on to learn more about how you can make this fun braided crown. Traditional Bavarian dress totally optional!
Braided Crown: Step-by-Step Guide
Step 1: Start with clean hair.
For your day outdoors, you’ll want to make sure that your hair is clean and conditioned. Try out Dove Nutritive Solutions Purify & Strengthen Shampoo and Conditioner. This formula helps cleanse and smooth your hair as it nourishes without weighing it down.
Step 2: Let your hair dry.
Depending on how much time you have before Oktoberfest, you may have to opt for blowdrying your hair. Before you blow-dry, make sure to use a heat protectant, like Nexxus Promend Heat Protecting Mist, which forms a protective barrier and prepares hair for any heat-styling.
Step 3: Brush your hair.
After your hair is dry, brush your hair to get rid of any tangles. This process will also prep your hair as you begin to create your braided crown.
Step 4: Create your braid.
Leave the front section of your hair loose. Then, start in the middle (either towards the left or right side) of your hair and start to create a traditional three-strand braid. Instead of the braid going down, braid your hair towards the side as you create your crown. When the braid reaches the middle section of your head, add the remaining pieces from the left or right side of your hair as you continue the braid. Keep braiding your hair until you reach the ends of this section. Tuck the braid under the rest of your hair and secure the style with several bobby pins.
Step 5: Curl your ends.
Use a 1-inch curling wand to add movement and a slight, loose curl to your strands. Work section by section to create your curl as you wrap each section of hair around the wand, from the top of your hair towards the bottom. Hold each section for 5 to 10 seconds, then repeat this process throughout your entire head. When you’re done, lock in your style by using Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Plump Hold Hairspray! This will ensure that your Oktoberfest braids stay in place all day.