This pretty braided look will make you the toast of the town.
What you’ll need
Are you going to celebrate the best of fall by checking out your local Oktoberfest this year? Why not get into the part by wearing a braided crown at for your local festival. This look can be worn up or down as you showcase a braided headband of sorts along your crown as some of your bang area is featured towards the front. 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 Daily Moisture Shampoo and Dove Nutritive Solutions Daily Moisture Conditioner. This formula helps cleanse and smooth your hair as it nourishes without weighing it down.
DOVE DAILY MOISTURE SHAMPOO
DOVE DAILY MOISTURE CONDITIONER
Step 2: Let your hair dry.
Depending on the 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.
NEXXUS PROMEND HEAT PROTECTING MIST
Step 3: Brush your hair.
After your hair is dry, brush your hair to get rid of any tangles. This process will also make your hair smooth and ready as you begin to create your braided crown.
Step 4: Create your braid.
Leave your bangs or front section loose and towards the front of your hair. 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, taking the remaining pieces from the left or right side of your hair as you continue the braid. Braid your hair until you reach the end. Secure your braid with several bobby pins that you carefully conceal under your hair.
Step 5: Curl your ends.
Use a wide curling wand, preferably one with a 25-mm or 32-mm barrel, which helps you to create a loose curl on the ends. Work section by section to create your curl as you wrap your hair around the wand, from the top of your hair towards the bottom. Hold for 5 to 10 sections, 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 and you’re good to go.