Crown Braid Tutorial: Try This Heatless Hairstyle for Long Hair

how to crown braid

The crown braid is arguably one of the most versatile hairstyles out there. Evening-appropriate, office-ready and first date-approved, learning how to crown braid is one of those must-have hair skills. It’s one of those styles you’ll spot equally often in your favorite period films as you will on Instagram. While this is one of those styles that looks super complex, the truth is that it’s actually pretty easy to create. All you need is a hair tie, a few bobby pins and a few of our top recommended hair products.

You’ll be surprised by how often you find yourself turning to this style once you get the hang of it. Follow along below and learn how to crown braid in six simple steps!


Start with dry shampoo.

Start off by refreshing your hair with dry shampoo. We love Bed Head by TIGI Oh Bee Hive! Dry Shampoo because it adds mega volume while absorbing excess oil. 


Start a dutch braid.

Take three strands at the nape of your neck and begin a dutch braid by crossing the strands under instead of over.


Keep braiding.

Work your way around your head and keep braiding. Make sure to keep adding strands as you go!


Secure the end.

Finish off by creating a regular three-strand braid and secure the end with a hair tie.


Wrap and pin.

Wrap the tail of your braid around the back of your head and pin it into place.


Mist with hairspray.

Finish off with a light mist of hair spray to secure your style! We love Dove Style + Care Compressed Flexible Hold Hairspray for non-crunchy hold.

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