Tutorial: How to Create a Man Braid

Alyssa François | 13 May 2016
5mins Style Easy

Calling all man bun lovers, try a new style for your beloved middle section of hair.

Move over man bun! It’s time for the man braid to have its moment. Seriously, give the top knot a break for just a second. We know, it’s so cool, and it’s your signature style, but you can always go back! And we promise, you’re bound to earn extra cool points for adding a little more effort to your hairstyle. How many guys can say they know how to braid? Ah, didn’t think so! But if you don’t, fret not, we’ve got your back. Here’s how to create this neat hairstyle.

Creating a Man Braid


Start clean.

To get your freshest man bun yet, begin your hairstyle with clean hair.  Try using a hair care system that leaves your hair thick and full looking like Dove Men + Care Thick & Strong Fortifying Shampoo + Conditioner. You want a cool braid, right? It all begins with the condition of your hair!





Apply styler.

Apply a pomade or paste, like Dove Men + Care Sculpting Paste that allows you to sculpt and reshape your hair. Rake it through with your hands.







Comb through.

Comb product throughout the hair to distribute evenly before you begin to braid.





Mold middle section.

Mold hair as if you were creating a high pompadour. This is where you will be creating your man braid.





Divide and braid.

Now to begin the braid! Divide hair into three even sections then cross them over one another one by one. Continue this stitch until you get to the ends of the hair.

For those of you that don’t know how to braid, before you call someone to do it for you, let us teach you. After dividing your hair into three even sections, cross the outer right strand of hair over the middle strand, then cross the left outer strand over the middle strand and repeat! You can do this in your sleep!






Secure and finish.

Secure the end of your braid with a hair elastic and you’re done!




Have you tried this easy man braid tutorial?