It’s taken me a very long time to learn how to do French braids, then I cut my hair short and when gym time rolled around I needed something that could keep my hair out of my eyes and away from my face.
This particular one has gotten so many compliments and questions on how-to’s. So beauties, I give you a braid so easy and so fast, you can afford to hit the snooze button a couple more times and slay bed head for good.
All you need for this is 2 mini elastics. My favorite is Goody® Ouchless™ Mini Elastics (under $5 at Target for 500).
5 Step Crown Braid for Short Hair:
Step 1: Define your part and spray your hair with a texturizing spray (if dry) to make sure the braids stay in place. I’m crazy for the Rusk Texture Finishing Spray (approx. $18 on Birchbox.com) because it’s lightweight, just sticky enough and smells great all day.
Step 2: Starting on the heavier half of your part, start with three pieces like you would any braid. The top piece should be the largest with the other two pieces at the top and bottom of the section. Go through one round of a normal braid.
Step 3: Before you start the next round of braiding, add an extra piece of hair from near your part and another from your hairline.
Step 4: Add an extra piece of hair from your hairline to start moving hair away from your face.
Step 6: Repeat the process on the other half of your hair
Step 8: Pull all that extra hair back and secure the remaining elastic around all of it (including the first ponytail you made on the other side). Voila! Enjoy the easiest, fastest and perhaps laziest braid ever!