Easy Hair Hack - No Braiding Needed!

2 Materials
10 Minutes

Ditch the braided crown. This easy hair hack gets you the same, semi-formal look without having to actually braid your hair.

Let’s jump right into it!

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Tools and materials:

  • Hair ties
  • Hair clip
Creating front section

1. Create a front section

Create a section in the front of your hair. 

Twisting hair

2. Twist the front section

Tightly twist the front section about halfway down the length of your hair.

Creating second section

3. Create a second section

Create another section roughly the same size right behind the first section.

Twisting hair

4. Twist the second section around the first

Pull the front twisted section over the second section.

Then, slowly wrap the second section around the first while twisting it with your finger.

Twisting hair

Twist and wrap down the length of the hair. You only need to twist for about as long as you want the crown to be.

Clipping hair

Clip away the twisted section for now.

Clipping hair

5. Clip away the top half of hair

Gather all of the hair beneath the twisted section and just above the ear. Clip it out of the way for now.

Creating small section

6. Create a small section from the bottom half

Take a tiny section of hair from the remaining hair.

Combining sections

7. Tie together the twisted section and the bottom section

Combine the twisted section with that small section of hair to secure the braided crown to your head.

Easy hair hack - no braiding needed

Easy hair hack - no braiding needed!

Repeat on the other side and you’re done. Here’s the finished faux-braid crown hairstyle!

Do you prefer faux braids or real braids? Let me know in the comments below!

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Suggested materials:
  • Hair ties
  • Hair clip

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  • Jan E Jan E on Mar 26, 2024

    It’s gorgeous! My only question is: doesn’t your hair get all tangled/knotted up …is there a trick to preventing this when taking it apart?