Keep Hair Neat & Looking Cute With This Easy Headband Braid Tutorial

by Laineymariebeauty
3 Materials
10 Minutes

In this headband braid tutorial, I'll show you one of my favorite hairstyles to do whenever I want to look cute without putting in a lot of time or effort.

It’s an easy and stylish way to get your hair out of your face without resorting to a ponytail, and it works for all lengths - short, medium, and long hair!

Let's learn how to do a headband braid step by step.

Tools and materials:

  • Comb
  • Hairstyling powder
  • Bobby pins
Parting the hair with a rat tail comb

1. Part the hair

Parting hair down the sides

Grab a parting comb and part your hair down the center. Then, part down the sides. 

Parting hair to the ear

To do this, measure three inches to the back and slide your comb down to your ear to separate that chunk of hair. 

Clipping the rest of the hair away

Twist the rest of your hair and clip it away to make it easier to work with. Then, do the same thing on the opposite side. Make sure the sections are even.

Combing through the front section of hair

2. How to do a headband braid

Comb your hair so it falls in the front of your face and then comb through it to remove any knots or tangles. 

Splitting hair on the left side

Starting from the left side, take a small section and split it into two. 

Crossing the front section over the back

Then take your front section and cross it over your back section. 

Adding in small sections of hair to the braid

Take a new section from the rest of your hair, similar to the size of the two-split sections, and add it to the front section. 

Crossing the sections over each other

Then cross the two combined sections over the back section. 

Now, all you have to do is repeat! Continue to take a small section from your hair, add it to the frontmost section, and cross the combined sections over the back section.

The front section becomes the “new” back section as the sections will alternate as you continue to cross. 

Step by step headband braid

Make your sections are equal-sized and that you’re doing the same amount each time to avoid it looking lumpy or uneven. Likewise, while you work, make sure you’re braiding tight against your scalp. 

How to do braid headband hairstyle

Eventually, you’ll get to a point where you run out of new hair to add. At this point, you’ll want to cross the two sections over each other and twist down to the ends of your hair. It should end up looking like this: 

Twisted headband braid

Sprinkling powder on the headband braid

3. Add volume and texture

Before continuing, I’m going to sprinkle a little bit of styling hair powder over the braid, which adds volume. The one I’m using is the SexyHair Big Powder Play

How to add texture to the headband braid

Next, pinch parts of the braid and just pull it a little. Make sure to tightly hold onto the end of the braid so you don’t pull the hair out of the braid. You only want to pull out a little bit.

This is going to add some texture to your braid. 

Securing the headband braid with bobby pins

Then we’re going to use a bobby pin to pin the headband braid to the back of your head underneath the buns you made in the first step.

The ideal way to use the bobby pin is by pushing it up and then inside the twist. This hides the bobby pin from showing and keeps the headband braid nice and secure. 

Pinning the headband braid at the front

Put some additional bobby pins in the front to pin your headband braid down so it lays flat against your scalp. For this one, use bobby pins close to your hair color so they blend it easily.

Adding volume to the back of the hair

4. Finishing touches

Now you can put the rest of your hair down.

Grab a section and sprinkle some more of the styling powder in your hair before lightly teasing it with a comb for some additional volume. Do this all around the top sections of your hair. 

Headband braid tutorial

Headband braid tutorial

That’s it! This easy headband braid is a great style for summer when you want nothing more than to keep hair out of your face. It’s super cute and easy to do! Let me know if you guys try it out below!

Suggested materials:
  • Comb
  • Hairstyling powder
  • Bobby pins

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  • Sherry Rutherford Sherry Rutherford on Jun 21, 2022

    Thanks going try,beautiful young lady and baby is a little doll so cute,God Bless

  • Mar27792159 Mar27792159 on Jun 22, 2022

    I love this! Yours looks fantastic and comfortable. I have an injured hand but I think I can manage this.

    Thank you so much for sharing.