Braided (Hair) Headband // A tutorial

Easy Hair Tutorial

It's all too easy to get stuck on hair autopilot, sporting the same exact look everyday. This braid headband is an easy way to spice up your typical routine needing only a few bobby pins. Extra points if you have texture spray in your product drawer!

Start by adding a styling product that has some grip. I love the Bumble and Bumble Thickening Dryspun Finish as well as the Oribe Dry Texture Spray. Adding this product to the areas you know you'll be putting in bobby pins helps ensure they don't slip right out. 

Bumble and Bumble

Take a medium sized section from just behind the ear. The important part is that this section comes from under the top section.

Hair Tutorial

Braid the section with a standard three strand braid and tie off with a clear hair elastic. Pull the braid apart to "fatten" it up, giving the illusion there's more hair in the braid than there is.

Repeat on the other side. 

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Next lift one of your braids up and over your head creating a headband. 

Pin the braid behind the ear at the base of the other braid. The pins should be hidden under the top section of hair that was left out in the beginning. 

Braid headband DIY

Repeat on the other side. 

If your braids still don't feel secure, you can add a couple more pins hidden within the braid on the top of your head near your part. 

Braid DIY

Prepare yourself. All day today girls will say, "I could never do that to my hair!" Help a sister out and tell her how you did it! like two minutes! 


Show me your SELFIE! If you try this look on yourself please post a pic using the hashtag #AJmademeselfie