Last Updated on January 19, 2023 by Ellen Christian
This crossed half crown braid is one of the most romantic summer hairstyles I’ve seen. Make a half up crown braid with this tutorial.
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Crossed Half Crown Braid
It’s fairly easy to do a half up half down crow braid. And, the results are just gorgeous. It’s one of my favorite romantic summer hairstyles. It’s soft and feminine and super easy to do.
So, you can start with a loose braid or a tight braid depending on what the final look is that you want. And, this partial crown braid will look slightly different depending on how long or thick your hair is.
What do I need to make this hairstyle?
So, you don’t need a lot of equipment to make a crossed half crown braid. It’s a very easy hairstyle that only takes about 10 minutes to do.
- Tiny elastic bands
- Flowers for effect (optional)
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Half crown braid hairstyle tutorial video
The video walks you through step by step how to do this hairstyle. You can make the final braid loose so that it hangs down more. Or, you can keep it small and tight.
This hairstyle will work for both curly and straight hair. The final results will look slightly different depending on your hair.
You may want to learn how to do a fishtail braid.
Step by step
- Start with clean dry hair. Give it a good brushing to make sure there are no tangles.
- On one side of the head just above the temple area grab a small handful of hair. Make sure it is smooth with no tangles. Separate that handful into three parts that are side by side. Start braiding it by taking the right section and crossing it over the middle (the middle now becomes the right side). Then take the left section and cross it over the middle (the middle now becomes the left). Keep repeating those steps until you have worked your way all the way down the hair and only have a few inches left.
- Finish off that braid by adding a mini elastic to the end leaving about 3 inches of hair unbraided at the end.
- Repeat steps 2 and 3 on the other side of the head.
- Take the ends of the braids where the bands are and pull it across the head to the opposite side of the braid. Where the band touches the hair on that side, grab another small section of hair, and make sure it is free from tangles. Using another band attach that section of hair to the end of the braid from the other side of the head. Make sure this band is above the first band.
- Repeat step 5 on the other side.
- Lightly brush all loose hair. Using your fingers adjust the braids so that the cross braid section is in the middle and at the base crown of the head.
- The last thing you need to do is to remove the first bands from the braids. Make sure not to remove the last band that joins the braid and hair section. While you could leave them in if you wanted, I find it looks best and less likely to see them if there is only one band on each side.
So, how would you wear a crossed half crown braid?
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