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How to Create a Headband Braid with different length hair?

This entry was posted in Installation By Bailee

Girls with long or short hair must be all over braids, and the half-braided headband is another super cute braid trend that's having a renaissance moment this year. Visionary girls are loving this delightful meta trend right now, which is basically using French braids from ear to form a headband made up of your own hair. Sounds super cool, right? Do you want to know how to do a headband braid too? Then let's check it out!

How to create a headband braid for long hair?

How to create a headband braid for long hair?

A headband braid will keep your hair from flying everywhere when the wind blows, especially now that fall is just around the corner. Read on for a quick and easy tutorial on how to braid your hair on your head.

Step 1: Start with clean and blow-dried hair.

Having healthy, clean hair is the best foundation. Cleanse your hair with shampoo and conditioner, then blow dry your hair.

Step 2: Apply a small amount of hair oil.

Everyone has more or less hair which is unavoidable. A hair oil or serum can help to infuse moisture into the strands, prevent frizz and make those braids look flawless. Pull a small section (slightly larger than the tip of a pin, really) into the palm of your hand and apply it to your hair. We love the effect of TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Serum (not pictured), which seals in some major shine.

Step 3: Separate the hairline area.

Using the end of a fishtail or rattail comb, create a defined section a few inches behind the hairline. For this half-headband version, first part the hair as you normally would, then part the front. You should end up with a thick strip of hair that starts at your forehead.

Step 4: Separate into three smaller sections.

Take three small braids out of the section of hair you just parted, just like a regular French braid or a three-strand braid.

Step 5: Start French braiding your hair.

French braid your hair, moving from your parting line towards the bottom of your ears. The top of your head should begin to resemble a waterfall effect as you incorporate your hair into each braid with regularity.

Step 6: Continue braiding until you reach the ends of your hair.

When you reach the ends of your hair, switch to a regular three-strand braid just above your ears so that the braid is separated from your scalp. Secure with a hair tie. Fry the braids into pancakes (aka flatten/fatten) to even them out, as they tend to thin out, especially at the tips.

Step 7: Tuck the ends under.

Tuck the braid underneath the rest of your hair and secure it to the collar with bobby pins.

Step 8: Make a small bump.

Want to give your headband braid a little more personality? Use the end of a fishtail comb to create some bumps at the back seam by gently pulling on it.

Step 9: Done!

You've done it, and now you have a headband braid! Got the hang of how to make a headband braid? Try it again yourself!

How to weave hair into a headband with short hair?

How to weave hair into a headband with short hair?

You think you can't have short hair with braids? That's not true! Headbands can also be braided over short hair. Yes, you heard me right. This is because headbands are flat braids that do not require much length. So, want to know how to braid your hair into short hair like a headband? Simple! Just follow these steps.

Step 1: Use dry shampoo to give your hair some control.

Step 2: Part the hair from ear to ear, pulling back the section and securing with clips.

Step 3: Starting behind one ear, divide a section of hair into three equal strands. Start French braiding.

Step 4: Keep knitting, adding braids along the way to create your headband.

Step 5: Keep braiding all the way to the end, then use bobby pins to carefully secure the braid behind your ears, as in our model above.

Step 6: Shape your braids into pancakes and style them with hairspray.

Above is long hair and short hair do the head to wear the method of braid oh! Have you learned? If that's not clear to you, check out the video below!

How do you keep a headband in place?

Hands down, one of the best tips for how to keep a headband in place is to create a headband holder or something for your headband to hold on to! To make a now-show headband holder, try applying some hairspray, pomade, hair gel, or texturizing spray to the spots where the headband will sit on your head.

Is headband safe for your hair?

Wearing headbands or scarves repeatedly can cause breakage around your hairline, leading to the dreaded enlarged forehead and a receding hairline. If you must sport headbands, opt for satin or silk scarves instead.

Do headbands protect your hair?

It's not that headbands are bad for your hair — in general, they're not. It's how you wear them and what they're made of that matter more. Problems can arise when a headband (or hair tie) is too tight. For example, elastic headbands can tug the strands, causing breakage along the hairline.

  • Bona'Fide Raw Hair
    Bona'Fide Raw Hair
    Thanks for the great tutorial. I gotta give this a try, my grandma wants a short and curly one
  • 1ycj
    You did a excellent job,
  • Kai Watson
    Kai Watson
    Most cleanest and SUPER detailed! It's the best half wig tut I've seen thus far. TY!
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