When I was a Freshman in college I had plans to create a blog called “Diary of a Curly Haired Girl”. I have naturally curly hair and I always had fun through high school and college coming up with new ways to style my hair. When I was dating Kyle I did my hair different every single day. Now I’m more of a leave it down kind of girl, but lately I’ve been trying to branch out and style it in new ways. So today I am sharing with you my new go to hairstyle for those lazy days or the days you don’t have time to wash your hair. Here is my easy braided crown hair tutorial!

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Outfit Details:

Pink Dress  ||  Floral Top (50% off right now/only $13)


Items You Need:

Bobby Pins  ||  Brush  ||  Tiny White Elastics  ||  Good Hold Hairspray

Step 1: Section your hair into two equal sections and braid each section.

Step 2: Pull apart each braid slightly starting 1/3 of the way down from the top of the braid. I pull slightly, not enough to pull any pieces out, but enough to make the braid bigger and thicker than before.

Step 3: Take one braid and pin it on top of your head. I normally pin at the end of the braid, the top of the braid, and in the middle so that the braid is very secure. Do this with both braids. Try to hide your bobby pins as much as you can.

Step 4: Pin back any pieces in the back or front that are sticking out from when you pulled the braid over your head. 

Step 5: Once everything is secured and in place, slowly pull out any pieces in the front to help frame your face and give you a more natural look.

Step 6: Hairspray and look cute! For advice on which products I use to help keep my hair healthy and smooth check out this post here.


– Works best on day 2 loosely curled hair. I’ve learned it gives it more volume and the curly hair braids and bends better so you don’t have as many fly aways or straight pieces.

– Braid your hair out straight away from hair head parallel to your shoulder so that when you bring it up and on top of your head, it doesn’t cause unnecessary pieces needing to be pinned back.

– This is definitely best on long hair, but if you have shorter hair I suggest still braiding your hair and pulling out the braid to make it look bigger and thicker. Once you’ve done that overlap the braids in the middle so it looks like you just have one large braid on your head instead of two.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! If you have any questions, let me know in the comments and I will make sure to respond to them! Don’t forget to pin this pin below to your hair board on Pinterest so you can remember it for those future days when you don’t know what to do with your hair. Come on, we all have those days right? Good, glad it’s not just me!

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