Being a new mom means baby boy is always getting his fists clenched in my hair. That little guy has a death grip when it comes to snatching my strands so keeping it out his grasp is always a top priority. I find myself far too often simply throwing it into a braid or ponytail. So, in an attempt to jazz up my everyday hairstyle, I decided to throw some braids and twists into the look.
This style is actually really simple and quick and the best part is that not a single hair pin is involved. Those things are never guaranteed to stay in and I hate wearing a style that I think won’t last longer than a few minutes. Check out the tutorial below and I think you’ll be surprised at how super quick and fun this hairstyle is. Perfect for Spring and Summer if you ask me or just keeping those tresses baby free.
Braid Twisted Ponytail
- Step 1 / With a side part, section off a portion of hair from the part down to the left ear.
- Step 2 / Divide the front piece into three smaller sections and create a braid, tying off the end with an elastic band.
- Step 3 / Now create a second braid on the right side of the head, securing it with an elastic as well.
- Step 4 / Take the braid on the right side and lay it across the back of the head. Pick up a small section of hair and tie it to the end of the braid. This technique will keep the braid secure without needing hair pins.
- Step 5 / Remove the original elastic from the braid.
- Step 6 / Now wrap the braid from the left side across the back of the head, underneath the first braid, and secure it using a piece of hair from the right side.
- Step 7 / Pick up a small section of hair, about an 1″ wide, underneath the braid on the right and twist it upwards, angling it across the back of the head underneath the two braids.
- Step 8 / Secure it in place with another piece of hair and elastic band.
- Step 9 / Repeat steps 7 and 8 with a section on the left side.
- Step 10 / Pick up a larger section of hair on the right side, from the last twist down to the nape of the neck, wrapping it across the back of the head and securing it as well.
- Step 11 / Pick up one last section of hair on the left side of the head and after twisting it upwards, wrap it around the entire ponytail or the rest of the hair laying down.
- Step 12 / Separate off a small section of hair from underneath the ponytail and tie it together with the pieces that were wrapped around the ponytail. This will keep the wrapped portion secure while hiding the elastic bad at the same time.
- Step 13 / Smooth down any flyaways with hairspray.
- Step 14 / Curl the ends of the ponytail with a curling iron, wand, or straightener.