Robe braids are making a big comeback this season and this style is both simple and chic. I am literally obsessed with this look. It’s such a fresh take on the typical crown braid and perfect for Spring.
Recently, I’ve had requests for easier hairstyles that are great for school and work. I’d say this one fits the bill. It’s easier than regular braids, takes only a few minutes to do, and with this little extra trick I will show you how to hide that part that normally shows at the back. Let’s get started!
Rope Braid Crown Supplies:
- Paddle brush
- Rat Tail comb
- 2 Clear elastic bands
- 3-5 Bobby pins
- 32mm Nume curling wand (50% off with code SAVE50)
- Firm-hold hairspray
Rope Braid Crown Instructions:
- Step 1 / Brush through the hair to remove any tangles.
- Step 2 / Using a rat tail comb, create a part wherever you prefer. I placed mine on the left side.
- Step 3 / Then continue the part down the center of the back of the head dividing the hair into a left and right side.
- Step 4 / Tie off the section on the right side with a clear elastic band.
- Step 5 / Pick up the hair left down on the left side and pull out any pieces you’d like left down to frame the face.
- Step 6 / Now cross the section behind the head, bringing it over the right shoulder.
- Step 7 / Divide the section into two smaller sections.
- Step 8 / Create a rope braid by twisting each section upwards and you wrap them downwards around each other. *It might sound confusing but you want each section twisted one way while wrapping them around each other in the opposite direction. This is what keeps the twist locked in so it doesn’t unravel.
- Step 9 / When the braid reaches the bottom, tie it off with a clear elastic band.
- Step 10 / Let down the hair on the right side.
- Step 11 / Separate off any hair to frame the face and wrap it over the left shoulder.
- Step 12 / Divide the hair into two sections and twist them together to create a second rope braid.
- Step 13 / Then tie off the end with another elastic band.
- Step 14 / With both braids done they should hang down with a little extra sag.
- Step 15 / Now pick up the braids and criss cross them behind the head and wrap them up the sides behind the ears. So the braid on the right is coming up the left side of the head and vice versa.
- Step 16 / When the braids meet at the top of the head, cross them over each other, laying them against the head a few inches behind the hairline.
- Step 17 / Secure the braids in place with bobby pins. To ensure they stay all day slide two in each braid alternating the direction so one pin slides in towards the right and the other towards the left.
- Step 18 / Check each braid and secure any other sections that you’d prefer to be a little more snug. I slid one into a section of hair at the nape of the neck to tuck it up a little higher against the head.
- Step 19 / Grab a curling wand and curl the pieces left out around the face. I am using the Nume 32mm curling wand.
- Step 20 / Spray the style with hairspray to set it and you’re ready to go!