crown braid tutorial

I love a crown braid, but they’re enormously daunting. I’ve read countless tutorials for Dutch braids, Heidi braids, crown braids, Game of Thrones braids, Ren Faire braids, etc., but still they elude me. No matter what I do, I just can’t get the hair all the way across, which is infuriating because the women in the pictures doing the braids often have shorter hair than I do.

Magazine tutorials never seem to help because there always seem to be steps missing between the photos. But this week I’ve been watching a lot of YouTube hair tutorials, and it turns out that watching someone braid their hair in real-time is much easier to follow than trying to piece together a process from pictures.

I find it especially useful to watch tutorials of people doing the styles on themselves. When a stylist is doing it in the video, I can’t figure out where my own arms should be while it’s happening, and my cat is of no assistance as a hair stylist.


So here are 9 DIY crown braid tutorials from YouTube:

1. 2-Strand Crown Braid by Kryquinn
This looks complicated, but she does it in under five minutes while listening to Type O Negative.
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2. Dutch Crown Braid by FGrogan
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3. The Crown Braid for Thick Curly Hair by Naptural85
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4. Effortless Tousled Bun with Braided Crown by Alexsis Mae
OK, this one says “effortless” but it’s actually pretty complicated. But if you’re up for a challenge, you’ll look like you’re in a Free People catalogue.
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5. Halo Twist Crown For Natural Hair by LHCD-TV
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6. Double “Chain-Link” Crown Braid by LaDollyVita333
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7. Inside-Out French Braid Crown on Medium-Short Hair by Ojon
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8. Crown Plait Hair Tutorial by Bobbyglam
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9. Halo Braid Hair Tutorial by Vintagious
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