In summer I like my hair to be as fuss-free as possible. On hot days, I want to go swimming, and taking ages to blow dry my hair afterwards seems like a waste of time. Instead I've found a few braids I can make with wet hair that look pretty but take next to no time. My favorite by far is the twisted crown braid. Crown braids are so lovely but can be a bit tricky to manage (at least for me!), but I've found that wet hair makes it a lot easier to learn this style.
Step One: Brush your hair thoroughly. (Wet hair optional, but I personally find it so much easier to do this style with wet hair!)
Step Two: Take two small sections towards the top of your head.
Step Three: Twist these sections toward the front of your face and cross the sections back towards the back of your head.
Step Four: Take the section closer to the front of your face and add some hair to it, twist it towards your face and cross it back towards the back of your head.
Step Five: Take the section of hair that is now towards the front, add some hair and twist it away towards the back of your head again.
Step Six: Continue this process, keeping the twist tight and close to your scalp.
Step Seven: When you get towards the front of your head again, finish off with a simple rope braid.
Step Eight: Take the braid around the crown of your head and pin it in place with a few bobby pins.
That's it! It looks quite fancy, but in reality is pretty easy once you get the knack of it – although my braid always looks better and tighter when I do it with wet hair than when I attempt this with dry hair! If the crown braid is too hard, start with a simple rope braid
and work your way up to this style when you get more comfortable with the technique. Bonus: if you leave your hair like this until it dries, it will also give you some nice curls when you let it down. Cheers, Rebecca
Credits//Author and Photography: Rebecca Stice.