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Hair Tutorial: Keep Cool Crown Braid

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June 26, 2015

You all may think living in L.A. is a walk in the park, but it’s been in the 100 degrees the past two weeks, and that is not exactly all that fun. When it gets this hot, I’m left with little options for styling my thick hair. I often just want to throw it up so it’s out of my face and off my neck. So that leaves me with a ponytail and a topknot right?

Wrong! I’ve actually been digging the crown braid look lately when I want to style my hair without sweating to death. It keeps everything out of the way, but still looks fashion-forward. Although, because the hairdo heavily relies on the weave of the braid to stay in place, texture is needed to give a little grip.

I’ve talked about the Suave Professionals® Sea Mineral Infusion collection before on my blog, and they come in really handy for this hairstyle. The Suave Professionals® Sea Mineral Infusion Moisturizing Buoyant Body Shampoo and Conditioner system is a moisturizing duo that really adds touchable texture and body to your hair that makes for super easy braiding. The Suave Professionals® Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray can give a little extra oomph for these types of styles, but can also just be used alone to get loose waves on low-maintenance days. You can grab the line affordably at Walmart.

Before starting the crown braid, I washed and dried my hair, then used the spray around the perimeter of my hair

Start off by creating a super-deep side part by your ear. Start a dutch braid, keeping the hair close to the front of your head.

Continue moving the braid around your head, now keeping it close to the nape of your neck and back up towards the starting point.

Tuck the tail behind the start of the braid, and use as many bobby pins as necessary to hold it in place.

Now you’re totally ready to have a stylin’ summer without melting your face off! How cute would this hairdo be for summer picnics or nights out? It’s also a very set-it-and-forget it style, because the Suave Professionals products give your hair natural hold, so you can look cool while staying cool all day long.

If you like this style, don’t forget to pin it!

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