I’ve done this style several times on Bee lately and decided it was time to make a quick video of it. After it was all done, I realized it’s very close to this old post I did last year. But that doesn’t matter because I like this version better! Ha!
The pic on the left is from when I made the video. The one on the right I did a Dutch (inverted) French braid on top and really loosened the braid up before adding it into the ponytail. I think I like that look the best! Or you can have an extremely thin braid like I did in the old post I mentioned!
It’s pretty self-explanatory, but here’s the run down:
Step 1 – Part out crown
From the temples back to the crown of the head, part out the top section of hair. If it helps, put the remaining hair hanging down in a clip to keep it out of the way for now.
Step 2 – Make a braid (loosen or leave tight)
We opted for a French braid in this top crown section (we’ve also done a Dutch French braid), but you could easily just make a normal 3 stranded braid, rope braid, or whatever you prefer. If you opt for a French braid, only add hair from that top area you parted out.
Step 3 – Complete braid
Once you’ve completed the French braid on top, braid the rest of the hair clear down to the tip of the hair. Secure with a clear elastic.
Step 4 – Make a ponytail
Move the braid out of the way temporarily, and with all the rest of the hair, make a ponytail and secure with a rubber band. **Optional- wrap base of the ponytail with hair**
Step 5 – Add the braid to ponytail
Step 6 – Divide ponytail in half & make braid middle section
Step 7 – Braid the ponytail
Using the braided section as your middle strand, make a regular 3 strand braid incorporating the braid into the ponytail. Braid down as far as you can and secure the end with another rubber band.