Halo Updo Protective Style – Crown Braid Tutorial

Halo updo aka crown braid

It’s been raining all day today and according to my weather app, the rain should continue for the rest of the week so what better time like the present to wear a cute protective style.

This halo hair style otherwise known as a crown braid is demonstrated by the ever beautiful Shinestruck in the video below. We love this style because not only is it great on time, just under 5 minutes it is absolutely great for a rainy day and is the perfect cross between laid back and professional.

Shinestruck did her braid on stretched out or blown out natural hair, but you can absolutely achieve it on textured, wet, or relaxed hair with ease.

Before attempting the braid make sure your hair is thoroughly moisturized, using any water based leave in you have in your arsenal. A few suggestions would be Giovanni Direct Leave in conditioner, or if you prefer something with a little hold, Shea moisture Curl Enhancing smoothie would work just as well.

After you moisturize smooth your hair with something as simple as a light oil or you can get fancy and use something Carol’s Daughter Macadamia Hold and Control Smoother to keep those tresses obedient.

How To


Part your hair on your good side and literally do a flat twist all the way around your head, smoothing as you go along to tame any fly aways. Once you get to the end, just tuck the ends in discretely into the already made braid adding bobby pins as you see fit and you are done.

Don’t forget to add some lovely adornments if you want to take your hair from casual to elegant, we found some crystal rhinestone hairpins that are great for braids and really not too expensive, that would look amazing in this style.

Let’s get creative ladies!

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About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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La Monica Adams

Beautiful.

Ashanti Wells

Luv this hairstyle

Crystal Curry

Anna Bear I want this.

Anna Bear

will do

Kimmy Vaultz

Pretty Pretty.

Juanita Parker-Wilkerson

This is about to be my new style for work.

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Gloria A Nyang'iye

Beautiful!

I did a romantic halo braid tutorial too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0wOZKG7Sho&feature=youtu.be