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Finoriel
September 1st, 2011, 02:31 PM
September 2011's hairstyle of the month is the Crown braid!
Have fun, everyone! :)

Alvrodul
September 1st, 2011, 03:19 PM
Wheeee! I conquered that one just last month! Here is my celebratory picture commemorating that momentous occasion!

:D:disco::cheese:

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m529/Alvrodul/Updos%202011/Crownbraid.jpg?t=1314386113

Madora
September 1st, 2011, 04:31 PM
Crown braid from last year:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6554&pictureid=90596

neko_kawaii
September 1st, 2011, 05:19 PM
You read my mind! I was just thinking crown braids should be my next challenge. I first tried Torrinpaige's method of starting in the back but that left the end of my braid right at my forehead, so I redid it starting in the front and the braided ended at my forehead again. LOL

I didn't like the way the hairs in the center of the crown were displayed so I'll need to practice a bit on that. Maybe by the time the uploader works, I'll have a really good crown braid pic to post.

I rarely have thick hair envy, but I do wish my braid stood out a little more. I was thinking about adding ribbons but I couldn't figure out how to secure one to add it to the braid. Any advice there?

teal
September 1st, 2011, 05:57 PM
I was thinking about adding ribbons but I couldn't figure out how to secure one to add it to the braid. Any advice there?

I can't comment specifically about ribbons for crown braiding, but when I was a child my mother would put ribbons into my french braids for school. You use ribbon that is more than twice the length of the hair you will be braiding, you bend it in half and use each side in one strand of braid. So for a three-strand braid, two of the strands would have ribbon. When you get to the end you can wrap any remaining length around the tassel and then tie a knot or a bow, no elastic required.

Lunnafindel
September 1st, 2011, 06:46 PM
Oooh fun! I'm not as much of a fan of the full on crown braid - it makes my face look funny, but I love the circlet braid:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5462&pictureid=104618
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5462&pictureid=104620

Yambucket
September 1st, 2011, 08:18 PM
YAY! I just figured out how to do this a couple days ago :):) But I only have one pretty awful picture from my first attempt..
http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/3064/img02808201108302247.jpg

:cheese:

Merewen
September 1st, 2011, 11:09 PM
Any tips on getting it tight all the way around the head? I was trying to do this a week or two ago, and I end up with one side of my head looking amazing and the other looking loose and poofy and really quite bizarre.

redcelticcurls
September 1st, 2011, 11:16 PM
Although this style is pretty unsuitable for my hair type, unless I do it wet, I'm going to enjoy seeing the pics for this month. It's one oft favorite styles to look at.

Peggy E.
September 2nd, 2011, 10:30 AM
For the life of me, I have never been able to figure out how to do this one. Now, my hair should be plenty long, even if it does "taper" for something like 50"! :o(

I'll cheat, make a single long braid and then just wrap it around my head. Looks okay, but just not the same....

HELP!!!

ingvild
September 2nd, 2011, 10:37 AM
Peggy E: I section my hair into two pig tail sections with a middle part. I tip my head forward. I start at the nape of my neck, lace braid half of my hair on the left side of my head. When I have braided that section I tip my head back to normal, thn I turn my grip so I'm braiding "normally" and braid the second section down the right side of my head. If that makes sense...it's kind of what Torrin Paige does in her youtube video, I think. You should check it out! It's very good. :)


My hair is a quite awkward length for crown braids right now. It looks quite lopsided because the braid that's not stuck to my head is not long enough to coil around the whole braid. Andthe part where I start, is very thin, and the braid I pin is quite thin too, because of taper. Or maybe I'm just bad at braiding. Does that make sense? Anyone have any tips?

This is what my braid looks like today. Woop, I've gotten to the golden roots, red braid stage.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/pingvingvild_/crown3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/pingvingvild_/crown2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/pingvingvild_/crown1.jpg

florenonite
September 3rd, 2011, 06:40 AM
Any tips on getting it tight all the way around the head? I was trying to do this a week or two ago, and I end up with one side of my head looking amazing and the other looking loose and poofy and really quite bizarre.

I have this problem, too. Haven't worked out how to fix it, though.

This is my most recent attempt. It's a bit messy because of the hairs sticking out, but other than that all right, I think.

http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz270/frogggyh/randoms/100_3292.jpg

Madora
September 3rd, 2011, 12:55 PM
Any tips on getting it tight all the way around the head? I was trying to do this a week or two ago, and I end up with one side of my head looking amazing and the other looking loose and poofy and really quite bizarre.

The tension of the braid around the head comes with lots of practicing!

I've noticed that the angle of both your hands and your head play an important role in creating the braid properly. I lace crown braid while bent at the waist (when starting the crown) and find that if I hold the braid toward the ceiling, while my head is slightly turned to the right towards my shoulder, the braid gets off to a better start. Then it is just a question of directing the braid up and to the left (slightly) as I do my ad ins.

Once I reach my right ear, I switch hands, stand erect, and continue braiding around my head.

I've found that trying to keep the hair sections in alignment with the way they naturally grow (i.e. back hair in the back, side hair kept on the side) helps too. I use small sections of hair . Once I reach the other ear and complete the braided circle, the rest of the hair is english braided and the end tucked under the crown braid.

gossamer
September 3rd, 2011, 03:48 PM
I'm definitely going to try this one again. After watching torrinpaige's video, I made my own attempt and it was a lot easier to do than I imagined it would be. My hair was kind of tangly thanks to days of braid waves, so I'd like to try it again on more recently washed hair.

http://xa3.xanga.com/77ae207779137278669754/t221979840.jpg (http://xa3.xanga.com/77ae207779137278669754/w221979840.jpg)

http://x37.xanga.com/5cde247579137278669755/t221979841.jpg (http://x37.xanga.com/5cde247579137278669755/w221979841.jpg)
(click thumbnails to enlarge)

AshNight1214
September 3rd, 2011, 05:56 PM
Oh poo! I can never get this one to look right. I think I'm a little too round about the face and thick about the neck. Oh, well. For the rest of you, enjoy!! I will have a fabulous time looking at all your gorgeous hair! :)

see_turtle
September 4th, 2011, 10:24 AM
I have attempted this many times and only once it was almost right but still messy. I'll try again!

Charlotte:)
September 5th, 2011, 06:50 PM
Yay! This is my go-to hairstyle, because it's the quickest/easiest for me to do, and I can do anything I want without it falling out or getting in the way. I use Loepsie's method (http://www.youtube.com/user/loepsie?blend=1&ob=4#p/search/0/_pUeSza1yfs) because all the other methods I have tried are really hard and time consuming for me.

spidermom
September 5th, 2011, 07:22 PM
Let's see if I can pluck a picture from my album:

Nope.

pixiedust
September 5th, 2011, 07:37 PM
Not enough hair to do this :( oh well, someday ;) for now ill just keep admiring !

archel
September 5th, 2011, 08:13 PM
I'm not long enough for this right now, but even when I had waist length hair I could NEVER figure this one out!

florenonite
September 6th, 2011, 02:09 AM
I'm not long enough for this right now, but even when I had waist length hair I could NEVER figure this one out!

Are you sure your hair's too short? I ask because you're listed as being at APL, and I'm at APL and can manage it. It's not the neatest, but I think with gel on damp hair it would look fine.

Raponsje
September 6th, 2011, 10:31 PM
I love the crown braid. I wore a crown braid to work the last two days and got lots of compliments. I do have to say that I do a kind of boho chic version. I start at my right temple, round the back, with a French braid and only adding hair at one side. The result is a a little poof, a little messy and very much cute. I love how comfortable it is and it holds well. I'll try and upload a picture (no picnic for the mobile lhc-er) or post a link to the photo I used as an example.

darklyndsea
September 6th, 2011, 10:48 PM
I think I need to watch like 12 different videos before I'll figure it out--that's what I did with the LWB, and somehow it worked. The last one wasn't even very good, but somehow it made things click! So, point me towards some videos, please?

darklyndsea
September 7th, 2011, 08:26 PM
I did it!!! 1 (http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/2601/img0173fn.jpg) 2 (http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/7717/img0172xs.jpg) 3 (http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/356/img0171js.jpg) 4 (http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/9255/img0167gt.jpg)

But how do you keep the pins from getting spit back out? The techniques I use on buns (insert them like hair sticks, don't let the bend go below horizontal) don't seem to be helping much.

Madora
September 7th, 2011, 08:45 PM
I did it!!! 1 (http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/2601/img0173fn.jpg) 2 (http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/7717/img0172xs.jpg) 3 (http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/356/img0171js.jpg) 4 (http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/9255/img0167gt.jpg)

But how do you keep the pins from getting spit back out? The techniques I use on buns (insert them like hair sticks, don't let the bend go below horizontal) don't seem to be helping much.

Good for you!

I use 3 inch crimped hairpins.

The pin in inserted in the outside edge of the braid then "sewed" in an up and down motion thru the braid. I use about 8 3 inch hairpins to secure my crown braid around my head.

Peggy E.
September 8th, 2011, 09:53 AM
[QUOTE=ingvild;1763846]Peggy E: I section my hair into two pig tail sections with a middle part. I tip my head forward. I start at the nape of my neck, lace braid half of my hair on the left side of my head. When I have braided that section I tip my head back to normal, thn I turn my grip so I'm braiding "normally" and braid the second section down the right side of my head. If that makes sense...it's kind of what Torrin Paige does in her youtube video, I think. You should check it out! It's very good. :)

Yes, this helps a lot, in fact! Will try it tonight and see how it turns out.

Thanks for the advice!

Your braid is beautiful and your color rich and shining - lovely.

Fethenwen
September 8th, 2011, 12:26 PM
I love the crown braid. I wore a crown braid to work the last two days and got lots of compliments. I do have to say that I do a kind of boho chic version. I start at my right temple, round the back, with a French braid and only adding hair at one side. The result is a a little poof, a little messy and very much cute. I love how comfortable it is and it holds well. I'll try and upload a picture (no picnic for the mobile lhc-er) or post a link to the photo I used as an example.
Sounds very interesting! I would love to see a photo. Do you add hair from what side? From the inside or the outer side?

Raponsje
September 8th, 2011, 01:39 PM
Fethenwen I add from the outer side. I did a search for the example picture, but can't find it. It was something I came across while searching for something completely different and I can't remember the name of the blog where it was posted. I will take a picture tomorrow and try to upload it.

Edit: found it! This is the link to the page. There two pictures of crownbraids, one from the back and one twisted crown from the front. I saw the twisted one and realised it doesn't have to be perfecty round and tried it. http://thebeauty-insiders.blogspot.com/2011/03/spring-summer-2011-hair-trends.html

TheBluffs
September 8th, 2011, 04:04 PM
I love crown braid's. :D I don't were them too often though, they are still fun to do.
There are some pictures that I used in a tutorial for crown braid's:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=7907&pictureid=108026

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=7907&pictureid=108025

Alvrodul
September 9th, 2011, 09:54 AM
Another crown braid - this one rope braided! :D

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m529/Alvrodul/Updos%202011/Crownropebraid.jpg?t=1315580008

SusanSt
September 9th, 2011, 04:13 PM
I love the look of this braid, and will definitely try it! (my first attempt) I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks for the inspiring pictures, everybody.

Eternal.Fiend
September 10th, 2011, 06:04 AM
I'd seen this braid on torrinpaige's youtube and thought: "That reminds me, I'll check out the hairstyle of the month page" and it ends up being the crown braid :P It's worked out especially well because today (and yesterday) has been weirdly humid for September, so this makes sure no hair is tounching my skin :D

This is a pretty bad picture of my first attempt this morning, it's not that great but I'll practise, I love learning new hairstyles :)


http://i53.tinypic.com/244umna.jpg

I must say, it's pretty hard to get a picture of the top of your head :p

florenonite
September 10th, 2011, 08:41 AM
I've been practising this style dutifully for a couple of weeks now, and I think I've pretty much nailed it. As you can see in the picture I posted, however, I have a lot of hairs escaping from the braid. There are more in that picture than usual, as I hadn't bothered to hide the braid tail, but most of them appear right on top of my head, which is not a flattering look. I'm somewhere between APL and BSL at the moment. My hair is thick, I haven't cut it in 14 months (and when I did I had it thinned but not layered) so there's the tiniest bit of fairytaling going on. Are there any tricks to keep those bits in the braid, or do I just need to accept I'll need more length for this style? I know I could do it a little below BSL, but I then had to relearn it as I lost the knack.

Any suggestions? I've tried starting it at different places, but those all lead to their own problems, and I think the issue is really all the hair between my left ear and the centre of my nape, which all escapes at roughly the same place.

getoffmyskittle
September 11th, 2011, 09:31 PM
Oh, so THIS is why I've been getting new comments on my crown braid tutorial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y6OJBxBWGo)! :D

Lippytoes
September 12th, 2011, 04:04 AM
Aah, the crown braid is one of my favourites! I never thought it'd become a go-to hairstyle, but it definitely is - especially for day-four or day-five hair. :D

Will post pictures later!

neko_kawaii
September 12th, 2011, 02:08 PM
I still can't wear a crown braid for more than a couple hours at a time. My hairs just aren't used to those directions. All the more reason to keep practicing!

Shesta
September 12th, 2011, 02:52 PM
I learned braiding only because of this specific hairstyle. :D I just wanted it so desperately on my head. Eventually it turned out to be much easier than I imagined while watching video tutorials. Now I'm wearing it quite often and it's turned as somewhat signature for me.

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k577/shestabraid/braids%20and%20hair/IMG_3439.jpg

xovictoryxo
September 12th, 2011, 03:01 PM
i have to try this, having a tough time figuring it out :(
look at these wonderful examples and tutorials!

swetiepeti
September 13th, 2011, 03:49 AM
Did my first successful Crown Braid last night although it certainly was not neat and tight, and had an odd twist at the very front. However compared to how badly my earliest attempts of a simple straight front to back French Braid turned out years ago when I was first learning to braid I'm very happy. I've always loved the Crown Braid look but always had to wait to have someone do it to my hair. I liked the dividing hair in two pieces, pinning one up, then starting at the nape of the neck suggestion one poster wrote. It worked very well for me, just have to learn how to swap hands better at the front. Hence the odd twist. I may try dividing into thirds like a pie and see if that makes the swap easier. Just having a large chunk of hair out of the way was very helpful

girlthursday
September 13th, 2011, 11:09 AM
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-b-xqLktFn0o/Tm99BHMRJ8I/AAAAAAAARyc/4h_11LqesaU/s512/2011-09-13%25252010.46.45.jpg

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/blog.php?u=26280

Raponsje
September 13th, 2011, 12:19 PM
And the photo's!
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6176/6143917007_fa50558c02_m.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6089/6144469104_4763125cc7_m.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6151/6144467920_0cdf5eea87_m.jpg

I never dreamt this would be a style that I would do at six in the morning before work. It holds really well all through the day and it is so comfortable.

Yozhik
September 13th, 2011, 05:14 PM
Beautiful braids, everyone! I love the variation in thicknesses and placement on the head.

Here's my contribution; I actually did it a couple of days ago before I thought to check in and see what the monthly hairstyle was! :o
It's on day 4 hair, and right when I finished I realized I hadn't brought any pins with me and I had to hold it up with two barrettes, so please pardon the messiness.

http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz256/Yozhik87/Hair/September11013.jpg

girlthursday
September 13th, 2011, 07:06 PM
I agree with Yozhik. I love the variations I see in this thread. Can someone help me understand how to get the braid to sit further back on my head (like Yozhik or Raponsje) instead of mine (which you can see on the page before this one)?

julliams
September 13th, 2011, 11:07 PM
Mine is a bit "ho-hum" and this is the best view of it. I used Loepsie's tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pUeSza1yfs&NR=1

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6181/6145725421_c9e8854a12.jpg

Yozhik
September 13th, 2011, 11:51 PM
^^ That's beautiful and thick, Julliams! Definitely not ho-hum.


I agree with Yozhik. I love the variations I see in this thread. Can someone help me understand how to get the braid to sit further back on my head (like Yozhik or Raponsje) instead of mine (which you can see on the page before this one)?

Hm. I think that you're starting your braid at one of your temples and braiding down and around, right? I start at the back nape and braid up over my head -- maybe that has something to do with the positioning?

Rini
September 14th, 2011, 05:31 AM
A style I can do :D

Here it is from a couple of months ago. I just dutch braided (lace braid) around my head. My hair is BSL.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6953&pictureid=97875
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6953&pictureid=97873

I like it because I get a good gold/silver contrast happening ;)

luthein
September 14th, 2011, 07:12 PM
I've attempted a crown braid soooo many times. I just can't get it. I'm going to try Torrin's faux crown braid. Hopefully I'll be posting sometime soon =p

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1P7MiC_GvHY

Lostsoule77
September 14th, 2011, 11:25 PM
I have yet to try this braid. I think I'll give an attempt just for this thread. If I'm successful I'll post some pics. :)

Lippytoes
September 15th, 2011, 03:34 AM
I'm wearing a crown braid again today, but still no chance of posting pics.

It's amazing how much easier this style gets with practice. Mine used to be hopelessly messy, but these days it makes for a really neat hairstyle.

florenonite
September 15th, 2011, 08:17 AM
And the photo's!
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6176/6143917007_fa50558c02_m.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6089/6144469104_4763125cc7_m.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6151/6144467920_0cdf5eea87_m.jpg

I never dreamt this would be a style that I would do at six in the morning before work. It holds really well all through the day and it is so comfortable.

How do you do this? I can do a Dutch crown braid, but I love the carefree looseness of this one.

Raponsje
September 15th, 2011, 09:10 AM
Florenonite I actually do it as French lace braid. Only adding from the bottom. I also make a side part and start braiding at the...uh...small...side. What I think is an advantage, is that the lace braid allows the tail to be tucked under and pinned away so you only see a single braid. And although it looks soft and fluffy, it holds like rock. I took the pictures after a days work and 12km on my bike in stormy weather.

florenonite
September 15th, 2011, 09:13 AM
Huh. I started braiding on the 'big' side, and the result wasn't what I'd hoped for. It was too close to my head.

Raponsje
September 15th, 2011, 09:43 AM
I do have to say that at the small side it is close to the head. It gains in fluffiness when I go round the back. The tail goes over the skinny start of the braid. The last picture kind of shows that bit.

proo
September 15th, 2011, 10:04 AM
I think I've found my absolute go-to style for this winter - it tolerates the on/off of hats, holds like a rock, super comfy, is dang cute, it just makes the people smile.
In fact it's inspired me to wear pleated skirts and clogs!

Inkwell
September 15th, 2011, 12:40 PM
I could never get it to work when my hair was long! Now I can hardly wait to try when it grows back.

dfotw
September 15th, 2011, 01:16 PM
As a curlie, I thought I'd never be able to do a style like this. But my hair was unbearable frizzy today, so I oiled it, brushed it out with my TT, and decided to give it a try, following the tutorial on the link julliams provided, which calls for adding hair only to the bottom parting of the braid (is this what's called lace-braiding?)

For what it's worth, I am all thumbs and have never successfully mastered neither French nor Dutch braiding. :confused:

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/2253/crownbraid.jpg

(yes, it's lopsided, my hair could be so much smoother and ye gods, it's still frizzy, but hey, it's my first attempt! :p)

florenonite
September 15th, 2011, 01:20 PM
I do have to say that at the small side it is close to the head. It gains in fluffiness when I go round the back. The tail goes over the skinny start of the braid. The last picture kind of shows that bit.

I tried it like this and I've almost got it. I was braiding too close to the crown, though, so it ended up too fluffy this time ><

Raponsje
September 15th, 2011, 01:25 PM
I tried it like this and I've almost got it. I was braiding too close to the crown, though, so it ended up too fluffy this time ><

In pursuit of the perfect amount of fluffiness. :D My fluffiness varies from day to day.

florenonite
September 15th, 2011, 01:27 PM
In pursuit of the perfect amount of fluffiness. :D My fluffiness varies from day to day.

Well, I have a long face, so a little fluffiness suits me, but too much makes me look like an alien :p

This way also feels more secure than a Dutch crown; I can tuck the tail into the pocket created by the braid and leave it without pins, and I am in constant pursuit of a pinfree hairstyle that keeps all my hair off my neck and secure for karate.

Raponsje
September 15th, 2011, 02:25 PM
It should work well for karate. I just did an hour run and it doesn't move an inch. I do use two or three bobby's to make sure the tail stays in the pocket.

Anya21
September 16th, 2011, 08:14 AM
Crownbraid on shoulder length hair with layers (my first attempt :)
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a315/Anna666/crownbraid.jpg

excentricat
September 16th, 2011, 07:10 PM
I've been practicing this one. I usually lose it when I have to switch hands, but I've completed the last two. Now for more practice and some picture-worthy braids!! Thanks for making this the hairstyle of the month!

kme81
September 16th, 2011, 10:14 PM
http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j388/kme81/mycamera071-1.jpg
I adore crown braids! :)

swetiepeti
September 17th, 2011, 01:43 AM
still practicing, still not outside my house ready yet

Chanteuse87
September 19th, 2011, 08:41 AM
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd177/cantante87/IMG_1299.jpg


I had a thread up (showing off!), and had some members alert me that the crown braid was the style of the month. So here it is, my first participation in the monthly poll :)

Shesta
September 19th, 2011, 01:42 PM
http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j388/kme81/mycamera071-1.jpg
I adore crown braids! :)

Kme81, your braid is totally beautiful!!! Would you share your technique?:)

Tapioca
September 19th, 2011, 04:25 PM
I've only ever been able to do the cheater version.

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb235/Tapioca_Rat/Hair/ItalianTaping-1.jpg

luthein
September 19th, 2011, 06:00 PM
Kme81, your braid is totally beautiful!!! Would you share your technique?:)

Beat me to it. It looks so nice and neat!

darklyndsea
September 19th, 2011, 06:18 PM
I agree with Yozhik. I love the variations I see in this thread. Can someone help me understand how to get the braid to sit further back on my head (like Yozhik or Raponsje) instead of mine (which you can see on the page before this one)?
I feel like I'm going to explain this really terribly, but...

I think of it as turning the braid early: you can use the hair at the front of your head to either go front to back (or back to front), like in a normal French braid, or to go side to side, like you're doing a braided headband. So you just decide where you want to switch from going one way to going the other and start braiding the other way (I mean, it's the same technique, but...the direction that the hair gets added in is different? something like that). You can do the same thing at the back of your head, if you want to position it differently there. That was probably as clear as mud, but hopefully it makes some sort of sense.

kme81
September 20th, 2011, 01:44 AM
Kme81, your braid is totally beautiful!!! Would you share your technique?:)


Beat me to it. It looks so nice and neat!

Thank you for the compliments!
I made a how-to thread!!! Here: Kme's Part-less Crown Braid :D http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=78600

Eirelin
September 20th, 2011, 06:14 PM
Sleep braid (and bad camera; I seem to have misplaced the memory card for the still camera and am reduced to using a very cheap video camera for a while):

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn245/Eirelin/Hair/09-10-2011Crownbraid.jpg

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn245/Eirelin/Hair/09-10-2011CrownbraidB.jpg

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn245/Eirelin/Hair/09-10-2011CrownbraidA.jpg

I really was just about to go to bed, so it's a bit lopsided.

SusanSt
September 22nd, 2011, 06:32 PM
Well, I've been practicing, but definitely haven't done anything worth taking a picture of! This 'do really takes concentration. Thanks so much for all the tips you've been sharing. I'll keep trying, and hopefully have a decent finished product one of these days!

Peggy E.
September 23rd, 2011, 10:23 AM
I'm so relieved to see your post, SusanSt. I was afraid I was the only one slaving away and unable to get this thing to work. :o(

I went through the tutorials on Youtube - tried the suggestions, can't do it. I'll get going pretty good on one side, but as soon as I get to the back and have to transition, it's all over....

Frustrating because I love this style and should be able to wear it!

owlathena
September 23rd, 2011, 10:05 PM
These are from a few months ago...my first attempt at a crown braid. I'll try it again soon :) I really like the style and I think I have enough hair to pull it off now :D

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m229/cbrc/IMG_0144.jpg



http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m229/cbrc/IMG_0143.jpg

SusanSt
September 23rd, 2011, 10:16 PM
owlathena, I'm impressed! And that was your first attempt?! I'm still working on it...I have found that it seems to work better for me if I do a Dutch braid rather than the French braiding I'd been doing.

darklyndsea
September 23rd, 2011, 10:36 PM
I'm so relieved to see your post, SusanSt. I was afraid I was the only one slaving away and unable to get this thing to work. :o(

I went through the tutorials on Youtube - tried the suggestions, can't do it. I'll get going pretty good on one side, but as soon as I get to the back and have to transition, it's all over....

Frustrating because I love this style and should be able to wear it!
I think I had more problems getting it to work when I started at the front or side of my head than I did starting at the back, so maybe if you try switching your starting position?

owlathena
September 24th, 2011, 08:54 PM
owlathena, I'm impressed! And that was your first attempt?! I'm still working on it...I have found that it seems to work better for me if I do a Dutch braid rather than the French braiding I'd been doing.


Thank you!

girlthursday
September 24th, 2011, 09:25 PM
I feel like I'm going to explain this really terribly, but...

I think of it as turning the braid early: you can use the hair at the front of your head to either go front to back (or back to front), like in a normal French braid, or to go side to side, like you're doing a braided headband. So you just decide where you want to switch from going one way to going the other and start braiding the other way (I mean, it's the same technique, but...the direction that the hair gets added in is different? something like that). You can do the same thing at the back of your head, if you want to position it differently there. That was probably as clear as mud, but hopefully it makes some sort of sense.

Thank you, darklyndsea! I think I understand what you're getting at. I'll try it again soon and see if it works for me. :)

oktobergoud
September 26th, 2011, 02:55 AM
My hair is waaaaaay to short to make a crown braid, but I do LOVE crown braids! So, just wanted to see that all your crown braids here are very pretty and inspiring! (I want to make a crown braid myself one day too!)

neko_kawaii
September 26th, 2011, 01:53 PM
I've been practicing, both to improve my technique and to get my scalp used to the idea of some hair laying in strange directions and was finally able to wear a crown braid all day yesterday! Darn photo uploader and I'm too lazy to set up a photobucket account.

ElusiveMuse
September 30th, 2011, 11:33 AM
So can you sort of cheat and make two braids and pin them around your head? Or do you have to do a woven braid? Because I am still totally braid-disabled and have barely mastered a single French braid, let alone moving in all directions!

girlthursday
September 30th, 2011, 09:41 PM
I've been working on starting my crown braid near the back and getting the braid to lay further back from my hairline. I didn't quite get it down before the end of September, but I wanted to thank everyone for their helpful hints.

I'm determined to master this beautiful style!

MaRo
October 2nd, 2011, 10:09 AM
Late... ;)

first try..
http://mondkind.channel-berlin.de/gretchen.jpg

second try ;)
http://mondkind.channel-berlin.de/gretchen:supi2.jpghttp://mondkind.channel-berlin.de/gretchen:supi.jpg

kamikaze hair
October 3rd, 2011, 12:16 PM
here's mine (late but not my fault, so glad i can add pictures now!)

BTW: this one isn't exactly a crown braid, but more inspired by DakarNick's crown braid that he did on his missus, going full spiral and pinning on top. my first attempt.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=8350&pictureid=114639

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=8350&pictureid=114651

Wonky, anyone... :D

milagro
October 9th, 2011, 11:28 PM
Great braiding everyone :flower:
One of my last:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6900&pictureid=104171

Kamikaze, it's a funny style :) I tried something like that, too:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6900&pictureid=103810http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6900&pictureid=97201

AnqeIicDemise
October 10th, 2011, 10:28 PM
Finally, I can add my picture! :D Here's my Crown braid. (I have to give Madora a LOT of thank yous for helping me out with advice and giving me links on videos to figure out my mistakes.)

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=7551&pictureid=115839

Madora
October 12th, 2011, 01:55 PM
Finally, I can add my picture! :D Here's my Crown braid. (I have to give Madora a LOT of thank yous for helping me out with advice and giving me links on videos to figure out my mistakes.)

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=7551&pictureid=115839
Very nice, AngeIicDemise! You've got a winner there! The more you practice, the easier it becomes! Congrats!

julliams
October 13th, 2011, 04:07 AM
Had some downtime on a lazy day in Geneva whilst watching 90210 in french (I don't speak french). I found myself trying the dutch crown braid again and the result was better than my first try so I photographed it.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6047/6239809563_03c03ba668.jpg The last one I did was like a lace-braid - this one was braided on both sides so I think it sits better and my braid is really phat. I would actually wear this one out - I think.

Madora
October 13th, 2011, 08:54 AM
I'd definitely wear it outside, jullilams! Very thick and beautiful!

Egana
November 30th, 2011, 06:58 PM
that's a GREAT idea! I'm going to have to try this! I love a think white ribbon in my braids!

zombi
February 17th, 2012, 08:16 PM
Oooh fun! I'm not as much of a fan of the full on crown braid - it makes my face look funny, but I love the circlet braid:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5462&pictureid=104618
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5462&pictureid=104620

I tried to run a search for instructions but no dice. how to do this?

The-Young-Maid
February 18th, 2012, 02:03 PM
Oooh, I love this braid! I suck at making it:mad: I guess I'll have to practice!;)

Madora
February 18th, 2012, 04:17 PM
I tried to run a search for instructions but no dice. how to do this?

It looks to me like it might be a crown braid that originates from the back, goes around the head and continues around until it parallels the starting place. Then the remainder of the braid is coiled in the center to form the braided bun.

Alternately, some of the hair might have been held in reserve and pinned up while the rest was crown braided and the end tassle tucked into the braid.

Then the reserved part was braided, then coiled into a center bunned braid.

Lunnafindel has quite a head of hair to play with!

Ligeia_13
February 20th, 2012, 02:23 PM
I just can't do a crown braid. My fingers won't cooperate :( Shame cause I really really love it.

longNred
April 4th, 2012, 02:48 PM
this has become one of my new favorites, but I fake it. I do 2 braids on the sides, wrap one around the back, secure with a couple pins. wrap the other around the front, secure with pins, and tuck the ends under. it looks like a continuous braid around. a faux-crown braid.

Eirelin
May 7th, 2012, 04:05 PM
Yes, I know, it is now May 2012. However, although I do crown braids fairly often, I never seem to get any decent pictures of them! So finally, here was one (ignore the grimace on my face; I was looking towards the sun for the better part of an hour to perform the wedding ceremony, and it was killing me!)

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/294995_435635069782216_323513364_n.jpg

Here it is from the side (I was adjusting the bride's dress)
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/549441_435655359780187_100000071796284_1817570_184 4133175_n.jpg

Lippytoes
May 8th, 2012, 05:46 AM
Eirelin, that is an awesome crown braid! And I love your hair colour.

Kamir0
May 10th, 2012, 05:11 AM
Good job, Eirelin. This is a very nice braid indeed, and what a nice hair colour and shine! :inlove:

Eirelin
May 10th, 2012, 09:06 AM
Good job, Eirelin. This is a very nice braid indeed, and what a nice hair colour and shine! :inlove:


Eirelin, that is an awesome crown braid! And I love your hair colour.

Oh, thank you so much! I have been very lucky to find that using henna on my roots matches my natural color (hooray). My son has the same color, too :)

Oubli
September 17th, 2012, 06:28 AM
I know I'm hitting up an old thread but I found that when my hair was shorter a parandi made all the difference it giving me some extra thickness, poof and length to complete a crown braid.

Happy braiding!

proo
September 17th, 2012, 01:19 PM
My trick is to place a soft, stretchy headband around the outside of the crown after I get the tails braided, then wind the ends around the headband.
The headband disappears under the crown, especially if it's the same color as my hair, and the whole affair is very comfortable.

eresh
December 31st, 2012, 09:38 AM
I have no idea if this falls under crownbraid? It's a multicircular crownbraid perhaps?
I tried this a few weeks back, my arms were going numb and I had to sit down because I got dizzy from keeping my arms up too long.....
But refused to give up and this is the result (very difficult to do, so I won't repeat it anytime soon haha, my ends kept tangling)
All dutchbraiding, starting a little to the left on top of my head, going 3 time around and wrapping the end under.
http://i.imgur.com/u2fON.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/10IRm.jpg

Lippytoes
December 31st, 2012, 12:29 PM
eresh, that is so gorgeous! I think it's called a spiral braid or circle braid, something like that. A truly epic hairdo!

UP Lisa
February 27th, 2013, 09:13 AM
Has anybody here been able to do a crown braid with fine/thin hair. I don't think I have enough hair in the front to make this work.

RockyLvsAdrian
July 18th, 2013, 11:04 AM
I cannot wait until my hair is long enough to try this style. Only a few years to go!:D

VJG
September 21st, 2013, 11:18 PM
I really need to learn more braids! I am utterly hopeless with most styles, but I would love to learn. To Youtube and practice! You laidies are all so inspiring.

RavenMane
April 16th, 2016, 01:32 AM
I know this was a long time ago but I thought I'd post my crown braid.http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg210/wrestle103/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160416_241022_018.jpg (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/wrestle103/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160416_241022_018.jpg.html)