Creative Crowns

Baby, it's cold outside! If you're feeling the chill, so is your hair. Our strands are losing moisture, snagging on scarves, and suffering from freezing temperatures. Crown hairstyles are a great way to protect our hair from harmful fabrics and seal in moisture. 

Function aside, crown hairstyles are cute and have a regal vibe to them. Add texture with a messy version or keep it sleek with a tight braid or twist. Whatever you choose, you can't go wrong with a fabulous crown style. Now that you know why I love them, let's get into this list.

 5 Creative Crown Hairstyle Ideas

Before styling, I used a spray bottle to mist my hair, then added Shea Moisture's Castor Oil Leave In Conditioner, and followed with Taliah Waajid's Vitamin E Oil. This adds shine and seals in moisture. I used a light amount of Eco Styler Gel for hold. 

If you think your hair isn't long enough for these styles, you're probably wrong. All you need is a few inches to pull these off. I'll explain how to use additional hair to make styling easier and create your desired thickness. 

1. Triple Twist Crown

With Additional Hair

  1. Create 1 large flat twist from ear to ear. Continue the twist around the nape of your neck. 
  2. Tuck the end of your twist into your hair and secure with a pin. 
  3. Use hair of your choice to create 2 separate twists. 
  4. Add a twist to the front and back of your original twist.
  5. Secure with pins and conceal the ends by tucking them into your hair.  

With Your Hair

  1. Part your hair into 3 circular sections. 
  2. Flat twist each section.
  3. Conceal each end into its own twist to create the look of a continuous loop.
  4. Gently pull sections of your twist upwards to create a larger look.  

2. Crown with Ribbon 

With Additional Hair

  1. Create 1 large flat twist from ear to ear. Continue the twist around the nape of your neck. 
  2. Use hair of your choice to create a separate twist. 
  3. Add the new twist to the front of your original twist and secure the ends into your original twist.
  4. Carefully wrap a ribbon around your front twist.
  5. Secure the middle of the front twist with hair pins.

With Your Hair

  1. Separate your hair into 2 circular sections. 
  2. Flat twist each section and secure your ends into each twist with pins. 
  3. Use two fingers to create a gap for your ribbon to pass through.
  4. Carefully thread it through and around your front twist. 
  5. Repeat 3 & 4 until your front twist is fully decorated.
  6. Tuck any remaining ribbon into the back of your twists and pin down.

 

3. Embellished Braided Crown

With Additional Hair

  1. Create a single braided crown as tight as possible.
  2. Use additional hair to create a large braid. Make sure it's wide enough to cover the one you just made. 
  3. Pin your large braid to the top of your original braid.
  4. Tuck the ends of your new braid into your first braid and secure with pins.  
  5. Add braid cuffs for embellishment. 

With Your Hair

  1. Create a large braided crown. 
  2. Pull the braid apart on both sides to make it wider. 
  3. Add braid cuffs for embellishment.

 

4. Parted Braid Crown

With Additional Hair

  1. Divide your hair into 2 sections with a middle part. 
  2. Create 2 braids from each side of the part to the nape of your neck. 
  3. Tuck the ends of your braids and secure with pins. 
  4. Use additional hair to create a separate braid. 
  5. Pin your new braid in place and conceal the ends into your original braids. 

With Your Hair

  1. Separate your hair into 2 circular sections. 
  2. Divide the front section into 2 with a middle part. 
  3. Create 2 braids from each side of the part to the nape of your neck. 
  4. Tuck the ends of your braids and secure with pins. 
  5. Create a circular braid using the remaining hair from step 1. 
  6. Secure and conceal ends with pins. 

5. Flower Crown

Follow the steps for any of the above crowns and add a flower crown to brighten up your look. The style pictured is the same as Number 1. 


NOTE: I used Kanekalon Braiding Hair for my styles and it blended perfectly. This hair tends to fray; using a mousse or leave in will tame unwanted flyaways. 

I hope these looks inspire you to get creative with your protective styles!