Braiding your hair might seem like an impossible task, but braiding your hair in the shape of a heart can be as romantic as it is cute and fun. Heart braids can be used for many occasions, from formal events to casual gatherings.
Who knew that two strands of hair could turn into something so lovely? Moreover, a simple braid like this can spice up any hairstyle or outfit, turning it from boring to beautiful in no time flat.
How To Do a Heart Braid?
If you’re trying to step up your hairstyle game or are simply looking for a cute way to style your hair, we’ll show you how to make simple and elegant heart braids.
#1. Part your hair in two
Start with a wide-tooth comb to detangle damp hair (either towel-dried or misted). Part the hair down the center of the head with a fine-tooth comb. Furthermore, you should clip one side exactly above the ear.
Pull half your hair on either side of your head over and behind your ears so that you have a few inches (say 2) of space between the part and where you’ve placed it over your ears. Next, use a fine comb to gather a thin bit of hair from the head on the other side of the part.
Secure with bobby pins for safety. Leave out a small section at either end for an easy finish later. Then, repeat step 1 for the other side of the head while preparing a braiding pattern.
#2. Take three sections from underneath each part.
Starting at the crown and curving toward the temple, then toward the rear of the head, like the top lobe of a heart, divide this portion into three and begin a French braid. We will use only this side of the part to lift hair into the braid.
This will ensure you have 4 sections in total. Start with a regular three-strand braid. Take each of your four sections and split them into three strands. Grab up from the underneath strand to ensure that you’re crossing both strands above instead of just one.
Continue crossing pieces over until you reach your starting point; use hair ties to secure the end if necessary. Make sure there’s no stray hair in front of your ear.
#3. Tie it off at the bottom
After you divide your hair into three sections:
* Tie each one off with a rubber band or clip.
* Make sure they’re tight enough that they won’t slip out as you braid.
* Secure the braid with a ponytail holder when you reach the center section at the back of the head.
End the braid about mid-ear if the hair is long, so the ends hang down the back.
Reverse the technique by unclipping the hair on the other side of the portion. Use a ponytail holder to keep your hair in place, and link the two ends of the braids in the back to form the bottom section of the heart.
#4. Secure with bobby pins
The best way to secure your heart braid is with a hair clip, but you could also use bobby pins. If you’re opting for bobby pins, slide them in on either side of your braid and fasten them together.
You can adjust these as needed until your braids are secure. Try experimenting with different pinning techniques if you want to switch things up, as it might take some time to get just right.
- Fine-tooth comb
- Hair clip
- Wide-tooth comb
- Ponytail holders
Here are four easy steps to the perfect heart braid in your hair:
FAQ’s On How To Do Heart Braid
What is a heart braid?
A heart braid is two braids twisted around each other into a shape that looks like a heart. It is most commonly associated with Valentine’s Day, where you can use it as an alternative to flowers or candy for that special someone.
Can I do heart braids with someone else’s hair?
Yes, you can. You can tie it in a side ponytail long enough and start there.
Do I need extensions or clip-ins?
No, you don’t need them. However, they will help if your hair isn’t long enough. What should I use for a base?
Conclusion On How To Do Heart Braid
A heart braid is a beautiful hairstyle, but it takes time and a steady hand. If you’re starting on hair braiding, practice on an old t-shirt first. Once you get comfortable doing them, your confidence will shoot through the roof.
By following these four easy steps, you will have mastered your first heart braid in no time. Be sure to bookmark and come back soon for more braiding tutorials.