Need an easy everyday curly hairstyle? Try this curly braided top knot hairstyle tutorial.
The braid adds a fun detail to a regular top knot. Being one of my go-to styles, I love finding new ways to wear a bun. You can check out my basic curly top knot tutorial here or find 15 ways to wear a top knot here.
Thank you for your encouragement and support for my new everyday curly hairstyles series. I used to straighten my hair about 50% of the time and now I’d say it’s less than 20 % of the time. I wear my naturally curly hair more than ever. It’s true that the more you wear your hair curly, the better your curls look.
If you have curly hair, share your everyday curly hairstyles on Instagram with the hashtag #HReverydaycurls so we can all be inspired by real curly hairstyles.
Curly Braided Top Knot Hairstyle Tutorial
What you need:
- Hair bungee
- Bobby pins
- Make a deep side part and take a section by your part to start your braid. Split this section into three equal parts.
- Begin your French braid, only adding in hair from the hairline. Cross the left over the middle, then the right over the left. On the next section, add in hair from your hairline. Don’t add in hair from the back.
- Continue braiding along your hairline. As you reach your temple, stop adding in hair and finish in a regular braid (plait).
- Gather your braid and the rest of your hair together in a high ponytail. Use a hair bungee to secure your ponytail in place.
- Twist your ponytail into a bun and pin in place with bobby pins. If you have fine hair, try this curly top knot tutorial. If you have long hair, try my variations below.
- When braiding curly hair, work with your curls and let them dictate the size of your braid. I usually take larger sections when braiding curly hair. Also take in whole curls, rather than trying to break them up. This minimises the frizz.
- Use a hair bungee. You can use a regular hair elastic on your ponytail but I find a hair bungee is so much easier when you have curly hair. It allows you to get a tight hold on your ponytail without ripping or pulling at your hair.
- You can find hair bungees at Adore Beauty or Folica.
- If you have a fringe / bangs, you can leave them out or include them in the braid. If you’re growing out your fringe, this braid is perfect for keeping those short layers back off your face.
- If you have long curly hair, why not add more detail to your bun? Try braiding your ponytail into a rope twist braid or a regular braid before creating the bun.
- Not confident with braiding? Just twist your hair back instead of braiding it.
I hope you liked this tutorial. Please pin it to Pinterest or share it if like it.
If you try it in your hair, I’d love to see a photo. You can tag me on Instagram at #hairromance and #HReverdaycurls