Today, I am excited to FINALLY share a hairstyle that I have been dreaming about and trying to create for years. I wanted to make a braid that draped the head like a hat and looked like a woven basket…..But I wanted to do it in a way I could translate to you all so that you can rock this do when you feel so inspired.
This hairstyle uses the Ribcage Braid method, so please practice up your technique because the Braid Turban is not for the faint of heart. You need long hair for this one, so to my shorter hair sisters…..Hang in there. Your hair will get there, just keep growin it and showin it and taking good care of it and in the meantime, let hairstyles like this one inspire you to play!
You will need an assortment of large and small bobby pins and some heavy-duty hairpins llike these Amish Made Heavy Duty Steel Straight Hair Pins from Mennonite Maidens
(if you have thick/heavy hair), and 2 clear elastics for this hairstyle.
To get the look, part your hair down the center of your head. Thoroughly brush out the tangles.
Now, split one side of your head into 3 equal sized sections of hair, as if you were going to braid it. Clip off the outside sections so you can easily access the center section. Do a Ribcage Braid down this center section, dropping bits of hair every time you overlap.
Braid halfway to the ends of the hair, then secure the braid with an elastic or a bobby pin so it doesn’t un-ravel.
Now, take one of the remaining 2 sections from the same side of your head, and begin a braid next to your first one. Overlap 3 times, and then begin adding in the dropped sections from your first Ribcage Braid. You will be adding the sections in to the inner side of your braid only, so every OTHER overlap. Continue braiding and adding in your first braid’s dropped sections. Clip off the end of this braid at the same length to keep it from unraveling.
Now with your final section of hair, begin a 3rd braid, and start adding in the dropped sections from the other side of the first braid, in the same manner as the second braid. Continue braiding and adding, halfway to the ends.
Now, un-clip your first two braids, and take the ends of all 3 braids and braid them together all the way to the ends. Secure with a clear elastic.
Now, the turban part happens, and this part is up to you. You can either wrap your braids around the front OR the back of your head, tucking the ends underneath, arranging the braids how you want them and then pinning them to secure them to your head with large heavy-duty bobby pins.
Either way, your hair is going to look fierce.