Easy Summertime Headband Braid


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Summer Headband Braid with Goody

In the warmer months, I like to keep my hair back. I find that it really helps to keep me cool. Braids are a fun to experiment with to get new looks. They are also great for “second day” hair!

This easy summertime headband braid is a lot easier than it looks. Check out below for the tutorial.

Summer Headband Braid with Goody

Summer Headband Braid with Goody

Summer Headband Braid with Goody

Summer Headband Braid with Goody

You will need a brush, curling wand, hair ties and pins for this headband braid. My curling wand is my old faithful, which gets used a lot!

I am using the Goody Clean Radiance Paddle Brush. It has copper bristles which massage the scalp, reduce buildup* and it leaves hair healthy and shiny.  YAH! ❤  You should brush with it twice a day for best results and it is not meant to be used with a hair dryer.

Summer Headband Braid with Goody

For this headband braid I am using the Goody SlideProof Silicone Clear Ponytailers, sold in a pack of 30. I love that they are clear and are great at staying in place. I can run with these in and they don’t come out.

Start by curling your hair as usual with a curling wand. The steps below detail how to create the headband braid:

  1. Pull out a section of hair from behind the ear.
  2. Braid section and secure with a hair tie.
  3. Pull at braid to make it appear thicker (optional).
  4. Pull braid over the head.
  5. Secure braid with a pin behind the other ear.
  6. Take the front section of hair by your face and french braid. Secure end with hair tie.
  7. Secure braid behind the ear with the other braid.
  8. Brush hair to one side and secure with pins.
  9. Pin a small section of hair on other side of head to back to keep out of face.

I found the Goody Clean Radiance Paddle Brush and Goody SlideProof Silicone Clear Ponytailers at Walgreens in the hair aisle. Keep an eye out for the new purple packaging. Walgreens also has a buy one get one free promotion until June 4th so get there soon!

Summer Headband Braid with Goody

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  • I love it! Headband braids are such a great summer hairstyle. I like keeping mine back to, and that seems like the perfect way to do so!

  • I love it! Headband braids are such a great summer hairstyle. I like keeping mine back to, and that seems like the perfect way to do so!

  • Robin Rue

    I think that is such a cute look. I never knew how to make one on myself, so thanks for the step by step instructions 🙂

  • Robin Rue

    I think that is such a cute look. I never knew how to make one on myself, so thanks for the step by step instructions 🙂

  • I am loving your style, I dont have long enough hair for headband braids but I am hoping to get my hair braided with extensions soon. Thanks for the tutorial

  • I am loving your style, I dont have long enough hair for headband braids but I am hoping to get my hair braided with extensions soon. Thanks for the tutorial

    • I wear hair extensions, but my hair is still long enough for braids my extension are mostly for volume now hehe!

  • ratisha goyal

    Such an adorable look it is. I could never the courage to do make such headbands for such complicated they seem to be. But literally you’ve made it so easy to do.

  • ratisha goyal

    Such an adorable look it is. I could never the courage to do make such headbands for such complicated they seem to be. But literally you’ve made it so easy to do.

  • Tori Gabriel

    This is such a cute summery look. I love how you make it easy by going through it step by step. I may have to give this a try.

  • Tori Gabriel

    This is such a cute summery look. I love how you make it easy by going through it step by step. I may have to give this a try.

  • I have been wanting to attempt a headband braid for the longest time! Your steps are so detailed; I think I may actually have the confidence to try it now. Amazing post! xo

  • I have been wanting to attempt a headband braid for the longest time! Your steps are so detailed; I think I may actually have the confidence to try it now. Amazing post! xo

  • Christine

    I like to keep my hair off of my hair back a lot because I find it easier to me. I never thought about putting it in a headband braid. I will definitely be doing this. It looks great on you. Thanks for sharing how you do it.

  • Christine

    I like to keep my hair off of my hair back a lot because I find it easier to me. I never thought about putting it in a headband braid. I will definitely be doing this. It looks great on you. Thanks for sharing how you do it.

  • Yes this hair braid if really cute.

  • Yes this hair braid if really cute.

  • Alison

    I love the braid headband! It was great to see each step documented in the picture. I always tried to secure it without using the clear bands and it would always fall out! Can’t wait to try it again this summer!

  • Alison

    I love the braid headband! It was great to see each step documented in the picture. I always tried to secure it without using the clear bands and it would always fall out! Can’t wait to try it again this summer!

    • The bands really help, I always use them!!! Try and let me know how it goes. Thanks for stopping by!!!

  • Kerry O’Byrne

    Great article, you have broken the tutorial down very well, the pictures are so cute! Will need to show my sister this, she is looking to expand her skills of doing my nieces hair. This would be super cute for summer.

  • Kerry O’Byrne

    Great article, you have broken the tutorial down very well, the pictures are so cute! Will need to show my sister this, she is looking to expand her skills of doing my nieces hair. This would be super cute for summer.

  • I have been using Goody products since I was young girl. Seeing their label just brings back all kinds of fun memories.

  • I have been using Goody products since I was young girl. Seeing their label just brings back all kinds of fun memories.

  • I can’t wait until my hair is long enough to do this, this is super cute!

  • I can’t wait until my hair is long enough to do this, this is super cute!

  • Jeanette

    I have never tried doing the headband braid because I’ve never been able to get work out correctly. I love your step-by-step instructions, I think I might be able to do this one.

  • Jeanette

    I have never tried doing the headband braid because I’ve never been able to get work out correctly. I love your step-by-step instructions, I think I might be able to do this one.

  • Bethany Magnie

    Well done post!! I love the hairstyle and can’t wait to try it, I’m getting my hair cut today so it will be extra fun!

  • Bethany Magnie

    Well done post!! I love the hairstyle and can’t wait to try it, I’m getting my hair cut today so it will be extra fun!

  • I love your headband braid. It’s such a cute way to deal with second day hair! I also have to keep the hair off my face during the Summer!!

  • I love your headband braid. It’s such a cute way to deal with second day hair! I also have to keep the hair off my face during the Summer!!

  • WhatWouldVWear

    Such a great tutorial — I love your braid, Bella! Super cute!

    xoxo, Vanessa

    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

  • WhatWouldVWear

    Such a great tutorial — I love your braid, Bella! Super cute!

    xoxo, Vanessa

    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

  • I wish that I had long enough hair to do this to me. Great tutorial though x

  • I wish that I had long enough hair to do this to me. Great tutorial though x

  • I LOVE this type of style, but never really knew how to achieve it myself without it looking RIDICULOUS. The step by step photos are so helpful. Thank you!! 🙂

  • I LOVE this type of style, but never really knew how to achieve it myself without it looking RIDICULOUS. The step by step photos are so helpful. Thank you!! 🙂

  • This hairstyle is sooo cute! I need to try it on my hair sometime!

    Stephanie | http://www.stephanietherese.com

  • This hairstyle is sooo cute! I need to try it on my hair sometime!

    Stephanie | http://www.stephanietherese.com

  • Your braid crown looks SO good, definitely a perfect hairstyle for hot summer days!

  • Your braid crown looks SO good, definitely a perfect hairstyle for hot summer days!

  • I love this look! It’s definitely perfect for summer! Those clear bands worked really well.

  • Jolina

    Aw man. This post makes me miss my long hair (I had a pixie cut years back and haven’t been able to grow it back properly since lol). Nice tutorial.

    • Awe No!! Extensions are great I wear mine all the time.. usually just to add volume now since they are the same length of my hair. Thank you so for stopping by!!

  • I honestly have tried to do this with my own hair, but never works out. Maybe your tutorial will help me!

  • Ana S

    I love this! You made it seem so easy, but with my hair everything is so difficult haha. I will try and I will let you know if I have succeeded 🙂

  • I love this braid!! My youngest has such long hair I need to try this on her hair!

  • I absolutely love those canvas shoes, the stripe print is gorgeous and your hair looks amazing like that!

  • Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com

    This is awesome. I’m going to have to try this with my hair. Although mine isn’t quite as gorgeous as yours!

  • Subhadrika Sen

    I have always wanted to braid my hair like that. but for a person like me whose normal plaits go haywire, getting such a stunning look is next to impossible. Nevertheless I will go on trying. . .

  • Taty Pradilla

    that headband looks so cute on you! Thanks for telling me how to make my own

  • Brandi_B

    That is totally adorable! And a perfect summer style. Thanks for the steps. I might even be able to pull this one off.

  • Ana Ojha

    You headband braid looks super cute giving a princess look. Thanks for sharing the tutorial though I am very bad in making the simple braid on my hairs…lol

  • Emily @ Recipes to Nourish

    Very cute! Such a fun summer look.

  • Carrie Colbert

    So pretty, chica!

    Carrie
    http://www.wearwherewell.com

  • So cute! I don’t know how to braid my hair but I always make my friend do it when she’s here.

    xoxo, Jenny

    • Thanks Jenny! I am the same way I use to always make my mom do it, But now I’m pretty good at after lots of practice!

  • Miss ALK

    What a beautiful hairstyle Bella!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

  • So pretty. I have two left hands when it comes to hair styles but I might be able to pull this one off … maybe … on a good day … it looks so adorable!

  • Ashley

    You have beautiful hair, girl!! I would die to have hair like yours!! Love this adorable braid!

    xo Ashley

  • Great braid! My hair is probably a little short to do this, but it looks great on you!

    – Nicole @ http://www.WorkWearWander.com

  • Your hair always looks gorgeous. Love this hairstyle!

  • BohemianBabushka

    You are CUTISIMA!! ♥ the outfit and the hairstyle is Bella. Do you perchance have this on video? Was trying to follow along, but Babushka got lost after the first braid…

  • Dawn Gibson-Thigpen

    omg girl you look adorable. i totally love those shoes and that shirt is awesome.

  • kmaryam

    I love your hair but my hair aren’t long enough to achieve this look 🙁 I love my short hair though

  • I have always wondered how you do this but I am completely useless with hair, especially braiding with the hair stuck to the head, so assumed I’d never be able to recreate this. Thanks 🙂

  • I love this! Your hair looks gorgeous and this was such a simple style! it’s perfect for the summer

  • Super cute braid!! I wish I had that much hair so I could do a hairstyle like that. And I LOVE those Goody clear bands. I use them all the time!

  • I love your hair. Braids are my go-to style during the summer. This is the perfect hairstyle.

    LiveLifeWell,
    Allison

  • Therese Docog

    i love braids! and its so easy. I also use goody but my hair ties always go missing after a few days ugh! Great look!

  • Kristen Dann

    This almost makes me want to grow my hair out. This is too cute!

  • This double braid looks great on you, I have been looking for some braid inspiration for an upcoming post on my blog, and this style looks easy enough to do!

  • Sara Kate Steadman

    So darn cute!! You rocked that look!! Adorable as always!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

  • Cute style, braids are a staple in my community. I wore them a lot as a child and I do them on my daughter all the time.

    • I always have some sort of braid in my hair at all times! They are my favourite

  • Such a chic hairdo, love the pictorial! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

  • Oh… really like the double brain going here. The french braid is one of my favorites to do – but I like it even more styled this way. – Katy

  • That’s so cute on you. I’ll have to try this on Alyssa’s hair, her hair is about the same length of yours and so thick. Thanks for the tutorial.

  • Jane Fitfabfun

    You have the cutest hairdo!
    xo, Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

  • Love the braid! Always wanted to do one on myself but didn’t know how! xx, Erin – http://www.stylebythepeople.com

  • So cute, you look like a doll. Love braids and you have done such a great job with the hairdo. love your white pom pom top too.
    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

  • That is so cute! I need to start doing more things like this with my hair, it’s so boring!

  • What a beautiful hair you have! And that braid is so cute and practical as well 🙂 My hair is not long enough for braids any more, but I also use those silicon ponytailers.

  • You really have a beautiful hair. I need to learn fixing my hair. Mine is so boring.

  • What a great idea for a summer hairstyle! It is so cute! And I am obsessed with your pom pom shirt – so adorable!

  • Lilies + Lambs

    So cute! Love your top too!

    http://www.liliesandlambs.com

  • love this hair do!

    Laura B. | http://www.LauraWears.com

  • Lovely hairdo. I think it also requires a bit of patience to make that hairdo. You look lovely in braids. http://giiybu.blogspot.com

  • Too bad I’ll have to wait to try this at least 3 months till my hair grows back.

  • Loving the braid, but I can’t get over how cute that top is! XO

  • Heather Gee Davis

    Thanks! I love this hair style!

  • Aarika Chilson

    I love this headband braid! Your hair is gorgeous. I have short hair; otherwise, this hair style would be perfect for me. I adore braids. =)

  • Nadia

    Gorgeous hairstyle hon! Love it! Transparent elastics sounds so handy. Your outfit is, as always, looking stunning! The bardot top is <3
    xox Nadia
    http://www.mielandmint.com

  • Obsessed with this hairstyle!! I was actually just talking about the headband braid yesterday with my friend – definitely going to send her this article! 🙂

  • Melanie Barnes

    What kind of curling wand is that?