We’ve all been there at least once…or maybe twice. Or maybe even possibly more times than we wish to admit. We were up all night with a baby/toddler/kid and didn’t have time to take a shower. We had post-baby hair breakage and flyaways. We were running so late to get the crew out of the door in one piece that we barely had time to run a brush through our hair. Or, we were simply just growing out the bangs we swore we’d never get cut, but, of course, on a whim, we did it anyway without giving a thought to the impossible upkeep of said bangs.
But just because we are moms doesn’t mean we have to wear mom jeans or dirty t-shirts or even go out in public with hair that screams, “why yes, I haven’t taken a shower in days!”
Enter what may just become your very best friend: The bang braid. Because, you see, the bang braid takes exactly five minutes to create (three if you are a pro and already know how to french braid) and will get you nothing but compliments all day.
For the perfect bang braid, you will need a brush and some bobby pins and/or some small elastic bands.
1. Decide how close to your ear you’d like the braid to start; you can start all the way at your ear or you can start at your natural part.
2. Divide the hair intro three sections. Cross the right section of hair over the middle section, and then cross the left section over the middle, creating a basic braid.
3. Grab a section of your bangs from the right side and add it to the right portion of hair, and cross those together over the middle section. Cross the left side over the middle again, but don’t add any extra hair. All of the extra hair should be coming from the hair closest to your hairline.
4. Continue braiding this way across your head. Once you have reached your ear, depending on the length of your hair and your style preference, you can continue to braid the hair all the way down, or you can secure the braid with a ponytail or bobby pins wherever you’d like.
Need to see it in action? Check out this video for perfecting the bang braid in under four minutes.