Friday, May 1, 2015

Llama Hair: Braided Headband Tutorial!

First of all, don't let the title scare y'all away today. You're still in the right place. You're still in the realm of the Llama. I just happen to be doing a hair tutorial today. I know, I'm just as shocked as you are!

Earlier this week, I shared on Instagram a fun easy braided headband. I originally saw this as a hair tutorial on facebook. You know, the ones where someone shared it and it plays a little as you scroll over it. So I thought I'd give it a try. Y'all... this is so super easy. Seriously, if I can do it, you can do it. And I can't even French Braid. So there's that.

I actually bit the bullet and filmed this for your viewing pleasure. Or not. Take your pick. If you're having trouble viewing it on the blog, head over to YouTube.
as always, props to YouTube for the best thumbnail, ever! 
See? So super simple! I'm not even sorry for all of the alliteration. Ha. I also realize the sound on my webcam is a bit wonky lately, so because I love y'all I'll break it down a little more for you.

Easy Braided Headband:
  • With clean, brushed hair - on either side of your head, just above your ears, separate enough strands of hair to make two braids. 
  • Keeping the hair for your braids away from the rest of your hair, pull back the rest of your hair into a semi high pony tail. Making sure the hair on the top of your head is relatively tight and secure. 
  • Now braid! Braid the hair on each side of your hair until you can't braid anymore. Secure with small hair ties. 
  • Taking a finished braid, cross it over to the opposite side of your head, starting to create the illusion of a headband. Secure with bobby pins. *I require a LOT. 
  • Repeat with the final braid. 
  • Now take down your pony tail and ruffle your hair to how you like it when you're wearing headbands. 
Ta-Da!! 

Totally simple, totally cute, and it absolutely keeps hair out of your face! Never waste money on headbands that hurt the back of your head again! Unless of course, your hair is too short. In that case, I'm sorry but I still love you.

If you try this, please let me know what you think! Also, in the comments below, tell me what you think at first glance! Happy Friday! I hope y'all enjoy your weekend!
xoxo! 
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42 comments :

  1. So cool, love it!

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  2. Thanks!! Let me know if you try it! It's officially my new go to headband lol

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  3. Lol I had a feeling you would!! It's so easy. Something to try with the girls when they actually get some hair we can work with lol

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  4. You have no idea how long I've wanted to learn how to do this. I'm saving, and watching the video this afternoon and WILL LEARN.

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  5. I wonder if I'll be able to do this with my hair shorter now! I love the look though it's so chic but like some braids and headbands it doesn't make me feel like I'm five. I will have to give it a try! Thanks for the video and directions Melissa!

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  6. You can do it!! (In my best waterboy voice!) Haha. It's so easy like no joke if I can get it so can you!! Lol

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  7. It's definitely worth a try!! It's seriously very easy. I had to use a million Bobby pins though lol!!

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  8. this looks awesome!!!! i can't french braid either so this gives me hope. maybe i'll have to get brave and try it.

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  9. I always try to do this but my giant angry jew-fro likes to be mean and bite me whenever I attempt it. Maybe i'll give it another try though ;) Yours looks so good!

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  10. NOW you show us how to do it AFTER i chop all my hair off.

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  11. But but but. I only tried it this week. I bet your hair is still long enough!!! Don't hate me!!! Lol

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  12. Thanks dear!!! Getting out of my comfort zone to do this was worth it lol

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  13. Hahahaha OK I'm dying @angry Jew fro. I hope you can get it to work!! I have super wavy hair naturally so maybe your fro is similar to mine lol

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  14. Fingers crossed for you!! Lol. It really is super easy!! Let me know if you need help! Ps have lots of Bobby pins handy haha

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  15. Love this! I wish I had enough hair for the milk-made braids look!

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  16. Thank you!! I'm sure with many Bobby pins you could try it! Lol.

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  17. I can't braid my hair to save my life--maybe I'll get my sisters to do this for me haha

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  18. Dana Brillante-PellerMay 2, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    So cute! I wish my hair was long enough to do something like that!!

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  19. Lol!! Do you have a friend with long hair you could practice on? I'm glad you like it!

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  20. Totally!! Enlist all the help you need! Lol. It's really easy. I just had to use a ton of Bobby pins. Thanks for stopping by

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  21. I'll have to wait til my hair is a little longer, but I'm totally having my sister do this for me as soon as my hair is long enough!!

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  22. Yayy!! I bet it'll look amazing when she does it!!

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  23. I saw this pic on Instagram and thought you looked SO CUTE!!! Such a simple, cute look!

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  24. Thanks so much!! I really love it because it's so easy and really changes you look.

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  25. How have I never realized how easy this is?! It looks so complicated. I am totally going to be trying this soon!! Thanks Melissa, you the best!

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  26. This is so stinking cute. I cannot do anything with my hair, but you make it look so simple, hopefully I can pull this off!

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  27. I love this! I wish I had long enough hair to do this now,but I chopped it off recently. Oh well!

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  28. Yaass!! It's really this easy!! I totally goofed the video by not having enough booby pins but I also rushed it. Oooh well. Lol!!

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  29. Omg my hair totally has a mind of it's own. Seriously if I can do this and get it to stay all day (with tons of Bobby pins) you can totally do it!! Xoxo

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  30. Can you still get Tiny braids out of it? I don't think your hair is too short for it. Based on what I've seen in photos recently. Maybe I'll have to play with your hair when we meet lol

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  31. So so cute! My hair isn't long enough...but once I grow it out you better believe I am doing this!

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  32. Ugh LOVE this hair style!! But much like Kristyn, my hair isn't quite long enough for this yet :( womp womppp

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  33. Grow hair grow!! Lol. Glad you love it though!!

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  34. Ummmm...love this! I wish I was more talented with my girls' hair also. Usually, just a ponytail or bun. We are getting ready to cut and donate theirs, so this may be out of the question. As for me...ponytail typically too...goal = to get out the door on time ;) Super cute!!

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  35. No my dear YOU'RE so cute!! But thanks!!

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  36. Oooh isn't that the truth. My hair is rarely straightened or fixed anymor . And luckily Ainsley could care less. She takes bows out anyway. That's soo awesome that you're donating hair though!! I love that they're into that already!!

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