Braided Cross-Over Ponytail | Quick and Simple Hair

Let’s face it, most days we don’t have time to do intense hairstyles that take loads of time. Most days, we have 5-10 minutes to do our hair before we have to get to appointments. That is why I am excited to start bringing more quick and simple hairstyles! To kick off this series, I am bringing you one of my absolute favorite hairdos for busy days. This braided cross over ponytail looks like it took a lot of effort, but it only takes 5-10 minutes to do and it can easily be done with wet hair!

Quick and Simple Hair Braided Cross Over Ponytail on www.girllovesglam.com

How to do a braided ponytail

How to dutch braid

Start by taking three strands of hair, right next to your part and do a french dutch braid.

How to dutch french braid

How to dutch french braid

  1. Take three strands of hair and put the middle strand over the outside strand and cross over.
  2. Take hair from the outside and add it to the outside group of hair.
  3. Continue braiding with the middle section going over the outside sections.

how to dutch braid

Continue with the dutch braid all the way down, over your ear and finish it off with a small elastic. Instead of pulling the hair all the way through the elastic, keep the end of the ponytail tucked into the elastic.

Easy updo hairstyle

Start dutch braiding on the other side of your part and braid all the way around the back of your head. Instead of braiding all the way to the ends of the hair, braid until you get to your opposite ear. Go through and pancake all of your braids to make them all look fatter.

How to pancake a braid

How to pancake braids

  1. Braid the hair with a traditional or dutch braid and finish off with an elastic.
  2. Hold the braid towards the bottom.
  3. With your other hand, lightly tug on the braid, starting at the top of the braid.
  4. Lightly tug on the braid, moving down further throughout the braid. Do this until your braid is the desired thickness.

Easy braid hairstyle

Cross over the first braid with the second braid. Put the first braid that you braided all the way down, over the other braid.

How to bobby pin a braid

Secure the braid with bobby pins. Pin the end of the top braid to your head. Tuck the end of that braid underneath the other braid, to hide the end. Bobby pin both braids into place so that it all stays secure.

Easy braided hairstyle

Spray with a light layer of hairspray, just to secure the hairstyle. I love the Catwalk Firm Hold hairspray, but any hairspray will do!

Easy Braided Hairstyle

Now you can get out the door and run all of the errands that you need to run, while sporting some pretty fabulous hair!

Quick Braided Hair

Make sure to check out these other quick hairstyles, too!

Curly Twisted Half Up Hairstyle on www.girllovesglam.com  Sleek Twisted Ponytail Hairstyle on www.girllovesglam.com

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