AboveWhispers Panache : The Up-Do For The Woman Of Class

By Edna Ukachi

CROWN BRAID: THE UP-DO FOR THE WOMAN OF CLASS

A neatly styled up-do is a versatile look for the millennial woman of class. It can be worn to work, meetings, dinners, weddings and even birthday parties. One can never go wrong with it. There are various kinds of up-do’s – Bun, Beehive, Chignon, French twist, Ponytail, etc. But the one worthy of this article today is the Crown braid.

crown beyonceeAccording to a source, the origin of CROWN BRAID (also called HALO BRAID) dates back to the Medieval Times. During the Medieval Times, hair was used to communicate respectability; and older women feared that wearing hair in their face would label them as witches or heretics. It was also uncommon for people to bathe frequently, so hairstyles that were sleek were preferred to dirty hair.

Crown braids resemble thicker cornrows, where the hair is braided closely to the scalp. The braids are usually more defined than the typical cornrows. It can be created using natural hair or extensions. The style usually includes, at least, two braids in various designs.

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Crown braid is really easy to do yourself, and can last for up to two weeks or more, depending on maintenance. To see how you can create this up-do look all by yourself, visit www.youtube.com and type “crown braid for short hair” in the search bar. It is inexpensive to make, which is a plus!

There are various ways to style the crown braid for both adults and children. See below:

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Here’s a list of important hair care items to make your crown braid last longer:

  • Hair Mousse
  • Styling Gel
  • Edge Control
  • Tail comb

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hair comb

We’d love to hear from you. Do drop your comments and/or questions in the comment section and we’d respond aptly. If you would like to send a picture of your crown, send mail to abovewhispers@gmail.com

Have a mellifluous week!

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