DIY: Heart Hair Braid

If you have a little girl with some hair, and know how to do a french braid, you have to try your hand at this heart hair braid! How cute would this be for Valentine’s Day? Cozy Friedman, author of Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girls’ Hair, shares how to do the heart shaped braid with us!

What You’ll Need:

Wide-tooth comb, fine-tooth comb, decorative hair clip, ponytail holders


Step 1: Starting with damp hair (either towel-dried or misted), use a wide-tooth comb to detangle the hair.  Then, using a fine-tooth comb, part the hair down the middle of the head.  Clip one side up right above the ear.

Step 2: On the other side of the part, use the fine comb to gather a thin section of hair from the crown.  This section should measure about 2 inches from the hairline to the top of the head.

Step 3: Divide this section into three, and begin a French braid starting at the crown and curving toward the temple, then toward the back of the head, like the top lobe of a heart.  You will be lifting hair into the braid only from this side of the part.  Leave no loose hair in front of the ears.

Step 4: When you reach the center part at the back of the head, secure the braid with a ponytail holder.  If the hair is very long, end the braid about mid-ear; the ends will hang down the back.

Step 5: Unclip the hair on the other side of the part and repeat the process.  Secure with a ponytail holder.

Step 6: Join the ends of the braids together in the back

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4 thoughts on “DIY: Heart Hair Braid”

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  2. Wow, I love this post. The people here at KidSnips will find this very interesting. The heart hair braid is becoming very popular in our shop. I will share with them now. Thanks for the great article!


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