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3 Easy Braided Hairstyles

Before my vacation in July last year, I decided to do something different with my hair. For several months now, I’ve rocked the shoulder-length bob with bangs and I absolutely loved it. My hair is naturally straight and smooth, so it didn’t take a lot to maintain this look. But now that I want to grow my hair, my bangs are quite an issue since they’re always in the way. They’re long enough to poke me in the eye but not long enough to be tucked behind my ears. And since I wear glasses, it makes it so much harder to get them out of my face. My only solution was braids, and since I love braiding so much, I try different hairstyles to mix it up every day.


Today, I will be talking about 3 simple braided hairstyles that are easy to recreate on any hair length.



Double Dutch braid/inverse braid
This is definitely my go-to hairstyle whenever I braid my hair.  Since I have really thin and smooth hair, I really like to leave my hair half down to give it more definition.  I fluctuate between the Dutch braid and the French braid for this hairstyle.  I find that the Dutch braid or the inverse braid works better for me since it visually increases the volume and thickness of my hair.

Step 1 : Part your hair in the middle
Step 2 : Tuck one side by pinning or tying it with a hair elastic
Step 3 : Start a Dutch/French braid from the front to the crown of your head (Tip: leave enough hair to lay on top of your ear). Repeat on the other side
Step 4 : Tie the ends with a black or clear elastic


Braided Bangs with pigtails
This was an on the spot hairstyle that my best friend, Nailah suggested.  It turned out to be the easiest of all the braided hairstyles I've ever done and so cute.

Step 1 : Part your hair in the middle
Step 2 : Tuck one side by pinning or tying it with a hair elastic
Step 3 : Start a simple, and tight braid on your bangs/front hair
Step 4 : Pin the end of the hair underneath your hair to hide the bobby pin. Repeat on the other side
Step 5 : Tie the bottom of your hair into low pigtails




Double French braid with pigtails
This hairstyle involves similar steps to the first one.  This is my go-to hairstyle for the gym.  I opt to do the French braid since it helps keep the braid tight throughout my whole workout.  It keeps my hair in place which is just what I need.  

Step 1 : Part your hair in the middle
Step 2 : Tuck one side by pinning or tying it with a hair elastic
Step 3 : Start a French braid from the front to the bottom of your head. Repeat on the other side
Step 4 : Tie the ends in low pigtails with a black or clear elastic





Tip : Hold the end of your braid, and tuck on the braid to create a faux volume effect

I hope you enjoyed this hair styling blog post.  It's slightly different from what I usually post about.  But PopOfGrey has always covered all the things I am passionate about, and braiding my hair has been an obsession of mine ever since I learned how to braid from YouTube.

Let me know in the comments if you would like to see more braided hairstyles on the blog in the future 💕

24 comments on "3 Easy Braided Hairstyles"
  1. It would be nice if you made a video about this!

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    1. I know... I would love to, it's just lighting in my room is so bad :/ trying to figure out a solution. But I agree with you 100%. Thanks for your feedback.

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  2. Such cute and fun hairstyles! The steps are simple to follow and I cannot wait to try! Thank you for sharing :)

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    1. I'm so glad you like it. Be sure to show me when you do, I would love to check it out :)

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  3. So cute and simple 😊 You have inspired me to try something new with my hair 😊💜

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    1. Thanks :) Would love to check it out. Feel free to show me when you do :)

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  4. So cute! Your hair is beautiful.

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  5. I actually sTruggle so hard with styling my hair in braids! This was super helpful thank you!

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    1. I used to be like that as well. Honestly it just takes practice. I'm no expert but I definitely got better over time. You should try it and let me know when you do, would love to check it out!

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  6. Love this post! I can't do hair but I will definitely try with your steps!xx

    Katy xo
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    1. I'm glad you like it! For sure, try it and let me know! Would love to check it out.

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  7. Great post. Thanks for writing the instructions on how to do the braids, it was very helpful x

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    1. You're welcome ! Let me know if you try it, would love to check it out :)

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  8. I'm terrible at hairstyles but your instructions seems so easy and simple! Will definitely check it out some day! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. My pleasure hun, it just takes some practice, you'll get the hang of it really fast. Let me know if you do, would definitely love to check it out :)

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  9. I love the double French braid with pigtails! My hair is so long now that the only way to stop it from annoying me is to tie it back, so I’ll have to try some of these.

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    1. This hairstyle would be perfect for you :) I do it to keep my hair away from my face when I'm at the gym. Let me know if you, would love to check it out :)

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  10. Great post! I love Dutch braids to keep my hair out of my face in hot weather or when exercising :-)

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    1. Oh yes, definitely in hot weather, I can't relate at the moment since it's winter here, but I know what you mean. I definitely like this in the summer since it gives the back of my neck some air, which is what I need sometimes.

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  11. I love the first hairstyle you created ♥

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  12. These styles and you look gorgeous! I love dutch braids they are my favourite.
    Thank you for sharing with us.
    Alyssa
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    1. I used to only be able to do French braids for the longest time. I honestly had no idea that they were so similar at the time. But with both, there are so many variations to what you can create and honestly, I've learned so much since then, I'm so glad that this post was such a success since I love braiding my hair so much. I can't wait to create more blog posts like this, but I'll definitely try to work on video content for the next time. I'm so glad you liked it. I really appreciate the support :)

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