How to Crown Your Afros, Braids, and Updo's
Written by Rosanna Garcia
Versatile hair accessories that help squeeze an extra day (or seven) out of my braid-out afro and protective styles are always crucial for me, making the Lima Ripple Crown Headband a must. Whether it’s peeking out of an updo, used as a scrunchie, or worn as a halo, the Lima Crown headband adds a textured and vibrant punch every time. Its ripples also make it easy to mold into my preferred shape, giving a new look to each style.
Wearing the Lima Crown as A Halo Headband
One of my favorite ways to wear it is in halo form for a bold statement. When wearing the crown flat and tall, its fanned ripples are a conversation starter that gives me a royal air. In braids, twists, or an afro, I often face-frame by leaving some sections of hair out around my face. But in other styles, I love extravagant Edge-Styler-swirled baby hairs. If I’m wearing it out entirely, no one can tell me I’m not Beyonce.
Wearing the Crown with an Afro
The crown is also great as a scrunched headband for my fro or around my puff for a vibrant pop of color. The scrunched look is a subtle option for anyone who might feel shy to start with the full halo. Usually, I like to leave a bit of hair out in front of the headband here to act as a bang unless I’m going for a slicked-back puff. It’s easy to fluff and mold, making hair styling for an errand run or a three-hour flight super quick.
A Versatile Scrunchie Headband Thats Perfect for Travel
While the crown was born in the Mexico City heat, its way of accenting a look in any season is clear. Hoodie weather in New York or with the palm trees of the Dominican Republic, the crown has the assignment fully understood. As a chronic over-packer, no matter where I’m going, I love taking the Lima Crown on vacation, knowing I’ll be able to create multiple looks using one multi-purpose hair accessory. On my most recent trip, I realized how much I reached for it after arriving with a fro and then going into a protective style. With a quick style change, the Lima Crown went from a headband and poof-tamer to a scrunchie and so much more.
Adding Baby Hairs to Complete the Look
With the crown to assist, I always complete the look with the Edge Styler. This triangular edge brush is a vacation beauty necessity. This multifaceted beauty tool is for anything hair related:
- Swooping edges
- Creating and slicking parts of a protective style
- Combing up my brows
To sum it all up, wherever I go, the Edge Styler and Lima Crown Headband are heading out too!