The Vikings were famous for being formidable fighters, but also for their sacred beards and unusual hairstyles that expressed their wild elegance. So much so that they embody a true source of inspiration for today’s looks and more in recent years, especially thanks to the Vikings series For experts…
In this article we explain how to braid your hair like these daring warriors to change your usual look a little. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a hairdresser, it’s quick and easy!
Viking braid technique
To make your Viking braids, nothing very complicated but… you still need to master the technique of the traditional braid . To do this, separate your hair into three equal parts and bring the right strand over the central strand, then the left strand over the central strand, and so on. We give you a small tutorial to learn in a minute, it’s here. So, to be able to make yourself beautiful warrior hairstyles, you must also know the twist , variant of the braid. It’s the easiest! Simply separate a wick into two strands and twist them back on themselves.
Now that you’ve mastered the traditional braid technique, we can complicate things a bit with the cornrow braid . Same principle, you start in the same way as for a traditional braid but with a small nuance since you need, as you braid, to incorporate more hair into each strand of your braid. If you block, it’s this way.
And there you have it! You have all the keys to achieve your warrior braids. Above all, keep in mind that if your braids aren’t perfect, it’s only better. They must be made in the viking spirit, wild and messy! Now that you feel ready to knit with the soul of a warrior, let’s go to practice…
What you need to make viking braids
To make your Viking warrior braids, you will need:
- Enough hair length…
- A good comb to untangle your hair
- A hair cream or oil to soften the fiber before you start
- Some rubber bands and crocodile clips to fix your braids once finished
Now to your braids, let’s go!
Some easy to do Viking style braided hairstyles…
Here are some braided hairstyles to achieve quickly and easily, just the right thing to wake up the sleeping viking in you…
The unmistakable Viking hairstyles
crooked half tail
Twisted half tail will require twisting without much suspense! So we start by isolating a strand in front, on each side of the head, the width of your desire. With these, make one or more twists that you will attach to the back of the skull using alligator clips. And that’s it, it’s over!
For wild braids, nothing could be easier unless you are under the influence of alcohol or illicit substances… Just make one or more traditional braids in your hair according to your wishes. For example, you can clear your face by lifting a few strands in a bun and make one or two braids in front, on the hair that is loose, fixing them with rubber bands.
Hairstyles for vikings a little more experienced…
The bun braids
To make the bun braids, start by using the comb to draw a part down the middle to separate your hair in two. Now you are going to make a braided braid on each side. To do this, as we explained before, you take a strand that you separate into three strands, braid and add hair to each strand as you go. Do this from each side to the middle of the skull, braiding well back. Now, secure both of your braids with small elastic bands and pull your hair back into a high bun.
Keep in mind that this hairstyle will be particularly suitable for undercut styles that are very popular at the moment. They are also inspired by Viking haircuts…
The braid on the side
This one will be perfect for the more discreet Vikings!
So for the braid on the side, draw a horizontal line down the side of your skull from the temple to about a third of the way up the skull. Then you need to get a wide band of hair from your temple to the top of your ear. Isolate all the rest of your hair with a clip or elastic band for comfort. Now you are going to make a flat horizontal braid with the small strip of hair that you have drawn. To do this, separate the hair into three strands at the root, then start braiding (always horizontally) and incorporate hair from the band as you go. Once your braided band reaches a third of the skull, you secure it with an elastic band. Untie the rest of your hair and voila!
If you want to keep this hairstyle for a few days, pull a little tighter when braiding.
Accessories to enhance your Viking braids
There are many very elegant accessories to embellish your Viking braids, such as rings, beads, and other hair jewelry that are simply attached to the strands of your braids. You can easily find them in online stores like Etsy for example.
If you are desperate because unfortunately your hair is not long enough and you dream of manly hairstyles like Ragnar Lodbrok, you should know that there are natural and effective solutions to stimulate hair growth…