Easy 4th of July Star Braid Hairstyle for Long Hair

If you’re looking for an easy 4th of July hairstyle, I’ve got you! This easy 4th of July Star Braid Hairstyle is adorable and looks so cute for the holiday. I think this is one that you could easily do all year long, but for the 4th, it’s extra cute and fun!

Easy 4th of July Star Braid Hairstyle for Long Hair

how to do a star braid

I’m thoroughly obsessed with this hairstyle. I always would see star braids for the 4th online and always think that they were too difficult or complicated to pull off. I’m here to say that they’re not and really just a simple and easy hairdo.

I’m going to walk you through the star braid hair tutorial and show you just how truly easy it is to do! Believe me, it’s very simple – don’t be thrown off by how it looks. Some of the most complicated looking hairstyles are the easiest!

how to do a star braid

Hair Tutorial for Star Braid

Here is the full tutorial on how to do a star braid. It’s a simple one and it’s very easy to follow, too!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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It’s a cute one, right? I love how it turns out. You could also modify and do this one as a half up hairstyle, too!

how to do a star braid

Step-by-step:

  1. Create 3 sections on the top half of your head.
  2. Take the middle section, divide it in 2 sections and three-strand braid down each one.
  3. Take the remaining hair underneath and create 2 low pigtails.
  4. Take one of the side sections divide it in 2 and create 2 three-strand braids. 
  5. Pull one across (weave through the braids going down) and hair tie across.
  6. Take the other braid and hair tie it to the opposite low pigtails.
  7. Then take the other section and three-strand braid all the way down.
  8. Take it and cross it over to the opposite low pigtail (weave it through the braids).
  9. And there you have it! You can add some ribbon for some extra 4th of July fun! Or if this isn’t for the 4th of July – you can add any ribbon you prefer!

I just love how this one turns out! Again – I always thought it was a tough braid to create, but this tutorial really helps me see that it is very simple at its core.

Hair Products To Use on this Cute Summer Braid Hairstyle

Here are the hair products that I used for this particular hairstyle.

HAIR ELASTICS

These are the Teenitor hair elastics I’ve been using lately. I was recommended to use them and couldn’t wait to give them a try. Victoria’s hair is on the thicker side, so I need to make sure I have hair elastics that will hold the hair and be extra durable. I also want to make sure the hair elastics won’t damage or crease the hair.

best hair elastics

  • Strong and stretchy: The elastics are not so thin that they break when you try to stretch, but they are not so thick that you can’t stretch them properly. They have stayed in very fine, soft hair through days of gardening. Also, they slide off the braids when grabbed and pull off clean. No rolling and catching the hair to make knots.
  • Great deal: This is a great deal on 2000 pieces clear rubber elastic hair bands, enough for braiding different hairstyles. You can keep a couple dozen in your purse, another couple dozen in your gym bag, some in your car…you get the idea. Any time you realize you need a hair tie, you’ll have a stash.

The best part is that you get 2000 for under $7!

Buy them here.

HAIR STYLING CREAM

It’s the one question I get asked the most lately, and I love it. It’s important to make sure you prep the hair before you create a hairstyle. I love to use hair styling cream because I know it will help to keep the hair smooth and shiny.

I prefer using Dae Hair Styling Cream.

dae Hair Cactus Fruit 3-In-1 Styling Cream

SIGNATURE BLEND – Our Cactus Fruit 3-in-1 Styling Cream is a clean, multitasking formula that smooths styled hair, preps shiny blowouts, and defines natural curls.
BENEFITS – Infused with desert-derived extracts, it adds polish and shine, while hydrating botanicals moisturize hair and tame frizz.
CONCERNS – Frizz, Shine, Curl Definition
KEY INGREDIENTS – Dragon Fruit: Rich in antioxidants & enzymes that lock in moisture & nourish hair from the outside in. Prickly Pear Seed Oil: Conditions strands to be silky, soft, & healthy. Meadowfoam Seed Oil: Restores dull & brittle strands to their natural glossy luster.

Buy it here.

Hair Wax – I’m obsessed with this product for flyaways on the hair. This works like magic. It just rubs right into the hair easily and quickly.

  • Styling & Smoothing Frizz】Quickly tame flyaway hair. SNTE Hair Wax Stick is rich in castor oil, which effectively smooths hair frizz, edge smoothing… You can directly use the hair wax stick to apply it on the area of your hair that needs to be controlled.
  • 【18 Kinds of Nutrients】New upgraded formula, containing 18 kinds of plant nutrients (beeswax, vitamin E, castor seed oil, avocado oil, rhus sucedanea fruit… ). Eliminate cheap wax stick.
  • 【Healthy & Mild】Pure plant ingredients, no fragrance (does not contain any chemical flavor), SNTE hair wax stick does not hurt hair, does not hurt the scalp, pregnant women can use. Cruelty-free, vegan.

Buy it here.

LONG COMB FOR CREATING STRAIGHT PARTS

Comb – This is the long comb I use for creating the straightest parts in the hair. This works like magic in the hair. Creating the straight parts ever.

  • Rat Tail Combs Material: The Parting Comb is Made of CelconNot Easy to be Broken, Lightweight and Durable,Hair Combs for Salon Hair Stylist
  • Rat Tail Combs Design: Stainless Steel, Metal Tail Comb for Hair Styling, Parting, Back Combing, Post Styling and Hair Coloring

Buy it here.

If you have any other questions, please let me know! I love answering questions and helping anyone out with a hair question.

Hope you loved our Fun Braided Hairstyle for the Summer! We’re all about making sure we make hair time fun and easy, so also let me know if there’s anything in particular you would love for us to create! We’re open to suggestions and recommendations!

RIBBON FOR HAIR

I love this deal for ribbon for your hair. You get so much ribbon for such a reasonable price point.

ribbon for your hair

  • Quantity: 20 rolls of ribbon, 2/5 inches wide. The face of the ribbons is smooth, shiny, and luxurious to be touch. The colors vary from bright, low-key to bright, vivid, full of vitality, rich in color, and full of vitality, and are an excellent choice for any occasion and all gift packaging decorations.
  • Size: About 0.4 inches (10 mm) wide and 5 yards in length. Perfect craft size.
  • 20 colors: Red, Burgundy Ribbon, Pink, Pearl Pink, Pearl Pink, Gold, Rose Gold, Blue, Navy Blue, Royal Blue Ribbon, Green, Fruit Green, Teal Ribbon, White, Black, Purple, Lavender Purple Ribbon, Yellow, Silver Ribbon, Orange Ribbon, Peach Ribbon.

Buy it here.

Here are additional links for you to check out from us:

Cute Summer Braid Hairstyle

Topsy Tail Braid Hairstyle

 

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Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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