Upgrading Your Braid

If your hair has grown to be thick, wavy, and frizzy like mine, you are often searching for different hairstyles that can help tame your wild hair. If you also have grown your hair quite long like me, it is an exceptional challenge. Ponytails don’t tend to work, since your hair is wavy, and it often is all messed up by wind as soon as you step out the door. And when you use too much hair products, you hair will look stiff and hard.  Straightening your hair is always an option, but for me, I only straighten it maybe once or twice a month for special occasions, mainly because it is too time consuming. The most important thing to note on straightening your hair would be if you make it a daily hairstyle, it will damage your hair. My main hairstyle staple is a simple side braid. Braids have become increasingly popular since The Hunger Games came out, as it is Katniss Everdeen’s signature look. katnissSide braids are great because they keep your hair out of your eyes, and they frame your face quite nicely. Here is a cute, super easy, little extra add on you can do to your braids. 1.) Brush your hair and move it all your hair over to one side of your head. Smooth your hair out with your preferred hair smoothing product. I personally use Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Intensely Smooth Leave-In Conditioning Cream. It isn’t too thick or to thin and it doesn’t feel like paste, so it is just right for me. It is my all-time favourite hair smoothing product so far.

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2.) Separate your hair into 3 sections as you would do when making a traditional braid. Select one section of the three and split that section into threes. Braid your selected section. Tie it together with a hair elastic.

onesection

3.) Take the other two sections and braid them together with the third that you braided. Finish it off with a hair elastic. It should look like this:

twosection

threesection

The final product 🙂

That is it! You are all done! It’s a cute little addition you can do to upgrade your braid. It also makes it look a bit fancier and more complex, when really, it is very simple.

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