3 Easy Tricks to Nailing the Perfect Braid
By Anna Jimenez |
Braids continue to be one of the trendiest hairstyles out there. To get your best look yet, follow these three super simple tips.
Choose the Right Braid for Your Haircut
If your hair is long without many layers, you can do anything from a fishtail braid to a mermaid braid. If you have a lot of layers in your hair or a shorter style, a crown braid or halo braid is best. For a longer braid, don’t be afraid to use some clip-in extensions to thicken the braid.
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Rely on Product
Unless you have thick, coarse hair, your braid needs some grip to look great. That means relying on product to help add texture to your hair prior to creating your braided style. Try Bumble and bumble Thickening Dryspun Finish ($30), a sheer dry spray that creates instant fullness and plenty of texture.
If your hair is naturally coarse, you want to add some serum or styling cream to your hair to help tame it. We like Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Crème ($20) for this because it smooths and revitalizes dull and frizzy hair.
Leave It Loose
The bohemian braids you see all over Instagram have one thing in common: They are loose and lovely, and not like your daughter's dance troop style. The trick to getting an on-trend braid is creating a tight one and then using your fingers or a rat comb to gently pull the braid apart to create thickness and dimension.
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