Braid Away

Does anyone else ever get tired of having the same old straight or curly hair every day? For me, I love adding some sort of braid to spice up my ever so average look. A simple braid often puts people under the impression that you spent an extra 30 minutes getting ready that morning, when in fact you did the opposite. Think about it people, if you braid a section of your hair when you’re wearing it curly…you’ve got one less section to curl. I’ll be honest, I’m almost always running late—scratch that I am most definitely a l w a y s late, meaning I constantly have a braid in my hair. Braids don’t have to be some intricate thing that look near to impossible for most people. Seriously sometimes a three strand brand is all you need. Whether it be a full braid, a half up half down look, a braid to add some variation, or even a braid to go back into a pony tail/ bun- they’re all easier than you think and add so much “effort” to your look. Feel free to let these pictures be your inspiration or guide the next time you get ready.

 

They Aren’t Scary

Don’t be intimidated. Start with something simple. Youtube and Pinterest are your best friends when it comes to learning how to master different braiding styles. Start with a three strand braid and then work your way into a french or dutch braid. Practice makes perfect. Don’t just overlook these styles because you told yourself you can’t do it.

Pancake, Pancake, Pancake 

The key to any braid is pulling, or pancaking, it out to make it look big and full. This is how all you thin haired people fool the world into believing you’ve got a nice and thick mop.

 

Accessorize 

Add an accessory. I don’t know about y’all, but for the life of me I can’t just wrap my hair around to hide which ever elastic is holding it in place. You’re a wizard if you can. Add a scarf. This will not only hide the hair tie but it’ll add so much life and texture to your outfit.

Tricked Ya

Okay so while this style can be done by a legitimate braid, it can also be accomplished by a fake one. If your fingers can’t quite seem to coordinate themselves into handling several strands at once try this method of “braiding”. I’ve left a link to the video that taught me how to achieve the Pull Through Braid in seriously no time at all. I highly suggest giving it a try, but ultimately do whatever works best for you.

If you’re out on the go, in a rush to meet your girlfriends for dinner, or if you’re just tired of constantly wearing your hair the same add a braid to change the game!

RJ

  • Pics By ~ Brighton Forsgren

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