When it comes to pretty and practical hairstyles, braids are among the list. Braids are perfect when you want to look neat on a hot, sunny day. They also keep hair strands away from your face when you’re busy working out. There are also braids for when you want to look dainty and feminine for a romantic date.
Learning how to braid is a skill worth having, especially if you have long hair. If you’re a hairstyling newbie, don’t worry. Here are simple braids that you can learn in no time.
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1. French braid
When you know how to create a French braid, you can easily transition to other hairstyles like flower braid and fishtail French braid. The good news? It’s one of the easiest braids to make. Just gather a section of hair near your crown, divide it into three parts, and start creating a three-strand braid. Add more hair as your braid progresses, and when you reach the tips, secure your braid with an elastic. Simple, right?
Editor’s tip: To make braiding easier, add grip to your hair by spraying TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray.
2. Twin braids
Wear this cute ‘do to school, and you no longer have to worry about restyling your hair in between classes. This hairstyle can also add a quirky touch to your college look. When you and your friends decide to hang out at your favorite milk tea place after school, you’ll look chic in all those group photos that you’re going to post on Instagram.
3. Face framing lace braid
Can’t decide whether to braid your hair or to just leave it down? Do both with face framing lace braid. It’s an easy way to jazz up your down ‘do. It’s perfect for weekend movie dates with your beau or when you simple want to chill at your favorite cafe and read a book.
Editor’s tip: Make your hair soft and bouncy by washing it with DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo and DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Conditioner. These products can help boost your hair’s natural volume and make your hair soft and manageable, so you can rock any hairstyle you want.
4. Rope braid
If you find it difficult to cross sections of hair over one another (because how are you supposed to do that when you can’t see your hair, right?), go for a rope braid instead. This kind of braid doesn’t require all this weaving. You simply have to twist and twirl two sections of your hair, tie it with an elastic, and you’re done! It’s the easiest braid ever, so go ahead and give it a try.
5. Boxer braid
Joining a fun run? Heading out for a morning jog around your neighborhood? The boxer braid can keep all your strands in place, so your hair still looks neat even if you’re all sweaty. You can even wear this ‘do when you’re commuting, as it doesn’t get messed up easily.
Editor’s tip: Get rid of frizz and help make your boxer braid last longer by spritzing TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray on your hair after styling.
Look chic and feel comfortable at the same time with these simple braids. When you’ve mastered creating these hairstyles, you can experiment with other ideas and learn more ways of styling your tresses. Have fun!
Next read: A wedding is another chance for you to try new hairstyles. Here are different braids that you can wear to a wedding, whether you’re a bridesmaid or the bride.