Tempted to work a halo goddess braid for the season ahead? We feel you! Which is why we’ve enlisted the help of our fave naturalista to show you how to do a goddess braid halo like a pro.
In our second instalment of the Style It On series, we’re testing the skills of natural hair beauty Breanna (AKA Mini Marley). With a box full of hair products – and the help of some trusty extensions – she is going to show you how to do goddess braids for this month’s braid-themed challenge. We know you ladies with natural locks will absolutely love this one…
How to create a goddess halo braid by Mini Marley
Wash your hair.
This will help to cleanse, nourish and moisturise your curls in preparation for your goddess braids.
After you’ve washed and conditioned your tresses, Mini Marley advises wearing a shower cap to keep your hair damp and get it ready for styling.
Detangle and create your parting.
What we love most about this product is that it works a treat as a detangler and as a leave-in conditioner!
Once you’ve misted your tresses, carefully detangle your hair using your fingers or a wide tooth comb and divide it into 2 equal, loose pigtails. Use the tip of your comb to create a nice, clean, middle parting.
Blot your hair.
Create your pigtails.
Then, using a natural bristle brush, smooth back your hair into 2 very low pigtails and secure with hairbands. Form your pigtails at the nape of your neck and positon them as close to each other as possible.
Plait your pigtails.
Use a bobby pin to hold the ends of your plait, then repeat this process with your other pigtail.
Add your braiding hair.
Find the centre of your braiding hair (it’s normally where the hair folds in half) and ‘connect’ it to your pigtail. To do this wrap it aroud the base, twisting and clipping in place. Repeat this method on the other pigtail.
Pin your real hair.
Plait your braiding hair.
Create your braided halo.
Discreetly pin the end of your braid at the base of the other pigtail and repeat with the other braided pigtail.
This will help give your goddess braid halo a fuller look, so remember to work your way (evenly) all the way around. And there you have it: a beautiful halo goddess braid worthy of any special occasion!
Loved learning how to do goddess braids with Breanna? Then use the hashtag #StyleItOn when you post your finished look to Instagram or Twitter. Oh and don’t forget to check out Nikki Phillippi’s take on the braids challenge to discover how to create a cute inverted French braid bun, here!