3 Braided Tailgate Hairstyles to Try for the Big Game

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Whether you’re a big sports fan, or you’re not really sure which teams are playing during the big game, chances are you probably still want to check out a tailgate party this weekend. I mean, there are few things better than good friends, cold drinks and a chance to dress in team coordinated colors! When it comes to tailgate hairstyles, though, you might find yourself a little stuck. Which hairstyles qualify as tailgate hairstyles? And why spend time working on a style that might just end up frizzy and sweaty on a balmy night? These are all good questions and we’ve got answers. Here are three braided tailgate hairstyles to try and a few product recommendations to keep frizz at bay.

Braided Tailgate Hairstyles to Try

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You’ll always be grateful to know how to create a classic halo braid.

1. Halo Braid

When created with the right frizz-defying products, a halo braid is one of the best ways to keep your hair off your face, without going for the standard ponytail or messy bun. And it’s the perfect style to show-off your braiding skills on second or third day hair! To start, check out our halo braid tutorial and seal your style by using some of the TRESemmé Climate Protection Finishing Spray.

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Double the braids = double the fun.

2. Double-Dutch Braid

Isn’t this look rad!? To achieve, use a small dab of the Nexxus New York Salon Care Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel to your hair. Follow this easy tutorial to create a dutch braid. Wherever you hold your braids as you create them is where they’ll sit later on when left to their own devices. Angling them in front of your shoulders will make sure they’re center stage. Don’t forget to gently pull the braids apart for a more modern take on this classic style.

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Prepare for the softest hair of your life.

3. Three-Strand Braid

Shower and wash your hair with your usual routine but be sure to add the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Heat Defense Leave-in Conditioner before you hop out. Let your hair air-dry and gather all of it to the back and create a three-strand braid. Finish it off with a clear hair tie so all of the focus stays on the braid.

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