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Braiding Tips for Beginners

Want to be a better braider? Here are some of our favourite quick and easy tips to help you braid your hair.

1. Start with a simple style

Fishtail braids are one of the easiest braids to do as you are only dealing with two strands of hair.  It’s also great to play around with the classic three strand braid, and watching tutorials online can be a great help if you’re not quite sure where to hold your fingers.  Once you’ve mastered these styles you can start building on your braiding skills and try more complicated styles.

2. Embrace messy hair

Your braids aren’t going to be perfect first time and that’s ok.

Messy braids are fabulous and can look better as they are more modern and less child-like.  It doesn’t matter if you have pieces of hair poking through here and there, just go with it.

3. Your hair doesn’t have to be perfectly clean

If your hair is too clean and soft, it won’t stay in place and will fall out of your braid.  You can use volumising and texturising sprays to mess up your clean hair if its just not complying.  On dirty hair, you can just use dry shampoo on the roots and let the braids cover up the rest. It’s a perfect style solution for those days when you really should have washed your hair.

4. Practice

You know the saying, “practice makes perfect.”   This is also true with all things hair.  Everytime you have a spare moment in front of the television – braid your hair.  Grab your friends, children, nieces etc and get braiding.  It’s a fact that the more often you do something, the better you become at doing that thing.  You will be surprised at how fast you improve!

5. Experiment

Try different kinds of braids, start your braids from different points on your head, wear them loose or pin them up – the list is endless!

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