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How to Get a Gorgeous Braid - 5 Ways
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How to Get a Gorgeous Braid - 5 Ways

When it comes to hair, there are so many different ways to style it. You can wear it down, put it up in a ponytail or bun, or try one of the many popular braids. Braids are a great way to add some texture and interest to your hair, and they can be worn for any occasion. In this blog post, we will teach you how to braid your hair five different ways and all the products you'll need for your best 'do ever.

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If your hair is anything like mine, its gonna need a little love to do these styling acrobatics. Luckily, BBE has some helpful products for happier hair and an overall better look. My personal favorites for my unruly locks are the detangling hair brush and the citrus breeze sea salt spray. Looking for something a bit more conditioning? Opt for the boar bristle brush instead. The bristles of this brush closely resemble the texture of hair so that they may effectively distribute natural oils throughout the hair. If you need more info, check out our blog posts on brushes!

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Of course, slightly dirty hair will always fair better for styling, but if you're thinking your scalp is a little *too* past clean, reach for BBE's dry shampoo for light or dark hair. The best part of this dry shampoo is how much it adds volume to your hair—especially at the root—meaning your braids will look fuller.

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So, without further ado, here are five different ways to braid your hair:

Waterfall Braid

This braid is the perfect half up half down style. It's perfect for any day or night look, and it's relatively easy to do. Here's how:

-Start by spraying your hair with a texturizing spray like Beauty By Earth's Citrus Breeze Sea Salt Spray.

-Then, create a deep side part.

-Next, take a small section of hair from the front of your head near your temples and divide it into three sections.

-Cross the middle section over the other two sections, then add in a small piece of hair from the outside of each section before crossing them again in the middle.-Continue this pattern until you reach the back of your head, then secure your braid with an elastic.

Milkmaid Braid

If you're in need of a romantic, more formal hairstyle, the milkmaid braid is for you! This braid is perfect for a wedding or any other special occasion. Here's how to get the look:

-Part your hair down the middle using Beauty By Earth's Detangling Hair Brush and separate into 2 sections.

-Complete a 3 strand braid (starting at the bottom of the ear) on each section of hair. Secure each braid with an elastic.

-Pull at the braids to make them look fuller/messier.

-Tuck up the right braid and pull the end of the braid over the top of the head to the other side. Secure with bobby pins.

-Tuck up the left braid, pulling the end of the braid over the top of the head to the opposite side.

-Hide the end of the left braid under the right braid (to give the illusion of a continuous braid). Secure with bobby pins.

Fishtail Braid

Mermaid vibes right here, for sure. This is a quintessential braid for summer. It's perfect for the beach, a festival, or really any day when you want your hair off your face and neck. Here's how to get the look:

-First things first, brush those locks out! Then, spray your hair with a sea salt spray like Beauty By Earth's Sea Salt Spray. (Trust us, the results after are well worth it!)

-Divide the hair into two sections.

-Cross a piece from one side to the other. Repeat alternating crossed pieces.

-Tie off with an elastic and pull gently to create a fully look.

French Braid

Ahhh, the classic. (A classic we still tend to struggle with though.) Here's a recap of how the French braid goes down:

-Start with your typical 3-section braid at the very top of your head towards your scalp.

-Cross right section over middle section. Then, repeat on the left.

-Add hair from the right side to the righthand second. Then, cross this strand over the middle as normal. Repeat for the left side.

-Tie off the braid with an elastic. Finish it off with a spritz of sea salt spray for gorg beachy waves after you take out the braid.

Dutch Braid

A Dutch braid is like a French braid, but instead of crossing the sections over the middle, you cross them under. This gives the illusion of the braid "standing up" from your head. Here's how to get this look:

-Start with your typical three-section braid at the top of your head towards your scalp.

-Cross right section under middle section. Then, repeat on left side.

-Add hair from right side to righthand second strand. Then, cross this strand under the middle as normal. Repeat for left side.

-Tie off with an elastic and enjoy your new 'do!

 

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We hope you enjoyed learning how to do these five different braids! Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below. Happy braiding!


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