Braids are back in style. However, while there’s nothing new about braids, they always look natural, sexy and very comfortable for hot summer days. Also, it seems like you can never get tired of them, since there are so many different types you can easily choose a different one for every day.
Make your own braids!
Does it sound like a magic trick? Now it’s time to end up with the fear of braiding your own hair. You just need some patience and practice. It is useful to deploy the double mirror trick – so you can see every lock of your hair.
The regular, single braid is easy even for first time braiders: First detangle your tress perfectly – it is best to use a paddle brush. Then designate your hair to three approximately equal sections, start to cross the right section over the one in the center, then do the same with the left section. Repeat until you reach the desired length then tie the end of your braid securely.
Explore some of the hottest and easiest summer braid hairstyles!
Over-The-Shoulder. Just sweep your hair to one side like a one-side pony tail, divide into 3 sections and braid straight down. This is one of the most simple braid hair styles, looks chic and easily doable within only few minutes since you need no effort to see everything in the mirror.
Tied-Back Braids. Take the strands in front of your ears pull back, split into three sections and braid it all the way back until it reaches the middle of your head. Then you can go ahead and pin a place with bobby pins at the back of your head. Then do the exact same thing on the other side. If you have finished the second braid take it over and wrap around for the first one and pin it in place. It helps to hide the bobby pins and a kind of chic look do not forget to secure it tightly in the back of your head.
This half-up-do looks cute and keeps your hair down but out of the way. This hair style helps also if you feel like you want to camouflage your ears – if you feel it is necessary.
With Small braids, you can create countless gorgeous hairstyles within just a few minutes using just your creativity. You can have a singular solid, hidden braid on one side just hanging with your tress or create more complicated hairdo of your choice.
The Traditional Milkmaid: is just two braided pigtails crossed on the top of the head. It is kind of an effortless hairdo and comfortable, keeps your hair out of your way and it is perfect for special occasions.
Fish-tail braid: One of the more complicated summer hairdos, but nonetheless very popular and worth the practice. For this kind of braid you just have to divide your hair into two sections (instead of three). Pull your hair to the side in a low ponytail and secure with a tie. Pull out any little hairs you want to spill down in the front, and then split your hair in half above the hair tie, creating a little hole. Split the hair down in the middle and take a tiny piece from the outside of the right section and cross it to the inside of the left. Then take a tiny section from the outside of the left and join it with the inside of the right. You don’t have to keep track of all the pieces, just let them blend into the two main locks of hair. You’ll start to see the fishtail braid emerge.
4 Tips – How to Ease Braiding Your Own Hair
1. Simply use some water to damp your hair a bit – so it is easier to separate the sections to have more beautiful braids.
2. If you have really tough hair, use some hair gel or finishing paste for better styling before you start braiding. But use only a little, a pea-sized amount will do! If you use more it becomes sticky and will be hard to handle.
3. Use invisible hair ties for fixing your tails before braiding, so you can use both hands to quality work.
4. Check YouTube videos. There are countless videos on the web providing step-by-step instructions that could help you while practicing how to braid your own hair. You can also find here a lot of good ideas and useful tips to improve your “home braiding techniques