Move over twists, we're talking braids this week! They are SO back and cute as ever. Since I tend to get bored with the same styles, a new 'do is not only necessary, but also exciting. I'm sharing three of my favorite braided 'dos for natural hair.
Now before we get started, here are a few products I used for these styles:
- CHI Silk Infusion: I like to use this before styling because it gives my VERY thirsty hair some much needed moisture
- CHI Shine Infusion Spray: Perfect for adding sheen after you style
High Bun With Accent Braids
Braids are the perfect add-on to a cute bun! I thought it'd be really fun to add some bangs, too.
- Section off hair for bangs.
- Pull out two pieces of hair (preferably from behind the ear).
- Put the rest of your hair into a ponytail and roll your bangs. Secure the bangs with a few hair pins.
- Braid both pieces of hair and use pins to secure your ponytail into a high bun.
- Lift the braids and cross them over your bangs. Secure with hair pins.
Ponytail Faux Hawk With Side Braids
- Use a comb to part a large square section for a bang. Use a hair tie to separate your bang from the rest of your hair.
- Take down your ponytail and part it in half.
- Part a small section (on the side of your head) and braid it across, towards the middle of your head. Make a second braid on the same side. Repeat on the other side of your head.
- Secure both sides with hair pins.
- Put your hair into a ponytail, and take down your bangs.
- Pin your bang into a pompadour and use your fingers to create volume.
- Use a comb to part a large section off for your first part of the braid. Put the rest of your hair into a ponytail.
- Starting in the corner of your front section, begin braiding downwards and across.
- Braid your hair all the way to the end.
- Begin braiding your other side.
- Once both braids are finished, grab the front braid and wrap it around your hair, pinning it into the other braid. Leave the other braid down.