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Alarm goes off. Interrupts your peaceful REM sleep cycle. From under your cozy comforter. Maybe with a cuddly pet snuggled beside you. The Monday motivation to get moving – not happening. And – Daylight Savings? Ugh. If the idea of blow-drying your hair, flat-ironing or even just putting on some simple lip gloss in this morning routine feels like completing a marathon, the solution is simple. Style a braid. The easiest-no-brainer-full-proof way to look on trend, without even trying.
Truth be told, I’ve never been a girl that wears her hair up. Not big into pony tails or clips or half up/half down… basically I wear my hair down. Always. And this has been a pattern since I was a child. My mother would try desperately to put in a cute, little pink barrette into my baby hair, for me to pull that clip out-of-my-hair in a matter of minutes. Apparently even at a very young age I had strong opinions about how to style my hair.
However, lately I have been ALL about braids. Love how they add style to ones look without it being a major updo. And love how simple they are to do.
Braids are an awesome option when you’re trying to cover any hair re-growth in-between color. Those days when you’d LOVE to wear a stylish baseball hat to work, but that #DressCode is killin’ that plan. So – when you are in a serious pinch because your hair stylist is booked for a million years and you need HAIR COLOR HELP now… what about hair color at home? Have you ever tried it? If you’re doing hair color at home – use one that is professional, high quality, easy to use and gives you fabulous color. If you’re blonde, the Schwarzkopf Color Ultime Iconic Blondes Hair Coloring Kit, 10.1 Light Blonde is perfection! So many shades available to best match your hair color, the color you get matches the hair color photo on the box, and the shine is gorgeous! Where does this hair color product exist? You can pick up Schwarzkopf Color Ultime at Walmart…
Once you see how easy it is to get that color you want to your hair, and are doing a happy dance with the shine – you can refocus back on braids! The braid I wear the most – and the one that I get the most compliments on – is a simple dutch braid. A dutch braid is just like the regular braid, except that its braided under instead of over.
Finally, secure with a hair elastic (at the end) and pin back the loose braid parts with bobby pins to secure your braid against your head. Keeps it in place for a long time. Tip: use bobby pins that match your hair color. Spritz with hair spray. Done.
And if you REALLY want to MIX-it-UP… (carefully) spray on some temporary hair color to 1 or 2 of your 3 sections of your braid at STEP 1 in the braiding process before starting your braid. Then braid as usual… and celebrate the colorful creation!
Braids have gone from basic to beyond… an easy way to be stylish with your hair.
What’s your favorite style of braid?