Braid the Day Away: Our Favorite Braided Hairstyles
Best Braid Hairstyles
Braiding can be an art-form all in it's own. Or it can be a quick way to give you and your hairstyle a bit of a change. From casual, low-key occasions to formal events, the right braid can take your style to the next level.
There are so many places to get ideas for braids, just browsing thorough Pinterest can be supremely overwhelming. While you can always check out our Pinterest profile for of the best hairstyle ideas and top outfits of 2016, we wanted to share a few of our personal favorite braided hairstyles with you here. In order to do braids well, it all comes down to practice and technique. A lot of people give up on braiding their own hair because it "ever comes out as nice" as when they braid other people's hair. While braiding a friend's hair is always simpler there isn't always someone around to help, that's why practicing the same braid over and over again is crucial. Once you understand the proper technique, mastering it via practice is the only way to get perfect results. Because of, that we're going to include videos by some of our favorite YouTubers who truly know what they are doing. So the next time you're looking for a new and comfortable hairstyle for the gym or something to make you stand out, you'll know just where to look.
Like most things, braids turn out better with a bit of planning. Starting with clean hear is obviously ideal, that way your braids wont looks weighed down by natural grease. Using day old hair is ideal, that means you have straightened your hair but have given it enough time to slightly return to it's natural shape. Combing your hair out before braiding is also a must, your hair should be completely tangle free so you can have ideal results. Braiding can also be a bit harsh to your hair since you are tying and twisting it after all. Try to braid when your hair is healthy and shiny and always give your hair a little extra TLC before and after using a braided hairstyle. A deep conditioning or an intense argan oil treatment can save your hair from breakage and other damage that could result from the braiding process.
The Waterfall Braid is one of our favorites of all times. It is extremely versatile and gorgeous making it ideal for so many occasions. This video show us just how simple and surprisingly quick it can be.
The Dutch braid and French braid are the ones everyone should master. These will serve to develop your technique so you can move on to the more complicated styles. In this video, Carly explains the proper technique very clearly and efficiently with excellent camera work so that you can see exactly how to do it right.
We hope you liked the hairstyles and found the videos helpful. Let us know what you think in the comments below!