From French and Dutch to Mohawk and fishtail, the braid trend just keeps getting bigger and better. But if you’re struggling to perfect your plait, these hair hacks are here to help. Read on to discover five ways to get your best braid ever.
Fight Off Fly-Aways
The best way to create a tight, secure, and perfect plait is to braid your hair when it’s damp, not dry. This not only helps you capture and braid every single strand, but the water also ensures that even the finest of fly-aways are trapped to keep your braid looking its best when dry.
Go Beachy Beautiful
For a beachy boost and instant added volume, curl or wave your hair before you braid it. This will give it a lift at the roots and make for the perfect summertime plait.
Channel Boho Beauty
Messy and textured hair is in, so give your braid a boho spin by simply sleeping on it. Plait your hair before bed (the French plait works best for this), set it with some hairspray, and wake up to a cool, boho braid.
Try the Thickness Trick
If you don’t have the luxury of thick, luscious locks and your braid is looking a little lifeless, you need to try this simple thickness trick. Once you’ve created your braid, gently pull the sections apart, working your way from the top to the bottom. Et voilà – a thicker-looking braid in seconds.
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