Braids have become one of the absolute fashion hits. Everyone has them. Here are some of them you need to try out and of course, we give you braiding instructions. But before we start, here are a couple of interesting facts you probably didn’t know about braids:
#1 Did you know that braids date back almost 6 000 years? Although braided hairstyle is mostly referred to a French braid, the French people do not really have anything to do with this particular hairstyle. This hairstyle has first appeared in Africa and then continued to spread on other areas of the world.
#2 A braided hairstyle should be done on a hair washed one to two days before. Freshly washed hair is likely to pose problems and braids could loosen up making the whole style messy.
#3 If you just washed your hair and are dying to have braids, use some hair spray or condition your hair well along the entire length of your hair to hold this style.
#4 Before making braids, remember that your hands could get tired so be patient and have a lot of small rubber bands for braids at your hand to fix them.
#5 Braids should be firm. However, they damage hair so from time to time give your hair a rest it needs to be healthy.
#6 Avoid braiding your hair when it’s wet. It is at this particular time that hair is the most susceptible to breakage.
Before braiding your hair, spray it with a heat protector spray.
Bun and braid
As you can see on the picture below, a braid is made upside down and the bun is on the top. This is a perfect hairstyle for medium or shorter hair. You can also use a trick with a sock to make your hair thicker and longer. Take a sock which matches the color of your hair. Cut off a toe cap and roll the sock to make a donut. Pull all of your hair and make a ponytail and then secure it with elastic. Use a sock donut and pull all of your hair through the whole and distribute it evenly and secure with an elastic or bobby pins.
Pull all of your hair and make a ponytail and secure it with elastic. Wrap a ponytail around the center to make a bun but make sure to leave one strand for a braid. Secure the bun with an elastic or bobby pins. Start creating a braid from the piece of your hair you left and wrap the braid around the bun. Use bobby pins to secure hair.
Bonus tip: In order to hold your hairstyle, use a hairspray. We all know how stubborn braids may sometimes be, hence make sure to have a bunch of bobby pins at hand. If any piece of hair slips out, just use a bobby pin to secure it, and you can also spray the pin with a hairspray to ensure it stays put.
Although French braids have nothing to do with the French people, they are always elegant and trendy just as Paris.
Translation: G. Dujmović