This is my favorite style to use when I don’t want to fight with my hair in the morning. It works every time and it’s easy! I’m sure this can be used on all kinds of hair types although the results will vary. If your hair is naturally straight or relaxed, you may just end up with bigger waves.
Weapons of Choice:
For this style, I used a spray bottle to dampen my hair, a paddle brush to detangle, a rat tail comb to part, Suave whipped cream mouse, and a pony tail holder and clip.
Detangle the beast! Make sure you get out all of the kinks and knots so that your braids will be smooth.
Part your hair by 4 sections. Dampen the sectioned hair with the spray bottle and apply product of your choice. Braid the first section and only braid the ends about halfway. (I’ll tell you why later.) Secure the braid with a rubber band if needed.
Continue braiding until you have 4 braids straight to the back of the head.
Take the end of each half-braid and braid them all into one. (This ensures that your curl/wave pattern will be even. Braids tend to get smaller at the ends which would make bigger waves at the top and smaller ones at the bottom, which is kind of weird.)
Secure the end of the braid with a rubber band or a roller, if needed. (I used a roller because my ends tend to straighten when I use a rubber band.) Cover with a bonnet or scarf and get some beauty Rest.
Rise and shine! Take down each braid.
When all of the braids are down, you may want to add some serum or product if you have some frizz.
Style your hair how you like it. (I like a side part personally.)
Rock your style!
I hope this tutorial is helpful. What do you think? Have any suggestions? Comment below!
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Reblogged this on Diary of an Ordinary and commented:
I’m pretty sure I’ll be chopping my hair this summer. I don’t know how short it will be, but I need to keep these curls under control. I’m gonna let my natural hair shine!