There are many reasons why we love braids. They’re so versatile they can be worn on all hair types, and can pretty much work for any occasion. Whether you’re headed to the gym or on your way to a socially distanced dinner date, there are a few braided hairstyles you can create to complete your look. And if you haven’t experimented with different styles of braids on yourself yet, now is a great time to try. With the weather getting warmer, you’ll likely be looking for ways to keep your hair up and away from your face—braids are great for that too! To help get you inspired, we’ve rounded up four of the best hair braiding tutorials on Youtube, including one with a cute Dutch braid and a French spin on a braided ponytail.
French Braid Ponytail With Face Framing Strands
Ponytails tend to be a popular style during the warmer seasons because they help keep hair away from the face. However, a basic ponytail can get pretty boring. so if you’re looking for ways to spice up your ‘do, try this French braid ponytail like Melissa Cook’s. Grab the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Air Volume Dry Shampoo and spritz it onto your roots and throughout your strands to add some volume and texture to help you get the look.
Editor’s Tip: Disguise the hair tie on your ponytail by grabbing a small section of hair from the ponytail and wrapping it around the hair tie until it is completely covered. Secure it with a few bobby pins and you are all set!
Double Dutch Braids
A stunning braid doesn’t have to require lots of time and practice. And Eva Pautov shows us exactly how to create a beautiful style through her step-by-step double Dutch braid tutorial. Apply one to two pumps of the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Frizz Killer Serum Leave-In to damp strands before blow-drying. This will help give your hairstyle a sleek and smooth finish. When your braids are complete, gently pull at a few pieces of hair to make them appear bigger and fluffy.
Side Rope Braid
Emily Meyers breaks down how she achieves this gorgeous rope braid by just using dry shampoo, hairspray, and a brush. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Air Volume Dry Shampoo and spray it evenly onto your lengths and roots. For this style, you’ll actually be creating a two-strand twist, and the final result will appear as a rope braid. Once you’ve completed the style be sure to spritz your mane with the L'Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Strong Hold to help keep your strands locked in place.
Mini Braided Pigtails
If you love letting your lengths hang free but want a way to incorporate braids, give this mini braided pigtails hairstyle a try. Valerie Pac offers a detailed step-by-step tutorial that even the most novice hair braider can follow. She also recommends not starting off with freshly washed hair, as this can make the style harder to achieve for certain hair types. If you prefer washing your hair before styling, use the L’Oréal Paris Everpure Sulfate Free Scalp Care + Detox Shampoo and the L’Oréal Paris Everpure Sulfate Free Scalp Care + Detox Conditioner to help purify your scalp and get rid of any dirt, product build-up, and excess oil. After cleansing, style your strands with the L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse to add texture and body to your mane, giving the style an effortless and sporty look. Just apply a few pumps of the mousse and braid away!
Photo Credit: Photo: Melissa Cook, @missysueblog
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