French braiding hair takes practice, practice, practice, but once you’ve got it down there are endless hair possibilities. Swell Beauty has a step by step braided up-do for any summer time occasion. This is perfect for “dirty” hair.
What you’ll need to get started…
Elastic Hair Tie, Bobby Pins, Dry Shampoo & Hair Spray
Begin by prepping your hair with a little dry shampoo. Spray on roots, let set for about a minute (to absorb excess oil) and brush.
Part your hair on the side. On the large side of the part take three pieces of hair from the front of your hair and separate in your fingers. Begin crossing the right side piece of hair UNDER the middle piece (becoming the new middle piece); cross the left piece of hair UNDER the middle piece. This processes will be repeated while adding small amounts of additional hair on both sides.
Continue the above process…
When you get to bottom of your braid secure with a elastic hair tie.
Beginning at the top of your braid begin gently pulling the braid apart.
Continue this process down the entire braid until you get the desired look. Spray a light amount of hair spray.
Last but not least… Take the end of the braid, twist it under, secure with bobby pins and spray.