Best tip for braiding your hair

by Hair Romance on July 31, 2012 · 18 comments

in Hair Style Advice,My Hair,Tutorials

Whether doing a regular braid, French braid, Dutch braid, fishtail braid or any type of braid, here is my secret tip for making your braid look more impressive.

Stretch it out

Gently pull at the sides of your braid to stretch out your braid.

This technique of stretching out your hair softens the look, makes your hair look thicker and emphasises the shape of the braid.

Here’s the full tutorial for this braided hairstyle.

What’s your best tip for braiding your hair?

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Cathie Heart of CathieGraphy July 31, 2012 at 7:39 am

Hi there .. love your blog and I have it streaming into my RSS feed :D
Can you advise what products to use to help braid hair without it snarling into knots or unbraiding itself due to serums. I’m still struggling to get smooth braids without it looking like I’ve wrestled with it to make it!! Especially for french braids :S
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Hair Romance July 31, 2012 at 8:59 am

Thanks Cathie! Will do! Serums can be part of the problem, they are too soft. A dry shampoo would offer a little more grip to help keep your braids in place. Also, brushing your hair with a bristle brush before you begin really smooths your hair so you start with a good base.


Megan July 31, 2012 at 9:48 am

I knew this was going to be the trick! It is so good though :) Nice .gif too!


Hair Romance July 31, 2012 at 10:25 am

Thanks Megan! It’s my first gif x


Taylor July 31, 2012 at 10:56 am

Fantasyic braid! I love the gif, I don’t think I could manage it though. I do look forward to checking out the tutorial.


Hair Romance July 31, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Thanks Taylor!


Kimberley July 31, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Wow that gif is hypnotising. I could watch that all day! I can’t wait to see the tutorial.
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Hair Romance August 1, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Thanks Kimberley!


Hanna August 3, 2012 at 5:36 am

Hey! Awesome braid! I really love your nails too! What is the colour/brand of the nail polish? That’s all….BYE


Mallory August 3, 2012 at 8:16 am

I wish you would show pics like that but how to do all kinds of braids!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Hair Romance August 3, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Thanks Mallory! I’d love to do some more, now I’ve worked out how to make gifs x


Maria Cartagena August 8, 2012 at 9:34 am

Love this tip! today I tried my first double braid twist today. It’s fun trying new do’s for summer. :)
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Hair Romance August 8, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Thanks Maria! Braids are great for summer, I’ve been wearing them all week too


Fiona Chan August 19, 2012 at 1:51 am

Love the hair colours! :D and it’s so neat omg, I can never do a neat french braid by myself.
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Hair Romance August 22, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Thanks Fiona! It just takes practice x


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