3 Summer Braids to Try (Right Now)
Braids are the perfect (and chic) solution to the long nights and hair-ruining humidity of summer. From causal to flirty, there are endless ways to style your braids which makes them perfect for every occasion. Try these 3 looks this summer for beautiful braids that will last all day. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram (@state_of_ruin) for even more summer-time inspiration!
The Beginner’s Braid
Part your hair in the center. Grab two sections of hair, about an inch thick each, and braid them. Tie the ends with clear hair bands. Walk out of the door and be awesome.
The Intermediate Braid
Part your hair in the center. Pull your hair into a half pony and separate into two sections. Take the first section and braid back into a french braid about 4-5 inches or until you reach the back of your head (where a high pony would be located). Secure with a clear plastic hair band. Repeat process on other side.
The Advanced Braid
You may need to ask a friend to help with this. The head rush is real.
Part your hair down the center from forehead to neck. Loosely tie the left section of of your hair back. Flip your head upside down. You will be working like this for the next few minutes so prepare yourself. Working on the right side. Start from the nape of your neck and begin dutch braiding your hair up to the forehead. When you are an 1-2 of your forehead, securely tie braid with a clear plastic band. You will be knotting this later. Repeat process on the left section of your hair. Once completed, you should have your two dutch braids, ending in weird ponytails in the front of your head. Taking two clear hair ties (or bobby pins, whichever you prefer), twist your ponies into knots. Voila!