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Deep Side Part + Skinny Side Braid Tutorial

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Deep Side Part + Skinny Side Braid Tutorial

Deep Side Part + Skinny Side Braid Tutorial

1. Part wet hair deep on one side. I use the outside of my eyebrow as a guide and go straight up from there. WARNING: if you go too far over it’s going to look like a bad old man comb over. If you have to ask if it’s too deep it probably is…

2. Spritz your damp hair with a heat protection product. I use this one.

3. Blow dry your part to set it- My hair tends to rebel and want to creep back to my usual part but it stays put much longer if I blow it dry. Here’s a great salon-style blow out tutorial you can do yourself.

4. On the short side of the part, take a thin section of hair from the part to your ear, divide the section in in three then braid. Keep your fingers close to your head as you move to the center of the back of your head. Secure the braid with a small clear elastic like these,
then with two bobby pins. I use these.

You could also do a French braid, Dutch braid, or corn rows.

5. On the long side, get volume by back combing with a brush like this.
icon Several of my friends rave about this volumizing powder.
iconI haven’t tried it…yet!

6. Finish with a little hair spray
icon and you are good to go.

I love this hairstyle because it is REALLY easy yet looks pretty rad.

Triple Braid Bun Tutorial

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This triple braid bun tutorial is super easy! if you can manage a simple three strand braid, you can master this hairstyle. I love having really long hair but it isn’t practical when I’m out and about with my kids and family having an adventure. It gets trapped under my purse strap, slammed in the car door, and pulled when I pass Hollis off to Luke. A pony doesn’t help but styles like this triple braid bun or this one keep my hair out of the way and protected.

Triple Braid Bun Tutorial

1. Spray hair with dry shampoo like this, or any product that adds texture.

2. Divide hair into three even sections.

3. Braid one section. Don’t braid too tight, leave it a little loose and messy. Secure with clear elastics like these.

4. Repeat on the other two sections. You should have 3 braids.

5. Braid the three braids together. Again, not too tight.

6. Wrap the braid into a bun, pinning with bobby pins like these as you go.

7. Finish with hairspray. This
iconis what I use.

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5 Can’t Live Without Drug Store Hair Products

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5 Can’t Live Without Drug Store Hair Products

1. I use Coconut Oil right out of the shower. Experiment with how much you prefer and remember: a little goes a long way! I put a teeny tiny amount, not quite pea-sized, into my palm, rub it all over my hands and fingers, then press the oil in the very ends of my hair.

2. I use this Heat Protectant if I’m going to blow-dry, curl, or flat iron my hair. Here’s a great tutorial for a DIY Blow Out.

3. This is my go-to Hairspray. It’s inexpensive, holds up well, and can be found almost everywhere.

4. I use this Conditioning Treatment in the shower every other week.

5. This is my favorite Dry Shampoo, hands down! I’ve tried fancier brands and brands that are similarly priced and I ALWAYS go back to this! Because of dry shampoo I can go several days between washing my hair- this is HUGE for two reasons. One, I have a toddler and I don’t always have the luxury of taking a long shower. Unless she is in there with me I’m stressing about what she might be getting into! Two, I have some crazy long hair. Washing and drying over and over causes damage that can make long hair start to look rough and thin. The less I wash, the longer I can keep my long locks looking great. I also use dry shampoo to get my braids, like this one, to hold all day!

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