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Natural Hair Blow Out & Braid

For updo kind of days, style this low-key braided look for a cute but casual feel.

Braids are an easy technique you can modify to suit your personal style. Adding a twist at the nape of the neck is an easy detail that turns your simple braids into a chic statement. To prep your hair for braiding, apply ghd straight & smooth spray to damp hair, then use the ghd helios and comb nozzle to blow out your hair and create enviable lift. A blow out is the perfect foundation for further styling and will allow you to weave smooth, shiny braids.

Rock a cute, easy updo with a natural blow out and braided style.

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STEP-BY-STEPS

Step 1: Spritz wet hair with ghd heat protect spray

Step 1: Prep with ghd straight & smooth spray

On damp hair evenly apply ghd straight & smooth spray.

Step 2: Using ghd helios, dry your hair until its 80% dry

Step 2: Divide hair in two and clip one side back

Divide your hair into two parts using ghd detangling comb, and clip down one side.

Step 3: Apply ghd root lift spray at the roots

Step 3: Detangle your hair using the ghd detangling comb

Starting at the end working up to the root, use the ghd detangling comb to detangle your hair.

Step 4: Work ghd smooth and finish serum into the ends

Step 4: Subdivide into 4 sections

Subdivide your hair into four sections and secure with a clip.

5. Take a section from ear to ear

Step 5: Dry hair using the ghd helios and comb nozzle

Starting at the front, gently comb the hair with ghd helios hair dryer and comb nozzle.

Step 6: Dry your hair, directing the airflow away from the roots and over a brush

Step 6: Continue this technique throughout the hair

Work through all the hair until it is blown out.

Step 7: Wrap the ends around the brush, away from the face

Step 7: Take a section at the front hairline and separate into 3

At the front hairline, take a section and separate into 3.

Step 8: Wrap the front two sections around the brush, away from the face

Step 8: Cross a side section over the centre into the middle

Take one side and cross it over the centre into the middle.

Step 8: Wrap the front two sections around the brush, away from the face

Step 9: Continue the braiding technique, adding hair as you go

Continue braiding on the head, adding hair as you go.

Step 8: Wrap the front two sections around the brush, away from the face

Step 10: Continue until the ends and secure

Continue braiding until you reach the ends, then secure with an elastic.

Step 8: Wrap the front two sections around the brush, away from the face

Step 11: Repeat on opposite side

Repeat braid technique on the opposite side.

Step 8: Wrap the front two sections around the brush, away from the face

Step 12: Finish with ghd final shine spray

Spritz your hair with ghd final shine spray to finish.

Step 8: Wrap the front two sections around the brush, away from the face

Step 13: Twist and secure

At the back, twist both braids together and secure with a hair grip.

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