Accessories don’t always have to be jewellery-laden. Bring an au naturel vibe to your braided hairstyle with a chic plaited headband, perfect for the girl who isn’t too try hard. Partner your hair braid with lush waved tresses for uber-cool updo hairstyles for work.
Getting a boho braided headband is simple when you’ve got the right tools by your side. To give your braided hairstyle that long-lasting quality, prep your locks with ghd curl hold spray. Achieve one-stroke styling and master your waves with the ghd platinum+ styler, then loosen your look with the ghd detangling comb to give you the perfect base for your bob-length braided headband.
Make your own natural embellishment and find out how to create a braided headband with this hair braid tutorial.
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HERE’S HOW TO BRAID HAIR INTO A
1. Create 1-inch section back from hairline
2. Take section from start of hairline, split into three
3. Pass inner strand over middle strand
4. Pass outer strand over middle strand
5. Pass inner strand over middle strand
6. Pass outer strand over middle strand
7. Continue this technique
8. Secure end of braid with hair grip
9. Prep lengths of hair with product
10. Section hair from ear to ear
11. Place styler at root and curl
12. Repeat step 11, working in opposite direction
13. Continue to curl all hair, alternating direction each time
14. Work through hair with comb
step one: Create 1-inch section back from hairline
Use your fingers to create a section approximately 1-inch in size, back from your hairline, across the top of your head. Clip away the remaining hair for fuss free styling of your braid.
step two: Take section from start of hairline, split into three
Beginning at one side of your head, by your ear, take the start of the section you’ve just created and split it into three even sections.
Tip: To pull the braid around the hairline, you need to add hair from the front of the section each time you pass the outer strand over, but not add hair when you pass the inner strand over. This will pull the braid around the face, but keep a defined edge where it meets the rest of the hair.
step three: Pass inner strand over middle strand
Take the inner strand of hair (nearest the crown) and pass it over the middle strand.
step four: Pass outer strand over middle strand
Then take the outer strand (nearest the face), add a little more hair from the front and pass it over the middle strand, beginning to work up, over the top of your head.
step five: Pass inner strand over middle strand
Go back to the inner strand (nearest the crown) and pass it over the middle strand again without adding any extra hair from the back.
step six: Pass outer strand over middle strand
Go back to the outer strand (nearest the face) and add a small amount of hair again before passing over the middle strand.
step seven: Continue this technique
Repeat steps 3 - 6, only adding hair from the strand nearest the face each time.
step eight: Secure end of braid
Secure the end of the braid behind the ear with a hair grip.
step nine: Prep lengths of hair with product
Take down the rest of your hair and prep with ghd curl hold spray, spritzing through the lengths. This will ensure your waves will stay in place all day and protect from the heat of the styler.
step ten: Section hair from ear to ear
Clip away most of your locks, leaving only a section at the bottom of your head, sectioned horizontally from ear-to-ear.
step eleven: Place styler at root and curl
From this loose section of hair, take a 1-inch section. Place the ghd platinum+ styler at the root, rotate half a turn and glide down towards the ends.
step twelve: Repeat step 11, working in opposite direction
Take another section of hair and repeat the curling technique but rotate the styler in the opposite direction. This will increase texture and create a natural finish.
step thirteen: Continue to curl all hair, alternating direction each time
Repeat this technique throughout all of your hair, always alternating the direction of the styler rotation as you go.
step fourteen: Work through hair with detangling comb
Gently brush through the curls with a ghd detangling comb to transform them into soft waves.
Rock this braided hairstyle whenever you’re short on time. Adding a touch of drama to your look in minutes, it’s the perfect hair braid for day or night. Team it with waves, curls or sleek tresses – whatever style you fancy flaunting.