Curly- and wavy-haired women, consider yourselves lucky—your natural texture is the key to achieving effortless, voluminous braids. Unlike those with fine or straight hair, you can braid your strands as much as you like while still maintaining a full look. However, not all braids are created equal, and if the style is too taut or complex, you could end up sacrificing your gorgeous curl pattern. Read on to find out how to achieve the best braid for your hair type.
For spiral curls….
Steer clear of super-tight or overly-complex styles, which can actually lead to knotting and breakage. Instead, opt for loose French or Dutch braids. To achieve the look, simply work a small amount of Macadamia Professional Taming Curl Cream through damp strands to define curls and tame flyaways. Use a wide-tooth comb to distribute the product and detangle strands, working in small sections to reduce the chances of tugging. Then braid hair as desired.
For wavy strands….
When it comes to finding your perfect braid, keep in mind the three “Fs:” fishtail, figure 8 and four-strand. These styles are ideal as they use your natural texture to hold the style in place. To keep strands soft and tangle-free, make sure to apply Macadamia Professional Weightless Moisture Conditioning Mist before heat styling and then begin your braid. To finish, spitz Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Oil Spray to add shine and control flyaways.
For straight locks….
Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about you! Although it may be a bit more difficult to achieve a fuller look, you won’t run into the same issues as those with naturally curly or wavy hair when braiding, and you can actually use braids to give your hair texture. To achieve an effortless boho look, apply Macadamia Professional Texturizing Salt Spray to damp strands, then create tight boxer braids on both sides of your head. Lock in the style with Macadamia Professional Tousled Texture Finishing Spray and allow hair to air-dry, then take out braids at night for playful, beachy waves.
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