I love the holidays. Love them.
This holiday season has been great, but I've had a few nights where I had to get ready on short notice or just ran out of time! Whenever this happens, a no-heat hairstyle always saves the day!
I always love a no-heat hairstyle, it's much healthier for your natural hair and extensions to skip the flat iron or curling iron. The bonus is, the no-heat styles are also usually way faster.
I love this Double Braid style, the two different size and style of braids add a lot of texture to the look. I also love that it looks just as amazing with a cozy sweater as it does a floor length gown.
If your hair dries somewhere in between straight and curly (like mine), you can always just curl a few strands around your face to smooth out those pieces.
girlgetglamorousHAIR Double Braid Tutorial
1 | Clip in a full pack of my extensions (tutorial here), to add some length and body to the braids.
2 | Create a nice, clean part. Mine is a deep part, more off to one side side of my face (rather then centered).
3 | Leave a few strands out around your face, grab a 1.5" section of hair from the top of your head and start to braid it in a traditional braid. Secure the end of that braid with a mini elastic band.
4 | Spray a bit of texture spray, to give the braid grip, then start to "pancake" it. Hold one side of the braid and gently pull on the opposite side to make the strands super sized. Gently and slowly pull on each piece of the braid until it's the size you'd like.
5 | Tease the crown of your head for a little lift, making sure to smooth the hair down over the teasing to hide it.
6 | Gather all the hair and the braid into a low side ponytail and secure with a thick elastic.
7 | Wrap a strand of hair around the elastic to hide it, tucking the end of the strand into the elastic.
8 | Split the hair into two sections and start to fishtail braid. Pull one piece over to the other section, join it with that section, then repeat on the other side. Pull one piece from the other section and join it with the first section of hair. Braid down the hair as far down as you'd like, then secure the ends with another mini elastic band.
9 | Spritz with a bit of texture spray and begin to pancake this braid as well.
10 | If needed, finish the ends and front strands with a small drop of oil for polish.
All done. This braid took me less than 10 minutes total and I loved the finished look!
Let me know if you try it, tag @girlgetglamorousHAIR and hashtag #gggHAIR on Instagram!