Hair Hacks For Healthier Braids

It’s like Rapunzel on steroids.

It’s frustrating how people can look up hairstyles on the internet and not be able to recreate them. You ask yourself what you did wrong, but you can’t seem to figure it out. Usually the toughest hairstyles to follow are those that show the most body and volume, and you really need to use some special techniques to pull these styles off. Here are a few tips to help you along the way.

Teasing your hair.

This is an often discouraged practice because people know it can be damaging to your hair. But if you have the right equipment, you can minimize, if not avoid, any long term damage. Remember that tough hairstyles call for tough measures, so get teasing!

Twist Me Pretty

Stack it up!

Learn how to stack and all your braids in the future will be fuller.

Barefoot Blonde

Do it like the French: Go for a fishtail.

The fusion of styles gives the braid a more complex look.

The Shine Project

Pancakes, anyone?

Do a simple braid and then gently pull on the center of each strand. You’d be amazed how a few tugs can add more body to your hair.

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Pull it through!

The pull through is quite easy compared to most braids and is an awesome alternative to the traditional three piece braid.


Don’t shy away from extensions.

Having short or thin hair means you’ll lack the much needed volume necessary for a full bodied braid. Thankfully, they invented hair extensions for that.

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Get your weave on!

Weaving means separating a ponytail into two sections. Braid one section and then split the second into three strands, which you then weave through the first braid. This is a great look for summer!

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Use Texturizing Powder

It’s been proven – using dry shampoo or texturizing powder helps with volume, especially when you don’t have the time in your day to resort to other methods. Joshua M Shelton Photography

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