I was recently a bridesmaid in my best friend’s wedding and since I knew it would be cooler out that day, I wanted to keep my hair down and slightly pulled back. Also, I’ve learned my lesson asking for updos in previous weddings which I’ve ended up hating when I look back on photos. I always, ALWAYS, wear my hair down unless it’s like day 3 hair or I’m at the gym, so I wanted to keep it similar to what I usually do but with a slight twist. I’ve also been making an effort to be gentler with my hair since having Noelle, and I didn’t want to damage it with a ton of hair spray and bobby pins. My look for my friend’s wedding inspired this half side braid hair tutorial I’m sharing with you today!
For this look, I picked up SheaMoisture Peace Rose Oil Complex Nourish & Silken Shampoo and Conditioner. I religiously use SheaMoisture’s shaving creams because I love how smooth they keep my legs and underarms, so I figured I would give their hair products a try too! My hair needs extra nourishment lately (it doesn’t help that we have well water, either), so this particular product seemed right. The Peace Rose Oil Complex Nourish & Silken variety restores lost moisture to dry and brittle hair, which mine is currently suffering from. SheaMoisture also offers Argan Oil & Almond Milk Smooth & Tame Shampoo and Conditioner, which is on my list for my next shopping trip to Target! In addition to this, SheaMoisture also has a Sea Kelp & Pearl Protein line to shield and soften color treated hair.
To start, I washed my hair the night before with SheaMoisture Peace Rose Oil Complex Nourish & Silken Shampoo and Conditioner. I always let my hair air dry becuse I find it gives a little extra texture to style with in the morning. My hair air dries pretty straight since having my kids, but still has a slight wave around my face. The next morning, my hair felt soft and silky but still had enough texture to it from air-drying. One of my biggest tips to add even more texture to get my hair to hold better is adding some dry shampoo. I like to spray some at the roots for a little bit of volume. I recommend a side part for this look, which is my usual. I curled my hair the way I normally do, using a simple curling wand and curling away from my face section by section.
Taking the smaller side of my hair, I separated the front section and tied off the remainder in order to prepare for a braid. I then made a reverse French braid, pulling each section UNDER instead of over. I completed the French braid until I ran out of hair to add to the braid, and then finished with a regular braid.
Holding the braid taut, I loosened each loop of the braid slightly to add a bit of volume and to make the braid a little more “slept-in.” I then tucked the braid behind my ear by securing it to a separate strand of hair underneath my head with a small clear hair tie.
It’s a simple, romantic look that’s perfect for day to day or a special night out!
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