Monday, April 25, 2016

Warm Days and Dutch Braid Bun

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My hair has been in dire need of some TLC this year, It's felt so damaged, dry and lifeless! So as of late I've been opting for hairstyles that are a little less harsh on my hair {basically just trying to stay away from the flat iron & curling wand}. And since Cincinnati humidity is pretty intense, I like to sport braids {in the hopes of taming my frizzy hair}, one of my favorite braids I've learned in the process is this simple Dutch braid high bun hair-do. Keep reading for this five minutes hairstyle tutorial!
I've been trying different treatments the past few months to nourish & revive my hair but nothing had worked until I stumbled upon the Whole Blends Smoothing Hair Care line by Garnier at Walmart. 
Not only has it rebooted the health of my depleted hair but it also smells amazing {they have a few other varieties in the Whole blends collection but this Coconut Oil & Cocoa Butter Extracts is hands down my favorite}. 
Here's a closer look of the braid:).
Alright, here is the super easy tutorial I talked about earlier. Below is all you'll need for this hairstyle.
First step is to add a little smoothing oil to tame all your fly-aways.

Next you will start by combing your hair back and sectioning off a rectangular portion at the top of the head, tying off the remaining hair and putting it into a high pony tail. Now you can start your dutch braid. 

Grab a section at the front of your head and divide it into three pieces. You will work underhanded, cross the right section under the middle piece and over the left piece. After your first "stitch" then you will repeat that process only now you will be adding in a little hair from each side {just like a french braid}.

Continue this until you come to the crown of your hair. Then you will pancake the strands of the braid by gently tugging the hair out to make it look bigger.
Tie off your braid and add a few bobby pins at the crown of your head{where the mesh bun will go}.
Add your mesh bun over your back pony tail but do not include the braided portion.
Separate your hair, so that it is fully covering the mesh bun and wrap your elastic hair band over your hair and bun.
Gather the excess hair and twist it and pin it into the bun. Now the only hair that should remain is the braided long piece. Go ahead and wrap that around the bun and pin into place.
If you have any loose hair strands pin them into the bun. And you're done!!
What is your easy go-to hairstyle during the warmer months of the year?
  How do you nourish & care for your hair?