5 Minute Hairstyle : Soft Half Up French braids


Do you know how many time my alarm goes off and I hit snooze, and I think “Ok Tina just 5 more minutes, it will change my whole day.” Well, 25 minutes later and I wake up in a flat panic because I realised I’ve  overslept by a good 25 minutes. Happened way too many times. I love this hairstyle for when I am on the go, in a rush or just late… its quick, its easy and perfect if I don’t feel like being bothered by my hair all day, plus it still looks super cute. Win-win situation right here!

And If you anything like me and get bored wearing the same hairstyle then here is another to add to your collection.

Step One

I generally like to do this hairstyle when my hair is already curled, it gives a more romantic vibe to the look but straight hair does the job too. (Quick tip: I generally like to do this hairstyle with 2-day curls, just because I personally find it holds better.) 

First things first, Create a straight parting down the middle of your hair. (I use a pin-tail comb to get that perfect dead straight parting)

Step Two

Start with the left side, separate a section of hair from the front, the amount that you section off is dependent on how thick you want your braid.

Repeat on the right side.

Step Three

This is the tricky part, section the left portion of hair into three even strands, keep the strands separated with your fingers. Now, begin a normal braid: take the right strand and cross it over the middle strand. Then, take the left strand and cross it over the middle strand.

Once you have this foundation of the braid, begin by gently adding more hair with each crossover. To do this, gather a small amount of hair from the hairline, add it to the current strand you about to cross over, and then cross it over the middle strand.  keep the strands separated at all times. (only use the french braid technique for 3/4 of the way then switch over to normal braid technique to complete the braid)

Once you have completed the braid, tie it with a small hair band.

Repeat on the right side.

Step Four

Once the braids are completed on both sides, pull both the braids to the back of the head and secure them together with an elastic band/hair clip.

Remove the bands from the individual braids and comb through the part of the braid that’s no longer needed.

Spray the braids and curls with some hairspray and you good to go!

And Wah-la! So easy! It literally took me  5 minutes to create.

 So keep this post in mind when you pressed snooze on that alarm clock one too many times.

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