Hair extensions are very handy for us to get the quick hair make up. But sometimes we find problem with wearing it. This is true for us girls with fine hair. We love our silky smooth hair and it gets detangled easily. And before we knew it, our hair braid just slip right off during our most exciting moments.
Here we have for you some tips to stop braids from slipping off.
- Prep your hair.
This really is the most important step for doing any updo. You want to add some volume and add some “grip” to your hair. This will stop it moving before you start to braid.
Try using dry shampoo in clean hair. I find this really helps to add some texture without weighing your hair down. If you have dark hair and are worried about white marks from dry shampoo, there are some good coloured ones available like Batiste or label.m.
Section your hair and use a flexible hairspray like Elnett and blow dry this into your hair using a round brush. Not only will this add volume but will help your braids to stay where you want them.
- Add grip with styling powders.
This is a superfine powder that adds instant volume to your hair. You’ll love this for when you wear your hair out, but it will also add “grip” so your braids won’t budge. Schwarzkopf have a fantastic styling powder that’s cheap too. You only need to use a small amount. Sprinkle it on your hair like salt and work it in with your finger tips.
- Keep a hold of your braid.
It’s important to maintain tension in your hair while you braid so that the sections stay tight. Once you’ve finished braiding, you can then come back and stretch out the braid to make your hair look thicker.
When stretching out the sections, pinch hair out from the centre of the braid as well as pulling gently at the edge of your braid.
- Use bobby pins.
Put a bobby pin through the first section of your braid to hold it together and to hold it in place. You can buy shorter bobby pins which work beautifully in fine hair as they sit under the braid and won’t poke through.
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