Braids are all the rage…
But I cannot for the life of me keep my braid looking neat for more than 30 minutes in this Florida humidity! Unless I drench each strand in hairspray prior to braiding, it just looks like a mess in a matter of minutes and for that reason I love braided up-dos. They keep me cool with my hair up off my neck and look elegant.
I also try to look for hairstyles that avoid using damaging heat. I haven’t blow dried my hair in probably 3 years and my hair is healthier for it! I do still use a curling iron from time to time, but if I can get a church worthy hairstyle without it, I will certainly go that route.
I came across a very simple headband wrap and braid hairstyle on Instagram by @Maniadetranca.
The original video is only 15 seconds and her hair is relatively shorter than mine, so here is a more in-depth video tutorial showing how I adapted this style for longer hair. I hope you enjoy it!
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