Summer time calls for BBQ and peach mojitos on the sundeck. But as the temperature rises, this is an opportune time for putting your best skin forward – by doing your hair up. Forget about the simple ponytail or the primped sock bun because there is a new hair game changer in town. We are talking about braids. Braids have started to make a come back. From weddings to runways, from fete de la musique to bohemian chic, it has been spotted on many fashion runways and street style shots alike.
It is a great way to pull your hair back, and allow your healthy summer skin to be the star of your show. The sun is also a great way to clear up minor blemishes and skin issues causes by winter dryness or the overuse of makeup (just remember to wear appropriate SPF protection).
Now… back to the braid! There is always something magical and beautiful about loose, messy braids. Is it because summer is all about freedom from ones inhibitions or is it just too warm for pretenses? Less is more when it comes to your beauty routine however if you are feeling a little more adventurous with your hair, then we are here to give you the best products that compliment each other to achieve beautiful braids!
1. Oribe Shampoo and Conditioner for Magnificent Volume, $37, Oribe.com
Volume is not as important in hairstyling but it does help achieve the versatility and hold of the braid. And because of these products benefits, we couldn’t stay away. This hair-tastic combo provide weightless volume and plumps each hair strand for a light, breezy detangling. Ingredients like Watermelon Extract creates a natural barrier against oxidative stress. It also has Keratin which strengthens and provide anti-aging benefits.
2. RODIN by RECINE Olio Lusso Luxury Hair Oil, $65, Oliolusso.com
This is what we consider LUXURY in a bottle for its wondrous blends of eight essential oils – Rosemary, Juniper Oil, Apricot, Calendula Flower Oil, Sunflower, Sweet Almond, Jojoba and Orange. With each ingredient working its way from root to tip, one can say that it is the only oil that your hair needs. This hair oil does not only leave hair feeling healthier it also leaves a lustrous shine.
3. Hot Tools 2″ Professional Spring Iron
Curling wands help define the braid style you would like to achieve. It provides volume, texture and add finishing touches to your do. This tool is perfect if you just wanted gentle and soft curls. The 24K gold-plated barrel heats up fast reducing styling time all the while increasing hold and improves shine.
After washing, drying, nourishing and texturizing your hair, create your braids and secure them with elastics and secure with Meta Grip Premium Bobby Pins in Black ($7.99, sallybeauty.com)