A basic way to achieve a braided style which goes over the top of the head to the other side and ends in curls.
ghd provided me with one of the new Gloss Stylers to play with for these braiding videos, you can view the range here: http://www.ghdhair.com/au/hair-straighteners
This is the one I was provided with: http://www.ghdhair.com/au/limited-edition-ghds/ghd-red-gloss-iv-styler
I found it extremely easy to use, it heated up very quickly and left a very smooth finish on my hair. It gave big beautiful curls evenly and very quickly. It felt a lot smoother to use on my hair than the other straighteners I have. I would recommend it and I will be using it it many more hair tutorials so keep an eye out. .
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Curled Headband Braid Hair Style Instructions
Today I’ll be showing you how I do an over the head braided hairstyle.
Basic braiding knowledge is needed for this one.
I was lucky enough to be given one of the new GHD Gloss Stylers for review as well so I’ll be trying that out too.
My hair was a bit messy so I straightened it to begin with.
Very smooth and manageable.
For this style you need to curl the hair tips a little bit.
This went much faster with the GHD than it usually does with my mini straightener.
The curls were much larger too.
This is what you’ll need to start with.
Have a hair tie ready and clip away your fringe.
Brush all of your hair over to one side of your head.
Grab a small section of hair just above the ear and begin a braid while making sure it’s pointing towards the other side of your head.
Begin braiding over your head.
Take very small sections on the side which is enat your forehead and take large sections on the back of your head.
When taking sections from the back, the sections should be thin but go all the way from the nape of your neck to the braid on the back.
Try to take sections very evenly so they are all the same width.
I think I need an overhead camera for this next time!
To give the braid more volume you can use sea salt spray at the roots.
Continue over to the other side of the head.
These braids look much better if you do them fairly loose so they have more volume and you can see the texture of the braid.
There will be some videos linked in the description showing the basic techniques of braiding in case you need a refresher.
Continue right over the other side until you run out of hair to braid and reach the ear.
Plait the rest of the way down leaving the end curls free.
Tie off with a hair tie.
Phew that can be pretty tiring on the arms.
Pull the plaited area so it is puffier and loose.
Fold the plait in half and poke it up into the braid at the back so the curls hang down but the band is hidden.
Pin it in place.
It can take a little while to get the hang of having to braid in a different direction but the result is worth it!
Try practising on a friend before you do it on yourself so you can get the hang of it!
Thanks to GDH for providing me with a straightener too, you’ll be seeing more of it in future tutorials!
I hope this was a useful video, please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and tutorials.
Thanks so much for watching!