Hello my lovelies,
A hairstyle look which I absolutely love is a fishtail braid. As you know I’m not one to do much with my hair but I am slowly trying to attempt different things to jazz up my hair. I am not creative in the slightest and I do not have much patience but perseverance is key! I’m learning what I can and can’t do with my hair and surprisingly I can do a lot even though it is so soft and fine. Normally all I do is just put my hair up but when I have the time it is nice to do something a little different.
I love these sorts of hairstyles as I love showing off my ombre hair and I think something like this looks lovely. As you can see it is nowhere near perfection but I am getting there and it is nice to show you my ideas of what you can achieve, even being a novice like me. My hair is coming out all over the place, but I quite like a more messier look rather than it being completely slick and perfect. I mean who is perfect anyway!? Certainly not me!
I would suggest looking at YouTube videos first and practicing on others as this one is a little time consuming. Nothing is worse than finishing the braid and it looking awful so having to start from scratch! This is me quite a lot of the time though.
I first washed my hair which was a bit of a bad move but I didn’t want to do this with second day hair as at the front it is quite relaxed so I wanted to have nice shiny clean hair! Unfortunately due to the length and type of my hair it gets extremely knotty so I used a detangling spray. Any one will do I am currently using one from The Body Shop as it is great for coloured hair. I used my trusty Tangle Teezer to brush through my hair which is an absolute dream, I can’t brush my hair with anything else! I then used some dry shampoo to give it a little volume and texture as my hair lacks both sadly.
I don’t like using too many products in my hair as it starts to make it look quite heavy so this is perfect for me. I then started to braid away and trust me it wasn’t easy but I got there in the end! I didn’t use any hairspray for this look and I like that it is a little messy in places. If I was to wear this on a night out or knowing I was out all day at an event, then I would add it but just for day-to-day or a shopping trip I’m happy with not using any. Obviously it is your choice and you may want to add some, I’m not telling you what you have to use – just what works for me.
Let me know whether you have attempted this, or hairstyles you enjoy as I am all up for trying new things!
P.s. thank you to my lovely sister Emily for taking the pictures of my hair for me!