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No More Rainy Day Hair

April 9th, 2015

Looped Braid Hair Tutorial | Camille Styles

hair and concept by maritza buelvas of beauty for bloggers, photographed by cassandra monroe, modeled by katie niemiec of one little black blog, additional styling and modeling by rach dulay of rd’s obsessions and emily charron of isn’t that charming

We love the flowers brought by April showers, but if you have even a bit of natural curl in your hair… well, rainy days can be just plain scary. All too often we end up throwing our hair in a top knot and declaring defeat. And while you might not want to spend hours flat-ironing your hair on a steamy morning, there’s no reason you can’t sport great hair on a wet day. We met up with beauty expert Maritza Buelvas to learn her fix for rainy day frizz: a genius ponytail braid that looks great in any weather. Blogger Katie Niemiec was kind enough to lend us her head full wavy locks to model this technique created by Martiza. “I wanted to design an easy to re-create faux braid that could survive a little bit of rain and humidity, not require any full-on maintenance and still look chic,” says Maritza. “This style is adaptable to most hair lengths–but it works best for longer hair like Katie’s.” Read on to discover how to create Maritza’s faux braid. This look is so cute we may not be able to save it for a rainy day!

Looped Braid Hair Tutorial | Camille Styles

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Form a small ponytail at the crown of the head by gathering just the sides of the hair and tying back with a small rubber band. Place another rubber band about three inches down this newly formed ponytail.
  2. Prep hair between the two rubber bands by creating a small gap with your fingers–you’ll be pulling hair through this gap using hair from underneath.
  3. Create a second ponytail underneath your first ponytail by lining up the placement of your rubber bands as demonstrated in the photo.
  4. Thread the second ponytail through the center of the first and pull through as discussed in step two.
  5. Create a third ponytail using the remaining hair underneath.
  6. Create a gap in this lastly formed ponytail.
  7. Pull through the ponytail that rests up top underneath this time, as demonstrated here.
  8. Start puffing out the hair by tugging at the sides of each ponytail section. Note the hair that’s gathered between each rubber band will automatically rise upwards when you pinch hair outwards–making your hair look puffy and fuller–giving the appearance of a faux braid.

Looped Braid Hair Tutorial | Camille Styles

Maritza’s Pro Tip: “Use anti-humidity hair spray to set this style,” she recommends. “If your faux braid falls a little limp, pinch and pull in between your rubber band sections to add lift to areas that may have fallen flat. Bonus: Taking this style down at night is a breeze–just snap off each rubber band by cutting each band with a small scissor.”Looped Braid Hair Tutorial | Camille StylesLooped Braid Hair Tutorial | Camille Styles

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9 Comments under :: No More Rainy Day Hair
  1. Valerie says:

    Love this umbrella! <3

  2. Thanks so much for sharing! We loved putting these looks together for April showers headed our way!

  3. Love it! Such a cute and easy style for those dreaded humid days. Great tutorial!

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  4. Seng says:

    Love it! I need to try this on my little girls!!!

  5. Oh my god, tell me about it. My hair gets so frizzy when it’s humid and when it’s raining outside. It’s so hard trying to tame those fly aways! This hairstyle is so cute and creative. I’m definitely going to try this out next time.

  6. Thank you for the lovely comments everyone! Thank you for featuring Camille and Jennifer Rose!

  7. lisakmc8711 says:

    Love, love, love it. I am a nurse and have been looking for a new way to pull back my hair. Thanks.

  8. Sincerely, Jennie says:

    I love this! What an adorable hair idea.

  9. So happy to be featured here and it was so fun seeing these styles being crafted and photographing them!

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