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How to: braided top knot

Hello everyone! Today I am doing something that I don’t do very often- a hair tutorial! I always look for videos on heatless hairstyles but they always have some of their hair out and if you’re like me and you wake up like this on a good day

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then I know you want all of your hair up and out of the way. So instead of chucking it up and ignoring it, we can spend that extra 5 minutes on making it look a little more put together.

I washed my hair yesterday and let it air dry so its just not feeling it. To give it a bit of I helping had I used a small amount of this oil to smooth over the frizz.

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If you also have wavy or curly hair, you can run your fingers through your hair with this so that you don’t have to brush it- I know the feels.

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Take a section from the top of your head and clip that up so that you can tie the rest of your hair out of the way. Then use the section you clipped up to create a french braid. You can do this by taking three small sections from the front, crossing the left over the middle and then crossing the right over the middle (so effectively as you are crossing them, that section is becoming the middle section). You want to repeat those steps but add a little bit of hair to the outer sections before you cross them over. Once you have finished picking up hair you can just braid it as normal and tie it off to keep it secure when we move on.

Next you want to grab all of your hair up into a pony tail at your desired height. You can take the bobble out of your braid once you have all of your hair tied up together like this;

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This by itself is also a really cute hairstyle if your hair is on top form so feel free to stop here. However I carried on and pulled my pony over my head and in front of my face so I could see it (just for ease really) and did a fish tail braid, this you do by making it two sections and taking a piece from the outside of one section and crossing it over and adding it to the other, then doing the same to the other section. Repeat that until you have reached the end of your hair, or how far your hair will allow you to go and then secure it with a mini hair elastic.

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Then all you need to do is wrap it round the bobble you used to create your pony and pin it in place so that you are left with something looking a little like this….after ‘hairspraying’ the crap out of any baby hairs that is!

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I hope that you found this post helpful and it gave you some ideas of how to switch up a regular top knot! Next week I have a very exciting post planned for Monday so keep an eye out for that one! Goodbye for now little buns!

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Easy Festival/Boho hair!

Hello again you lovely people! Today I have attempted this super easy “boho chic” hair style which would be perfect for festivals or even cute little days at the beach (unless you are in the UK at the moment). The main thing that I like about this hair style is that it can be casual or formal and its NO HEAT!

To get my hair crazy mad but in a nice, kind of uniform way I french braided my hair whilst it was slightly damp and then slept in it over night. If you are thinking of doing this hairstyle for a party in the evening (on a Monday?) around five hours should be enough for the hair to fully dry and curl.

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If you can’t do a french braid, just section off your hair and make around 4-8 plaits, depending on the length of your hair. This may cause the ends of your hair to be a little straighter than the rest but it still looks awesome.

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This is how it looked the next morning, and when I say “the next morning”, I mean about half an hour ago. The next thing you want to do is look down slightly and then grab the chunks of hair at the front that get in the way, these are the ones we are going to plait. To plait them take a small section from the top, braid it normally and then add a section of hair to the strand nearest to your face, repeat one more time, and then just finish that section with a regular braid and tie it off with a small, thin bobble/hair tie. Repeat this on the other side.

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Then you want to tug on the braid because that’s what the professionals do. If you have thin hair you really want to tug at it to not only make it slightly looser but to make it look thicker.

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The next thing you want to do is grab both plaits and gently pull them across to the opposite side of your head. Then tuck the ends underneath the plaits and carefully pin in place, trying to hide the bobby pins as best as you can.

This final step is optional but it makes my hair smell, look and feel great so I like to do it.

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Using a small amount of Avon’s Advanced Techniques Moroccan Argan Oil, or your preferred oil/serum, rub it between your hands and scrunch it through your hair so that you aren’t pulling the waves. And we’re finished!

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I hope you liked this hair style! Let me know in the comments what you would like to see next time or if you just want me to shut up, goodbye for now little buns!

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