A DIY halo braid, you can reuse

So I’m typing this while wearing the halo braid in question, but the look itself is completely by accident. My Beauty blogger friend, Miriam Malauna has been inspiring me to try new things with my hair and with my new hair length I need all the inspiration I can get. I saw her do a halo braid on her Instagram and wanted to try it out, unfortunately my hair length and my hair styling skills were not up to it…

Instead I came up with this afro and messy braid look, with a halo braid hair head band you can use and reuse, a hair band that cost me less than R10 by the way…

To create this halo braid look I needed

– hair gel (my friend Ranique told me about this soft and free gel so I’m giving it a whirl, I am yet to find a gel that can slick my hair down properly)
– a pack of hair fibre (you will only need half)
– hair clips
– a brush
– a hair tie doubling as a head band or a hair band, whatever works

What I did

– I slicked the front of my hair back as much as gravity, genes and gel would allow
– used the hair tie to keep it all back
– then I took half a pack of hair fibre and tied it at the top using an elastic band and braided it. You can do fancy braids but I went with the classic three strand braid and tied it at the bottom
– then I put the braid on top of my hair tie/head band and clipped it in place (saying a silent goodbye to the clips which history has proved, would not all be there when I undo my hair later)
– I fluffed up the back of my hair and spraid on some BLM spray and you have your look

…. If there are any styles on Instagram you think I should try out just tag me @justellabella, I need some short hair inspiration

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