Take your beach curls to the next level
While we were sad to see Jennifer Lawrence’s platinum bob go in recent weeks, the actress has been quick to give us major hair envy with her new long hair length. We cannot get enough of her inside out French braid (also known as a Dutch braid) from her as press tour for her latest movie, Passengers. We predict this ‘do is about to become your go-to hairstyle for summer, so here’s how to copy it.
Start with wet hair
To create the tousled texture and volume that is crucial for this ‘do, you need to start when the hair’s wet. Add a styling mousse or gel so your strands are easier to shape and style once dry. Try: Garnier Fructis Style Hydra Curls Curl Control Mousse
Once your hair is dry, use a curling tong to create texture. Grab medium sized pieces of hair and wrap them around the tong. The nice thing about this hairstyle is that it doesn’t matter too much if the curls aren’t all perfect. If you only have a straightener on hand, follow our tips for how to get your curling technique right.
Don’t start too close to the crown of your head. Like J.Law, start your braid at the back, not on top. For the braiding technique, it’s similar to a regular French braid but instead of taking the sections over the top of one another as you’re bringing them into the braid, take them underneath, bringing hair from the root each time. The goal is for the braid to stay raised on top of the head, so keep that in mind as you’re bringing hair into it.
Loosen it up
Braiding is much easier to do when you’re working with taught hair so pull firmly as you braid but once finished, use your fingers to mess up and loosen your braided creation. In the loosening process if any curls slip out, don’t stress. It adds to the undone look of the hairstyle.
Finish it off
Use a generous spritz of hairspray or finishing spray over the whole head and use a sneaky bobby pin or two to help hold your loose braid together, if needed. Try:TRESemmé Perfectly (Un)Done Ultra Brushable Hairspray
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