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    I'm glad you're happy with it. Those are two very different braids, with two very different expressions!
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    Your braid looks absolutely amazing already.

    What do you do to make your hair so insanely shiny? I know it's OTP, but maybe you can message me the answer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by henné View Post
    Your braid looks absolutely amazing already.

    What do you do to make your hair so insanely shiny? I know it's OTP, but maybe you can message me the answer?
    Quote Originally Posted by henné View Post


    I'm not really sure. It could be a trick of the camera? I don't really do anything. The second picture has oil in it. But the first doesn't have anything. I swear the camera makes my hair look shinier. I can't prove it cause I can't see the back of my head, but yeah - I think it does. I think the sun just reflects on it too and makes it look shinier.

    Sorry, I wish I had some good tips!


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    I gave up on the idea of neat braids. Aloe gel, Pure of course, would be the BEST thing, but I have tried the palmade stuff (sticky), a spray gel (crunchy) and then gel I love yet always forget at my mom's house. If I ever recover the gel that is awesome I will let every one know what it is but it's lost to me currently.

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    I find my best braids are when my hair is a bit dirty, has a little oil in it and when I've smoothed down each braided section with a BBB before incorporating. It takes me way longer to do a braid this way, and it's more tiring to smooth out each section, but it's the only way for me to get a smooth looking braid. I'll try to post pictures in a few days of my braid if I use a BBB. The ones in my album are when I haven't used one.

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    Looks great! And I agree - you have amazing braiding skills! I still cant figure out a dutch braid and am even struggling with the french braid, though I think that has a lot to do with having layers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shutterpillar View Post
    Looks great! And I agree - you have amazing braiding skills! I still cant figure out a dutch braid and am even struggling with the french braid, though I think that has a lot to do with having layers.
    All I can say is don't give up. It took me a couple of weeks to make a good looking Dutch braid. I simply did a braid everyday and if it turned out terrible, I took it out and tried again until I got a somewhat decent looking one. Also, I find it's helpful to walk around while I braid. Standing in front of a mirror seems to not help me at all. I need to lose a bit of focus and make it more of an automatic thing I don't think too much about.


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    I think the braid is lovely! A perfect Katniss braid =)

    Can someone enlighten me on "misting"? Because I'd like to make my braids tidier too =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thenolegirl View Post
    I think the braid is lovely! A perfect Katniss braid =)

    Can someone enlighten me on "misting"? Because I'd like to make my braids tidier too =)


    I just used water in my mister
    But I know some people put stuff like oils and aloe in there.

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    Default Re: Help Me Make Better Braids!

    Looks awesome. My hair would never behave that way. What I do though is I lightly oil my fingers as I'm braiding, that way only the braided hair is slick and the rest can be less oily.

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