Creating a Dutch braid using IT Hair Spray Family and IT Essentials No. 12 Shape and Finish Memory Lock Hair Spray is easy and effective. Follow these step-by-step instructions to achieve a beautifully braided hairstyle:
- IT Essentials No. 12 Shape and Finish Memory Lock Hair Spray
- Comb or brush
- Hair elastics
- Bobby pins (optional)
Step 1: Prepare your hair, start with clean, dry hair. Comb or brush your hair to remove any tangles or knots.
Step 2: Apply IT Hair Spray Family Hold the IT Hair Spray Family at an arm's length from your hair and lightly mist it over your entire head. This will provide a foundation for the braid, adding extra hold and protection against weather conditions.
Step 3: Section your hair Use your comb or fingers to create a clean, horizontal parting about an inch above your ear, extending towards the back of your head. Clip or tie the top section of hair to keep it out of the way.
Step 4: Start the Dutch braid Take a small section of hair near your hairline from the front section. Divide it into three equal strands. Cross the right strand under the middle strand, then cross the left strand under the middle strand. This is your starting position for the Dutch braid.
Step 5: Add hair to the braid With each new crossover, add a small section of hair from the outer edges of the front section to the corresponding strand. For example, as you cross the right strand under the middle strand, pick up a small section of hair from the right side and add it to the right strand before crossing it under. Repeat this process with the left strand.
Step 6: Continue braiding Keep repeating step 5, incorporating new sections of hair as you go, until you reach the nape of your neck. At this point, you should have incorporated all the hair from the front section into the braid.
Step 7: Secure the braid Once you've reached the nape of your neck, continue braiding the remaining hair without adding any new sections. When you reach the end of your hair, secure the braid with a hair elastic.
Step 8: Pancake the braid (optional) To achieve a fuller and more textured look, gently pull on the outer edges of the braid to loosen and widen it. This technique is known as "pancaking." Be careful not to pull too hard and undo the braid.
Step 9: Set the braid with IT Essentials No. 12 Hair Spray Hold the IT Essentials No. 12 Shape and Finish Memory Lock Hair Spray at an arm's length from your head and lightly mist it over the entire braid. This will provide long-lasting hold and ensure your style stays intact through any weather conditions. The hair spray's quick-drying formula will set the braid without leaving any stickiness or flaking.
Step 10: Final touches (optional) If desired, you can secure any loose strands or flyaways with bobby pins. Use additional IT Essentials No. 12 Hair Spray to lock them in place.
And there you have it! By following these step-by-step instructions and using IT Essentials No. 12 Shape and Finish Memory Lock Hair Spray, you can create a beautiful Dutch braid that stays in place and looks fabulous. Enjoy your stylish and well-protected hairstyle!