Hair trends and styles are perhaps the most transient out of all. One minute, everyone who’s anyone is putting glitter on their roots, the next minute they’re dip-dying it with Kool-Aide. Some trends, such as the double french braids, have taken root and have not yet faded out of style. Celebrities like Kylie Jenner perpetuate such trends. However, others fail to make their mark and become permanent, and once they’re gone, they usually don’t reappear. However, one trend we’re loving that doesn’t seem to be fading is that of the fantasy braids. Seen both in runway and street-style looks, fantasy braids are simply braids with intricate designs or details. Here are a few tips on the best products to use to create your own fantasy braids.
Tarte “Hair Goals” Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is a beauty guru go-to when starting any hair look. It serves two purposes- one is that is makes hair looks cleaner and fresher, no matter how greasy it is, and the second is to add texture and volume to the hair. You can even put this to the test- even if your hair is clean, but it’s looking a little flat, spray some dry shampoo at the roots and massage into the hair. It will instantly volumize your hair. This Tarte dry shampoo will refresh the hair, add volume, and provide nourishment.
Bumble and Bumble Invisible Oil Primer
It’s important to prime the hair, just as you would prime your face, before styling it or using any hot tools on it. The primer “instantly protects, conditions, and eases styling”, as per its description. The list of benefits this primer gives goes on and on, but it will tame frizziness, detangle hair, and will make it smooth and silky. To begin, spray on damp hair. Then, when the hair is dry, use a couple of sprays to refresh the look.
Ouai Texturizing Hairspray
To top off the braids, you’ll need an extra-strong hairspray to keep everything in place. This hairspray from Ouai will do just the trick. It is considered to be part hairspray- part dry shampoo, so the hair won’t clump up, and it will be given an extra dose of texture because the of the dry shampoo. Volcanic minerals in the formula allow the spray to absorb impurities, mainly oil and build up. It’s the frosting to the cake for your fantasy braids!