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Today I’m doing something a little different and bringing you a braided beachy-waves pigtail tutorial which is perfect for a festival!! I’ll be using a few VO5 products; their Dry Backcomb and Dry Texturising Spray are truly festival godsends when it comes to messy-but-really-cute festival hair looks and the Frizz Free cream is amazing to help combat those brittle, dry ends and annoying fly-away’s that we all experience at festivals. I’ll also be using the VO5 Express Primer spray which works as a great de-tangler and also contains heat protection..
Firstly, spray the VO5 Express Primer Spray through the mid lengths and ends of your hair and brush through.
While the hair is still damp, apply some VO5 Frizz Free Cream through the ends to tame any frazzled, fly-away or frizzy bits.
Divide hair into two separate sections on either side of your head. Remember, if you have a fringe or simply like to have a few wavy bits of hair to frame your face, separate a small amount of hair at the front of your head and place it to the opposite side so that it doesn’t get in the way. I usually stick mine behind my ear or use a bobby-pin.
Start working on one side by dividing the hair in half down the middle, spray in some VO5 Dry Texturising Spray and begin to french braid. Now, I’m not very good at french braids, however, seeing as this is quite a messy festival look, it doesn’t really matter. If you need to, spray some extra Dry Texturising or Dry Backcomb spray to stop your hair from slipping around if it’s quite slippery or fly-away like mine.
Tie the first braid where your hair meets your neck to stop it from coming apart and then repeat the process to the top section of the hair.
Once you’ve finished the second braid, tie the two finished braids together underneath your ear, or however far down you would like your braids to go!
Repeat this process on the other section of hair.
Now you really want to go to town with the Dry Backcomb spray, applying it liberally onto each braid and the surrounding hair.
Once you’ve applied the backcomb spray, you can start gently teasing the braids out, spraying VO5 Dry Texturising Spray as you go to make sure the teased areas stay in place.
When you’re happy with the result, you can then move onto the two pigtails.
I personally like to wave these bits with straighteners however, if you’re at a festival and you don’t have access to any, you can simply just add in some spray and scrunch it, which should achieve a similar effect.
Alternatively, you could plait your hair the night before and let out the pigtails the next day, but I mean, that’s quite a lot of planning ahead for a festival and we all know you’ll probably have stumbled back at god knows what time and fallen into bed without giving your hair a second thought, so let’s just assume you’ll need some Dry Backcomb spray to get some volume in there.
Finally, pop your fringe back in place or if you’re like me, give it a wave with your straighteners. Or scrunch it with some more Dry Backcomb spray, or both. I did both.
And hey presto, wavy festivaly-beach hair! You may want to add a little more Frizz Free cream to the ends of your hair and to stop any fly-aways but apart from that, you are ready to go!